I’ve always secretly liked Paul WS Anderson as a director, ever since I saw Mortal Kombat (there can only be one). I even liked Soldier, with Kurt Russell playing a near-autistic killing machine trying to function in a normal human society. Resident Evil was a good film. Let’s not mention Aliens vs Predator here, though. Anyway, Death Race is a decent B-grade SF film, enjoyable but let down by the stupidity of the villain/the race logistics and the stupidity of the ending.
I usually like B-grade SF movies, but this wasn’t done very well. Everyone was overacting, perhaps to try and capture a noir sense of style. It wasn’t done consistently, so it created an odd, jarring tone. Also, everyone was reacting to Max Payne’s aura of bad-assery, as though it was visible shockfront of sheer grim, avenging, lone wolf cop personality.
Capsule movie reviews! Rambo, Jumper and Rendition.
Currently reading all of the HP books in preparation for Saturday. Yes, I know spoilers have been leaked on the net, but I’ve been steadfastly avoiding them. Here’s my take on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the series.
Just back from seeing the latest Harry Potter movie with a Camarilla/cosplayer group. (All Slytherin. One of the coolest things was, when, after the movie was over and people were taking pictures of the group, a girl asked, “Why are you all dressed as Slytherin?” with a horrified, terrified expression on her face.)