June 25th, 2005

Crookshanks Words: Liddow

Movie reviews

Hi all,

I haven't done an installment of the official arrmaitee movie reviews in some time, so I figured why not.



No seriously, that's my review. The movie was a fairly predictable spaghetti western is space, with some of the worst acting that I have seen in the theater in some time. First, there was absolutely no chemistry between Padme and Anakin. I mean, Frodo and Sam in the Lord of the Rings had a hell of a lot more chemistry then they did. Moreover, Anakin literally "menstruated" his way from being a Jedi in-training to becoming Darth Vader. It was as if the actor Hayden Christensen thought, "Gee, if I pretend to be a bloke with PMS, people will believe that I have undergone a radical emotional transformation and embraced the dark side of the force in order to save the life of the one woman I am not even remotely attracted to... Right.


I liked this movie!

Unlike Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman, Brad and Angelina have incredible chemistry - and it doesn't hurt that they are both really sexy actors playing hired assassins running around in form fitting clothing and brandishing big guns. Overall, they made the film sizzle. Moreover, the movie was really funny and a lot of fun to watch. So y'all should definitely see this one while it is still playing in theaters. My only criticism of the film is that it is a bit forgettable. I mean, two weeks after seeing it, I don't remember that much about the film other than it was a lot of fun at the time. But what's wrong with that?



It's weird when you see a movie and a week later you're still not sure if you liked it. First off, I never thought I would find Christian Bale attractive, but weather the bloke has "matured" or he's had some work done, he actually looked good in this film. However, Katie Holmes reminded a bit too much of Lolita - I spent the whole film waiting for her to start batting her eyelashes and sucking on a lollipop. Moreover, Katie Holmes and Christian Bale had about as much chemistry as Hagrid and Fang (my apologies to the H/F shippers). That being said, Batman Begins was a lot better than the last two Batman films, and it was actually fun to watch (notwithstanding some GLARING plot holes). But what erked me was a scene towards the end of the film where the writers tried to condense about an hour worth of character development and internal reflection between the two leads into ten lines quickly recited by Katie Holmes, which left the viewers thinking, "What the fuck?"