sugoll (sugoll) wrote,

Other movies

Iron Man wasn't the only thing I watched the other weekend.

After reading cdybedahl moot the relative merits of Resident Evil and Bloodrayne, I'd been waiting to see the later for a while, and had Resident Evil: Extinction with which to compare. And RE:E stomps all over Bloodrayne without even breaking a sweat. Not to say that the third RE film is, y'know, any good whatsoever, but at least it looks like it was made by professionals. RE has one or two nice fight sequences. Everything about Bloodrayne is just abysmal: acting, dialogue, story, action. Gah.

I'd been meaning to see Transformers for a while, too - mainly to see what it's like. I was never into them as a kid, being born before too early, so I had no precious memories to destroy. So, big Spielberg effects movie with honking big robots. No particular complaints about the silly story. My main problem was that, once the robots actually move, it's difficult to see what's happening, so when you combine that with several of them hitting each other, and throw MTV-speed cutting into the mix, the last third of the movie becomes a blur of what just happened?

War, the Jet Li/Jason Statham movie, was a let-down. Should have been an action movie up there with Cradle 2 the Grave or Romeo Must Die, or even The Transporter, but there was too much faffing. Not a bad story, which was reminiscent of Last Man Standing and even Lucky Number Slevin, but it just never caught fire. Nice ending, though, which I didn't expect.

Ocean's Thirteen was Clooney and Pitt doing what they do well, with dapper, easy chemistry between them. It's probably a tribute to Damon's acting that his character comes across as out of his depth and a bit swamped, compared to the weight he brings as Jason Bourne. Mostly, though, this was a film about easy style. Half the time, I didn't have a clue what was happening or why (mind you, I was quite tired and drunk by this point), and the plot was way too contrived. Didn't grab me like it should have done.
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