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%%*!!!!)
Hey, wasn’t the Hungarian F1 GP really exciting. NOT!!!!... sheeshkebab lah… I need something better to do during F1!!!…. Knitting perhaps? …