Melissa and I went and saw this yesterday in 3D. It was fun. Like a date. We even bought popcorn. Something I haven’t done in a long time. They had these popcorn seasoning shakers you could put on it. I got an extra bag from the guy behind the counter (what a weird word “counter” I can only assume its origin comes from “the place where money is counted” or something) and put this really good parmesan cheese seasoning on it along with some salt and butter. Best popcorn I’ve had in a long time.
Anyway, the movie was entertaining at best. It’s biggest problem was lack of story. The 3D was cool, especially in Alaska with the trees and beach. The real stuff, not the computer generated stuff. The main bad guy was horrible. Do they think we’ve forgotten about Agent Smith from the Matrix already?!! Absolute ripoff of that character. Some of the action scene were cool, but of course, over the top.
But otherwise it was your typical tough chick(s) in tights who knows martial arts, kicks the ass of a bunch of faceless guys in motorcycle helmets and zombies. In a completely mindless way that’s entertaining. But when you realize you’ve paid over $25 to see it, you question why you didn’t wait for DVD. I mean I know why, it was the 3D. I’m a bit of a sucker for the James Cameron 3D system and the previews did make it look cooler than it was.
But I’m just tired of these stereotypical movies. I want to see something happen that I don’t expect. Like one of those faceless motorcycle helmet wearing guys suddenly be so much better than the others and not get his ass kicked. I’m also sick of these stereotypical character types, like the badass silent type or sniveling prick or comic relief. Try developing some characters that are a little more mixed up.
Anyway. That’s my review.