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One day, while going down an escalator (Descelator? Descendor? No? Okay.) on some random mall I’ve been to, I found myself staring at this poster. “Oblivion. Tom Cruise.” it says, with the image of the waterfall-turned empire state building. This was obviously like at first sight as I’ve always loved post-apocalyptic movies partly because I want them to happen sooner or later.
In an instant I thought that this movie was worth waiting for. For 4 long months I kept staring at this poster while mounting on said escalator wondering when it will ever come out on cinemas. LOL it was there all along. “APRIL”. Yesterday I just watched this, and it felt great to have finally killed my curiosity.
The movie started by stating that it was directed by the one who did Tron: Legacy and produced by same people as Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I didn’t like the latter, so I ignored that to keep my expectations high on a movie I have been waiting for for 4 fucking months.
How was it?
I’m not a movie critic or anything, but I have only these to comment:
The movie is visually excellent. I’m the type of guy who likes movies that can suck people in. Landscapes of this post-apocalyptic world were well presented, though a little bit too lengthy compared to a lot of the other scenes. I’m not complaining – like I said, movies that suck me in and make me experience their world is an instant like.
WARNING: SPOILERS AND POOR ORDERED-LIST FORMATTING!!!!!!! If you don’t care, carry on lol. This block of text looks like something that came out of a geocities-made website during the 1990s.
1. Stupid Hoe
“You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe [x3]
You a stupid hoe, (yeah) you a, you a stupid hoe
You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (stupid, stupid)
You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (you stupid, stupid)
You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (you stupid, stupid)(stupid, stupid)”
“Cause I pull up and I’m stuntin’ but I ain’t a stuntman
Yes I’m rockin’ Jordans but I ain’t a jumpman
Bitches play the back cause they know I’m the front man
Put me on the dollar cause Im who they trusting
Ayo SB, what the fucks good? We ship platinum, them bitches are shipping wood’
Em nappy headed hoes, but my kitchen good
I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wisha bitch woooooooooooooooooould.”
There was one thing that caught my attention after a few minutes into the movie. The aliens aren’t freakin invulnerable!
Seriously. That’s pretty much it.
What I hate about most movies is that they show extraterrestrials as something that’s invulnerable, godlike, unstoppable, physics lawbreakers, etc etc. Well, this movie doesn’t. A bit. If you don’t like mini spoilers (though I’m not really spoiling the main point of the story), you may want to watch the movie first, then come back here, which I seriously doubt that you’ll do 😛
Anyway, the aliens come to Earth and fire at will on simply everything they come across. What they really want is our water, though I really don’t know why they had to land on cities. And why the drone controller had to be in a city.
What I really like about the movie is that the aliens aren’t really overpowered and invulnerable. They’re just in a different form. Sure, they’re bodies are extremely hard, and their ships and drones are super powerful. If you compare that to ships on War of the Worlds or Skyline, B:LA ships are nothing. In WOTW, unless shot at from the back, shields deflect nearly every projectile aimed at it. In Skyline, the mothership was nuked, but still survived. The only way you could think of the movie ending is through the guy who got turned into an alien himself.