In 2009 we got treated to an odd little animated movie it was a post apocalyptic tale where ragdolls were the last things on earth. Voicing this movie did have some star power Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C Reilly, Chrispin Glover, Jennifer Connelly, Elijah Wood and Fred Tatasciore. I was looking forward to this coming out, it looked like a pretty cool film and turned out to be. It seemed to me that it was basically Terminator meets A Land Before Time. A scientist makes this machine, which pretty much becomes self aware, starts making more machines and goes out to destroy humans. The scientist as a last ditch effort to right his wrong gives life to these nine robotic ragdolls he has created. The dolls wake up, everything is dead, except a large robot monster that is out go kill them. This movie was cool, smart and well made; it basically ruled a lot, even the cheesy parts.
December 9, 2010
It’s been a good while since there’s been a Post Apocalyptic movie, and even longer since we’ve had a good one. Luckily The Book of Eli is here to fill that void. Starring Denzel Washington as a badass man with a bible walking the earth to wherever his faith directs him. Along the way he runs into obstacles on the road which are easily overcome until he comes across a town, here we meet the main villain for the picture played by Gary Oldman as his right hand man henchman is Ray Stevenson. They’re after the bible which Eli poses. The town also has the girl that seems to be in every movie I watch now, Mila Kunis. I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. It’s almost two hours long, but it held my attention the entire time. One of the better movies to come out this year, it’s a little slow paced but if you don’t have a short attention span you’ll probably dig it.
March 11, 2010
When you hear about this movie most people will talk about it being Heath Ledger’s last movie. Well actually first people will probably way ‘huh? what?’ But personally I could give a fuck about Heath Ledger, I’m a Terry Gilliam fanboy so I had to go see this movie. First off it’s pretty fucking trippy, which is no real shocker from a Gilliam flick. Secondly they fixed the problem of the lead actor’s untimely death in a pretty genius way, but I’ll get to that. The movie is basically about a ‘family’ of traveling showmen, or so you think, it really turns out to be part of a big game involving a deal with the devil (played awesomely by Tom Waits). As part of this show there stands a mirror, when you enter it you enter the mind of Doctor Parnassus, who shows you exactly what you want. Now here’s where we run into some problem fixers. Because we only had Heath Ledger through part of the movie the role will filled by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell (uuuugh) and Jude Law) in the fantasy world. Now truthfully Jude Law did an alright job, but you barley notice, Johnny Depp was knocking it out of the park like we all know he can do, so why they didn’t just get him to fill the roll is beyond me. And Colin Farrell does what he does best, tries his hardest to fuck up a movie with his beyond shitty acting. Luckily we had some great counter balances that help ease the kick in the nuts that is Fucking Farrell. Over all this is another Terry Gilliam masterpiece, I greatly enjoyed this movie, it’s a lot to take in and a bit weird but I already want to go back and see it again.