MegaZone (zonereyrie) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Two movies, a contrast...

So, last week I went to see Aeon Flux. I meant to post about it, and just never got around to it. Sorry about that - I meant to warn all of you to STAY AWAY. The movie was bad enough that I was generally so annoyed I even found the gratuitous skin shots of Charlize to be, well, gratuitous and annoying. I mean, the world looked vaguely like Aeon Flux, but it lost all the chaotic, nonlinear charm. Oh, and WTF was up with the wind tunnel? No, it wasn't windy - but part of the underground-sneak-scene was filmed in a large wind tunnel. Specifically the corners of one - the tunnel is generally oval, kind of flattening out with a 45-degree angle, and large curved vanes in the stream. As an aero geek I kept being jarred by that. "There's a large wind tunnel in the basement of the government building?" Anyway, I found the movie pretty, but not worth seeing. Maybe rent it. Though it isn't a complete loss, it gave us this comic.

So then, yesterday I decided to go see Syriana. This is a good movie. I find it hard to describe, but it is a kind of fictionalized version of real events and the connections between the oil industry, political unrest in the gulf, religious fanaticism, terrorism, and the CIA. But that's not really a good description, because it is all interconnected. There is one scene that intensely squicked me involving fingernails and pliers, but it was effective in doing what it was meant to do. It is really a social commentary, which Clooney seems to really be getting into. The last thing I saw him in was Good Night, and Good Luck - which I still think everyone should see. Fantastic movie. Anyway, Syriana is a good film. It could've been paced a bit faster I think, tighter, but in a way I liked the slow unrolling of the plots as they intersect. There was kind of a building feeling of inevitability and dread. I think it is worth checking out.
Tags: movies
  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded