Tagline: The Battle for Tomorrow is About to Begin...
Plot: After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
My Rating: 7/10
Would I watch it again? Do the kids like to jump up and down on Angelina Jolie's lips?
I love serials of the 30s and 40s and this flick is right up my alley. It's got the look and feel for them. Fantastic. The score by Edward Shearmur is great, especially the rousing hero theme. The design of the giant robots are cool as hell. Law was a blast as the hero, Paltrow can sometimes get annoying with that pouty look (but not nearly as bad as Rene Zellwegger) and Jolie is good for a change. I think the eye patch helped a lot...less of her face is visible. And the payoff of Paltrow's obsession with her camera is tremendously funny making it easily one of the best, abrupt and original endings I've seen. I would have loved to have seen this in a theater back in the 70s as a kid. It's too bad they won't be revisiting these characters again. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Hokey smokes! I'm going to the Sundance Film Festival!!! From January 17 - 26, 2013 I'll be freezing my walnuts off in Park City, Utah watching a shitload of movies and hanging out with people who want to hang out with movie stars.
The plan is to update the blog daily for those 10 days on everything I watch. I'm sure it ain't all going to be pretty but it'll be one helluva time. Look for updates to occur at the end of each day.
I am in no way associated with Umbrella Entertainment. I just LOVE what they've done with the Drive In Delirium movie trailer collections. Each volume has 4 DVDs with 12 hours of more than 300 movie trailers. They look fantastic and they're grouped by theme. When I found out about them last year I snatched up the first two volumes that were available and they instantly became my favorite trailer comps (I've got over 200 trailer compilations, btw). Whenever I have guests over I'll toss one of these sum bitches in and entertain the hell out of everyone.
Volume 3 was just released on 5/2/12 and I received it days later (review coming soon). I love it. It's not as risque as the other two volumes but it is a goldmine of classic sci-fi and horror trailers from the 50s - 80s. I cannot say enough about how wonderful these are to watch and I just want to get the word out to anyone who digs this kind of stuff as much as I do.
These are Australian releases so they're in the PAL format. Umbrella Entertainment is also located there but I received mine in the US in just 6 days!!! Very fast shipping. Thanks, guys!