Monday, July 10, 2006
The Great Yokai War and "Super-snore"
I saw Superman over the weekend, and it was a bit of a let down after all the hype. Thankfully, Kevin Spacey and Parker Posey (as the villians) kept it somewhat enjoyable. Brandon Routh definitely wasn't to blame, because his performance was eerily spot-on. I guess the trouble for me lies with Kate Bosworth. Her overly serious, joyless Lois Lane fell flat for me. Not to mention my suspension of disbelief was shattered everytime I saw her flung around a plane/beaten by henchmen/knocked unconscious by metal doors, only to emerge bruise-free, and looking as if she just starred in a Revlon commercial. By hey, that's Hollywood!
On the other hand, the most fun I've had at the movies recently was when I went to see "The Great Yokai War". Check out the still (above) from the film! Doesn't that look like fun??? The hilarious part is, it's a kid's movie, yet it was the weirdest, most twisted thing I've seen all year.
Here's a blurb about it, just to pique your interest:
"The flick kicks off in true family film fashion with a nightmare vision of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, a slinky female demoness (played by Chiaki Kuriyama of KILL BILL VOL. 1 and BATTLE ROYALE) in a short skirt and wielding a whip, and then the birth of a goo-covered, flayed, screeching cow fetus who prophesizes the apocalypse. It's a miracle kids in Japan can sleep at all."
Here, read some more:
The Great Yokai War