The Spirit, a reviewThe Spirit, a review
I truly think we, as human beings, are talented at one thing on this planet. It's when we try to diversify or do something different that we tend to stumble and make complete fools of ourselves. For example, Michael Bay likes his immature action movies, but he's not so great creating WWII movies. M. Night Shyamalan loves his creepy, quite mysteries, but put him in charge of a $150 action movie, and you've got problems.
Likewise, taking a comic book writer and asking him to direct after he's done only one film is a mistake.
I think Frank Miller is a talented Comic Book writer; don't get me wrong. (I'm not head over heels over his art style, but that's just me.) However, after the massive success and popularity that was Sin City, people were expecting the same amount of quality from him, failing to realize that Robert Rodriguez did all the work.
Sin City's an okay movie for me. It's certainly beautiful, well-acted, shows shades of gray and is thought-provoking
Vampires Suck, a reviewVampires Suck, a review
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.
If the team of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker refined the spoof genre, Friedburg and Seltzer are slowly killing it with their parodies. The Wayans Bros. may have weakened the genre, but look no further than Friedburg and Seltzer, with their lazy jokewriting, their cheap references and their teeth-grinding, completely unrelated rap numbers to kill the film area.
These men are bonafide 100 percent hacks of the highest level. Epic Movie was completely lazy while Meet the Spartans made me lose faith in humanity. (Crabs as a visual pun are only disgusting by nature.)
Look, kids. I'm not speaking as a Twilight fan. Hell, I have every reason to mock Stephanie Meyer's poorly written mainstream hit as the next person. But don't resort to this; don't give fuel to these hacks so they can waste your money, your time and quite possibly, your brain cells.
Ken Jeong, surely your career hasn't gone so far south that you have to star in thi
Scott Pilgrim vs The WorldScott Pilgrim vs The World, a review
Ah, Scott Pilgrim. A somewhat oddball combination of Street Fighter, video game references, indie music, hipster dialogue and other fascinating traits. The best part is? It somehow completely works, if you can get into the vibe, I'm told.
I've read the books. Unfortunately, as a somewhat straightforward person, myself, I didn't exactly get all the humor or subtle nuances myself. (Remember, you're talking to a guy who gave Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen a recommendation.) However, while I didn't get all the 'hipster' logic myself, I did enjoy all the video game references and the self-parody of the comic.
However, one of the biggest draws must be the prescene of director Edgar Wright, director of the sharp satires Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
So, with all that in mind, let's review Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Story: Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a college student dating a High School Chinese girl named Knives Chau (Ellen Wong
Revan: Departure 4Disclaimer: I do not own or claim to own Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a property owned by LucasArts as well as Bioware. Please support the official release.
Revan Depature 4
Slowly, but steadily, Hodge was becoming tense. When his companions asked why he would freeze up at times, he would explain that he thought someone put ice behind his back. Of course, this fabrication meant that the dark side of the Force was growing stronger by the minute. Whether their wonderings on Coruscant or routine repairs on the Ebon Hawk, Hodge knew the facts were clear: he would need to leave soon.
As he slumped down in the chair by his apartment, he sighed heavily. Eventually, if he didn't go for them, they would come for him. Problem was, how was he to settle matters with his friends. How was he supposed to leave without saying goodbye? How could just abandon them at a moment's notice?
"Where do I even begin," he groaned. Suddenly, a familiar c
Revan: Departure 3Revan: Depature, Chapter 3
For the most part, the crew didn't notice Hodge's change in behavior. Bastila asked once or twice why he seemed so distant, but Hodge simply dismissed it. As they discussed and planned what was going on, Hodge found it best not to inform his friends about his sudden realization. Such knowledge would bring concerns, and the crew seemed to have enough of those on their hands already.
On Board the Hawk, Hodge noticed a rather large group gathered near the Swoop Bike formerly owned by the Hidden Beks. As he came closer, he realized that all the members were gathered around a lone figure, slumped on the floor.
"Phew! And I thought you smelled bad for not showering, Big Z!" Mission said, waving her hands.
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Revan: Departure Chapter 2
Somewhere within the far reaches of the Unknown Regions
Malak gave a heavy sigh as the last wave of Sith fell before them. Revan stood in disbelief, seeing the path they ventured towards littered with corpses, all of them foes. Rather than applying tactics, they came like wave upon wave of locust, unthinking and willing to harm anything in its path. Still, it was nothing compared to what they were about to face. On Malachor V, even under the influence of the Mass Shadow Generator, Revan felt the taint. He felt the taint that had corrupted the Mandalorians and traced its source here.
What few Republic soldiers accompanied them perished as Revan and Malak entered, what was assumed to be, a pa
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Revan: Departure Chapter 1
"Carth," Hodge Antilles said, turning a bit pale. He didn't particularly like big crowds. "Don't you think this is a bit extravagant?"
"I tried to tell Admiral Dodonna that." The Republic Captain whispered. "She insisted that a formal ceremony was required."
The former Dark Lord of the Sith sighed. He, as well as the rest of the Ebon Hawk's crew, sat in front of a large audience on Coruscant, waiting to be awarded for their vali
The Last Airbender, a reviewThe Last Airbender, a review
Ah, Avatar. No, not James Cameron's Avatar. Avatar: the Last Airbender, a nick show that took the world by storm and had many, many fans.
The story about a boy trying to thwart an empire may seem simple, basic and even cliché, but thanks to creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the stories have never been as much fun, creative or just plain delightful as they could've been.
So, when we heard that a live-action version was going to be directed, we were a bit worried.
When we heard M. Night Shyamalan was directing it, we nearly rioted on the streets.
Don't get me wrong; M. Night was a good director once. I mean, the 6th Sense was good, but then he made the Village, Lady in the Water, and The Happening. (i.e. I can't believe this movie is so terrible! It can't be Happening!)
And just because a fan is directing it, doesn't mean it's going to translate into a good movie (See Zack Snyder's Watchmen.)
Without further ado, fe
Jonah Hex, a reviewJonah Hex, a review
Guys, this is gonna be a short one: Jonah Hex sucks, pure and simple.
Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it's still not very good.
The movie is full of one-liners, elaborate set pieces, patriotic politics and a full rock soundtrack. It's not bad enough to pull your teeth out but it's silly enough that you'll probably fall asleep.
Jonah Hex once had a loving family, meaning he'll lose them all in a violent manner. After Turnpike anger at Hex for killing his son, he kills Jonah's wife and child, burns his face and curses him to a fate worse than death. Hex survives, reburns his face and hunts Turnpike.
Along the way, Hex finds out that Turnpike wants to get a Weapon of Mass Destruction and bomb the capital during its centennial celebration, because he was a Confederate and still sore from his loss.
The acting is so-so. Will Arnet is playing it straight, but is miscast. Megan Fox still can't seem to outgrow the erotic love interest role and is stuc