Sunday, 24 March 2013

Movie Time Continued!

The weekend of sub-standard movies continued.  I watched Constantine based on a glowing recommendation from a podcast I listen to.  I was never going to watch this movie.  Everything seemed to point to a desperate Matrix rip-off.  But this podcast made a really good case for it.  And they were right.  Keanu Reeves is horrible and the crucifix shotgun is ridiculous and dear sweet Jesus Shia Labeouf is in it but it's an engaging and interesting movie.  I don't subscribe to any Christian doctrine but I find the mythology fascinating.  I'm a big fan of the movie Prophecy and Constantine takes those themes and throws it up on a big expensive canvas.  Yah, probably the biggest surprise of the weekend.

Then we watched Broken Arrow.  I'd seen it before but I apparently forgot how truly awful this movie was.  There are people that claim John Woo is an exceptional artist.  I don't understand those people.  I want to sit with them during this movie or Face/Off or Mission Impossible II and have them point out exactly where the genius is on screen.  This is a terrible movie.  All of his movies are terrible but this one had Howie Long in it too!  Dear God I'm going to need therapy.

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