Another one that was better than expected, not brilliant, kinda predictable and unfortunately it seems about half of the Dean Koontz books I've been reading recently have followed a similar theme, so I'm slightly bored with it, maybe Dean and Stephen hung out for a bit??
This is also the first film I've seen Thomas Jane in since The Punisher, there's probably a reason for that.
I don't know how this compares to King's story, but it's pretty well contained, despite having a number of people, it stays pretty small and close, playing on paranoia and hysteria to reasonable effect, overall it's slow though, plodding and the ultimate pay off wasn't as emotional as I think it should've been.
The third in the series of films, adapted from the Capcom game. The first was entertaining enough, the second was a bit shit, and this one is probably up to the standard of the first one again (not exactly a high bar).
3's basically Resident Evil + Mad Max 2 + Day of the Dead and not much else. So what has it got going for it?...
1. Milla Jovovich!!!! 2. Directed by Russell Mulcahy (not great true, but he did direct Highlander!!) 3. Milla Jovovich kicking ass!!!! 4. A fair bit of gore
What I'd really like to see is Milla leading in a GOOD film!
I previously posted about the sequel to this, so now, a tad back to front, a short piece on the 2005, Tim Story directed re-boot (is it?) of Marvel's Fantastic Four!!!!!
Now Batman Begins this ain't!! But then it's a shitload better than Man-Thing and overall reasonably entertaining. I'm not a huge fan of F4, I'm more of a Batman, Spiderman and Hellboy person myself, but as films go, it's ok.
It's a bog standard origin story, they all go to space, soak up some rads and come back a bit peaky.
The best thing about this film is Michael Chiklis as Ben "The Thing" Grimm, the worst thing is Jessica "Why in God's name do I keep topping FHM lists" Alba.
Also welcome Chris Evans, then go watch him in Sunshine.
It doesn't matter how many time I see this film, it will never be anything less than awesome.
One of several examples of why Jean-Pierre Jeunet is one of my favourite directors, Amelie is a heartwarming take of imagination and romance. It helps that the adorable Audry Tatou is in the lead role too!
I love pretty much everything about this film, the story, the characters, direction, cinematography, it's simply brilliant. You need spirits lifting, watch Amelie.
Has it really come to this?? Why do studio's STILL not understand or simply not care about making a good franchise film? Something as high profile as the Alien & Predator films and they give it to a couple of FX guys.
Ridely Scott James Cameron David Fincher Jean-Pierre Jeunet John McTiernen
Stephen Hopkins (I like P2 btw) Paul W.S. Anderson (lame attempt but better than this) The Brothers Strauss (fucknuts)
There are a couple of good ideas in AVPR, tracking stuff and beacons of sorts, but overall the film is shite, just plain shite, it's soooo dark in places, there's clearly cock all budget for actors or everyone else who looked at the script said "You've gotta be kidding right?"
It seem like they've tried to 'homage' all the other films, they fail in this but succeed in ripping them off.
The main character is called "Dallas" for fuck's sake, there's lines from the other films, there's an armoured car escape sequence, there's other bits, but my head hurts.
It's over the top, badly choreographed and the predailien is rubbish.
"From the director of The Exorcist" blah blah. Bug is kinda marketed as a horror, it's not. It says "Thriller" on the back, not really.
"Comedy" that would be more apt. It's quite an interesting concept, all about paranoia and stuff and the acting gets pretty full on crazy, but in the end it's laughable. The 'quotes' on the case exclaim how "gripping", "tense" and "claustrophobic" it is, rather than how "stupid", "laugh out loud funny" and "best comedy of the hear so far" it actually is.
Well maybe not "best" as at the end of the day, it's a shit film. And not Shit Good either.
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