Quick Reviews-Adventureland, GI Joe, and District 9

September 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm (Movies)

I do want to post reviews of my new favorites I Love You Man and Inglourious Basterds but for now i’m just gonna post these reviews in miniature form. I also intend to put in an Eternal Sunshine Review and a review of Gamer but that’ll be then. I’m gonna try to start writing my stuff fore-hand that way i’ve already got it ready.

Adventureland-Not quite sure what this was trying to accomplish, but it kind falls flat. It kind of aims for the “coming of age” style that Ferris Bueller and Superbad achieved, but there’s a big difference. The leads in both of those are likeable! The choice to not make this a primary comedy is a missed chance and the fact that all the characters do is moan, gripe, bang eachother and smoke pot, without comedy or some other likeable aspect, is kind of a fail in spite of some wicked great atmosphere and some charm. 3 out of 5

GI Joe-Nothing profound, incredibly stupid, but undeniably fun. About halfway through i release this was nothing short of ridiculous, and just started to have fun with it. The stunts are pretty good and the action fairly paced, but the camp-factor and the fact it’s cheesier than a Wisconsin Family Reunion make this one a little harder to approach for the older or well, wiser. But for those that are willing to turn their brain off and have fun with NINJAS! ACTION! EXPLOSIONS! it’s fun. 3 1/2 out of 5

District 9-The best out of the bunch, District 9 is a sci-fi classic for this generation. Incredible atmosphere, superb performance by Wilkus Van der Wright, and one of the most provocative stories i’ve ever heard makes this one a winner, although the ads can be misleading for the action crowd. There was a little trouble for me finding the right ground for the film-documentary, action, sci-fi, but as far as sci-fi goes, District 9 is by-far a winner. 4 1/2 out of 5

1 Comment

  1. The James said,

    I really wanna see district 9.

    GI Goe looks like a fun movie to MST3K.

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