Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blade II

I am a little hesitant to re-watch old movies now that Mr. E is a serious movie-maker. We usually enjoy the movies we watch (even if they're awful) because it's an activity we do together and we respect each others opinions.

But sometimes you just want to show your husband this great movie because it came out at a pivotal point in your life and it resonated enough with you that now you judge all subsequent movies of the same genre. So you watch it together and inwardly you're cringing at each corny line (did I really think that was cool) and over-acted pout, hoping he won't read as deeply into this as you initially wanted. And when it's done you both look at each other, agreeing that such a thing will never be watched in this house again because there's no point.

Turn around is fair play. Sometimes your husband tells you that your life has been missing a movie that puts YOUR movie to shame; that this movie was so great and hip he's surprised you never watched it. But when you finish that movie you look at each other again and realize you just wasted two hours because there was nothing in that movie you hadn't seen before or won't see again and can-we-please-see-the-sequel?
Blade II
Imdb synopsis: Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires. (How many times can we use vampire in one sentence?) Blade II is an awful movie- it's basically Guillermo del Toro's final rehearsal (without costumes) for HellBoy. There is too much gratuitous blood, too many "gun sounds" and too much hype. Honestly, I fell asleep for the last 20 minutes (in the movies minor defense, that doesn't take much these days) but I didn't care. I'm sure this was exciting when it came out, but it's not a movie that stands up to...anything.

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