Friday, May 22, 2009


I wish Terminator: Salvation had gotten better reviews. I will still see it (Monday morning most likely) but my expectations are low at this point. The major concern I've had about this movie (other than the PG-13 rating) is the film's director: McG. The guy is sort of a tool. We'll see what the deal is the very least I expect to see some cool explosions and special effects.

From Netflix I have the Bollywood romp Chandi Chowk to China. If you haven't seen the trailer, I suggest you go to and check it out. And then tell me that it doesn't look completely off-the-wall-insane.

Also, over the last week, I've been watching the amazing, three-hour making-of documentary on the recently released Criterion edition of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It's a truly extraordinary behind the scenes look at how long it took to get the film up on the big screen. The painstaking digital process to create the old/young Benjamin is just mind-blowing. It really needs to be seen to be believed. Great movie; great doc. Check it out when you can.


Joel said...

I'm actually interested to hear your opinion about T4. I hated it, but we've disagreed quite a bit on quite a few movies.

The explosions are quite cool in themselves but filmed very poorly. The special effects are actually pretty impressive, but used in the worst possible ways. The cinematography is some of the worst I've ever seen, though.

But hey, these are just my opinions. I take sci-fi seriously and entries into this particular series very seriously. T4 just didn't cut it for me, almost ever. *1/2 all the way.

do you have a flag? said...

I am sure learning about the making of Benjamin Button has got to be more interesting than the movie itself. Everytime I think about that film I get infuriated.

Actionman said...

I loved Button. Loved it. It washed over me. It was just gorgeous to look at, and haunting from a thematic standpoint by its conclusion.

The doc is just incredible.