What movie did you LAST watch?
Salt- Insultingly stupid action-thriller constructed out of a screenplay full of dated Cold War nonsense that would’ve been preposterous by the time Ronald Reagan left office, redeemed considerably by slick direction from action-espionage veteran Phillip Noyce. He gives the action scenes a nice kick, and the whole thing is basically a riff on the Hitchcock “on the run” formula. Nice central performances do their best to sell a risible script. Enjoyable Hollywood junk food.
Overlord- A JJ Abrams-produced pastiche of WWII action picture and horror film, it’s not entirely effective as either, but still fun as what it is. Light on characterization, it has a deliberate genre gearshift halfway through, culminating in a festival of splatter to satisfy gorehounds. A few nice set pieces, and though the characters are mostly just swaggering archetypes, the actors seem to have fun with them. Can’t quite find the balance between elements to be a classic example of either genre, but while it’s a bit of a mess, it’s a very entertaining one.
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