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Showing posts with label movie review. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 18, 2011


I watched Skyline today.  I'm not sure why it was called Skyline as there was no mention of skylines in the movie.

This movie is your standard us vs. them type of movie.  Us, being the unconquerable humans and our never-go-down-without-a-fight attitude vs. some alien race looking to wipe us out.

Now this movie is not your standard of those type of films, ala, Independence Day where they tell multiple stories throughout with the most common of people, all the way to highest ranking official in the land but Skyline only focuses on a small group of people fighting for survival.  The military is in the movie but not in some grand battle like ID4 but only in bits in pieces.  It never is explained as to why the military doesn't react sooner, maybe they are one of the first people to be taken by the aliens.


Yeah, the aliens are taking humans en masse for our brains.  The aliens must be some sort of hyper-evolved zombie space faring race.

The movie has only one story line and that is the guy and girl we meet at the beginning are gonna have a child. The woman tells the man only after they make it to L.A. from N.Y. while there to celebrate his buddies birthday.

No, I do not remember their names or anyone else's from the movie as the movie did not endear itself to me nor did those characters.

Everyone gets harvested that is in the movie or dies, except at the end when they guy and girl are taken in the ship.  He has his brain removed via having his head and skull vaporized; she gets to keep hers for the time being, since she is with child.

Here it gets interesting, all other brains that get removed, scanned, processed and get implanted into some sort of beast, all of those brains are blue.  The guy's brain is red for some reason and gets implanted into same type of beast as the others.  Seems he is able to overcome the new body and control it since he had a red brain, I guess.  In the process he is able to save the girl and baby, for the time being.

Movie ends.

Just a thought, as they are scanning these brains and notice a discrepancy, I would think that any abnormal colored brains would be rejected from the group.  I would imagine drug users, mental instabilities and other trauma would affect the brain in an odd way that the aliens would go, "Naahhhh, not acceptable."  Maybe these space zombies are just too hungry for some gray to ignore.

There is a motto here though: Love conquers all or Love knows no bounds.

Your pick.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Shutter Island Review

I want to preface this movie review with a couple of things:

  1. If you plan on seeing Shutter Island, do not read this. I will not mark any sort of spoilers that may lie within, so be forewarned.

  1. I have deep seated hatred of Leonardo DiCaprio that knows no bounds, that will most likely jade this review and not in a positive light. It is so severe that if presented with an opportunity to be able to punch him in the neck, I most likely would.

Knowing these things and you still wish to move forward, you may.

Shutter Island is not any sort of horror film, not in the least. The previews and trailers do at times make it sort of seem that way, but it is not in the very least a spooky type of film. I realized this shortly into the movie once I remembered that it is a Martin Scorsese film and that Scorsese does not do horror/scary/spooky type of movies.

Knowing this I felt a bit more at ease; I am not a big fan of horror/scary/spooky type of movies.

Not that I don’t watch them, just not one to go out watching them on a regular occasion. Just an FYI.

The premise of Shutter Island is that some crazy person escaped from their cell and two US Marshalls are dispatched to investigate the disappearance. Seems pretty straightforward thus far.

In the course of the investigation the Marshalls are constantly hit with roadblocks by the head head-shrink by disallowing them access to personal records of the employees that work on the island and by not allowing access to the dreaded C Block. C Block is where only the crème de la crème of the severe crazies are housed.

Shortly after the two Marshalls get on the island a storm hits that becomes a hurricane that makes it impossible for the Marshalls to be able to leave the island.

Really, can you get anymore convenient than that?


So the missing patient is found and all is right with the world, but wait, DiCaprio’s character has another motive, to find the guy that started the apartment fire that killed his wife.


Needless to say, I got bored with the movie about halfway through since it was not really moving all too fast. The last thirty minutes were the best part of the movie as you find out the entire time DiCaprio’s character was crazy and the whole thing was a role-playing exercise to cure him from his insanity.


Like most of his movies, it would have been tons better and enjoyable if he was either not in it to begin with or mauled by wolves/lion/hyenas half way through.