We went to see Uwe Boll's new 'masterpiece' Friday evening, ALONE IN THE DARK, and for a 5:45PM showing I was rather surprised that we were the ONLY two people there for the showing.
It wasn't as bad as HOUSE OF THE DEAD atleast, but it wasn't great either. I'd say it was about two steps lower then AVP and I really liked AVP. I'm just wondering how this ass keeps getting handed directing jobs when he obviously can't direct. Look at the editing in this movie and you can tell the editor must have cried after getting the dailys cause there were scenes that literally went nowhere.
I really feel sorry for Christian Slater and Tara Reid who it looks like filmed a sex scene where the nudity ended up on the cutting room floor or Uwe's personal stash; if that's what they filmed it was the most pointless R rated sex scene EVER! It was two 15 second shots and then they're awake and back to work.
This is one of those movies where you'll watch it for people getting killed and shit blowing up, of which both happened with little and no reason.
All in all... don't even waste your MVP rental on it when it gets to Hollywood video... complete waste of two hours. Shit, the preview for THE CAVE before the film was better then the whole movie itself, and THE CAVE looks just plain stupid.
(edited by Cerebus on 29.1.05 0331) Cerebus: RIP 1977-2004.
"What do you think it's like being created by a manic-depressive, paranoid schizophrenic, hypochondriac, misogynist with delusions of grandeur and a messiah complex?"
I really got a kick out of the San Francisco Chronicle's review. This movie absolutely got PANNED, being called "...the best Ed Wood movie never made."
Originally posted by the SF ChronicleAdd a few oral sex jokes and replace the actors with marionettes, and "Alone in the Dark" could end up with rave reviews as a sequel to "Team America: World Police."
This has got to be the best movie review I've read in ages.
"Tell me Leroy Wells didn't just steal my gimmick!"
Real Steel is a rock-em, sock-em robot movie mash up of Rocky and Over The Top aimed squarely at 12 year old boys. But if you are one, or think like one, it's a knockout. Review with SPOILERS at Back of the Head (backofthehead.com)