Thursday, July 1, 2010

More Reviews

Just finished reading The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett. It was a pretty decent WWII espionage novel set in Cairo. A ruthless Nazi agent stealing secrets by whoring out a belly-dancer helps Rommel get within 30 miles of Cairo. An uptight British spy-catcher tries to stop him before the Desert Fox takes over all of Egypt. There was a heavy romance/sex perversion angle to this thriller which is central to the story. I would have traded that aspect in for more action, but hey what can ya do? In all though, the book was a pretty good Spy vs. Spy thriller.

Also saw Mission Impossible III yesterday. It was pretty good, but not quite as great as the reviews are making it out to be. Part I is still the best while it is safe to say Part II is now the worst. The best aspect of the new flick is that they actually use team-work to complete their missions in this one. The first and second operations are awesome and felt a lot like the old show. JJ Abrams borrowed a lot of "Alias" plot elements and gave them a big screen twist, which worked pretty well. There are some very cool parts in this flick, so I recommend it. Unfortunately the final fight is anti-climatic to the extreme and a few parts of the movie felt uneven. There was some nice music in this one tho, surprisingly giving nods back to the early series' atmospheric jams.

In other news, the Superman Returns trailer on the big screen blew me away. That movie is going to be like Spiderman I & 2. It is going to be a perfect super-hero movie.

Unfortunately the X-Men III preview looked like utter crap shown back-to-back with it. That movie is going to be a low-rent disappointment, I can feel it in every bone in my body. Which will be a damn shame and a wasted ending to a franchise that was headed in the right direction with the first two flicks.

Originally posted on May 9, 2006 on Myspace.

Hmmm...I was a little off on the Superman prediction.

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