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I am not a fan of zombie movies, Woody Harrelson, or Jesse Eisenberg. But that doesn't really matter in Zombieland, a zombie comedy with lots of splatter. At it's heart I guess it is kind of a teen romantic comedy, but the offbeat humor, zombie rules (which could have been played for better effect), and especially Harrelson as an overzealous zombie killer are all really well done and make for an entertaining, funny film.
GITS is entertaining. If you have nothing better to do on a Saturday night, knock yourself out. There are certainly some interesting visuals, and some odd sci-fi stuff going on here. The premise is basically that in the future, body parts are replaceable, until eventually, hey, let's just stuff a brain in a robot and call it good.
Ultimately, this is a retread of I don't know how many sci-fi flicks where the baddies decide to augment humans, wipe their memory, and use them as weapons (Robocop, Universal Soldier, Winter Soldier, etc) but, dang, that spark of humanity comes alive and foils the evil plan! You would think eventually the baddies would figure out this a bad way to go about world domination.
The film kinda has a Blade Runner feel to it - futuristic, dark, rainy, Asian-influenced. The noir thing kind of takes away from the manga robot battle thing in my opinion. Some of the visuals become dark and muddied, like the spider tank battle (yes, I said that correctly - spider tank. And yes, it is as dumb as it sounds).
Yeah, I mean you've seen one, you've kinda seen them all. Bruce Willis does these movies better. I actually don't really care for Gerard Butler in these films, even though he was great in 300. Maybe it is the weird accent. And Nick Nolte as the dad... bold choice, I didn't know the guy was still alive, and he doesn't look very good either. Bad guys are your standard mercenaries in black SUVs. Still, if you ignore all the lame plot holes and don't think too hard, it is one of those popcorn action flicks you could get in to. The pacing is quick, the action is decent.
Denzel does his quietly threatening thing to save the innocents, similar to Equalizer. He does a good job, and makes what is otherwise a formulaic double-crossing heist thriller entertaining. A little over the top violent, and the shakey-cam stuff was painful to watch. Not for the kiddies.
Eeesh. If you are female, you will probably like this. Nothing you haven't seen before in your standard formulaic romantic prince for Christmas love story. I didn't care for it, but has nice Christmas scenery, the story is harmless, and the leads are attractive enough. You won't need to bring cheese, as the movie provides plenty.