Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Island - Mike's place

A genuinely great Michael Bay film. Will wonders never cease??? It's infected with his bungee cord attached camera work, but spending a lot of time underground does seem to contain him.

Ewan McGregor plays the discontented man in a near future scifi flick where a group of Nike clad well mannered and healthy individuals eagerly await their future on 'The Island'. A little of Logan's Run and a slice of THX1138 help give this some weight, along with some dependable acting from McGregor, Sean Bean and Djimon Hounsou. And for most of the movie runtime this is engaging if a little predictable.

Alas, as soon as it breaks out, Mr Bay gets his dirty OTT action* directional mitts on it and we have some ridiculous action, crazy fighting and lots of running until it all ends in a Polyphonic Spree video. Still, I like it.

*(OTT action is usually great and always was until Michael Bay)

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Bronson - Well I never Liked Clockwork Orange that much anyway

To some, a feast and the return of the great European Auteur........ others, complete shite.

I'm with the others, so I'm obviously too Neanderthal to comment. See this if you want to think "WTF????" as opposed to "WTF????......aaaah  coooool"