Thursday, April 17, 2008
RUN TO THE HILLS, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES
Got Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem from Netflix; watched it last night. I'm not kidding when I say this is one of the most nihilistic movies I've ever seen. The human characters, even the leads (played by the dumbest fireman from Rescue Me and the semi-exotic-looking CTU chick from 24), are just piles of meat that happen to stagger out of the way while the Aliens and Predators are fighting. In the meantime, pregnant women and babies and dogs die, the government intercedes in pretty much the worst possible way (Robert Joy in an expensive suit = run for your life), and overall the movie's "message" boils down to "one day something really big is gonna fuck you over, and there's no way to predict it or save yourself." The filmmaking is rudimentary, but philosophically it was almost Schopenhauer-esque. Recommended with the usual caveats (if you don't like genre movies, don't waste your time watching and my time bitching to me afterward).