Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Watching Movies

It's the macho guys sporting wings week... both Legion and Tooth Fairy has a winged male lead... and the posters are shown side by side at GSC... marketing ploy or just a random coincidence?

Anyway, the two winged movies are on complete opposite of the spectrum. One's a heavy movie filled with religion, prophecy and doom while the other one is filled with comedy and gags.

I saw this movie on Thursday. At GSC Pavilion. It's not exactly groundbreaking but it's a pretty decent outing. Cool angel fight scene and cool wings effect.

The storyline goes like this. God lost faith in mankind and is sending an army of angels to get rid of humans (AKA the legion in the title). The last time God lost faith in mankind, he sent down a massive flood.

However, humanity has a glimmer of hope in the form of an unborn baby. An angel was dispatched to get rid of the baby but he refused to cooperate and sided with the humans. He got them prepared for the coming onslaught.

The movie starred Paul Bettany as the fallen angel Michael, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh and Adrienne Palicki as the girl carrying humanity's hope.

It's a little too Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight for me. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. :)

The Rock in a comedy? Is this his second attempt at it after The Game Plan?

Anyways, Dwayne Johnson plays Derek Thompson, a hockey player who's disillusioned enough and cynical enough to go and break kids' spirits and dreams.

So the higher-ups decided to punish him by having him serve as a tooth fairy. That's when the funny bits start...

I have to say that The Rock can do comedy quite well.

It's always nice to see Julie Andrews in a movie. So regal. :)