Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pineapple Express = movie time

What do you do when the Pineapple Express drops sheets of warm water on the city for an entire weekend? Stay inside and watch movies of course.
We went to see this Korean film on Saturday afternoon. I thought it was great! Neil didn't like it at all. For a foreign film, the CGI effects were, well..not so impressive. The creature itself was passable. The fire effects not so much. But that's besides the point. What I thought was going to be a creature/horror film ended up being a satire that was funny, had a strong ecological message, and social values. It's like watching a funny chinese movie that I'm sure when subtitled to English and shown in the US, becomes "lost in translation".

I've read a lot of reviews for this movie before deciding to watch it. It's awesome in the sense that it's intended to be viewed on the big screen preferably on IMAX, and keep in mind, no historical value! To those movie critics out there who chooses to critique this movie base on it's historical value, GIVE ME A BREAK! The day you can actually make us believe that anyone of you know history, no less Spartan history, without having to research it, I'll give 2 cents to your review.

On Sunday, it was on to 300. This movie rocks because it's an action flick intended to entertain and it does it's job to the very end. There's some similarities to Troy, Gladiator, and Alexander. Alexander sucked ass, Troy was just OK, Gladiator had a great actor and a good story, and 300 was just plain entertaining! Go see it for it's artistic merit. It's like watching a comic book come alive!

And well...the Spartans were HOT!

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