God, this movie was so good. I've quite enjoyed all of the M:I films, but this was the best one by far. Insanely good action. *promote
I'm seriously so bummed out right now. Celebrity deaths don't normally affect me so much, but as someone who loves to eat and to travel, Bourdain was an inspiration in so many ways. The world is definitely a worse place without him in it.
Seriously. Atlanta (which he stars in, and frequently writes and directs) is one of the best shows on TV right now, and he's right on the verge of becoming a full-out movie star later this month. There's definitely an EGOT in his future. *promote
Fake to the max, but I did find it funny on my recent trip through Europe that in some countries, people would wait politely at crosswalks and refuse to jaywalk (like Austria and Germany), and in other countries they'd just cross whenever they wanted, lights be damned (like Portugal and especially Italy).
Pure speculation (I don't think the movie gives any hints as to their origin, though I'll have to look out for that when I watch it again), but my theory is that they were brought to Earth by a race of intelligent aliens who want to wipe out humanity, but without the destruction of a bunch of bombs.
Since we're in spoiler town, any guess what the creatures were meant to be? They seem too dumb to be Aliens. Maybe subterranean bat monsters from the center of the earth?
Yeah, the whiteboard wasn't the most elegant way to convey that information, but it's quick and efficient, and it's still better than having one of the characters flat-out say that stuff even though they'd all know it already. As for the second issue, as greatgooglymoogly mentioned, they're only able to shoot the creature because of the dumb luck of the frequency of the hearing aid weakening it and causing its armour to pop off. Deus ex machina, maybe, but the film spends enough time planting that seed that it doesn't feel too blatant.
I didn't really like the movie. Certain parts of it was well done, but there are some glaring issues that ruined my suspension of disbelief. For example, early in the movie we got a shot of John's character's workshop, and there's this whiteboard with the most basic information about the monsters written on it in large bold letters. Your character has masterfully survived for over a year under constant threat from these monsters, and you have to write down that the creatures are blind? Who is this even for other than the audience? It's such a lazy way of conveying information and disrepectful of your viewer's intelligence. Also, the ending was pretty ridiculous. *spoiler warning* The fact that these monsters are susceptible to small firearms (even if they have ARMOR as the whiteboard reminds us) makes the premise that they overran all the world's militaries in a few months pretty unbelievable.
I actually discovered this place thanks to Blues News! I only go there sporadically these days, though.
Whoops, double post. *kill
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