Friday, November 12, 2004

Movie Reviews

Because of the long Veteran's day weekend, I rented a few movies from Blockbuster to pass the time. I went with The Girl Next Door and Dawn of the Dead.

Dawn of the Dead

Ooooh Zombies! That can run! Sometimes they catch people and, if bitten, those people become zombies too. Unless they get completely eaten of course. Yada yada Shoot them in the head to kill them.

There is some character stuff in there too but that's basically the movie. They don't explain where the zombies come from. The plot is basically that people hide out in a mall from zombies, start to go stir crazy, try to leave, and carnage ensues. There isn't a conclusion really, the people just get out of the mall. If you want to see zombies attack, zombies getting shot in the head, and people getting eaten/turned into zombies, this is the movie for you.

My rental copy had some trouble playing in the PS2, but I think its because the rental got beat up. Your mileage may vary.

The Girl Next Door

This is a lot like Risky Business (with Tom Cruise) only with pornstars instead of prostitutes. Some parts are very derivative from that movie, but others are original. For instance the limo scene after the prom reminded me of the infamous train montage in Risky Business. The beginning and ending are quite good, but the middle is pretty slow. Its an ok movie for a rental, but I wouldn't bother buying it.

From the Unratedness of the video I honestly expected more soft-core stuff. Frankly the nudity is pretty mild (compared to say American Pie) and the language wasn't especially obscene (just a few Fuck!s).

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