New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each
The Raid: Redemption (limited) - Yeah, right, "Redemption" really adds so much.
The Hunger Games - I'm not starving, but I could eat.
The original title for The Raid: Redemption, was -well it's an Indonesian film, so obviously not in English- The Raid. Nice. Simple. Adding Redemption to it is pointless if you ask me. Doesn't tell you anything more about what you're seeing. Problems with the title aside, holy frijole, I want to see this film. It looks brutal. No, that's not enough emphasis. Brutal. That's better. I've heard it described as the best action film in years. The film in short is about an apartment block that houses a drug lord and his crew. A swat team planning on taking him in secret gets found out, and find themselves locked in, having to battle their way out. If you're a fan of action films, this will not be one to miss. Especially since A US remake was already announced awhile ago. It's only limited this weekend but it should expand in the coming weeks. Hopefully nearby cause its limited run isn't hitting my area.
But that's alright, because this weekend is spoken for anyway. And what do you know, it's also a bloody film. I haven't yet read The Hunger Games, but I've been hearing about it from friends for awhile. I've already figured on breaking down and reading the book, but that can hold while I watch the pretty flashing lights on the big screen. Ooooh, shiny... It's been compared to films like Battle Royale for its themes. Doesn't bother me in the least. It's dark and dystopian, and that's always a win for me. You know, not in reality. In reality it bites. You know what I mean. At any rate, it's filled up my dance card this weekend.
So what you guys seeing this weekend?