The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
What was with the loom of fate?
Nothing. It was a plot device so they could kill people while retaining the illusion of the moral high ground.
As action movies go, I enjoyed it for its cinematography. It was a very pretty film in just about every way. But it makes absolutely no sense. Literally, the moment you start to look beyond the pictures they show you, there are problems. Physics problems, plot problems, character motivation problems, and likely lots more problems that aren't worth listing.
Wow, and I could have saved several hundred words of my review. *bangs head against keyboard* Why didn't I think of this?
My review: Had they kept the original story about the Super-Villain council that controlled the whole world it would have made more sense. No mamby-pamy mumbo-jumbo about a foogle that tells them who to kill in order to save the world. Just the son of the world's premier assassin that must realize and use his genetic gift in order to claim his inheritance. He does, and in the most killingist way possible. It's a glorious goofy orgy of comic-book bullet physics and a golem made of evil fecal matter. No silly curving bullets either.
Another case of Comic Book > Movie... until you get to the last two pages of the comic books. They're a giant middle finger to the reader, so in this case, the movie ending was far superior to the comic book ending.
A mixed bag, I think. The whole "I'm saving your lives" should have been followed up by somebody saying, "Well, duh. It's your fault for f*cking with the sacred loom o' doom." *glak* *glak* "Well, can anyone else read the loom? The job is currently open."
Hey! I got dibs on the one word movie review.
Angelina Jolie's physical appearance is growing more bizarre with time.
The theater poster, which focuses on her tattooed, undernourished over exercised arms aren't doing her or the public any favors.
That is *not* what healthy human beings look like.
Hell, Geek, the only redeeming thing in the entire film was a full-posterior nudity shot of Jolie getting out of a bath.
Trust me, she looked FINE from that angle, and I didn't even mind the tats.
...the only redeeming thing in the entire film was a full-posterior nudity shot of Jolie getting out of a bath.
I enjoyed the movie. It may not have been the most totally intellectually stimulating of film, but it was fun.