Sunday, November 07, 2010

Movie Night - November 7th, 2010

Movie night again, some disappointing movies sadly, so while it's sad Jason has to work so much, i'm sure he won't be sad he missed most of these. ;)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
   We came in later to this, having seen it before, though i can still share what i thought. While the X-Men are one of my favorite comics, mostly from the 80s and such with quality coming and going, the movies have only partly impressed me. This one, not so much. The best parts are Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth. I never would have picked those two to portray them before the movies, but they do a great job. The other characters were changed in bizarre and silly ways to the point that i had to wonder why they were even in the movie as those characters. Deadpool is a perfect example. Not to get on a rant, but his comic book version is a funny smack talking character that frequently breaks the fourth wall and is quite witty. Funny fact, one of the few surviving Rob Liefeld  characters from the 90s, pouches and all, and is even more popular now. The movie version starts out okay, then is not even close. Oh well.  
   I'd also like to point out the 'de-aging' system used in this and other movies, mostly by Lola. It's used in movies on major stars and has such an NDA attached that in those, you'll never know. It's also used less harshly in those. In this and the other X-Men movies, it seems to be pushed too hard, or even the fact that we know the faces of those stars too well, that they look uncanny (no pun intended, or maybe it is, heh) so 'young'. The effects are also very inconsistent in the movie, and i'm really curious as to why. From scene to scene even. Watch his claws for a good example. Ah well. 
   So for so much written here, it's a 'meh' movie. Unfocused, cluttered, and in the end kind of pointless. If you are an X-Men fan, you may like it or hate it, but should probably see it for some reason. ;)

Clash of the Titans
   The new one. To sum up: exposition...ACTION... fly over shot... exposition...ACTION... fly over shot... exposition...ACTION... fly over shot... exposition...ACTION... fly over shot...  (you get my point, heh). Not to mention, it has only minor connections to the actual myth which is trippy and awesome by itself (best comment ever about the Greek Gods "What’s not to love about a murderous, incestuous and all together mentally unstable pantheon of absurdly powerful beings.") the characters are annoying, and there is no reason to care about any of them. Felt like a videogame most of the time, and not a good one. 

Psychoville Halloween Special
   Oh my god, this was awesome! Reminded me of Trick r Treat at times, but in a very good way. It's so not for kids, to say the least, especially certain parts, but i loved it. 

Hills Run Red
   Oh Dark Castle, what happened to you? I loved the first few films, good fun horror, not 'this'. 

How Not to Live Your Life
   The last three episodes of season 2. Better than season one, which was up and down, but i enjoyed it. This season the chemistry was better and their timing was awesome. I also want to point out, it seems season 3 starts the 8th of November, *cough* *cough*. ;)

1 comment:

Ms. Moore said...

I totally agree about the new Clash of the Titans. It's got nothin' on the old one, which by the way was my absolute favorite movie as a kid!