The Purge (Review)

(image courtesy of http://www.dawn.com)

(image courtesy of http://www.dawn.com)

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.

The idea of a 12 hour legalized crime period in a world where prisons are over populated, happening once a year is an interesting idea, completely sick and unbelievable but interesting none the less.  The concept alone is enough to wet my taste buds and the need for an original film was enticing me even more, however this is one such film who’s potential is severely squandered.

The characters are all idiots, most of the bad ideas coming from the idiot son, who obviously lives in his idiot mind with his idiot baby drone car.  The only question I have is, “How dumb are you?”  Even for an idiot, are you seriously that stupid that you cannot connect the dots, I mean, you’ve been on this planet for what?  Fifteen years maybe?  Why would you make such a poor decision dude?  Oh my word, you freaking idiot!  Cut your hair, and pluck your eyebrows you hippie!

Now that I am over that, I would like to let you know that I am not going to tell you who stars in it, except Ethan Hawke because he’s the main character.  The film was just so bad and so predictable that I promise you have seen this all before and because I feel it’s not worth your time, I don’t think it’s worth me telling you who else acts in it.

So what else is wrong with this movie?  The motivations are dumb, the decisions are poor, the reactions are expected, the mentalities are retarded, the scares are predictable and the whole execution is just a sad old failure.

OK, so what’s good about the movie?  The trailer………….that’s it.

All you need to make a movie in Hollywood is great marketing and an awesome trailer and watch the sheep flock.  Hollywood bastards…

The Legend of Korra: Season 2 Ep 5 Peacekeepers Review

ep 5

SPOILERS BELOW

I enjoyed this episode more than the others in this season.  Everything was running at a reasonable pace, and I found myself really feeling something for Korra, utter irritation.

Korra now in Republic city decides to go on a peace march with the Southern Tribe.  While there though an act of terrorism ruins the march as the Cultural Center explodes, the only lead being a fire bender who escapes but drops what looks like a detonator.  Obviously, Korra not thinking is quick to blame the Northern Tribe.  Then she has to try and get the President of the Republic to assist the southern water tribe against the north by sending in the United Forces .  Unfortunately and well within reason, the president cannot intervene due to the fact that the conflict is an internal issue between the two tribes.

Lately, Korra  cannot seem to act like an Adult, let alone the Avatar.  When the president told her he cannot help she stormed off like a spoiled child.  Mako even had to break up with her because he was doing his job by reporting to the president that Korra was trying to organize troops from the fire nation to assist the southern tribe.  This pissed her off to no extent which is understandable and the two ended up breaking up.  Much better if you ask me just because at this particular point, Mako could do much better.  Korra is always playing the “Woes me, I’m the avatar,  look at all this responsibility.” and I think Aang would be seriously disappointed in her.

Upset, angry and just plain old frustrated Korra hooks up a boat and speeds off on the ocean, I’m assuming to do a dumb thing like take on the North or something, except the twins of Unalaq are sent to capture her and bring her back alive so that she can open the southern spirit portal.  Another excellent battle ensues but is cut short when a spirit coming from beneath the ocean attacks Korra.  Using her “spirit-bending” (which she shouldn’t really be good at I might add) she tried to calm the spirit and send it back to the spirit world.  Things don’t go according to plan as the spirit breaks free from her bending and just out right Jonah and the whale’s her.  The two twins obviously not going to take on a spirit, run for their lives.

All in all, a lot better except for Korra being a dumb child.