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 (2 years ago) Permalink
plz tell us you snuck 40'z into the screening
― Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
no alcohol involved
But it would be funny as hell drunk
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink