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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, April 11th, 2011 09:34 am
unknown and sucker punch

Saw these this weekend ...


Unknown was not thrilling. Really it was like watching Bourne Identity set in a different city, with a large, gruff man in the lead role. This is the second recent Liam Neeson film I've seen in which he plays a secret agent / action hero (the other one was Taken), and I can't buy it. He can't (or doesn't) play clever, and he lumbers too much. Plus the plot was ... really, really derivative, and not in a fresh way.

Sucker Punch was semi-thrilling. theamazingjosh and I saw it, and he summed it up by saying he liked a third of the movie--that third being the fantasy combat sequences. Agreed. The absurdly slow-moving storyline / plot struck me as an afterthought, a way to string together these several otherwise unrelated sections. The soundtrack was sometimes very distracting. I thoroughly enjoyed the nonsensical and gratuitous mishmash of pop-media themes (dragons! samurai! 60s-chic! steampunk! robots! Nazis! steampunk robot Nazis!) and the heavily processed film style, and, like, all the cool fighting and explosions and stuff, but one thing that confused me was the chicks. All chicks, all gorgeous, all scantily clad, and generally being total badasses, but were they supposed to be sexy? Because they were not sexy.

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thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
Monday, April 11th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)

" All chicks, all gorgeous, all scantily clad, and generally being total badasses, but were they supposed to be sexy? Because they were not sexy."

This reminds me of Tank Girl. Remember Tank Girl? Pretty sure that was 1995...(back when I didn't feel old and foolish about loving comic books and punk rock.) I have to echo Josh's sentiment of wondering when this genre of comic book/movie will peter out. I guess they just keeping remaking old stuff with a new face for the kids these days.


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freakylynx
freakylynx
Freaky Lynx
Monday, April 11th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)

Ah, but it wasn't their looks the clientele was interested in - it was their dancing :P


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inkytwist
inkytwist
The Loch Ness Monster
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)

I would agree with you on the girls not being super sexy. It was part of why I was there and they were just cute! And honestly, I speculated to knastymike that the entire point of the film was the fact that the girl who played Babydoll actually couldn't dance, and therefore they had to add in neat visual effects to block it out!


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