What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Some days there are things other than the internets

Spent the day doing spurious shopping (needed to get some insect spray as the ants are engaging in their annual Spring Invasion) and going to see John Carter of Mars. I really recommend you go see this before theaters decide to pull the plug, it's a fucking good adventure movie.

Sure, I could point out the various plot holes (including the glaring one at the end), or the "gee, seen this before" moments (actually, they aren't really as bad as the critiques claim, the only really bad moment is when they're going into the arena to fight for their lives, very much Star Wars Episode II, the Dumbing Down), or the various cultural issues, but screw all that. It's a great adventure movie. Go see it.

On the other side, there was a trailer for "Lockout", besides spotting the major plot holes in the trailer (and here I'm talking about things like, "did the writer's really think this thing through?"), it's basically "Escape from New York, but Innnnn Sspppaaaaaacccceeee!" Escape from New York wasn't that good of a movie to require a remake. Lockout is one of the few movies that if I would even be given a free ticket, I probably wouldn't go see. And there was a trailer for Wrath of the Titans that why eyerollingly blah, and it looks 100 times better. When the Lockout trailer finally got to the line, "but he's a loose cannon," I was done. And I think that only took 30 seconds. I also wanted to stand up and shout, "Well, of course he is. Central Casting? Please send us up another wise-cracking loose cannon." What's sad is that it will probably have a better opening week than John Carter of Mars.

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