Is it just me, or do new movies suck?
So I hear of a couple of good reviews for this new movie "Unbreakable",
and the television previews look good (there's a NIN song in the
commercial), and then Howard Stern screams about how great this
movie is--and how everybody should go see it, and I usually like
Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, and Static girl also likes Bruce;
it was pretty obvious that we were going to have to see this movie.
Bruce Willis is an actor; he acts well. He does dialogue, he does antics,
he does anger, and on a whim he can do physical humor too. He is not
a supermodel; he's not even all that attractive. I don't care to watch him
sit and think. His face alone is not going to move me into believing that
he has "nailed down" a role. He hasn't...I went to see this movie for 2
main reasons; Bruce Willis "acting", and NIN music. If you have seen
this movie already, then you can imagine my disappointment.
What the hell was that flimsy assed plot about? Some guy is a hero, and
some other guy is a terror? Who the hell cares? I was under the impression
that some guy never gets sick or hurt (you would think that this dumbass
in his early 40's would have figured it out at some point in his life), and
he knows it because he's an alien, or a deity, or an angel; something that
makes it a movie-like experience. But no. He has no clue.
Static Girl said it was an okay movie. She seperated the dream
sequences without incident, and she understood the whole
thing--apparently alot better than I did. I just don't get it. Why was
this movie made? What need did it fill? I guess we'll just have to wait
until the next movie "Unbreakable 2", or "The Return of Unbreakable",
and then our questions will be answered.
What this wound up being was a weak attempt at a "thinking man's"
movie. Cerebral. Intense. Internal. Whatever. Even as that, it could have
been done much better. What moron put these 2 great "action" stars in a
weak movie? Somewhere in Hollywood there is a large group of people
who thought that this would be a good idea for a movie. That bothers me.
The promotion for this movie was completely deceptive. Period.
The only reason I did not demand my money back for this piece of crap
was Samuel L. Jackson's performance as a ranting comic book
businessman. But I do have to wonder; without these 2 huge stars in
this movie, would anyone go see it? Without a song from "The Fragile"
in the tv commercial, would anybody even care? Not me.
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