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Sucker Punch

This was an interesting film! A while ago I wrote about The Tourist and complained about how it didn’t really do any genre well, thus appearing to be a confused and pointless movie. Sucker Punch also drew on features from several genres, but used them well, and used enough of them fully that I didn’t feel too disappointed about what wasn’t explored.

The plot was based on a video game structure. That structure being that you finish a mission and then you are given a new one, when you finish all the missions, you’ve won the game. The film itself was largely an action film, and certainly had sufficient action that you feel this has been done properly, unlike The Tourist. It was also a psychological thriller to a certain extent, the one alley that could have been explored much further, but that really would have dragged the movie out much longer so I can’t really complain! Continue reading

Merry Christmas! :)

Thought I should pop in to bring you all the season’s greetings!

I’d love to see the nativity story filmed one day as a thriller. It’s actually quite a freaky story. A bunch of (apparently frightening) angels appear to different people, a baby is born in a pretty disgusting out building, and then they have to run for their lives from a violent king… All in all, quite different to the fluffy sheep we’re used to seeing. Anyway. That’s for another time. This year, I’ll leave you with these lyrics by Relient K, who perhaps quite nicely sum up the purpose of Jesus’ birth:

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Saviour
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

Feliz Navidad! Maligayang Pasko! Merry Christmas! :)


I finally saw it! Yesterday. On DVD. It was good. I mean, I don’t regret not seeing it at the movies. I’m not a believer in spending up $NZ15 to see something you’re not genuinely interested in seeing.

It wasn’t confusing. I managed to keep up with what was happening, it was all very well thought out and well written/directed.

Leonardo DeCaprio has never been a great actor in my opinion. His success has mostly been reliant on being chosen to star in really good movies.  However I’m yet to decide who I would pick to do a better job of it, so no big deal! The rest of the cast was great and I really enjoyed their performances, especially Ken Watanabe, (of Last Samurai fame) and Ellen Page (from Juno). Continue reading