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Invasion of the Bee Girls
5 years ago via Movies on Facebook

whilst the film is actually quite good, with its clever script, believible characters and sound use of budget, it is seriously embaressing to watch.

it was clearly made in an era when female nudity was suddenly made possible and old stuffy attitudes towards a naked breast were thrown out of the window. in fact you can well imagine that the majority of the women in the movie would have felt quite liberated at being able to show off their bodies.

the problem is that they really take every opportunity to show you as much as they can without getting an X certificate and only being shown in certain cinemas frequented by smelly men. there are seemingly endless amounts of female flesh, often playing little or no part in the story and ultimately ditracting from the whole thing a lot.

it probably had lofty, edgy and forward thinking ideals when it was made. now it is quite juvernile and silly. smutty fun.

Tekkonkinkreet (Tekkon kinkurīto)
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook

this is one strange film. don't get me wrong, it was brilliant but really strange.

it was the most wonderful and exotic mix of animation techniques, making for an increadibly up-beat feast for the eyes. truely stunning. conversely the story was increadibly dark and sinister following two young boys who are petty criminals trying to become top dogs in the cities underworld through a campaign of terror and violence (and when i say violence there are some shockingly violent sequences).

the two halves seem utterly at odds with one another, but sit together with surprising ease (although you do have to keep reminding yourself not to concertrate on one in favour of the other.)

it didn't get a higher rating from me, because it became increasingly arty and indulgent. and the 'explination' squence lasted forever, even becoming quite tedious, and uttimately explained nothing.

worth watching, certainly. worth skipping the bits you find boring and rewatching the bts you liked, absolutely.

Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)
8 years ago via Flixster

a truly excellent film. not just for Trekkies.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine
8 years ago via Flixster

piss poor. this is easily the worst film of the franchise so far. the plot was thin, the dialogue nonsensical and the action tepid and ridiculous. it is one of very few films i have wanted to walk out of and both starred Hugh Jackman. in the end i was left with more questions about what just happened than awe-inspired.

if this was such a big budget movie, why were the FX so naff? why did Gambit not have a Cajun accent, or even say anything like 'mon ami'? why was Stryker the same age at the end of this film as he was at the beginning of X2 more than 20 years in the future? why was everyone able to jump tall buildings in a single bound, regardless of their respective powers? what on earth were Stryker and Logan talking about every time they met (they seemed determined to make less sense than the other)? what was the point of the opening sequence? what was the point of the Team X or the Weapon-X project, they seemed to only be self fulfilling, they existed for the sake of the other? where did Deadpool keep his swords and Sabertooth his claws?

all in all a very poor film for the time and effort that went in. it got one start because there was some action in it and because Merry and Will I Am were pretty good.