I haven’t been back to South Korea in a while. Time to fix that. Care to join me?
Yes, I know this isn’t a documentary. I had company most of the day so I didn’t get the chance to see the flick I had selected, but this is based on a true story. That counts for something, right?
I imagine I’m a little late to the party with this one. Oh well, I guess it’s a novelty to do a WTF Sunday review that most of you will have heard of.
Welcome to a new occasionally regular feature here at 5-Word, that I’m calling Andy Finally Watches Movies He Really Should Have Seen By Now. There are a lot of movies that you might be surprised to learn Andy hasn’t watched yet, so this occasionally regular column will give him the excuse to finally watch movies he really should have, um, you know, seen by now.
Remember The Philadelphia Experiment? That flick where the two US Navy sailors from WW2 got thrown into the eighties? Well this is the flip-side of that story, only with less soppy romantic subplots and more fighter planes.
Are there any movie sites not reviewing this today? I know Fridays are meant to be for the kids here at 5-Word, but this is rated 12A so that technically makes it a kids’ film. All kids’ films should be this good.
This is a movie that I bought on DVD amongst a job lot maybe six or seven years ago and I’m only getting around to watching it today. Shocking. I really wish I hadn’t waited so long.
Is this turning into Sci-fi B-Movie Week? Seems so. Well, let’s run with that plan for now; see where it takes us.
When Keith and I were in the pub yesterday doing our Prometheus post-mortem, he suggested this movie for today’s column. He cited it as an example of a sci-fi movie committing to its Big Ideas instead of drowning them in spectacle and shoddy decisions and hoping nobody would notice (sorry Ridley, but you kinda did). I remember this flick getting its original albeit limited cinema run but I was only 15 then, and it was rated 18. I couldn’t face the potential embarrassment of being turned away. And after that awkwardly autobiographical admission, on with the show.
I am really looking forward to this weekend. Tomorrow, I get to watch a kids film that I have been eager to see for quite a while but just never got around to, and then on Saturday I’m off to book my ticket for the first screening of The Avengers. And yes, my undoubtedly glowing review will be here shortly after the credits roll. But before any of that fun stuff, here’s another shit ghost story. Read More