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Chick Flicks - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
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Chick Flicks
After reading some not-totally-negative reviews in SFX, I thought I'd spend a couple of hours of my life watching Æon Flux and Underworld - Evolution.

Quite unexpectedly neither was a complete waste of time, despite more than one cringing moment with each. I loved the design of the first film and it's nice to see that in the same way that more-beautiful-people-than-others-fly-in-TV-land - in the future we'll all be pretty - or is that only the pretty ones will survive - except for a token Pete Postlethwaite.

It's a complete travesty that Kate Beckinsale's bum didn't win any awards for a second Underworld outing, but she had a lovely self-repairing costume and it has to win "best use of Helicopter in hand-to-hand combat".

Deep and thought provoking they are not - fun they are.

I also watched Episode One of Popetown - The banned TV series they didn't want you to see!. Don't bother. Not because it's offensive against the Catholic Church - just because it's rubbish.

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mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: May 9th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Lovely bum or no lovely bum the first Underworld was so rubbish that as I said at the time of it's release "short of Kate Beckinsale turning up at my door, driving me to the cinema, buying me a drink and some minstrels and proceeding to blow me throughout the entire duration of the film I won't be going to see it".

And now it's out on DVD my feelings haven't changed.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 9th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
You're easy to please aren't you...

Admittedly when watching films on PC it is possible to watch it in short chunks and do other things in other windows - which helps.
mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: May 9th, 2006 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not hard to please.
From: miss_perdita Date: May 9th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, there's not much in the world I like more than a shapely lady in a latex catsuit.
That said, I found Ms B to be strangely sexless in Underworld. I was worried I might be broken, but upon viewing other ladies in similar outfits, I realised if was just her.
How queer!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 9th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
The outfit was very clever. Especially the way she got shot in the chest with a shotgun, cut on the legs etc. etc. and it healed along with her.

Nice!
From: miss_perdita Date: May 9th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll take your word for it. I think I'd be happier seeing her in just her undies...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 9th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
She doesnt like them apparently.
From: miss_perdita Date: May 9th, 2006 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear, how awful...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 9th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
lol
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: May 9th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed them both too.

A film is a good film if it does what it says its going to do, neither of them promised to be any more than lightweight entertainment and they delivered exactly that. Bad films are ones that promise more than they deliver.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 9th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Exactly.
mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: May 9th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree completely, no film snobbery here...but I didn't find Underworld entertaining so for me it didn't succeed even in light entertainment stakes.
toxicpixie From: toxicpixie Date: May 9th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I laughed & laughed & through Evolution. It is a comedy, right?

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie
miss_soap From: miss_soap Date: May 9th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I liked Æon Flux; it was stylish and nice to look at.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 9th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I can be very shallow about such things - so yes. If I ever worked in cinema, I'd want to be a production designer.
kingandy From: kingandy Date: May 9th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Never mind all that. How were the coats?

Also does scott speedman get his shirt off again?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 9th, 2006 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Shirt off? He hardly ever has one on...
kingandy From: kingandy Date: May 9th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
See, now you've made me want to see it.
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