Archive for July 6, 2011

Bare-knuckled Robots and Distracted Minds—Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Posted in Review, Samuel C. Doob with tags , , , on July 6, 2011 by sdoob

For all its manic explosions, swishing asses, Shia LaBeouf having temper tantrums that appear all too real – like director Michael Bay can work him into such a state of anger LaBeouf barely has to act – and, of course, giant robots battling to the death only to repeatedly get shot down by another giant robot offscreen at the last minute, Transformers 3 (in 3D, of course) did not distract me. 

So I would like to say this to you:

If you’re having troubles in your life – emotional or otherwise – don’t see the movie.  Like me, you will spiral down into a dark hole during the first hour and a half.  (Running time: 2 ½ hours)  Your eyes will remain focused on the screen, but your mind will be elsewhere: somewhere ugly, somewhere bad.  Continue reading

This Time, we’ll add a Monkey: The Hangover pt. II

Posted in Review, Samuel C. Doob with tags , , on July 6, 2011 by sdoob

There’s nothing new to say about this that I haven’t heard before.  A carbon copy of the first one, but more hollow.  Not that the first one was exactly Wayne’s World meets Leaving Las Vegas.