Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Capsule Reviews

I coughed these ones up rather quickly..

Blade Trinity
A mostly unremarkable rehash of the first two Blade films, both of which were superior. Ryan Reynolds has some funny one-liners, and there’s plenty of vampire slaying, but hardly any new stuff here. Stick with the first two and don’t bother with this one.

The Serpent and the Rainbow
Bill Pullman (or whatever character he’s playing…hell if I know!) finds himself searching after some magic powder that brings people back from the dead. There are some really effective, chilling scenes here, especially the one where he’s buried alive. Unfortunately, it’s pretty anti-climactic and underwhelming. Horror fans desiring something to buy should look elsewhere.

Death Race
Jason Stathum (or his character…whatever) is framed for his wife’s murders and thrown in a prison run by an evil biznatch who promises to let him out if he races other cars in a death-battle, street-match, pay-per-view kind of thing. He accepts, and so we watch cars race and shoot at each other and blow each other up and smash each other. If you like loud noises, street racing and destruction, this one is definitely for you. It’s watchable and may help kill a few hours. Am I going to give it a staunch recommendation? Nah.

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