Posts Tagged ‘Nicolas Cage’
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:12 Written by Christian Thursday, 15 April 2010 08:36
And here I was, thinking that I would be able to quickly write this review…
Oh well, sorry for the delay, here we go:
Thanks to an unexpected spring cleaning day, I arrived late to Perrongen, where the few of us that made it were trying to re-create the events from the last Friday, where some notorious characters went Kate Perry, to much of the delight of one of the attendees, but much of “wtf…” for all the others.
On that note we head up to the cinema.
I had no idea.
Didn’t know what to expect, I realize that I have disconnect with everything that is not fed to me by the trailers before a movie, so I’m never really “into” a movie unless there is some history behind it, and I had no history on this one. And boy was I in for a surprise…
Movie starts with your average joe noone “Dave Lizewski” telling you a bit about his life in and out school, where, apart from being ignored by the regular hottie Kattie, played by Lyndsy Fonseca (look her up ) and hanging out with his two loser friends discussing and reading comics, he has not much going on for him (except maybe a bit of a “thing” for the math teacher)
In this context, he raises the question that obviously has been around for ages: “if everyone has ever dreamed of being a Superhero, then how come no one has ever tried?” And decided to do something about it, gets some ridiculous wetsuit and start training for his new “double-life”, where he will be known as “Kick-Ass”, which of course goes extremely well inside his head and as long as he is safely in his bedroom in front of a mirror, but in the first couple of real-life situations make him painfully aware that this is not a game.
Not only that, but apparently there are “other” superheroes too, although playing in a completely different league than his.
Since I enjoyed this a lot not knowing what to expect, I will leave this here for the storyline, but let me telly: after some slowness at the beginning, (even thinking that this was heading in the same direction as be-kind rewind kinda movie) this flick shifts to high gear and from then on is an unstoppable roll of great action, fantastic violence, cool one-liners and even a good lesson on how to close the deal (to all you non-closers outthere, that is how its done)
It even includes the daughter that every father really wants.
Its my favorite movie of the year so far, highly recommended.
Hoff says: “Almost kick's as much ass as KITT and I!”
Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2009 10:18 Written by Jeremy Tuesday, 28 April 2009 02:07
I was a late arrival at this weeks SMEx, up until the last minute i was sure i wasn’t going to join. But something changed my mind and i headed on down anyway. When i arrived i was surprised to see the party in full swing at Foxx Cafe, we generally have quite a problem trying to find space for us to sit there. Personally i was amazed to see such a high turn out, afterall this movie is staring The Cage who is one of the few people in hollywood who keep getting jobs despite not having one good movie under their belt. After watching a guy who smashed his head on a low hanging lightbulb we headed out to the cinema.
The premise of the film is after digging up a time capsule they find inside a list of numbers which correspond to every disaster in the last 50 years, and luckily for them the last three events are still to come. So like any normal person The Cage decides to head towards these disasters to see if he can stop them.
Its hard to say anything nice about this movie, so i’m going to start with what i feel is its biggest insult.. It felt like a M. Night Shyamalan production, it felt very a kin to Signs or The Happening. It seems to be lost between genres, at times being very science fiction and other times with strong spiritual overtones. Then they throw in some horror for good measure. Then if this wasn’t bad enough they seem to just open the horror playbook and use it word for word; you have the spooky house, the single parent, the pale white girl with long dark hair in a white dress, misty forests, people watching the characters who disappear when they look again…and then at one point they actually have a woman screaming “we have to save the children”.
The story was laced with unrelated subplots i couldn’t care less about, So the kids mother had died? So the kid is partially deaf? So The Cage no longer speaks to his parents or believes in heaven? maybe they thought it would help complete the story arch but it was all just too much for me. The plot spirals downhill as the movie progresses getting more and more ridiculous with every second all towards the end, which for me, was the pinnacle of modern cinema cheese. I could have taken it from Shrek or Disney but this film was trying to be serious at some point. The Cage was predictably bad with his own brand of overacting and creepy slime, the child actors were also pretty terrible. That being said it wasn’t all bad, the good point were the great special effects in the disaster scenes, some cool deaths and one of the best city destructions since Independence Day, wasn’t quite enough to save it though.
Overall i wish i had found a list predicting all the bad movies over the last 50 years.. maybe then i could have avoided this one.