JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/07/one-word-movie-review-wanted.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1215390683-593965  EricN at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 00:31:23 +0000

What was with the loom of fate?

jsid-1215395960-593967  TriggerFinger at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 01:59:20 +0000

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.

jsid-1215396891-593968  Yuri Orlov at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 02:14:51 +0000

Wow, and I could have saved several hundred words of my review. *bangs head against keyboard* Why didn't I think of this?

jsid-1215399029-593969  Kresh at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 02:50:29 +0000

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."

jsid-1215408297-593970  Steve at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 05:24:57 +0000

Hey! I got dibs on the one word movie review.

jsid-1215447842-593975  geekWithA.45 at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 16:24:02 +0000

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.

jsid-1215452878-593978  Kevin Baker at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 17:47:58 +0000

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.

jsid-1215458299-593981  eeky at Mon, 07 Jul 2008 19:18:19 +0000

...the only redeeming thing in the entire film was a full-posterior nudity shot of Jolie getting out of a bath.


jsid-1215562310-594049  cmblake6 at Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:11:50 +0000

I enjoyed the movie. It may not have been the most totally intellectually stimulating of film, but it was fun.

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