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Sucker Punch Review

written by owen, published 2011-Apr-07, comment

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Sucker Punch is one of those movies that tries to do something but ends up not really doing anything at all. Maybe it tried to do too much. In 1999 you could fill a movie with tons of CGI graphics and slow motion and the movie would automatically be good. Today you could spend a billion dollars on computer graphics and it would all be for naugh because everybody has seen computer generated dragons and Lords of the Rings and Band of Brothers.

Everything you will see in this movie has been done BEFORE and BETTER in other films. The movie is as predictable as it is an annoying mishmash of other movies. I give it a 6 out of 10. Average movie that tries something new but ends up being more annoying than innovative. Watch it when it comes out on cable.

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Tami commented: I watched 17 minutes of it before i feel asleep. ... read 2 more

Better Mus Come review

written by owen, published 2010-Oct-19, comment

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Better Mus Come covers diverse topics in Jamaican culture, politics and crime without delving too deep into aspects of tribal warfare and gun politics. This however may alienate non-Jamaicans and people who may not have the background knowledge to pick up the hidden and not so hidden messages. That being said, the movie is the better for it. Its lack of hand holding. Clearly it was put together by fresh minds not enslaved by American movie conventions.

Locations are nicely selected and the still shots are bueatiful and poetically done. Everything from the old kerosene oil lantern and tight bell bottom pants, to the wrought iron patio chairs add to authenticity of the period piece.

My rating 9 out of 10. Near perfect. It could only be better if the local theaters didn't split the movie in 2 with a 10 minute intermission. It is well worth the ticket price. Go see it now!

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mad bull commented: I have to give it a check... ... read 1 more

Inception Review

written by owen, published 2010-Aug-14, comment

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Long movie is long and full of explanation but it was good because that was its only downside. Rating 9 out of 10: Must watch. Not necessarily in the theater. No mature content. Lots of talking. May mess with your mind. You may want to watch it twice.

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Gods Child commented: yeah I sent my boss to see it and she's come up with 2 alternate theories to what I've already come up with definitely keeps people talking at the water cooler good job all around ... read 2 more

Salt Review

written by owen, published 2010-Aug-11, comment

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The adventures of a skinny white woman. That basically it. I remember the last time at my last job (before I became a spy) my manager requested that I join him in a meeting. Luckily I made a bomb out of some kersene oil I had stored in my desk draw, blew a whole through the wall and made a quick exit in the getaway car I had parked in the driveway specifically for emergencies such as that.

It turns out some months later I got word that the memo was sent to me by mistake. It is this sort of "over reacting" that plagues SALT to the core, especially in the first half of the movie. That and the physics defying, impossibly impossible stunts. The movie should be renamed to CRAZY SKINNY WHITE LADY JUMPS.

The story is good though predicatable while Angelina Jolee is some kinda "spy" slash escape artist that has had a little too much of the powder. I give it 7 out of 10. Very predictable, watch it on cable, skinny white lady doing impossible stunts, twist ending.

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owen commented: if you like Angelina Jolee then you won't be disappointed with all the jumping [laugh] ... read 3 more

Last house on the left (2009) Review

written by owen, published 2010-Jul-13, comment

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Based on Wes Craven’s 1972 original (and better) film. Last house on the left follows 2 girls that get kidnapped by murders and eventually end up at the house that is on the left of a lake. I am not sure if Hollywood is running out of ideas or the screen writers have some idea that Americans are retarded. The original movie was at one point banned.

The 2009 release takes a complicated edgy movie and transforms it into a load of monkey poo. Strong female characters are turned into damsels in distress; smart people are seen rummaging through their garage like they have never seen it before; people randomly talk to the screen in order to explain what is going on in the movie. Basically all the characters are a mere shadow of their former selves, each transformed into stereotypical twentieth century fools, helpless puppets to convention.

For the most part as expected they added the cheesy, pointless, blood and gore to this re-release. For instance there is a scene in the original movie where a guy gets his penis bitten off by a woman (which is horrible but is appropriate for its context). This scene is replaced by the same guy getting his hand mutilated in a sink trash disposal pipe. While in the original is truly painful, the current version is all about pointless blood. First move: chainsaw, this movie: hammer and knives are the best they could find.

My Rating: total waste of time; 2 out of 10. A cup of water has more dept. Only for the blood and gore lovers of today. RATED: R for sadistic brutal violence including a rape and disturbing images, language, nudity and some drug use but still weak compared to the original.

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