Time to catch up on the movie reviews…
Let’s start with Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
I thought this one might be cool when I saw the previews… I guess I was caught up in the “look” of the film… a throwback to the serialized “B” movies of the 50’s. Having missed that whole era – I imagined it would be a refreshing change from the typical Hollywood films. It was… for about three minutes. Once you get past the cool film noir shadows and soft lenses, it needs a story. You know there is a reason that they don’t make campy little flicks like this anymore… they aren’t that good. I turned the thing off after about 20 minutes. Hoorah for whoever figured out the cool look to the film – boo to whoever thought it would fly again.
RATING 5 out of 10
Next up is Catwoman. Alright, alright. I admit that it was Halle Berry‘s outfit that initially drew me to this film. And you know what? That is the only saving grace. Whoever is in charge of DC Comics film division needs to learn a lesson from what they are doing at Marvel. Give us a good story… give us deep characters… give us realism… oh yeah, that is why DC lags in comic book sales too – their cardboard characters and lame stories. If it came down to a free DVD of Catwoman or poop on a stick… I would have to seriously consider the stick. Oh wait… there is no difference.
RATING 3 out of 10
I was going to go on and list a couple more that I have seen recently, but they all sucked so bad… PLEASE, PLEASE, someone point me toward ONE decent movie!!