February 20, 2010

Movies Opening This Week: WATER IS EVIL

Biological weapons of mass destructions aren't anything new, and if there's anything we can learn just by watching movies, water's solvent properties will lead the downfall of the human race.

The Crazies
Loosely based on George A. Romero's underrated horror film, The Crazies is set in a town that experiences a sudden plane crash, and the water supply becomes infected with a mysterious substance. People who drink it don't die, instead, they become crazy psychopaths who just kill for the sake of killing.

I can't really say that anyone can top Romero, but the movie looks okay, at best. The trailer is relatively spoileriffic as far as footage goes, but I have to admit, there were some promisingly "scary" moments. Dammit, it probably would've been more compelling if the trailer were to be cut to the footage that had the song Mad World alone. Scrap the speaking parts, the excess audio, all of that. That would've been some trailer.

Now you'll notice that this movie does have a few cops, and despite the differences in genre, the next movie opening this week is actually composed of cops as well.

The punny title is pretty funny, and Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis have surprising moments of chemistry. And really, in a buddy-cop movie, that's what really matters.

Still, I can't help but feel skeptical about this new Kevin Smith movie. Will it hold up to his best work?

Based on the trailer alone, the movie will feel pretty frantic, it will have its moments, but it will probably be forgettable. People keep saying that the red-band trailer (uncensored) fares better for the movie, but I have yet to watch that one.

Also, Sean William Scott sucks here. See the "stop repeating me" part. It falls terribly flat.

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