Posted on 10/27/10 11:44 AM
An adaptation of Pushkin's story with an added love story (or at least, a very hammy one). Said love story ruins the middle of the movie, but otherwise, it's a solid title. I did not see Dead of Night though, that's not the edition I got.
It's not actually a direct sequel to Lep in tha Hood, but rather... another sequel set in the hood with a title leading you to believe it's a sequel to chapter 5. This would actually have to be the scariest (if you can call it that) and most serious Lep sequel (although I haven't seen 4) and sometimes, it feels like it's taking itself too seriously. But some other times, the fact that it's taking itself seriously feels like a breath of fresh air in a serie that was getting quite stale. There are parts when the movie feels like they basically took a ghetto movie and added the Lep. Weird shit, yo.
The Rock and the dude from Lord of the Rings are sent to Mars to kill 2 or 3 monsters. At some point of the movie, The Rock yells "Semper fi, motherfucker". That right here is the high point of the movie and not the first-person segment, which might've work if it wasn't so poorly realized. But other than that, it's a rather standard movie. I just wish they didn't keep on hinting at the fact that the game had biblical elements in it and that the movie made sure to avoid them to sidestep controversy like a dog's poop on a Paris street.
I read somewhere that the writer of The Night of the Hunter wanted the movie (or the book if it is based on one) to experience like a child's dream, which would explain why the movie made no freakin' sense. I mean as far as most cinematic fields go, I guess the movie's alright, but I'll be damned if it's not one of the dumbest movie I've seen since... Doom, I guess. And what's with the floating heads at the beginning of the movie? Trippy, man. At least, now I get one more Simpsons reference.
My first Godzilla movie. I wish they'd spend less time on the piss-poor human storyline. Gawd, could it get any more boring? And not in that funny way, too (although the movie can become exceedingly dumb at moments).