Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Expendables, Machete, and Scott Pilgrim

The Expendables

It seems that everyone and their dad saw Expendables and loved it. Others, like Moviebob, SpoonyOne, and myself, did not.

The best way to sum up my feelings on Expendables is simply the word "blah". It doesn't bother with making the characters likable, the movie is just emotionless drones going to an island I've never heard of and blowing it to Kingdom Come. I kept asking myself, "How can a movie with this many explosions be so boring?" The only part I liked was the conversation between Stallone, Willis, and Schwarzenegger.

They say it's supposed to be a tribute to '80s action movies, does that mean that the action movies in question also sucked?


Machete seems to be on the same wavelength as Expendables, except it's interesting to watch. It's about an illegal immigrant badass who decides to form a rebellion against a bunch of vigilante immigrant hunters and Robert de Niro.

I'm not saying that Machete was a godsend, I still felt that same lackluster feeling afterwards but at least it had some memorable characters, cool, gory kills, and interesting action. Not to mention it encouraged me to think about my views on immigration, weird huh?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Easily the most enjoyable movie out of the three. The movie tells an interesting story by way of gimmicky video game logic. It's fun, fast paced, and hilarious.

It's the best video game movie that wasn't really based on a video game.