“I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is, you can never ask me about it later, and we’re going to hurt some people.”
“…Whose car are we gonna take?”
As a mental note:
- The Imitation Game
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Terminator Genysis
- Hitman: Agent 47
- The Jungle Book
- The Hunger Games – Mockingjay 2
Maybe Kingsman and Entourage. Maybe.
This was in part to determine if I should buy an unlimited cinema subscription, something I’m loathed to do, and luckily as it stands there is no reason for it.
I just came back from seeing Interstellar and I thought it was very gripping, with an amazing set up, a bit of a predictable twist and a disappointing closing act. There are just so many nuggets of awesome in that film. The one thing I would have liked, is if it had been a little clearer that the wormhole near Saturn wasn’t the same as Gargantua, the super-massive black hole on the other side of the worm hole.
The film is getting a ton of shit online by some for being too cerebral, by others for being not cerebral enough and by a small few for getting the science wrong. I’m sure that in a few decades we’ll look back upon this film in the same way we look back on older films and laugh at how much they got wrong.
All in all, I liked it a lot.
The subject of spoilers has come up a few times in the last few days and as a result, I came to the realisation that I don’t mind spoilers because almost all film and television is so incredibly formulaic that I don’t need the spoilers to know what’s going to happen and how it’s going to happen. Very few things are a real Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense type twist for me anyway.
So, RED 2 was kind of funny, but there were two things that stood out; Byung-hun Lee, an actor I don’t think I’ve seen before, who really has the best goddamn hair in action films, and then there was this conversation, which made me laugh. A lot.
Marvin: If there’s one thing I love, it’s women and covert ops.
Frank: That’s two things.
Han: No, grasshopper. It is not.