Return To The Theater

In the first 6-7 months of 2005 I didn’t go to the movies once, kind of insane. In the last few weeks I’ve gone a few times, starting with some blockbusters, they’re the ones that benefit the most from the big screen. A few notes (soft spoilers in there).

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Starts slow, continues with some bad acting but the visuals are incredible and it’s fun the rest of the way. Not great but fun and it ties up things acceptably well. Question: How the hell is it better to leave the dude burning alive than to finish him off?

Batman Begins

Best non-comic Batman version evah! Good story, good action, looks good. Ex.cell.ent. Could have done without the Batmobile chase scene though. Useless.

Fantastic Four

Johnny Storm superbly done. Jessica Alba is too hot to be Suzie Storm. The Thing was ok, I was expecting a bit better. Reed Richards sucked arse. They fucked up Doom’s origin.

One Comment

Julie August 30, 2005

Good question. Why would you leave the dude burning instead of finishing him off? Maybe it’s againts Jedi Law; a Jedi doesn’t kill another Jedi, even if THAT Jedi just extinguished the rest of the Jedis, including all the younglings. Then again, if it weren’t for the Darth Vador – Luke Shy-Walker very psychoanalytical father-son thing, millions of 20 and 30 something year old men would be living today without any form of fatherhood-son (read Oedipal) mythology (or identifiable complex). Now, wouldn’t that be sad? How could these men find a sense of identity? I say it’s a good thing Darth Vador survives so that his offspring may all the better finish him off later on in his life. You know, out with the old, in with the new kind of scenario.

BTW, The Island, though simple, was quite good: story & action. And Scarlett is great eye candy!

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