Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Another Odd One

I had a dream in which an ex-girlfriend and I were solving crimes. I was mute and she had to interpret my gestures and various frowning expressions to the audience of assorted officers of the peace. At one point, we ran through a subway tunnel. I may have shot at a suspect. Thinking about it, this dream is rather allegorical for our relationship. Except for the subway tunnel and the shooting.

Maybe that represents my pursuit of love and the self destructive nature of my heart? The tunnel could represent my fumbling approach to emotions and the shooting would then symbolize my ill-advised manner in which I attempt to emotionally involve myself in my relationships.

Or I could have been thinking about the X-Files movie trailer I saw before Wanted, which I saw with my ex-girlfriend. Don't even get me started about the cobags who brought a child younger than 4 to that movie, or the other cobags who let them bring the child into the theater. Fuck it, next time I wait for the damn DVD. The movie sucked, too. The scene my companion found most amusing was ripped off of Equilibrium.* I kinda feel bad for Timur Bekmambetov because there were a lot of great touches in the movie but there were some aspects that were just plain dumb. A fraternity of assassins named The Fraternity. Really? Was The Order too close to that movie about witchcraft titled The Order? Also, a fraternity with Angelina Jolie isn't exactly a fraternity. I guess frarority still sounds fucking dumb. Why not go with The Weavers? or The Fate Guys? or the Curving Bullet People Who Also Sometimes Go All Matrix And Jump From Tall Building to Tall Building Despite Their Being No Indication or Support of This in The Context of The Movie?

Ok, I have to admit that just about every action scene was frigging cool, kinda the way Ultraviolet wanted to be, but the suspension of disbelief was ruined by some of the goofiness of everything. The director does have a singular sense of humor that really brought a shine to some parts (the "I Quit" scene) but also took away from other parts (Morgan Freeman saying "fuck" or "motherfucker" is not enough).

Anyway, it should do well enough to avoid turning the director into a pariah, which is nice because I really liked Night Watch and Day Watch.

* I don't really mind that it was ripped off, I just want to sound cool by pointing it out.

16 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Ex-girlfriend dreams? Is that a sign?!

The 4 year old at the movies is about as bad as the 8 year old at the Don't Mess with the Zohan movie. Especially when the mother felt the need to explain sex, condoms and other very adult things in the cinema to her child.

Chuckles said...

Good lord. Talking during a movie?

I have this vision of a bubie with a very thick New York accent talking rather loudly while explaining these things to her grandson.

And then that same grandson explaining these things to his therapist twenty years later.

dontEATnachos said...

Well, Wanted made a ton of money. So even if the movie sucks it's going to be a money maker so this guy will get some more work.

I ended up seeing WALL-E and The Hulk instead but I'll probably check it out on DVD.

Von said...

You went to the movies w/ your ex?

mdh said...

Were you, perchance, shooting at someone who was already in the tunnel, ahead of you? ahem.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

If you don't like talking at movies, don't see Sex and the City-the Movie!

Bubie was a 30 something rotund Latina women with two cute kiddies.

Chuckles said...

Like my rotting corpse would be caught undead at Sex and the City, AG. Seriously, what in all the hells could make you think I would ever see that travesty of a film?

mdh, yeah it was all dark and steamy in there. Pretty humid. Like a bad episode of the X-Files...I think I see what you might mean.

Kathleen said...

YOU WILL DO AS THE LOOM OF FATE COMMANDS

dontEATnachos said...

The real question is how well does the LOOM OF FATE do against the commands of the WHEEL OF FISH?

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Seriously, what in all the hells could make you think I would ever see that travesty of a film?

If it meant you'd get laid afterwards, your ass would be scouting the seats and carrying the popcorn.

Don't act tough guy with me when I have seen you play your little kiddie video games, mistah.

Chuckles said...

One, I would not go see Sex and the City even if it guaranteed Famke Jansen on my lap afterward.

Two, Guitar Hero is NOT a kiddie game. Do not disrespect the Guitar Hero.

LOOM OF FATE said...

You Must Eat a Peanut Butter Sandwich For Lunch Tomorrow

Jenny said...

Just got in from seeing "Wanted", though that's not what I left the house intending to see. SO freakin' marvellous! I've seen some bad movies in my time, but rarely one that made me laugh so bloody hard. There must be something wrong with me, though, because almost no one else in the theater seemed to find it amusing.

The icing on the cake: That one poor defeated squeak from the flying rat just after the clock hit 00:00. JMFC - WTF!!!

Chuckles said...

Yeah, Wanted was just oddly goofy. I think the trailers did it a disservice because it was much more of an action comedy, although it tried for some pathos and failed utterly.

mdh said...

I found a bar that has a weekly Rock Band night. I played for the first time ever there. Damn that's fun.

Chuckles said...

Well, that tears it. I'm moving to any city that has a bar with a Rock Band night.