Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Bad Girls is pretty much your typical Doris Wishman (Nude On The Moon) film. Shot silent, the camera never focuses on who is speaking, there is plenty of bad dialogue and a whole disarray of weird shots & cut-aways. I pretty much love everything from Wishman and I really dig 60's Roughies, so this one was a win/win situation for me.
Monday, August 30, 2010
What the hell is the Predator? I mean its obvious that its some kind of alien because if it isn't it would be pretty ridiculous for some giant lizard to have computer chips and large weapons but if it is an alien what the hell is it doing in the jungle? Wouldn't it want to be in a more populated area if its so damn hungry? Even crazier, according to the hostage, it has been there for years. She claims that when she was a child the villagers called it a "demon".
The movie explains nothing and it just doesn't make sense. Its a good thing that when I watch a 80's action, scifi, gore flick I'm not looking for much intelligence because this is the worst screenplay ever written. What we do have is some of bloodletting and dismemberment. It also has a whole slew of really bad one-liners along with big explosions and action scenes, all while Arnold strikes pose after pose and finds any excuse to show of his guns. So if you want a story, watch Alien. If you want mindless action and some gore this is the one.
They probably should have called this movie The Map because the whole stupid movie is revolved around a map of a cemetery. Not to mention the seemingly endless shots of the same boring map. The only thing they show more then the map itself is the little beads of sweat that is constantly building up on the main characters forehead. This of course was the filmmakers way of showing us how incredibly tense things are getting up on the Immortal Hills Cemetery. Come on, Couldn't they have showed us just one death scene? We hear a whole lot about how everyone who is listed on the map is dropping like flies but we don't get to see anything. Some how I managed to stay awake through I Bury The Living without fast forwarding at all but that doesn't mean I would recommend it to anyone. Unless of course you have a deep fascination with maps and sweat. you might want to pass on I Bury The Living and watch something better from the late 50's like A Bucket Of Blood.