Movies watched lately

Sunday, February 6, 2022    Post   364 words   2 mins read
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy: I did watch them few years ago but couldn’t remember shit except Gwaihir should have carried Frodo into Mordor and so that he could throw the One Ring into Mount Doom, thus freeing up about 8 hours of our time. The CGI is quite bad for 2022 standards, the story is good (as expected from J.R.R. Tolkien), some of the actors are really good (hello Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett), some are … not good (Orlando Bloom shield-surfing, really?). The trilogy is definitely not getting on my list of favorite movies.
  • Deep Impact (1998): The usual Armageddon Hollywood flick with good-ish actors, fine drama but utter shit USA propaganda. I did enjoy the drama and action but I totally expected the Americans to change the trajectory of the comet to make it crash into South China Sea. Or the USA president to fist-bump the comet. Take a hint, Hollywood. Morgan Freeman, while a great actor, is totally not-believable as the USA president, if I wanted to cry I’d talk to my mother. “Look at the bright side, we’ll all have high-schools named after us”, but then again that’s not a high threshold, says Mount Stalin.
  • Interstellar (2014): I watched it before and I liked it more the first time. Matthew “McRednecky” is not one of my favorite actors to say the least, Matt Damon’s role has absolutely no sense whatsoever (omg, humans need to socialize, was that an Instagram ad or something?) and the part where the protagonist is a voyeur in his daughter’s room the whole time is just plain creepy. For a pretentious movie the science doesn’t make a lot of sense and everything is pretty much reduced to “humans are selfish but there is redemption after all”. No, there isn’t.
  • Underwater (2020): A really good action flick by William Eubank (Love, The Signal), with Kristen Stewart and Vincent Cassel, set at the bottom of the ocean where a drilling rig encounters something. The pace of the story is really amazing and kept me interested all along the way and also I heard there are two endings to the movie. It’s Alien meets Event Horizon, good action.