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Thursday, August 28, 2008

One Sentence Reviews

I think I'm overdue for another rousing round of One Sentence Reviews. But first, since I'm finally taking the poll down, for posterity's sake I will say that the final vote regarding what caused the dent in the airplane's nose was this:

Superman, you can be a mean drunk.

Let's do some reviews.

God of War 2 (Playstation 2 Video Game): Meet a legendary Greek hero, kill a legendary Greek hero...what could be better?

His Dark Materials (Fantasy Series by Phillip Pullman): I loved the first book, liked the second one, and struggled through the third.

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008 Movie): Really, for the name being what it was, Guantanamo Bay had little to do with this but if you loved the first movie you'll like this one.

Into the Wild (2007 Movie): The sense of tragic inevitability makes for an interesting viewing experience.

The Watchmen (DC "Graphic Novel"): Wholly dark and depressing but overall a good comic made even better when I realized it was written in 1986.

Babylon A.D. (2008 Movie): I thought it had a chance to be a cool futuristic action movie but when a director pans his own movie I'm suddenly not instilled with confidence.

Disaster Movie (2008 Movie): I have not seen this movie yet but I can guarantee you this is one of the most unoriginal, painfully unfunny pieces of trash this year.

Summer Olympics (2008): Just when I thought there was nothing lamer than the Olympics the NFL preseason comes along.


  1. When did you see Babylon AD??

  2. I didn't, but I was willing to see it because it looked like it could be a fun, futuristic, action movie.
    I was just pointing out that a movie's own director talking about how bad the movie turned out is a red flag to me saying that I probably shouldn't waste my time.

  3. Wow, I hadn't heard that from the director. That's kind of...sad. "So yeah, I made this movie, but it sucks so don't see it."

    The Olympics and the NFL Preseason are also similar in that much too big a deal is made out of both of them.

    PS Corey Feldman makes me laugh. Is she crying because she's touched, because her ears hurt, or because given the choice between crying and laughing, crying has a better chance of keeping Corey from flying into a rage?

  4. The Olympics are lame?! Clearly, you did not watch women's beach volleyball. Or you did, but your junk doesn't work.

  5. Dude, women's beach volleyball is just one event out of approximately 1,565,824 other lame Olympic events.

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day, but that doesn't mean it isn't still lame the rest of the day.

  6. Yeah, if you click on the Babylon A.D. picture it will send you to the article I found about this.
    Basically, the director blames the producers for editing the movie down until it was "pure violence and stupidity."

  7. "pure violence & stupidity" sounds familiar.


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