Continuing a trend tailor-made for the Twitter generation, here are my quick takes on a few recently-watched genre-related films.
My brief thoughts follow…
- Jonah Hex (2010) – A weird western in which a bounty hunter has the ability to talk to the dead. Despite this, minimal fantastical elements and not very interesting. Even more awkward when you consider the presence of Megan Fox’s stereotypical character, whose sole purpose (besides the eye candy) is to provide some sort of leverage used by the baddie John Malkovich.
- Priest (2011) – Standard “Good Guy vs. Bad Guys” fare in a fertile post-apocalyptic setting that didn’t quite disappoint, but didn’t surprise either.
- Another Earth (2011) – I knew not to expect a traditional SciFi film in this serious drama about a tragic accident that occurs on the night another Earth is seen in the sky, but the metaphorical syrup was poured on a little thick and it was ultimately just too artsy for its own good.