10 years have gone by, and John is living with grandma from desperate house wives. He is no longer immortal, nor able to heal as well as before.
His old colleague is living with a different sort of pig. Broken after attempting to out John with a "factual" account of what everyone thinks is a sci-fi story, "The longest night", about a 15,000 year old man. Needless to say, that career is ruined.
But hey, the millennial B&E crew find the book. From there on it becomes a serious of immoral, soulless, illegal, violent, and asinine steps taken by these nimrods. Add in religious zealotry....this turns into a cluster of epic proportions.
Themes... broken people trying to bring others down?
Just... yeah.. missing everything that made the first movie great.
I'm sitting around this computer, laughing at these trailers with my team.
First off, there is no American born individuals on my team. Lack of diversity? We have every color and culture. And I can't say it was any different at most of my jobs. A majority of my applicants speak English as a second language.
As far as women, most engineers admit a bias towards hiring them just to get some gender diversity in here. But the bottom line is women never even enter the comp-sci courses. You don't need to see a documentary for that. Just attend a 1st year comp-sci course.
Bottom line... lack of diversity is just a ridiculous lie. Lack of women in software dev, is a lack of interest on their part.. before they even experience the field. Period. Quit putting a fake spin on this.
Spoiler alert. There is not a single redeemable character in this movie.
Yes Pastor Oblivious, someone is trying to kill your wife. Yes, the Norman Bates looking guy isn't just following her to give her a message. How would that make any sense? Doesn't he have a voice? "Excuse me kind lady, I will follow you silently into the women's room to show my strong Christian values". No, loving husband, you don't leave a wife who almost died to go on some retreat. Doing so makes you an a-hole. Nora, the pastor's wife, the only morally respectable character with a spine, melts into jelly as soon as things heat up. In a life and death situation, you don't just sit there, but take risks... or at least pretend to have a pulse. If you want to watch a movie, where the protagonist sits on her hands while grandma pushes her around or b-slaps a guy twice her size, then this is your movie. If you want anything remotely sensible, this is not. Absolutely ridiculous plot.
I rented this one, seeing a >8/10 review from some 25 people. I can't say it was anything but a waste of money. I'm a huge horror film fan, and watch anything that comes out and doesn't get abysmal ratings on here. I had to watch this one in fast forward. The initial dialog, and characters were interesting. Acting seemed fine. Once the creature and killings enter in, we are left with incoherent camera flashes, and a claustrophobic mess. When we finally see the creature, we understand why they decided to hide it till the end. The quality of the creature effects definitely are the bad. The story the ugly.. and the acting, and characters... the good.
The film had a lot of things done very well. Others very badly.
I give this movie a 5/10. 5 points for the special effects, art direction, camera work, acting. Well 5/5 points. The other 5 points the script gets a 0/5. Damn, I'd be poed to be working on this project and produce such good work, only to be destroyed by the ridiculous story.
The story is a swish cheese slice of ridiculous plot holes and retarded character decisions. Check the other reviews for details, I'll spare you and just say, to make this work, and save it, would require minor edits to the script that somehow just didn't make it in. Like.. make an accident look like an accident and not a scene from Hostel.
In university classes, most professors suck as teachers. They are lectures you attend to find out what will be on the test. Not because of some huge teaching ability shown by our instructors. They are there due to their research ability more often than teaching ability. Hell half of them barely spoke English in the math courses. "Substraction" one Russian prof would say. We learned on our own because we wanted to succeed.
Yet we seem to learn to be doctors, and lawyers. Elementary schools, however are different. Different in the sense that kids are forced to go, not because they want to go. Different in that they have become more babysitting services then classrooms, where all manner of problems from the home turn what should be a place of learning into a day care. Inner city kids are NOT what was portrayed in this ridiculous video. Those portrayed are the select few that educators wish where the majority.
Absolutely ridiculous plot, most likely written by someones grade 3 son.
Then we are hit with ridiculous implausible twist after twist, leaving us not caring an ounce about anything or anyone. The premise.. the father with the dark past was great. Even the true history of his ex wife. Past that point, the story, along with the movie goes straight to the toilet bowl, leaving us hating the Jackass who wrote it for stringing us along.
Sometimes with these ridiculous revenge plots, we just lose belief.
What was missing... "medically accurate" is just plain false advertisement. I'll skip out all the medical details, but they could have done into a little more detail to make things more believable, and fill in some plot holes. .. how did they get onto and off the lawn without ripping every suture? They didn't do so well just going up the stairs at the end. And something that just kept bothering me, kept making the film look fake was the wrong angle / position for the actors mouth to anus attachment. Looked more like mouth to above tailbone. A little more time could have been spent explaining things, and making it more plausible. How exactly does the girl swallow the mans feces without vomiting, out her nose, and into her lungs drowning herself? The "lets wound but not kill the villain scene" was a bad bad oh so bad cliché that did ruin things.
The ending was however excellent.
This documentary hits a topic with so many angles, so many interesting stories, that the movie is just so easily done. Picking on religious fanatics is like picking on the retarded kid. It is so easy it is just wrong. I mean how hard is it to make these people look like nut bags? To make them contradict themselves, you just let them recite more then a verse or two. I do like when he jumped back in forth between people of the same religion and showed them completely contradicting themselves.
I just think he could have done something a little more creative. The part with the neurologist talking about brain activity was never fleshed out. It could have been interesting to show brain scans of people during religious fits compared to drugs, or sex, or ???? He could have played more on the women all rejoicing over the Passion play that looked more like a snuff scene in a new Rob Zombie movie. More could have gone into the history of John Smith, the Mormon founder who had quite the colorful past. Delve into science v.s. religion. One is a very methodical, very strict process for increasing the confidence in theories. It builds on itself from a solid bottom up, a new layer on top of a more proved layer. An enormous burden of proof is required each step of the way. The other starts at the top and comes down with unchallengeable claims. It is so, because well I said so.
Done right I'd say turn it into an HBO original series hit a different religion every week.
It was an eye opener about one thing. I must have been blind. Good ole G.W.Bush... no wonder he got elected. He had the religious majority. And well... now that is the blind leading the blind.
Bill Moyer.. Well.. what can I expect from a guy who hands out at Sutra in Newport beach?
I don't mind these guys taking a camera and goofing off... bringing copies around the office, but when you go to this extreme to b.s. people into watching your day off with a video camera... I just *hope* no one buys a copy of this.
Cool... they even put themselves on this website.
I miss the days when IMDb wasn't bastardized by this kind of b.s. But I guess integrity is as rare as talent. Compare this to a near zero budget indie film like "In the woods" by Sam Raimi.
But the details of the story, the lets teach someone to fight or be an assassin by beating him up, training with live metal, cars chases and car flips that could only be performed through calculations on a NASA supercomputer, adrenalin junkies jumping from skyscraper to skyscraper.... And everything is over dramatized, straight from the creative writing story of an 8 year old.
Rated "R" for ridiculous... retarded....
If you shut off all reasoning, and just go for the thrill ride, and seeing A.J. naked booty, it is worth it. You know, like a porno.... don't try to think or reason, just enjoy.
So here I am, a Winnipeg raised, U of W educated California transplant, hoping to watch a funny movie, or even mildly entertaining movie about Winnipeg. I am sooooooo . Disappointed.
Why?!?!? Some movies are stylish or eclectic for artistic reasons. "300", Cashern, "Island of lost children", "Sin City" are good mainstream examples. Show a story from a different perspective. This move was simply "odd" for the sake of being odd. It had no entertainment value. I just kept asking myself..why??? what is the point of this scene!?!? Guy, come on at least write something witty for us. Winnipeg is an entire city with plenty of things to poke fun at. The Simpsons did a better job of poking fun at Winnipeg then you.
This film takes an honest view at steroids, and more importantly at the attitudes that push people towards altering "what god gave them". If anything it should make people realize the problem isn't a single class of drugs that has been sensationalized, but a growing problem of body dimorphism. It is self worth, and self-esteem in a bottle. And there is nothing "biased towards steroids" about that message. If anything it is simply one of several performance enhancement methods he demonstrates.
I know to many the movie seems biased. But to anyone who has done the research, it isn't so much this movie is biased as the media depiction of these drugs is as ridiculous as the media's depiction of marijuana in "Reefer Madness". People are so bombarded with misinformation about drugs in general in America, that when they are shown something honest, it rocks their point of reference and they feel it is biased.
What this documentary is, is eye opening, honest, and very complete in it's presentation. More so then any other documentary I've seen on the topic.
But the zombie kids... they are about as creepy as a bunch of french mimes. Ignore the fact that they look like school children in their Sunday best and not mine digging zombies, enjoy the atmosphere, watch it in the dark, and it is definitely worthwhile.
But don't look for any originality here. I mean none.
I'll take mediocre. Not much around as far as good horror, other then Asian films.
The good: The acting, the scene work, the script, directing, well to be honest, they are quit good.
The bad: Plot holes, and well honestly the zombies. The zombies? Yes. Ridiculous and campy. Night of the living dead was down right creepy. Slow, unfeeling walking dead. These are more like insert infection, my face changes color and I walk like I'm on a tight rope.
The many many plot holes: - Loggers, chainsaws everywhere. Guess what, other then dispatching a downed zombie, these awesome weapons are never used. They needed Bruce Campbell. - Infection spreading. Throughout the movie the heroes are doused in blood. But no one gets infected. The only infections are caused by exposure to the red sap, or bites. Ridiculous. - The group are a disorganized cluster. Given how easily they dispatch these zombies, if they were organized, or half as organized as the other loggers, they could have been on a hunting trip, not a survival mission. - The "others". The other loggers who have little to no fear of the zombies, and take sport in shooting them. Why didn't they just go out and clear the forest, with their weapons? - The helicopter snipers. WTF??? They would have themselves dispatched anything moving.
Turn your brain off, and just enjoy some mindless entertainment.
Can I waste a whole crew of extremely talented individuals and countless millions to make a movie based off of a bad hangover induced dream. I won't bother making any sense of the script. I'll just put in random things and claim it is "art".
This was just done to make the audience feel stupid, and lead to a dead end (no pun intended)
10/10 production value. 1/10 story.
Expect to be disappointed.
- Cannibal Holocaust - Jungle Holocaust - Cannibal ferox And many other fun filled films.
Except Mel's Apocalypto had 10% of the storyline and sociological statement of the previous ones.
Then again, I still think take out the religious affiliations, "The Passion" is a glorified snuff film. Prob because I've seen those kinds of movies before and can actually compare them.
The basic premise tribe A captures tortures kills tribe B. It is as black and white as all of Mel's movies. I.e. it shows an innocent family life, and then an invading force made of purely evil two dimensional characters.
If you want to see some mindless, but somewhat fun action and brutality and you don't mind disturbing images.. this movie may work for you. Otherwise, steer clear.
Anyone who doesn't see this, and mel's movies for what they are, needs to rent some good old fashion "smut" and do a comparison.