|01.22.08||Alamo Village|| Everybody thinks this movie will suck but they also thought the last Rocky would suck and I liked Rocky Balboa quite a bit.|
OK so basically everyone in the theater sat watching the bad TV actors talk about peace or jesus or whatever patiently enough silently waiting for the violence to start. The early stuff goes on a bit long although the whole movie seemed to go rather quickly (maybe that's due to the very simple plot).
Then the violence starts. the spectacular cacophony of violence. It's fast-shuttered and visceral and raw and worth watching even though all the blood is digital but who cares. People get blown up, huge holes appear in people chests, heads get lopped off, etc. Most of the shots were so quick that you barely have time to register how awesome the gore is so you don't notice the cheap CGI but the last guy rolls down a hill and it's very noticeable. Shame.
And really if you think about it, the action climax is really kinda lite. I dunno, I enjoyed myself in the moment and there's definitely something to that but afterward I was hit with a feeling of "that's it?"