Redbox has provided me with a few new watches recently:
Haywire- Terrible, terrible movie. All that talent in a movie and it's completely wasted. They literally withhold all plot until the last 10 minutes or so and while the reveal of what set off the whole chain of events is interesting, I was so
ing bored with watching generic action movie fight after generic action movie fight I found it difficult to care.
The Grey- Severely let down by this one. I had high hopes for it and was really looking forward to finally seeing it but I found myself incredibly bored about 30-45 minutes into it. Then the last scene rolls around
and I'm thinking damn, maybe this whole movie is redeemed in this scene but NOPE we're gonna give you the ol' ambiguous ending for no conceivable reason at all. They needed to show a badass alpha/neeson fight to make the movie as badass as everyone seem to indicate, even if Neeson didn't win it wouldn't have felt like as much of a copout.
I really have no idea how it got ratings as high as it did.
There were some interesting moments but as a whole it felt like a very generic action/survival movie. It went through all of the traditional tropes and didn't bring anything particularly new to the table. One of the worst parts was
when one of the characters specifically mentions that wolves don't attack humans but then they just kind of give this mumbling answer about wolf dens. Not to mention other inconsistencies like how the humans have to work their way down a ravine only to find the wolves already waiting at the bottom. THE FUCK? These things superwolves or what?!?
For me, I'd rather spend my time watch The Edge, which is a much more interesting, and believable, movie.
Chronicle-Not a particularly great movie. What I will give it though is that it was an interesting take on superhero/superpower movies. The sense of wonder that it portrayed as they were discovering their powers was actually the more interesting part of the movie. Beyond that it really wasn't particularly great. One of the glaring plot holes/inconsistencies I found in it was
that they specifically show the scene in which the fork bends instead of stabbing the one guy but then that is seemingly completely ignored the rest of the movie as they get beat to shit and takes tons of damage particularly the final villain kill which involves impalement...
. Sadly, of the 3 I've watched lately this is the only one I didn't completely hate.