April 18, 2004

Frinklin on the Movies

The Mrs. Frinklin and I went out the movies yesterday afternoon. We decided-check that, I decided and she let me- to see Hellboy. Again, I'm a great big geek (just ask her) so I kinda have to see all comic-book movies. At least it wasn't The Punisher, that I have to see on my own. Anyway, it was... okay. I enjoyed it, it was typical big, stupid summer movie fun. Ron Pearlman flashes some with while buried under the Hellboy makeup, and director Guillermo del Toro keeps the pacing quick. However, the movie is overloaded with goofy "occult" references, and spins a lot of bizarre alternate history like Rasputin being the (immortal) villian, WWII not ending until the mid-50s, things like that.

We also saw three memorable previews. Van Helsing: which looks very similar to Hellboy. Sky Captain and World of Tomorrow, this looks very cool to me, but judging by the reaction of the theater, I may be the only one to see it. We also saw the preview to the utterly abhorent White Chicks, a vehicle for 2 of the less-talented Wayans brothers. They star as two FBI agents who have to impersonate Hilton-sister knockoffs. Yes, you read that right. This makes Juwanna Man look brilliant by comparison.

Posted by Frinklin at April 18, 2004 01:34 PM
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