Da 5 Bloods
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I May Destroy You
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It took me a minute to figure out that they were not documenting but rather scripting the lives of Hacks. This means that the characters overact each of the various "hacky" comedic types. The thing that was missed here is that there are actual people out there who are this self absorbed and terrible at comedy. Jim Gaffigan was the only noteable celebrity to break out of this group of local comics. What this movie was essentially is the local comics of a certain city getting together to film a production. This results in half way decent writing and mostly bad acting. It was mildly entertaining but not the gem I was looking for. Next time someone should really follow around some hacks.
I'm giving this a high rating because the guy in there is acting exactly how I would act given the situation. Up until the point where he doesn't go and tell anyone about the near insurmountable evidence for paranormal activity he has. He could have his own special on the History channel with this type of A material. I also appreciate that this guy has a phat crib in San Diego, jealous. This movie just proves that the most potent fear generator is your own imagination. I appreciated being scared of bumps in the night verses a fear of not knowing what disgusting scene was going to be thrust into my face. This reminds me of the time I found my roommate butt naked and screaming in his room tripping his balls off. Which is like twice as scary as this ghost, cause I knew he was both real and really crazy. Sometimes normal activity is worse than Paranormal. I still don't believe in ghosts and you should be jealous because next week I'm due to have a personalized ghost hunt in the Baxter Avenue Morgue.
As obnoxious as the actor portraying Mozart is in this movie, the performance by his arch rival Antonio Salieri (played by F. Murray Abraham) exuded passion and emotion. It was a good perspective to have, showing outright the impact that Mozart had on the world and his own microcosm of Valencia. The costume design was incredibly elaborate and was well complimented by a rustic Italian backdrop. I dislike movies that choose English over the natural language of the focused subject. i still think it would have been a better portrayal of the characters if they spoke in Italian. Seriously though, how badass is Mozart. That dude should have been played by Brad Pitt, we should rewrite history and make him cool instead of a spoiled brat of a mad artist.
If anyone knows me, they know I love a good documentary. Hell, sometimes I love crappy documentaries also. fortunately for me I saw past the dreary landscape on the cover of this title to the substance within. Its kind of like not judging a book by its cover, only there's none of that annoying reading crap. This film has drastically changed my view of Werner Hertzog. Previously I have just thought about this man as some sort of sick perverse person for making Grizzly Man and torturing all those people in the jungle by making them drag that damn boat over a mountain. Turns out he really does care about understanding the inner workings of humanity and doesn't just want to eat a shoe in public.
This film hit home for me at the current moment because of how many friends I've had leave the safehaven of Louisville, KY to explore the globe. These people all have similar views on life and what a person needs out of it. To quote my roommate's No Limit's t-shirt (not the rap group), "If your not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space" (im sure beneath that there was an iguana slashing a volleyball or something). This phrase holds true for the wandering travelers who have found themselves at the end of the world.
Each individual in this movie has a unique story and perspective on why and how they ended up at the South Pole. This film also features some unexpected scene's of natural wonder. One scene that stuck with me in particular was the refracting noises of seals under water creating unearthly pink floyd-ish noises.
The most dramatic scene for me nearly drew tears as one penguin makes its way to certain death across the icy landscape. Not because I give a crap about the life of that penguin, but because it perfectly paralleled the urges of my friends to reject society in search of some other truth. It was almost too perfect.
Watch this movie, and open your dome piece.
Obviously this movie was made to be on screen eye candy. With it breaking Titanics international sales record it seems that this mission was accomplished. Fortunately I just like pointing out what faults movies have. I think this movie reached into my chest cavity in an attempt to grip my heart but missed and ended up somewhere around my sphincter. This is where Sci-Fi movies that attempt to be romance movies/ social activist movies go.
If this story really happened, those Avatars and their brain tree would be joining the Indians in the great Nirvana. They were tossing sticks at helicopters?! tap into your brain tree and try to figure out why you all were too stupid to invent something that could properly combat humans. This was my number one irritation next to the whole I still talk like I do as a human considering I'm inside the body of a 9 foot tall alien. (For the record I would totally hit that.)
I guess the real issue is the ending was predictable, and this is why I always return to the documentary. When a documentary delivers in visuals its even more special because its real. When it delivers a plot that should resolve with peace and love, it tends to go the opposite. This is because life is full of obstacles, hurdles, and unexpected turns. This plot was straight yanked from Pocahontas and in some weird way District-9.
With all that being said, its a great thrill ride like a roller coaster to watch hundreds of thousands of dollars turn into 3D graphics. Go see it, and don't feel bad that we murdered all these Indians that lived here or that we're destroying the earth. Just soak in the skittles for your iris.
This is my second review, because a couple of people befriended me on here. shout out to dylan and josh c.
This movie was over the top gore wrapped around a terrible cliche plot desperate for originality. If it wasn't for Rane's abs my girlfriend would have left the theater. I knew what I was getting into and I'm sure anyone who goes to this movie is going to at least be impressed with the fight scenes. If you get turned off by substandard police work type plots with cheesy unsolicited love affairs followed by fatherly vengeance with phrases such as, "It's my turn now!" then you might want to skip this one. Either way look up Rane on youtube cause that guy has some serious dance moves. He's like the JT of Korea. I started doing sit-ups last night just because of this guy, I need to win my girlfriend back.