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Ong-bak 2 (2008)
What a let down
I agree with other reviewers that this movie was over directed to the point where it was clear that everything was intended to be over the top and in your face all the time. The storyline was so confusing and under-developed that I had very little idea about the plot even until the very end. I did not feel connected to this film at all like I did with Ong Bak 1. Even the fighting was less impressive.
Except for one very small clip, they cut out all comic relief in this movie, which was a bad decision in my opinion, and instead opted for almost complete over the top emotion, drama, and action.
It wasn't terrible, don't get me wrong. It's worth a watch, but after the spectacular presentation of Ong Bak 1, this was a real let down.
Babylon A.D. (2008)
I read the reviews of this movie before watching, and honestly I was confident that I would like the movie despite the overwhelming bad reviews. After all, folks were very hard on the Riddick series of which I am a big fan. I also really enjoy watching Vin Diesel. In my opinion, he has the kind of screen presence to make great movies. He also fits well with the sci-fi genre because he plays mysterious characters so well.
However, the bad reviews for this movie are really true. The movie makes almost no sense. I appreciate when some movies wait to fully explain things in the end, but this movie makes one feel like an explanation is coming at some point -- yet it never comes. At the end of this movie I was truly dumbfounded. It was like reading a book that had pages ripped out of it. I feel so cinematically violated. Better luck next time Vin. You're a great actor in my opinion, and I hope to see you in more great sci-fi.