If this took place over say ten minutes that’d be fine, but this is a slow, ponderous film that seems to think we want to spend time exploring every two dimensional cliché as it lurches onto the screen instead of racing by them to the next one.
Where the film falters unnecessarily is in the multiple knocks to homosexuality and Christianity that really serve no purpose to the story of the film’s characters. Wigg’s Ruth Buggs discovers her faith was misguided but the Christian jokes continue, with most being completely unfunny; while two rednecks continually appear for the sole purpose of calling Graeme and Clive gay.
Another element that may aggravate audiences is the hand-held camera work employed throughout, it is unrelenting and often unnecessary so those with weak stomachs should be warned.
It’s no spoiler to reveal that A) They’re not on Earth and B): They’re being hunted, but even after the big reveal and an attack by Predator “dogs” this still manages to hold its nerve a while longer and build tension rather than just fling gore at the screen.
Not much is known about Super 8 – the upcoming 2011 science fiction film written and directed by film maker J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk – which is usually the case with any Abrams project.
Times flies when you are having fun / trying to remember if you called your Uncle “A Creepy Weirdo” after one too many Christmas Punches – so we might as well follow up WATCH OUT FOR | MOVIES TOP 10 WORST MOVIES OF 2009 with a TOP 10 BEST MOVIES list.
Ridely Scott’s Robin Hood and James Cameron’s Terminator 2 : Judgement Day getting the 3D treatment in the near future.
Let’s get this out of the way nice and early, putting aside the buzz and expectations – Avatar is truly spectacular.
‘Planet 51′ wont go down as a classic piece of cinematic history…
Paramount Pictures kept control of their relationship with the films director, Oren Peli, and has landed the U.S. distribution rights to his highly anticipated follow-up Area 51
Ridley Scott has revealed that the Alien prequel with be “… A brand new box of tricks”.