My Favorite Review of 2009 - The Part-Time Critic

Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Favorite Review of 2009

A long time ago, in the summer of 2009 (boy that seems forever ago doesn't it), Terminator: Salvation came out, and I was actually pretty stoked for it. Despite people's claims to the latter, I kinda enjoyed the director's previous outings (McG directed Charlie's Angel's and Charlie's Angel's" Full Throttle), have always enjoyed Christian Bale, and really enjoyed the trailer. Well, the film premiered and we all were rightfully not impressed. Probably the best thing to come out of the whole mess (besides the mid-film action sequence), was this hilarious review from Walter Chaw of Below is my favorite excerpt and I've linked to the whole review. Enjoy. (Keep in mind, this reviewer does use some vulgar language)

Excerpt: "The movie pretends that it's about discovering that which separates humans from machines--an idea of "functional equivalence," if you will, that Duncan Jones does a much better job with in his zero-budget Moon than McG does with in his small-country-GDP-budget Terminator Salvation. But what it's really about is blowing stuff up real good for two hours. A tanker blows, a gas station blows, a field of satellite towers blows, a hole blows, and, accordingly, the movie blows."

As a bonus, here is an excerpt from Roger Ebert's review of Transformers 2

Excerpt: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination."

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