Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sucker Punch

This film could not be more appropriately titled. I was a "sucker" to pay good money to see this slop, and I felt like "punching" writer/producer/director Zach Snyder for putting me (and many others) through it.

In addition to Snyder's ("Watchman," "300")"point-the-camera-and-get-away" direction, there's the horrid acting (a term I use more than loosely) of Emily Browning and others. Add to that the convoluted storyline and not-so-special effects, and you easily have one of the worst movies of the year.

What small plot this picture has features Babydoll (Browning) as a much abused stepdaughter placed in a "Shutter Island"-type 1950s mental institution. There, she meets a group of equally terrible actresses and begins her flights of fantasy. Browning seems to have one expression, a sad-sack, dopey-eyed, head-cocked look that makes Anna Faris' thespian abilities look like Katharine Hepburn's.

With this group, she delves into an "Inception"-like world of multi-layered dimensions, fighting giant killer robots, massive zeppelins, German zombies from World War I. These scenes are all one big CGI mess that - to some, I suppose - are going to appear impressive, but when all is said and done give the (intelligent) viewer one large headache.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles

I can honestly say that I enjoyed this movie a lot. I stayed on the edge of my seat throughout it with anticipation of the next action scene which was fast and often. This movie also didn't waste any time in getting into the thick of it. I enjoy these types of movies in the first place, and with the jumpy style of the film shooting I thought that it was great.I also liked the way that the story unfolded. Even at the end I would have been OK continuing the movie for another 30 minutes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I've spent the last day or so trying to decide what to write about as a "first" post, but I've been having trouble. I can't seem to decide on a topic or how much to write. This has turned into quite a frustrating endeavor. I know people who are just able to crank out posts, for some reason this is a struggle for me. Hopefully the more I write, the easier this gets...

Monday, March 21, 2011


Seeing as I don't know how many people will read this. This Blog will primarily be used to vent and to practice my writing skills. As the blog grows I'll branch into more topics, but for now I'll focus on reviewing some hot tech items, some CD reviews, and some politics.

Happy Reading!