Saw GI Joe last night, I believe I owe Mr. Stephen Sommers an apology for my earlier post, but I don’t think my counterpart feels the same way. Should make for an interesting post later. Been a busy week and haven’t really had a lot of time to spare here at Brundlefly so I’ll leave you with this for Thursday.
Archive for August, 2009
We’ve got The Blindside with Sandra Bullock. It’s about this poor black kid growing up in the south who gets taken under Sandra Bullock’s wings and becomes a football star (oops spoiler alert). I actually read this book and really enjoyed it, which only means one thing, that the movie will suck (I’m looking at you Ron Howard and Tom Hanks).
Next, Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell somehow got made into a movie. I had a roommate once who swore by the guy and would get me to read some parts of the book, it was funny stuff but I’m not sure how it’ll translate into a movie. And judging by this trailer, it’s not going to translate very well. I kept waiting for Eugene Levy to pop up somewhere but instead they had Paul Wall at the end, and those two are practically interchangeable.
Well it’s my favorite week of the year, no not the furries convention, rather Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.In honor of the annual celebration EW.com has posted a countdown of the best MVB (that’s man vs. beast) scenes from movies, Man vs. Beast! 26 On-Screen Battles of Wits.
When I first got this one in the mail last week I thought, “Oh shit not another one of these.” But once I realized it wasn’t laced with anthrax I decided to open it and saw it was yet another drawing from my bastard son. This time I got a quick chuckle when I saw that it was one of my all time faves, Ernest Scared Stupid. HA! The kid sure does have his daddy’s sense of humor!
But then I saw the quote from Ebert and Roper at the top and thought, “Hmm, Ebert and Roper weren’t around when Ernest Scared Stupid came out, and they certainly wouldn’t have given it high marks…” Then I read the quote, which needless to say, scared me stupid.
So as you can see from the reviews on the poster, I had pretty high hopes heading into the theater last night. Needless to say I was a little worried, having been disappointed over and over again this summer, but I knew this already had a different feel to it.
This movie does not disappoint, from start to finish this is one of the most intense films I have ever seen. The action is perfectly paced and is paired along very well with the great acting from the all the movies stars, including smaller parts from Ralph Fiennes and David Morse (who I think may appear in something around 95% of the movies ever filmed, seriously this guy is in everything).
I don’t really want to get into any details but if you’ve seen the trailers you know that the film follows an elite army unit in Iraq that disarms different explosives. It really explores what drives guys like this over in Iraq and what shakes them at the same time, but what makes it such a great movie is that it balances things like this along with fantastic action sequences. The acting really is top notch, Jeremy Renner kicks ass as Sergeant Will James, and I recently read he’s up for the lead in Mad Max 4, which only increases my man crush on him.
This is easily the best movie I’ve seen all summer (but keep in mind I haven’t made it to see G-Force yet so take that with a grain of salt). Very intense and engaging, highly recommended.