Hellboy. Enh. I loved the blue flame effects, but the rest of the movie (cough*plot*cough) left me pretty cold. The trailers were good, though, and there were a lot of them. Spider-man 2, Van Helsing, Kill Bill 2, White Chicks, The Punisher, Soul Plane, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, I Robot (about which the less said, the better) and I’m sure I’m forgetting at least two. Sheesh.
Everything else on DVD:
Underworld. Hmm. Better than I expected, certainly a tiny bit more innovative than other recent vampire movies I can think of. I would like to see a film with vampires who don’t dress in black lace and leather. Let’s say that I’ll watch for the sequel with more enthusiasm than I had for Blade 2. I have to say that the sequel has an excellent setup.
The Order. Yawn. Granted, I have a soft spot for Helgeland-Ledger-Sossamon movies, so I didn’t hate this outright as so many people seemed to, but it’s just a mess. The beginning is creepy, and the main characters are introduced as having a ton of background that sounds more interesting than anything happening on screen. Then the plot grinds to a halt for forty-five minutes while exposition takes over the script, and finally Bad Things happen which do nothing to explain the creepy beginnings and really don’t have a whole lot to do with anything the movie has been about up to this point. I watched the deleted scenes hoping to find a lost key to the movie (such as Reese Witherspoon’s hangover scene in Sweet Home Alabama, the deleted scene that redeems her otherwise bitchy character) but no, they make even less sense than the stuff that made it into the final version.
School of Rock. Predictable and mildly amusing. It’s as if Jack Black’s character from High Fidelity grew up, got fired, and was for some reason rooming with Sarah Silverman. Whatever. The music was good.
Movies I wish I’d seen trailers for, because I don’t know anything about them:
Harry Potter, natch.
King Arthur “A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.” I’m willing to give it a shot.
Tristan and Isolde, likewise.
The Bourne Supremacy Yum.
Before Sunset At last, a sequel to Before Sunrise!
Ian, I had forgotten that. Yes, it was incredibly dumb.