Oh, man, where do I begin? So many conflicted feelings about this Sucker Punch. Or not. Well, when all is said and done, it goes like this: Zack Snyder masturbates all over the screen but ultimately ends up shooting blanks.
Remember when Sci Fi movies were smart AND fun? Duncan Jones does, and he reminds you with Source Code.
When I shelled out my hard earned cash for a ticket to see the new horror film, Insidious by Saw director James Wan, I expected to see yet another deadly serious attempt at scaring the Bejezuz H. Christ out of me by getting me to entertain the idea that ghosts and demons are real. So, when I sat down in my seat with my wife, Carrie, my attitude was “Okay, let’s do this! I’m ready to be terrified. Do your worst!”
Shit blows up. By “shit” I mean small animals, humans, humans and more humans. Maybe that’s why it was largely panned at Cannes this year.
Being a nerd, it stands to reason that I like the exotic pets. Yes, me and Chris had a Savannah Monitor and an iguana, respectively, some years back but had to sell them when we moved out to California.
When I first saw the trailer for this film I thought it looked good. But as the release date got closer, the trailers got longer, and well, let’s just say the mystery seemed to be fading.
Let’s see if I can describe to you the plot of this movie. There’s this hobo, see? And he has this shotgun, right? And he is really pissed off about all the crime in the city, so he goes around killing all the unsavory, criminal types.
Thankfully, you didn’t need to bother yourself with seeing Scream 2 and 3 in order to get anything out of Scream 4. I know I didn’t. It does help to see the first one, of course, but that probably goes without saying. I hope.
Don’t you hate it when you’re watching a film or some show and some glaringly obvious product is shoved in front of the camera, like a can of Coke or something? It’s so blatantly obvious that it’s a product placement. Obnoxious much?
My father has always said that if he had his life to live over again, he would have pursued a career in special effects make up. He’s a truly gifted artist who loves to sculpt and I think the idea of spending his life creating fantastic creatures would have been a dream come true. The jobs my dad did have during his life included working at a meat packing plant, owning a restaurant, and for the most part, catering. But he did manage to feed his muse over the years with his own amateur art projects. My dad is now in his late eighties and has recently neglected his art stuff, so I was trying to think of a way to get him motivated again. Then, I remembered Monsterpalooza.