With the exception of Shaun of the Dead, what makes a truly great zombie film?
By the way, it starred Milla Jovovich.
Founder member of the, “We like predictable zombie movies when they star Milla Jovovich society”.
I watched The Expendables tonight. As a whole package I don’t think it worked very well. The dialog was poor and they didn’t really do enough to make me give a crap about any of the characters, so it just decended into a bunch of fights and explosions with nothing to really string it all together.
Having said that, there were some elements that I thought had potential. It was quite cool to see fighters from different disciplines working together or fighting each other. I’m not talking about X could beat Y in a fight. I just mean the physical dynamic between the people. Seeing Jason Statham and Jet Li double team Gary Daniels was kinda fun. Seeing Steve Austin fighting Randy Couture was interesting too. The fight scenes weren’t executed as well as they could have been. There was some serious talent available but it wasn’t really made to work.
The Last Airbender is really hard to make a judgement on. At some points the acting is really cringeworthy, followed by scenes with Dev Patel who is really cool. There are sections of dialog that could have been written by a five year old, then visuals that are absolutely fantastic.
I’m sure kids will like it as the problems with the dialog will probably not matter to them, and judging by the popularity of the Harry Potter and Twilight series, acting is not of prime importance either.
I hope they make the next two in the trilogy as I would really like to see what other visuals they come up with.