Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Movies for the flu season

...starting with:

Varg Veum - Tornerose (2007)
I'm starting to like these movie adaptations of Gunnar Staalesen's novels. Also refreshing is the fact that the directors/producers/whomever is in charge of casting picked someone outside the way overexposed Pia Tjelta/Ane Dahl Brun/Aksel Hennie trio. Still; "Tornerose" is a kewl Norwegian movie.

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Honestly, this wasn't so bad. Sure; I've got a soft spot for Jackie Chan, but all things considered, this is pretty kewl. It may not have enough monkeys for some, but if you can't enjoy a simple action-comedy like this, then boo on ya.

Jason X (2002)
Finally, somebody managed to stop Jason Voorhees by trapping him in a cryogenic chamber. However, 450 years from now, some "scientists" on a discovery mission from Earth II ('cause the original Earth is of course left barren due to pollution, wars and what have you) pick up the froze carcass of Jason and plan to display him in a museum. Now these "scientists" of the 25th century appear to be more occupied with prancing around in hotpants and halter tops and having sex with each other than with doing actual science, and this allows Jason to wake up, merge with some machinery and come out as a new and improved killing machine. The tenth installment of Friday the 13th is actually watchable.

16 comments:

Pigeon said...

Damn the pitch of Jason X seems attractive !!!

No, just kidding, will watch snakes on a plane again !!

Anders said...

How's the new Veam flick compared to the old one, Bitre Blomster?

Anders said...

That's Veum, not Veam.

Wilhelm said...

It's almost as good as Bitre Blomster, in my humble opinion.

You need to check out Jason X though; that's where it's at!

Anders said...

Have to go through Jason 1 to IX (or Friday 13th I to MMXVI) first, though.

And as I understand it, another Veum movie is coming next month and then yet another in April. Better start watching those flicks; with this tempo they soon are gonna rival Police Academy in quantity... ;-)

Cathy said...

It may not have enough monkeys for some, but if you can't enjoy a simple action-comedy like this, then boo on ya. (about Rush Hour 3)

Nope, definitely not enough monkeys in it for me :P
I'd love to see Tornerose though. Did you guys rent it?

Cathy said...

Oh, almost forgot: boo on me :)

Wilhelm said...

*Boo*

;-)

Yeah; we rented both Bitre Blomster and Tornerose, and I warmly recommend them both. Which probably means y'all will stay good and clear of them, I suspect

Cathy said...

Which probably means y'all will stay good and clear of them, I suspect

LOOOL

No, I'm actually eager to see a norwegian movie. A non-weird one. I suppose "Sleeping Beauty" is 0 risk for that criteria. Will watch it for sure.

Wilhelm said...

Kewl.

Now it's back to watching Jason, Seagal and JCVD for me

Anders said...

Just wondering: Do the lastest Veum flick reach the quality level of the JCVD movies?

Wilhelm said...

While I still maintain that his earliest ventures such as Bloodsport, No Retreat No Surrender and Kickboxer are totally kewl action flicks, there is no denying that his star has been descending for quite some time now.

Anders said...

While I still maintain that his earliest ventures such as Bloodsport, No Retreat No Surrender and Kickboxer are totally kewl action flicks, there is no denying that his star has been descending for quite some time now.

Yes, I agree. I mean, even in action flicks, being well built and speaking english with a heavy accent gets really old, really fast...

Wilhelm said...

Still; at present there are only two asskickers in action movies, and one of them is Stallone......

Matt Damon is the only one from the "new" generation of actors that can pull off an asskicking role. Yes; that includes Brad Pitt.....

Anders said...

Are you kidding about Stallone, right? After seeing clips of the new Rambo flick, I feel sorry for the dude. He should have stayed far away from that one...

Wilhelm said...

Haven't seen any clips or nothin
from the new Rambo movie, but based on his Rocky Balboa performance, Matt Damon is the only guy out there in major motion pictures (if only The Rock would get more major roles) who can challenge him in the asskicking department.