Monthly Archives: September 2011

Scream 4 (2011)

Scream 4 is actually a lot of fun.  Simply because it doesn’t take itself or any of the slasher films it makes fun of too seriously.  It’s a comedy/horror movie that is well made with some good actors, walking the line between a serious role, satire and graphic slash horror.  They pull it off and it’s a fun watch for those that enjoy this style.  I loved it.


X-Men First Class (2011)

The storey of the beginning of the X-Men series.  Where many of the main characters are children to teenagers.

It’s not a bad movie, production values are high, as expected.  But the biggest problem with this flick is the lack of character in the characters.  The only person that receives proper character building is the eventual villan who names himself Magneto.  I ended up caring more for this character than any other in the storey.  The only other character that had depth was the Nazi villan played by Kevin Bacon.  All other characters are completely flat in comparison.  So I was very disappointed with the lack of depth of this movie.


Blitz (2011)

Definiely not one of Jason Stathams better action movies, in my opinion.  As movie styles go, I’d consider it to be very British.  I found it hard to follow and often it could not hold my attention.  It has the production values of a TV movie.  It’s overly graphic at times, almost to the point of a cheap horror movie, but without being scary.  The graphic violense is not portrayed in a way that does the story any favours, and gives you the feeling of amateur movie making.

The story it very disjointed and poorly told.  I wouldn’t have wasted my time on something like this if I had been prewarned.


Thor (2011)

A modernized version of the myth or the ancient Viking god Thor.

This movie turned out to be far better than I expected.  After watching trailors for the movie, I expected a period piece, and I expected this movie to be a complete loser.  However, this flick has considerable substance, and in my opinion, was poorly marketed based on ads I saw personally.  If you enjoy sci-fi, fantasy and action films, then you will no doubt enjoy this one. 

Forget about any stories of Thor you might be familiar with, and simply take this version for itself as a new tale.


Spread (2009)

The storey about a young hustler who seems to destroy every relationship he has, by always making bad decisions.

Not a bad movie.  Rather dark and sad.  And without a happy ending.


Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

Light hearted satirical British comedy about two young misfits on vacation that unexpectedly are thrown into the position of being lesbian vampire killers. 

I enjoy a good vampire movie, but lesbian movies not so much.  But it’s a fun, well made, though possibly low budget flick.  I enjoyed it for what it was.