It really, really wanted to be a fun movie, but really was just a Ghostbusters wannabe that never found that kernal of reality thanks to an overblown perfomance by Bloom and Levine and lack of chemistry between Duchovny and Moore. Even the musical score was disruptive and distracting. Best thing we can say: it was only 95 min long.
A small, low-budget end-of-the-world take. Different than most and a little less than satisfying at the end–though there weren’t many choices for an ending. Overall, reminiscent of the more cerebral aspects of 28 Days Later or the original UK Triffids. What would you do if you woke up alone? And then what…And what if you knew more about what happened than you should?
Frenetic and violent, but not uninteresting. Probably best watched in split-screen with Halo or Splinter Cell for full effect. This is definitely not a nice view of humanity, nor is it a new view of it.
Silly, silly fun that deserves to live on the shelf next to Fido and Shaun of the Dead. Of course, since they’re making a sequel, I reserve the right to be massively disappointed ultimately, but for now the popcorn was happily crunched between laughs.
Wonderful fun, done with an unabashed innocence. It is the best and worst of independent, niche musicals, but satisfying. What is sad is that this story, and whimsy, is still both vital and necessary in this day and age.
Ok, this isn’t really quite a 4, but c’mon: steampunk vampires that, on top of it, run the church? Definitely a little different. And, while it doesn’t quite rise to the level it intends or tries to, there are some great bits of subtext and political slams going on and Steampunk Vampiresg Yeah, we really liked the design on this one.
Despite the trademark Jackson visual magic and direction, the soul of this film seems to be mising, even though it is narrated by a dead girl. Perhaps if I’d read the book I would be more or less enthused (depending).
Let’s start with what this ISN’T. Despite the title, it isn’t an Omen-like horror film and it isn’t remotely like Kingdom or amsuing in the least. It IS something between a “call to arms” and “a cautionary tale,” depending on how you veiw it. Or both. From the beginning it is quite in your face with its subject matter: sex, power, andgender relations. That isn’t apparent till well into the movie, but it is there on reflection. Now either this film is about why professionals should never treat their own family or it is a call to arms for women in general to overthrow male dominance and take an equal, if not dominant, standing of their own (or bothg). Ultimately, this is a beautifully filmed, creepy, taught psycho-sociological drama with moments that will make you cover your eyes… they’re just too real. It is effective, if a slight head-scratcher in some ways. It also provided me with my best reason yet for never going camping!
OK, yes, more of the same of the original, but that is saying something. Good movie? No, not really, but rip roaring fun and jaw-dropping stunts and fighting. Viewed as extreme dance, way cool. Definitely done with more money than B13 was, but it didn’t lose itself in that trap, using the $$s to improve film quality and the occasionl prop and site rental. Not for everyone, but if you love Jackie Chan for the choreography, you’ll love this.
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