Yup, I'm lacking the imagination to create a decent title for this post. Nevermind. On to the "flix", shall we? The first is, as you've probably already guessed by looking at the picture above, Cloverfield. Apparently, thanks to a viral marketing campaign, everyone and their mother knew about this movie, or at least knew "something" about it. For me, sitting in this little corner of Europe, the first glimpse of the movie came from the usual tv spot some days ago, so I had to do a little research on it and the results were promising. Monster movie, lots of action scenes, Manhattan crumbling into pieces, all of this filmed in a little hand-held camera. Cool!
For a Blair Witch Project nut like me, this sounded really good, and now I can't really say that regret watching it, but I'm not thrilled either. The movie is pretty interesting, the monster itself is rather unique, the action/destruction scenes are pretty well done and the hand-held camera gimmick is nicely done, but still it's not one of the best movies I've seen. Still, give it a try if you like monster movies.
Now, this is my shit! Now, before I continue, I must say that I'm not the biggest Rambo fan out there. In fact I don't even remember seeing any of his movies from start to finish, just some scenes here and there when they passed on tv (saw almost the entire Rambo 3 last week on AXN). Still everyone knows who Rambo is, and I am no exception so I knew the basics. He's a badass who kills lots of people, that's pretty much all you have to know.
Anyway, on to John Rambo, aka Rambo, aka Rambo IV (whatever the fuck you want to call this movie). This movie kicks ass! It's a brainless, gory, spectacular action movie done right. The plot is weak, like in basically all action movies, but it's at least coherent and not fucking ridiculous like in Dragon Wars. It does the job, and it's job is to put Rambo in the middle of the action. Oh, and there's lots of action...
Wikipedia says: "Rambo holds the record with the most kills out of the entire Rambo series, with 236 kills and an average of 2.59 kills per minute." Fuck yeah! If Rambo is already fucking deadly with just a knife or his bow, when he gets hold of a .50-caliber machinegun near the end all hell breaks loose, limbs start to fly off and blood starts to rain. Trust me, it's just fucking awesome!
So, the point is, if you like a good action movie and you're not easily impressed by severed limbs and exploding heads, you owe to yourself to see this film. NOW!