God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

Movies, Deep And Otherwise

Just got finished watching The Order. It didn't do well in theatres, and I can see why: it makes you THINK. Frankly, I loved it, and I plan on buying it...thought it kicked ass. It made me curious, and it kept me wondering if it was going to explain certain things, and it both did and didn't. Did, in that it gave me enough story to make things make sense and tie up the loose ends; didn't, in that it didn't stop to give me a screamingly obvious bunch of plot exposition, for which I was thankful. In fact, there was only one thing that never seemed to get explained (which gets to me a little), and even that I can live with.

Screw what the critics have said, screw what anyone has complained about this movie: see it. Beautifully done, interesting story, and worth giving some thought to. A few of you might get this, and the rest of you can just infer: by halfway through this film, I had already constructed enough storylines involving it to run a game for a good three years, real time. I'm talking as long as my much-applauded Red Steel campaign, or the old Ravenloft one (remember those, discordian and multi_jinx?). Man, did it ever make me miss gaming, all over again.

Dammit, aren't there any of you in the area that want to do some gaming? *sigh*

As movies go, I do have another you ought to look into seeing: Scorched. Not an amazing movie, but cute, and fun to watch once. Woody Harrelson and John Cleese, and some other people who don't matter, in my opinion. Not for everyone, but, like I said, cute. I enjoyed it.

And now, on to add to my collection of crappy horror flicks, I'm off to watch Cabin Fever. I have extremely high low hopes for this one...hell, when I rented it, the guy at the video store asked if I'd seen it, and when I said that no, I hadn't, but I love bad horror films, he immediately brightened up and said "Well, you'll love this, then...I haven't gotten or heard a single good review of it yet." When even the store clerks (who are supposed to talk up any and all the movies) are admitting it sucked, you KNOW it's bad. Whee!

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