Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I Won't Be Back

Seeing as the rash is clearing up nicely, I thought I'd risk an outing in the G-Wiz to Westwood Vue last night. Given all the publicity surrounding Christian Bale's luvvyfit during the making of the film, I assumed there'd be some top method acting, characterisation, plot, story... y'know, all the things that go to make up a good movie.

Sadly I was very much mistaken. Despite some effective sci-fi action sequences, the whole edifice deteriorates into a 'what shall we do now?' shambles of bullets and explosions, culminating in a fleeting glimpse of the Governor of California, topped off by a truly desperate attempt to justify a sequel. There's nothing in this sorry effort that even echoes the novelty, wit and suspense of the original Terminator series.

So honestly, do not risk permanent hearing impairment by seeing this film. Despite inserting the F1 grade earplugs I wear for outings on the old throbber, I'm still deaf this morning. Worse still, Westwood Vue managed to cock up the first five minutes of the film, resulting in sound but no picture. When they finally managed to restart it, they didn't start it at the beginning. Oh no, they started it about five minutes in, missing out one of the few key plot moments. In the words of Bale himself: 'What the f*ck are you doing? Are you professional or what?!!!?' Hasta la vista, baby!

10 comments:

Peter Checksfield said...

I think I'll stick to my collection of Norman Wisdom DVDs...

Lucy Mail said...

Something we really didn't need to know, Peter!
Have you thought about using a tissue?

Anonymous said...

Instead of supporting Vue why not go to the Carlton as Westgate and give your hard-earned money to an independent cinema? Cheaper as well and they usually have the same films as Vue anyway.

Dick Rubin said...

You could come over to my shed and I'll pop on a couple of classic Super 8mm films starring Rod Steel and Suzi Bangalot.

kirk said...

my flatmate said it was a bit crap, unlike Star Trek, which was lush.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes, ST was so good I went twice! Must have been the bucket of Coke I bought for £4.90.

Maybe I'll toddle the 50 yards along to the Granville Theatre and Cinem and risk the smell of old socks next time.

I thought the Carlton had carked it?

Anonymous said...

No, the Carlton is still up and running. Try the website reeltime-cinemas.co.uk for their programme.

Anonymous said...

A Small group of humans doing battle with machines destroying the world,
Hey it sounds like SMEG taking on Manston .

With any blog subject there is only one degree of separation , to take you back to the airport.

Eastcliff Richard said...

I like the analogy 6:02. For 'Infratil' read 'Skynet!

Adem said...

I went to the Vue to see T4 tonight and thought the film wasn't too bad actually and definitely and improvement on T3.

I know what you mean about the booming sound though...