Posted on 6/27/05 05:16 PM
I dunno if anyone actually will ever read this, but ill go for it anyways. I havent been on here in a long while, but im just going to review a few flicks ive seen in the past few weeks.
:fresh: The Machinist
After watching Batman Begins and being throughly amazed, i had to watch some more flicks with Christian Bale in them. I had heard the buzz around this film, due to the extreme weight loss the Bale endured while filming. I can honestly say the first time i saw him in the film i wanted to fucking puke. But once that got aside the movie really shined. It was extremely creepy and atmospheric, towards the end of it I got a little worried that it was about to turn out to be too much like Fight Club, but i think it redemed itself and set itself apart. I would definatly recommend this movie to anyone.
Also a Batman Begins induced viewing, i had to rewatch this film, cause i hadnt seen it since i was probably about 7yrs old. The families VHS copy from 1990 was no where to be found, along with the Batman converse i used to sport around that time. Right when i started watching the film i was comparing, which can be good and can be a bad thing. This original Batman is not the same kind of film that Batman Begins is at all, i think that this Burtons Batman is more the kind of superhero movie that Spiderman is(Which i througoly hate), trading the realism and the emotions of the characters, for the over the top super villian and gadgets that overshadow the man behind the mask. When i got done i did enjoy it, but just not as much as Nolan vision. Also i can get past the cheesy 80's touches, like the Jokers goons with the Boom Box and prince bumping. Also why the hell did they think that they could get away with telling the audience that the Joker killed Bruce Waynes parents? Its just unacceptable, so for this movie im torn.
:fresh: The Aviator
I dunno what to say about this one, yes it was pretty amazing, but i found my self extremely bored at times in the film, could of used some hefty editing.
:fresh: George A Romero's Land of the Dead
Im the world biggest Romero fan, and this movie was not like any others in the series, i dont think its fair to compare them because they are totally different types of films. The movies of old just had something that this film didnt, they never tread too far into the action realm, they mostly focused on the characters and their undead friends. With this new installment, Romero has gone more of the ass kicking action route, more the way that the Resident Evil films are. But compared to the other Zombie Action Films out there, this movie is gold, it doesnt get too cheesy, and the action is great. I just didnt feel like enought happened in the film to make it the masterpiece it was hyped up to be. We needed more zombies, there can never be enough of them.
:fresh: :fresh: :fresh: Batman Begins
I cant say enough about this film, the acting the characters, the shear realism. Ive wrote about it so much in other post that i dont want to go into it again here. But all you gots to know is that this is hands down the best superhero film ever made, and one of my favorite movies all together