Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope everyone had a safe and Green holiday. All holidays should be about drinking, eating good food and being Irish!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

WIP Ronan The Leprechaun III

The finished sculpt, with the first layer of sealant and paint applied...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Film Review - WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Welcome To The Jungle
2007, Unrated, 83min


This movie kind of annoyed me right off of the bat, because the skulls on the cover were so obviously the same skull twice. Little thing, sure, but a bad sign of things to come. Essentially, this is a story about 4 vapid morons who drunkenly decide to wander into the forests and find the long lost Michael Rockefeller. It's all filmed handheld style, as they're making a "Documentary" they plan to sell for a million bucks. I loathed every character in this movie. Not a one had any redeeming qualities. Clearly, this was heavily inspired by Cannibal Holocaust, but instead of being terrifying and horrible, it was boring and incredibly predictable. I, much as I assume the screenwriter, could have described the entire story, sight unseen from the toilet. The gore effects, what little there are, are pretty good, but the story is bad, the acting is worse, they do absolutely nothing to capitalize on the lush scenery, and in fact re-use certain areas multiple times to an almost amusing extent.

Honestly, this could have been a fun
Scooby-Doo meets Cannibal Holocaust mash up if they actors had any kind of chemistry and if they'd added a bit of humor to the far too long build up, but instead, it pretty much fell flat in every way. I did enjoy the making of better than the film, but primarily because I could see what was going on without getting motion sickness. For the love of GOD, please stop doing the handheld thing for a while... please!



2/10