Post by callipygias on Mar 10, 2011 22:05:06 GMT -5
If this was 40-years-old I could see the kitsch interest, but when it's brand new and about to make $100 million--further adding to the embarrassment of our modern cinema--I say it, and everything like it, can go straight to mr cleveland.
It's a very important practice to wash your hands each time after going to the toilet.
This is the same friend who forced me to go see "Resident Evil" with him last fall, which remains the single worst movie I've ever seen. He actually thinks this crap is good cinema, and he told me I'm not allowed to bring my "MST attitude" with me this time.
I wonder if he thinks I'm a good friend. He clearly doesn't know me very well.
My favorite line from Ebert's review: "Young men: If you attend this crap with friends who admire it, tactfully inform them they are idiots. Young women: If your date likes this movie, tell him you've been thinking it over, and you think you should consider spending some time apart."
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2011 15:53:51 GMT -5 by Mr. Atari
So I saw it last night, and it wasn't as bad as I expected. Eckhart is a convincing action hero, and a lot of the firefight sequences were quite impressive.
However, the shaky-cam was horrific. At one point, I had to step out of the theater to keep down the motion sickness. There was an early scene in an office that was a clinic on how not to shoot a scene in an office. One reviewer said it was like they hung a piñata from the ceiling, stuck a camera in it, and just spun it around. There wasn't a single shot in the whole movie that lasted longer than 2 seconds, and the camera never stopped moving. Absolutely nauseating cinematography for the entire film.
Ebert's criticism of the stereotyped characters is spot on. They spent about 5 minutes introducing the stock members of the Marine company, then gave no effort to let the audience keep track of anyone.
All that being said, it wasn't a terrible movie, and if you like your Marines full of "hoo-rahs" and square jaws, then it's a movie that'll get you pumped up. Semper Fi, then.
1/2 star is about right. this movie sucked, and i say that as someone who loves cheesy action/war/sci fi movies. day after tomorrow, deep impact, captain america, all movies i totally enjoyed. but this thing just was not fun.
roger ebert is a really interesting character, i like him. you should check out his review of "the happening" sometime, he's the only guy i know of who gave it a fairly glowing review, and he makes a pretty good case.