Thursday, December 13, 2012

Badass Bonanza: The Hobbit, Pacific Rim, Killing Them Softly

It is 5:13 am, and I just got home after a fifteen hour day at work. Granted, five and a half of those hours were spent watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Killing Them Softly, but it was still a long day.

Was Killing Them Softly Badass? No, it was not. In fact, I'm not even sure what the point of it was. I understand that the message is supposed to be that there is no difference between criminal activity and our national politics, but it just doesn't work. The movie is simply boring.

Was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Badass? Parts of it were. I am by no means a Tolkien purist, but there was a good 45 minutes of the film that served only to pad the running time/trilogy length. I watched it in "standard" digital 3D and thought the movie looked amazing, so I'm not sure if watching it in a higher frame rate is necessary. I really enjoyed it, but I'm going to reserve judgement on The Hobbit until I see all three parts of the trilogy.

And now, the poster and trailer for Pacific Rim:

I haven't been this giddy for a movie in some time!