Thursday, November 29, 2007

Planet Terror

Planet Terror (2007)

Written and Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Naveen Andrews, Bruce Willis, Michael Parks, Rebel Rodriguez, Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson, Tom Savini, Quentin Tarantino

Okay, so my novel's done, officially, I can get back into my daily routine, so to speak (I watched this movie, like, two weeks ago, so I might not remember all the details. Just bear with me).

Part two of Grindhouse, following Death Proof, involves a biological weapon getting released from the lab or whatever and turning the population of Texas into pus dripping, flesh eating, scab encrusted monsters (eek!) and it's up to a group of uninfected survivors, blah blah blah, girl with a gun for a leg.

She has a gun for a leg! That's the most retarded thing ever. I mean, how does she fire?

Okay, this probably isn't the most retarded movie I've ever seen (I'd really have to think hard about that one), but it's up there.

Unlike most of the other retarded movies I've seen, this one just didn't seem to care. It was supposed to be retarded. Which makes it the retarded action sci-fi zombie related horror movie of all time.

((Please excuse my enthusiasm. I seem to be in some sort of mood today.))

It's also a total gross-out bonanza. Think The Thing but more disgusting. It was enough to make me cringe, and I am relatively hardy (I guess - some people are probably laughing at my squeamishness right now, but compared to some of the people I know...). Has something sort of in common with Slither maybe, but way more over the top.

Anyway, I liked the grainy quality, except it annoyed the hell out of me whenever I saw a BlackBerry. The CGI stuff was very good (I watched the making of thing on the DVD, which was pretty cool). I dug that music...

Yeah, so it was just total mindless fun. A hell of a lot better than Death Proof which was probably the slowest damn thing I've ever sat through (again, this is an exaggeration - I did sit through Krakatoa: East of Java).

It's actually kind of like what From Dusk till Dawn should have been. It's the same kind of movie, but much, much better.


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