Our friends across the pond are churning out so many fucking animated films at the moment that the quality is becoming a little suspect. The main problem for myself is the 3D element that they all inevitably use to market their poor story driven fare. In my humble opinion putting on a cheap pair of plastic glasses that make you look like the kid everyone picked on at school does not make a film. Now due to unforeseen circumstances I ended up seeing Rango and to be honest I expected another 3D piece of shit so plus point number one was that it wasn't in shitty 3D. Plus point number two of course was it's quite simply fucking awesome.
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Why is it that every 3D film is so popular that it takes ages to seat everyone and they keep the sound down and lights up for the fucking trailers. I look forward to seeing those trailers on the big screen especially in 3D. But you can't see shit with the lights on. Start letting people in earlier you twats so I can watch the trailers in peace.
Right. Alice in 3D from Tim Burton - on paper that alone means this film will be awesome. Unluckily it wasn't to be so. It's a shame because I'm a big Tim Burton fan and don't think he's done much wrong really in the past, but this film is a real let down.
There was a period, a few years ago, where every other film that came out was a ‘gangster’ film. Far from being the social commentary of movies like White Heat (1949), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) or Scarface (1932), these ‘gangster’ films were populated by mockney (fake cockneys for those with only half a brain) wideboys with egos bigger than their dicks whose only claim to infamy was half-baked marijuana racquets and fixing underground boxing matches. Okay, so I’m picking on Guy Ritchie’s first two films, but he single-handedly ruined the modern gangster film. They have there place, sure, but all that these films said about gangsters was, they might be “shoot you in the face and spit on your twitching corpse” dangerous, but they were fucking idiots! But, as much as I loved Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, I yearned for something with a little more substance. As with everything, the fashion for retarded 'crims' and heist flicks has passed. It is at this point that Michael Mann returns to the genre that started his career, with Public Enemies.