Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A Die Hard Babbling Weatherman

Babel…. Yeah I finally watched Babel …. And was thoroughly disappointed with it and shocked that it was nominated for so many awards… thankfully it didn’t win anything at the Oscars except for best original score. Even that I’m not sure why it won…. Anyway….I’ve seen many movies with the “connection” theme… most are good and Babel isn’t one of them…. The movie Crash is 100 times better then Babel and I didn’t think Crash was all that good either… heck even the low budget 93 movie Twenty Bucks was better then… So far only 2 ‘connection’ themed movies have made an impact with me…. One is ‘21 Grams’ and the other is ‘The Red Violin’…. 21 Grams is 100 times better then Crash which makes it 200 times better then Babel… But my personal favourite was The Red Violin .... maybe the problem with Babel was that each story line would have been better off on its own and not connected to each other…hmmmm… … the director tries so hard to connect the stories together that it lands up just pointless……. What was the Japanese chick story all about lah… besides having her parade herself in the buff…? It wouldn’t have made any difference if the Japanese story was left out of the movie…. I minused (if there is such a word) another 0.5 points for the pointless teenage boy ‘relieving’ himself scene (by the way, the same scene in American Pie had more meaning) … so it gets a 3.5/10

I braced myself once again to watch another Nicholas Cage movie (this is 2 of 3, read about 1 of 3 HERE )… this time it was The Weatherman…. I’m sorry but I have absolutely nothing to say about this movie except that, it was a watch-able movie…… and I wish I was one of those people in the movie that got to throw all kinds of fast food at Cage… the Chocolate Milkshake was my favourite throw…. 3.75/10 for me….

Live Free or Die Hard or more commonly called Die Hard 4 was not too bad…to me the first half of the movie was pretty good… there was a good build up off characters and plot…. . but I found it a little over the top in certain parts of the show … and the second half of the movie didn’t help because it was down right bullocks……. I wish they had built the story around the relationship between McClane and his daughter as I felt she was a better character then the computer wiz kid Farrell… … and the fighter pilot that some how couldn’t even take out a huge big rig truck with his super sophisticated fighter jet… come on lah!!… give me a break.!!! Not enough the baddy was not even convincing compared to former Die Hard baddies… oh well, …. It was a good effort anyway 5.5/10… ok lah 6/10 …no no wait…I will not give in… 5.5/10 ok lah ok lah... it was nice watch Bruce in his best all time action hero character... so 6/10 for Die Hard 4…. (Cant wait for die hard 5… after a triple by-pass surgery McClane will be even harder to kill……… Yippee Ki Yay ^$**< fish head curry%%*!!!!)
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Hey, wasn’t the Hungarian F1 GP really exciting. NOT!!!!... sheeshkebab lah… I need something better to do during F1!!!…. Knitting perhaps? …
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9 comments:

tihtahpah said...

eh..u've seen The Full Monty before?
-from the gal-who-felt-Indianish-at-karaoke-last-nite

Gallivanter said...

Yup, BABEL sucks.

Pixelated Mo said...

TTP: Yeah, a long long time ago...
-from the Indian that thinks he is English...

D: yeah lah... i dont know why it was norminated at the Oscars oso... luckily never win.

Sleepless in Dallas said...

thank you! finally someone who agrees with me that babel wasnt all that it was hyped up to be. I remember watching it and after a while going. Wait.

I'm confused. Why are we switching back and forth?

So not worth my money. You know what was though?

Harry Potter. now we're talking business.

Pixelated Mo said...

Pri: i watched Harry Potter last saturday and i thought it was rubbish...

I liked to starting where harry and his cousin (is he his cousin?)gets attached by those scary floating beings thingy'......but the movie went downhill from there lah.... it was good in a few places... but it was like the last Harry Potter movie all over again..

tihtahpah said...

hate hate hate harry potter!

Fiona-Jane said...

What???!!!! How can all of you think that Babel sucked??!!! It was SOOO good!!! Now I'm starting to doubt myself. Maybe it was the beers. No no no, there were two other people with me and they all thought it was good!!!

And Crash! How can you not like Crash??!!

Pixelated Mo said...

Ti: I think they should have made Harry Potter into a mini series or really really big budget series... then they can cramp everything into it... I think they wld have made more money that way...

Fi: Dont get me wrong I did like Crash... i was comparing with other 'connection' themed movies

sabrina said...

Ooh yes yes yes...the Red Violin was such a beautiful movie....absolutely fantastic!!!! And of course the fact that Samuel L J was in it was such a plus la!