Well, the trailer for the Michael Bay produced, Jonathan Liebesman directed version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(2014) is out and if you thought it might look like a steaming puddle of bloody diarrhea, then….you’d be right.
I’m sorry but if Corey Feldman isn’t voicing Donatello, I’m not buy into this shit. There’s not one mention of pizza in this fucking trailer.
Visionary director Liebesman, of course, has brought us cinematic masterpieces such as Wrath of the Titans and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
So, have fun staring at Megan Fox’s dead eyes for an hour and a half.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is slated for release August 8th.
Divergent is a pretty generic tale of a dystopian society and a rebellion to overthrow the system. It has been mockingly compared to The Hunger Games, but it is a fair comparison. The two settings have a lot of similarities, at least in the broad strokes of the story. This isn’t a bad thing, The Hunger Games is a very popular book and movies series. Not because it is innovative and groundbreaking. But because it is fun and action-packed storytelling.
Before seeing the Divergent movie, I had not read any of the books in the series. Which is a good thing - I think I may have disappointed with the film if I had to compare it to a book.
Let me start off with the bad news. Divergent is a very generic and derivative movie. There is absolutely nothing here that is new or innovative. Anyone with a basic understanding of script-writing could set a watch by the way this movie telegraphs the story beats. You see everything coming well in advance of it actually taking place on screen. That said, the action could have been tighter. At nearly 2 1/2 hours long, the movie is overly long and there is way too much down time in between action sequences.
Here is the good news: Divergent is a pretty well made movie. There are a lot of talented actors, and yes the script limits them, but the performances are all well executed. It is easy to love the good guys and easy to hate the bad guys. The action sequences are fun and well-edited. You get into it and the time flies once the movie really gets rolling.
The Bottom Line:
Divergent isn’t going to win any Oscars, but it isn’t trying to. It is a great 90-minute action movie that happens to be 140-minutes long. But I liked it enough to want to watch a sequel and I fell like reading the books. So mission accomplished.
Born July 13, 1948
"If I stop making films, I will die. I can tell myself that one day I will stop living. But I cannot bear the fact that the day will come when I will no longer be making films."
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A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.