June 27, 2009

Awesome, not good.


My good friend Feldman, once upon a time, whilst attempting to explain Transformers (the relatively recent movie of a few years ago, not the animated one from the 80s or the new sequel) described it as “Awesome. But not good. Just awesome.”

As an aside, this would be a good summary of the hilarious review of the new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at IO9.

I eventually watched Transformers, and I’m inclined to agree. It’s awesome in that it’s exciting and action packed and so loud it makes your ears bleed, and after you watch it, once you’ve recovered a little, you wonder what the heck was going on, and why the plot made no sense. And you start to understand what having ADD must feel like on a daily basis.

Anyway, I found another movie that’s not quite as awesome, but definitely also high on the awesome/good ratio. It’s called Dead Snow. It has coeds, and zombies, and nazis, and chainsaws. It’s great. And by great, I mean awesome. But not good. Sarah and I loved it. Go watch it, or rent it, or probably download it with cruddy homemade subtitles like we did. And let the awesomeness wash over you.