Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Celluloid #114

In Theaters

Hanna (2011) Wright - It was really refreshing to see a teenage girl action hero (not dressed like a skank) and a woman as the villain in this film. Hanna is basically a feral child raised by her assassin father to be able to protect herself and essentially get revenge on this woman who caused Hanna to live in hiding in the woods anyway. While I enjoyed the basic premise, the soundtrack got a little too wild at times and many of the action sequences felt a too much like a music video. 3.5/5

In Home

Mon Oncle Antoine (1971) Jutra - Lots drinking and yelling in this Quebecois small town where everyone knows everyone else's business. All of the boys are scoundrels, but in a playful way. Benoit is our young protagonist and through his eyes, we are exposed to the mysteries of love and death. He also has to overcome his uncle's unhappiness with life in the country. 3.5/5

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958) Wood - Aliens are trying to make contact with Earthlings to basically tell them to cool it with making bombs because eventually their stupidity will destroy the entire universe. For some reason the plan also involves reanimating corpses for use as thugs. Strange and campy. 3/5


Cassy said...

Lol now I really want to watch Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Still I lack any desire to watch Hanna


The Bootch Manifesto. said...

So I actually ate a *cough cough* brownie before I watched Hanna, and I agree with you about the music, because it felt like I was in a rave for two hours and I stressed out. LOL. Anyoo. Love you RARR.