Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Glory, Prometheus, Rock

Spent much of the week working while ill. Also managed to fight a minor skirmish against the Green Vermin, and see three movies.

"For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada" was a surprise, an historical drama about a bit of history of which I was entirely ignorant. It seems that the Mexican government declared war on the Catholic Church during the late 1920s. It turned into a VERY nasty, bloody business. The movie is workmanlike, but a bit plodding, thought the story transcends that. As far as I can tell, the movie is accurate to the major events. among other things, it explains why "Catorce" is a sort of warrior mantra in Mexican culture, something I had been vaguely aware of without knowing why.

"Prometheus" is visually stunning, but also STOOPID. Imagine a SyFy Original script made into a movie with a big name cast and an A-list budget, and this is what you would get.

"Rock of Ages" is a musical built around a "Save the Venue!" story using covers of late-80s songs. The problem is, many of the songs they chose were kind of lame, most of the covers of the good songs were kind of lame, and the whole thing falls kind of flat. Some of the performances are excellent in spite of this, though, and there is a truly amusing trained baboon...

Uncle Hyena
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