joejlitz wrote:Just finished watching Gremlins again and the TV host said this was one of two movies that led the MPAA to create the PG-13 rating. Interesting. They said the 1st PG-13 movie ever was the totally awesome Red Dawn.
"The Colonel: All that hate's gonna burn you up, kid. Robert: It keeps me warm."
Red Dawn's one of my all time favs.
I just psyched myself up and had to add Red Dawn to my queue.
"There is no charge for awesomeness or attractiveness." - Po (Kung Fu Panda)
FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:Saw Taken last night, it was awesome, intense story line, but the ending was kinda lame. 8.5/10
Watched Righteous Kill on Pay Per View today, it was alright, not really great, but whatever.
I liked the ending of Taken - the bad guy only had to get killed once.
really? it was just sorta anti-climactic I thought. Evil dude sticks his face way out to the side like 'hey shoot me in the forehead', that's that and then they go to the visiting the singer's house...eh.
I see it as a darkly satirical look on "torture" type movies(think: Saw or Hostel) and how we americans have become so desensitized to violence and shocking behavior yadda, yadda, yadda. The movie just isn't that entertaining though, kinda sluggish- and don't get me wrong, this isn't a comedy by any means. Sure there are few great scenes that showcase the potential to encourage discussion and we get to see Naomi Watts in her underwear for an extended period of time, but overall nothing that strikes a real nerve with me( have I become one of these jaded americans?). OR maybe the director was going for that, who knows?
Solid remake that could've been better but definitely could've been worse. You know what to expect: Lots of sex, scares, and death scenes. The third act of the film was the weakest IMO and I just cannot support Jared Padalecki as an actor, but overall it was quite the crowd pleaser- lots of cheers, jeers, and jumps. Also there was a huge line waiting for the next showing after our movie got out(around 7:30 Fri), so I expect it to do big business over the weekend.
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