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21 March 2008 @ 10:41 pm
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Wow, Doomsday was pretty bad. It's basically an unfunny, more violent episode of "Stargate: SG1" with a really obvious thirty-minute car commercial tacked on to the end. Why did people become cannibals when they had all those cows wandering around? I get that these kids in 2032 are somehow listening to Fine Young Cannibals because hey! they're cannibals, but why are they listening to Frankie Goes to Hollywood? The music and punk rock fashion could have made sense if the plague struck in the early 80s, but then they couldn't have justified their commercial for a 2008 car. Neil Marshall, you have failed me.

Fortunately, my friend Jim's band, Dr. Ketchup, were awesome. Jazz-inflected instrumental funk. Think Curtis Mayfield meets Medeski Martin and Wood. Very fun.

 
 
Listening to: NPR
 
 
 
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on March 21st, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
So what you're saying is that I should call my friend and cancel our plans to see this? Hmm....
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: curious georgeassmonkeydiary on March 21st, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Maybe. Or just go in with really low expectations.
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on March 21st, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't worry, my expectations are low. I expect to see 'splosions and Road Warrior/Escape From New York rip-off. For me I loved The Descent but I was very lukewarm about Dog Soldiers, so I'm not expecting too much, especially with the bad word-of-mouth.
Pallaspallasathene8 on March 21st, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
The more compelling question for me was were did they get all their gasoline? Because they sure drove a lot of shit around.

And how ever did Scottish people get along before England came along and taught them to eat the vast quantities of cows that were clogging up their roads rather than eating each other?

And no scientist in London who had watched a few movies could come to the conclusion that they had to hunt down a scientist on the inside to tell them?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Parisian Primateassmonkeydiary on March 21st, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this movie practically came with a million holes already poked in it. I guess if we were thinking, we weren't watching it right.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: silhouetteassmonkeydiary on March 21st, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
I can't say exactly why, but it didn't even have enough authenticity to be a direct rip-off. More like a rip-off of some other rip-off.
orcaarroworcaarrow on March 22nd, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Nice picture.

Sorry that the flick sucked. I know there is nothing more excruciating than poor film making (this coming from a guy who is pretty forgiving to "entertainment" as a movie).
jover on March 22nd, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
That has got to be one of the best darned film reviews I have ever read.