Yeah, that’s right. I’m a self-professed Nerd, Dork, whatever you wish to call it, and I’ve NEVER been to a Star Trek Convention – EVER. Sure, I’ve been to ComiCon once; I got that under my belt, but this is the convention that supposedly has the Nerdiest of all Nerds. The ones that live the show and movies in their everyday lives; the ones that even William Shatner himself told to “get a life!” Yeah, he apologized later, but you get my point.
Hey, I’m a nice guy. Ask anybody, they’ll tell you. No, seriously, I’m the nicest guy I know – to a fault. But I’m still a guy. I like to hunker down with some beer and chips and watch stuff blow up real good. This movie appeals to every single thing that makes a man, nice or not, a man. What about this movie seemed bad? I mean, really, this thing has some of the greatest action stars of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s so far.
I asked my guy if he’d see Eat, Pray, Love with me. He much preferred to see Eat, Pray, Leave. I get it.
One must applaud a filmmaker who answers the call of what is next; where is filmmaking going in this culture industry of comic/visual iconography and short-cut phone text vernaculars?
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the most entertaining movie of the summer. What? Too strong right out of the gate? Well, you nay-sayers, you negative nancys, you…you, people that like to be all sour-pussy about everything, can just bite me.
I can’t remember the last film I saw that was really good until about the last six minutes. Oh, wait, THIS one. Yes, really. I was hoping for sort of an Exorcist for this generation, what I got was a cliched verse from a Satanic Metal song. But not as rocking. And it’s a real shame this time, because The Last Exorcism had a lot going for it.
I have always liked George Clooney. He is a big time movie star, but likes to make good films. Not just blockbusters but well made, well crafted pieces of work that show he’s got half a brain. This film is another example of that.
Now we have Batman: Under the Red Hood and I wanted to give you a little background first before I let you know how I felt about it. Here it is: It’s the best effort so far and by far. It’s a fantastic movie, and that’s what makes it stand head and shoulders above the rest. It’s an actual movie.
I’m like Chaplin’s Tramp, I’m so broke and I could only afford to see one movie this weekend. I wanted to see Machete and I REALLY wanted to see Mesrine: Killer Instinct. But then I got the email. The nerds were giving me a shot to write my own review. Sure, it was for the one movie they couldn’t get anyone else to go see, but nonetheless, I was honored. So Going The Distance was my movie this weekend.
Robert Rodriguez’s Machete might be the best thing to happen to Mexicans in film in a long time. Or the worst thing, depending on your sense of humor. It is, however, one of the summer’s most fun movies without a doubt. No, I still liked Piranha 3-D better, but this is still up there. With its’ over the top violence, retro 70’s flavor, and all star cast that plays along; for my pesos, it’s hard to go wrong.