Thursday, June 30, 2005

Summer at the box office

Old Boy
Memento meets Manchurian Candidate meets Korea (in a sense) but provides a more intricate storyline with a twist ending that will make your skin crawl. Definitely worth checking out if you can suck it up and read the subtitles.

Star Wars - Episode 3
I saw Episode 3 some time ago. It tied up a few loose ends but wow, was it cheesy! The Emperor converted Anakin to the dark side faster than the length of Tom Cruise's future marriage to Katie Holmes. I was a huge fan of the original Star Wars, there was so much creativity in the films, I just can't comprehend how you can go from the caliber of the first three to this. I'm beginning to think that George Lucas never really had a story that spanned 6 episodes, but made an additional 3 after the originals did so well.

Land of The Dead
It's no Freddy Vs. Jason, but it's definitely worth seeing, Romero's movies are always worth the price of admission. There is enough gore in the movie to last the entire summer: severed limbs, torsos, and zombies eating loads of intestines. People will say it's cheesy, but that's just the way it was supposed to be.

Devils Rejects
Although Rob Zombie's first film was terrible, this one actually looks pretty cool. When it comes right down to it, your really can't go wrong with an hour and a half of bloodshed and violence. I'm looking forward to this one.

War of the Worlds
Tom Cruise is an idiot, therefore I smell a shitty movie on this one. Anyone who proudly displays their membership in a cult (Scientology) is a whack job waiting to happen, and Tom Cruise is well on his way, depicted by his outbursts in recent interviews. Furthermore, is Hollywood that tapped out of ideas that they have to start re-making movies? Planet of the Apes, Flight of the Phoenix, Freaky Friday, Gone in 60 seconds, Star Wars x 3, etc……. the shit just keeps piling up.

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