Sleepless in NC

I watched two movies during the night/morning and liked them both. Neither had very good ratings so I almost skipped them but I'm glad I decided to watch them despite the bad reviews.

Now, granted many people would not like the first movie, Shoot 'em Up, and most people would not enjoy the second move, George and the Dragon (AKA Dragon Sword) but I liked them. Maybe I was in a very forgiving mood this morning 'cause both movies were a little off the usual path.

Shoot 'em Up is a frantic action flick that lives up to its name. It's more a spoof of Tarentino films than anything else but it's done in such a strong straight forward style that it lives on its own merits not only as a spoof. It got a score of 7/10 on IMDB, but they're very forgiving on that. The critics on Rotten Tomatoes only gave it 59/100 and I can see their point. This movie is nonstop action, on steroids!, and the often ridiculous fight scenes can be almost insane. But, at least to my eyes, it really works. I thought all 3 stars, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, and Monica Bellucci were quite engaging. And what a combo of characters they play: a black ops man with no name; a mastermind assassin; and a wet nurse prostitute. Wow.

George and the Dragon is a movie that appears frequently on SF Channel and most people think it's pretty bad. It garnered 5.7/10 on IMDB and wasn't even reviewed on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet the cast includes James Purefoy as George, Piper Perabo as Princess Lunna, Michael Clarke Duncan as Tarik, and Patrick Swayze as Garth. Puzzling, eh? The scenery was good, the acting so-so, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story line of a returning knight from the crusades who wants nothing more than a farm of his own (and two head of cattle, mind you) but gets involved with a search for a missing princess--and then there's the dragons too. LOL

Maybe it's just lack of sleep has impaired my critical faculties... so maybe I should go get some sleep.


GA Girl said…
Hope you got some sleep, it's affecting your posts (see post below) ;)
Shephard said…
My poor (78 year old) mom accidentally rented "Shoot 'em Up" from NetFlix. I don't know what she thought it was, but boy did she get a surprise! True story. lol We're still laughing about ... what was it... a bullet-proof vest for the baby?? lol

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