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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The good, the bad, & the deja vu

Three new movies. One sounds good, one is yet another remake, and the third makes me say, "You've got to be kidding."

The one that sounds good is Battle: Los Angeles. It's another aliens-destroying-all-the-big-cities movie, but I can't get enough of that no matter how many movies they make. And I'm a big "monster" fan, so I love movies that have really good monsters and aliens. And really, if aliens did invade, would they be pestering two brothers at their rural house near a cornfield? No. They would invade and destroy the big cities. Yeah, the title is a little lame (okay, a lot of lame), but as someone who has a work-in-progress novel with the working title of Space Spiders, who am I to talk!

The yet-another-remake is Total Recall. As I was searching for news on this movie, most of the articles I read also included comments like, "This is a movie that should never have been re-made" and "why the hell are they remaking this?" Colin Farrell in Arnie's role? Have a hard time imagining it. But then I had a hard time imagining Topher Grace and Adrien Brody in Predators, but it worked. So who knows? I loved the original even though it was a little cheesy at times; but who doesn't love a little cheese? Of course, I'm a big fan of the Evil Dead/Army of Darkness movies, so maybe I like a lot of cheese.

And the oh-my-god-you've-got-to-be-kidding is Red Riding Hood. This one sounds so ridiculous that I thought it was a joke. However, I thought Sleepy Hollow sounded like a lame idea, but I ended up kind of liking it (but only kind of). So who knows. This one could end up being decent, too. But I'll definitely wait until it comes out on video to see it.

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