Monday, July 03, 2006

UltraViolet : Movie review

It wasn't *bad* exactly. Milla Jovovich did a good job. It was supposed to be very comic bookish and the affect was of an animated film. I haven't watched the commentaries yet but I wouldn't be surprised to find out that it was almost entirely green-screen sets.

The DVD we got is the unrated extended cut. Lots and lots and lots of killing but it's all very sanitary. I wasn't sure if the minions falling left and right were supposed to be human or sort of robots. No gore to speak of. The freakiest thing is right at the beginning when Violet sits in an auto-examination chair.

The kids will get an okay to watch it.

Worst part? Way too much explaining at the beginning... which was hard to follow anyhow so it was a lot of narration for nothing.

Best part? Fight at the end... the bad guy starts with the very standard "you're evil too" pitch, and asks her if she thinks that God will welcome her into heaven after all the hundreds and hundreds of people she's killed. Very un-standard answer... "After this, He just might."

I'll admit that the ole "you're just like me" and the hero's struggle not to "become" the villain is one of my *major* pet peeves. That may explain why one of the tenets of the script I'm working on is that the hero finally decides that her reluctance to compromise herself is fundamentally selfish.

We also bought the DVD of THE PINK PANTHER with Steve Martin. Parts of that were so good that the bad parts really stood out in stark contrast. Way way too much explaining at the beginning of that too.


Blogger Ymarsakar said...

You know, I think if most people were as introspective and analytical about the stuff they read or watch for entertainment as you Synova, they might not be so easy to fool with propaganda and psychological warfare tricks.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Ymarsakar said...

Did you watch Aeon Flux? It was pretty "original" for Hollywood. I'd give it a 6/10. That's not too bad for a Hollywood production. Since 9/10 and 10/10 only consists of Naruto, Bleach, and Band of Brothers for me. More or less

2:38 PM  

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