Damnit, for my sins, i actually really enjoyed this!
Director Wirkola's last film was "Dead Snow" - the Nazi Zombie movie which was basically a splattery love letter to Evil Dead 2, so it seems fitting that this is a splattery love letter to Army of Darkness - tongues wedged firmly in cheek, histrionic acting that's permanently dialed up to 11, and inventive steampunk anachronistic weaponry. (i mean a witch with a gatling gun - come on!)
ah yes, and…
Continuing my erratic viewing project of revisiting Amblin movies in upscaled 3D..
A solid, entertaining love letter to 80s Spielberg that re-appropriates elements from that decade's output like a drunk kid in a dressing up box.
detached from all the (now obligatory) JJ Abrams' "mystery box" who-hah and general hype, i think i actually enjoyed it a lot more.. my expectations were very high for it in 2011 and the long delay between US & UK release dates probably helped to augment or assuage that.
I am reminded to give Cloverfield another go.. maybe tonight.