Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Battleship, MIB

Slow week, too much work, not enough health...

"Battleship" is a dumb movie; hostile first contact stories that don't end with humanity dead are, by definition, dumb. But I saw a couple of reviews that implied that the thing had a soul in spite of that, and I had a layover between work and a dental appointment. I'm glad I saw it. Yes, the film is STOOPID in many ways, but there are a few wonderful sequences that are worth the price of admission. The first is an incredibly romantic and funny bit involving a chicken burrito and a taser, and the other involves pulling a battleship out of mothballs on the bounce, which sequence punched several of my sentimental buttons and had me in tears. (As an aside: One of the critics failed to notice that there was a six year gap between the chicken burrito and the soccer game, a fairly critical plot point that the director did NOT underscore heavily enough. So, mistakes on both parts, but the director's was MUCH worse.) In the end, I can't actually recommend the movie, but I am glad that I saw it.

"Men in Black III" is very much more of the same, with the interesting addition of Josh Brolin doing an extended and brilliant impression of Tommy Lee Jones. If you liked the first two, you will like this one; we did.

Uncle Hyena
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