I wish I could have been the 14th Assassin! This movie is everything that a Samurai movie should be and more. You heard me! Pull your saego out of your scabbard and get some business taken care of. Like a Kurosawa, Battle Royale and Dirty Dozen mash-up. Yes I’m saying a lot because it is tree-mendous! (Not really a word) Unless you don’t like 40 MINUTE SWORD BATTLES! Which if that’s true then stop reading this and sell your computer, because you don’t belong here.
If ever there was a movie for us nerds, this would be it. As you all know, we stand by the slogan, “Han shot first” pretty religiously around here. And that is one of the points of interest in this highly entertaining and informative documentary that is all about how people feel about the Star Wars saga, both good and bad.
The trailer for this is so great. Old thrashing Metallica chords cut with brief scenes of a long-haired Joseph Gordon Levitt doing reckless things and befuddling a man and his son. It tells us almost nothing but immediately made me want to see it.
What can you really say about this movie? It is what it is, and what it is, is pretty entertaining in a viscerally absurd sort of way.
If you were looking to get your summer movie started with a comic book movie, well, your wishes have come true. Not that it was any big surprise that one of the at least FOUR comic book movies this summer was going to be on May 6, I mean, Hell, it was a statistical impossibility to go any other way.
Ok, I went into this not really knowing anything about the comic from TokyoPop. So I was hoping I’d have the benefit of nothing to compare it to. However, when you see Priest, you’ll find lots to compare it to, anyway. Like, sleep.
Whoo! This is a chick to the flick out the wazoo! This flick operates at such an extreme chick level, I’m don’t think guys can even hear it. Not that there were any in our theater to test that theory. It’s the dog whistle of movies.
If you haven’t seen Bridesmaids I just feel sorry for you. No, wait. I envy you. There’s something delicious in store for you. You have something to live for. I don’t care how bad it is for you right now, with the recession and all. Doesn’t make a difference if your wife left you last week. You have plenty to live for if Bridesmaids is on your horizon.
So, should we just call this Paychecks of the Caribbean? I’m pretty sure Johnny Depp is now. Even though I think he’s great and is still certainly the best thing about this movie, the whole thing is getting old and even Jack Sparrow is losing some of his luster.
You know the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”? Yeah, that should come with some qualifiers. Or maybe just keep another saying in mind: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Ok, maybe a little too harsh, but familiarity certainly breeds the same plot and low brow humor, aka, nothing new.