The Bunny Bacchus (mr_wombat) wrote,
The Bunny Bacchus
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Mr Wombat reviews:

Silent Hill (movie) - Overly long, rambling nonsense that did too good a job of mimicing the source material where there were also lengthy periods that lacked any sense of urgency regardless of the surroundings. That they had to explain the vast majority of the plot in flashback speaks volumes (which is *fine* in a game but when you're paying some git tens of thousands of dollars to adapt a story you expect a bit more) about how poorly it was written. Sean Bean was criminally underused throughout - his character should have had much more to do than act as an exposition point. All that said, the music, SFX and visuals were brilliant, though since they mimiced the game quite closely this is an achievement of the special effects folks rather than the director or producers. The creatures in it varied wildly, they made the mistake of mixing CGI and live actors so the CGI ones looked crap but the relatively simple costumes on the live actors did look creepy and convincing. Purists may be a little pissed about the choices of the monsters since they were seemingly chosen more for their "Kewl" factor than their relevance to the plot - attached as they are to the mindset of the protagonists in the various games.
The kid was great though, she was easily the best part of the film.

Three pairs of Radha Mitchell's breasts being prominently displayed all throughout the first third of the movie out of ten pairs of Radha Mitchell's breasts being prominently displayed all throughout the first third of the movie.



V for Vendetta (movie) Stylish, slick and brilliantly acted. My only gripe was with the ending so I can't say much about it but I have the same gripe about most comic books involving an anti-hero of the people and I might go into it more in the comments (where there will undoubtedly be spoilers people).

Nine Alan Moores getting over themselves and shutting the hell up out of ten Alan Moores getting over themselves and shutting the hell up.



Wanted (Comic book) - Juvenile, hateful, mysoginistic, racist, mastubatory thirteen year old revenge fantasy bullshit disguised as a "dark" comic about a world with only super villains. It starts by insulting the reader personally and then just goes downhill from there to insulting their intelligence with the drivel that pours forth from every page and then insults their sensibilities when they realise the cash spent on that book would have been better spent on cheap whiskey with which one could douse Mark Millar and set him on fire. Utter utter bollocks. Fanwank drivel of the highest order, I've honestly never read anything worse in terms of either quality of writing OR how offensively stupid and ignorant it is with regard to every aspect of the human condition. I sincerely hope everyone involved in the damned thing is abandoned by everyone they ever loved, catches syphilis from a rotten whore and dies alone, screaming and setting themselves on fire. There is irony there, this comic makes you into a worse person simply by reading it.

Absolutely no "dark" fantasy comics where the writer thinks racial slurs and unrealistic slides into desentisation are gritty out of ten "dark" fantasy comics where the writer thinks racial slurs and unrealistic slides into desentisation are gritty.



Superman: Secret Identity - The absolute opposite to Wanted in every respect. Beautifully and realistically drawn and written, convincing character development that covers a span of decades. Without delving into spoiler territory it deals with a young man called Clark Kent who lives in our own world - one where superman is a fiction. The story deals with what happens when he develops similar powers. Absolutely brilliant, I can't praise it highly enough.

Nine and a half wonderfully written stories about painful adolesence and internal struggles out of ten wonderfully written stories about painful adolesence and internal struggles. I only dock it half a point because the ending was a *tiny* bit schmaltzy and overly sentimental.
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