Thursday, March 24, 2011

Movies and Games

Hello there readers, let me just say a quick thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

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Now I'd like to talk about a little something I'm excited for today, and that something is the release of a movie called Sucker Punch. It's created by Zack Snyder, and stars a very beautiful and wonderful rising cast of stars that I think should be perfect for the fit. Well, all except maybe Vanessa Hudgens, but I'll give her an equal chance too, so no worries. It's not that I don't like her or anything, but considering her past movies were mainly the High School Musical series, we'll just say I'm not holding my breath. Still, I must admit, the main draw I have in this movie is more for it's visual flair and eye candy and fantastical set pieces more than anything. Looking at the reviews on Rotten Tomato (as of this writing it's at a 29%), it does seem to be drawing some heavy criticism about it's length, the story (or perhaps lack of), and being nothing more than visual eye candy.

This is the money shot baby! 

Frankly, that's all I want from this movie! I understand that movie tickets aren't cheap these days, and perhaps most people going to the movies, or movie buffs in general, expect movies to be more than flash and all about substance. I'm not saying I don't love a film that has great character development, though provoking plot twists, and strong narrative and acting that will leave a lasting impression on you for years to come, but with that said I think this movie has many strong points from both critics bashing and standing for it, that I will enjoy.

I'd criticize this for not making sense, but since when does fantasy have to?

Some people have compared it to a video game, some people say it's just tossing around so many nonsensical fantasy elements that the movie loses it's luster in the story department, and others say.... well just things about the most nitpicky things that I feel totally are not what one should have from a movie of this kind. What do I mean by that? Well frankly put, how many times have we gone into a movie, expecting it to be something specific, and then coming out pleased by having those expectations met, even if it wasn't the greatest movie, or the most likely to win an award for Best Picture because it was flawed, yet it still had great moments you were hoping for?

Looks like she won't be cold now.

I realize I have not seen this movie yet, but I will be soon, and when I do I'm going to report back later what I think. My expectations for this movie is just to watch some girls kick butt, have fun, and overall have some great set pieces, battles, and other flare that will make me go "Wow!" more than anything. If the characters aren't well developed, the acting is so bad it kills the enjoyment, or even the movie is just overall terrible, I won't turn a blind eye at it. I'll give you my opinionistic review shortly after, until then folks, take care!

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