Only if the hippos are something more like Brick Top's pigs in Snatch
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 06:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just occured to me that what the hell is Liam Neeson doing in the U. S. Navy?
Also occured to me that "TRANSFORMERS + Neeson speechifying" is a really good selling point.
― I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Neeson is more American now than anything. Didn't you see Taken, where he donned the stars and stripes to shoot the shit out of foreigners?
― Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think the citizenship test is now just doing the "i have a particular set of skills" monologue
― goole, Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
― bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
lool so apparently I'm seeing this tomorrow for a work outing.
Boy o boy I'm so excited to see Tim Riggins Joins The Navy, Fights Transformers
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
The only reviewer that matters (aka Rick Juzwiak, the man who helped codify Punisher: War Zone as the slice of genius it is) takes it on:
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Rich Lawson's opinion carries more weight with me and he liked it.
― polyphonic, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
Um...so I saw it this afternoon and I actually kinda dug it.
I know. I'm still working through the realization, lol.
It kinda felt like, Sunday afternoon tv movie rerun, like watching Independence Day or something and just laughing your ass off at the sheer ridiculousness and fun of it all. It was weird.
No matter how much I eyerolled through the lead up, the stuff with the USS Missouri in the final climax was really fucking cool. I swear. I couldn't help myself. I had to grin like an idiot.It totally tapped in to the silly war movie thing without being all 'MURICA FUCK YEAH, totally tapped into the Navy thing without being a recruitment movie... they even use a Gulf War vet amputee as a landlubber hero in a sidebar story and it's a little corny but...I dug it.
It was over the top and it knew it, is what I think it was.
I would have hated it if like, Bay had made it. But Berg just seemed to have fun with it. Didn't take it too seriously, didn't make me watch ten thousand hours of indecipherable giant robot battles...and they did some cheesy shit with working the game into the movie that was kinda funny. And I got my wish: Plemmons and Kitsch pretty much acted out "Landry and Tim Riggins Join The Navy" in almost exact versions of their characters in Friday Night Lights.
I give it 3 out of 5 navy jet flyovers :D Good dumb fun.
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 May 2012 03:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
plz tell us you snuck 40'z into the screening
― Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
no alcohol involved
But it would be funny as hell drunk
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:59 (1 year ago) Permalink