This weeks column must be short and sweet due to about seventeen different things pulling me in different directions, but that’s okay because there really is only two films to talk about this week anyway.
First up, we have Arnold Schwarzenegger toplining the new film from writer/director David Ayer, Sabotage (R 109 Minutes) which is an action thriller loosely based on….and this is where you need to pay attention….the classic whodunit thriller “…And then there were none.”
If you’re like me, you are saying “But the trailers look like a classic style action thriller with Arnold killing fools and taking names”.
That’s what I thought as well. The more I learn about this one, the more interesting it looks to me. The red band trailer is rather exciting in it’s over the top use of visuals and language, so this is one I am actually looking forward to.
The other film this weekend is the bugnuts crazy looking NOAH (PG-13 138 Minutes) the new film by Darren Aronofsky. This has been something of a passion project for Aronofsky for several years now and after battles with the studio over final cut of the film, in what can be called a big win for the artist, the film is going out to theaters in exactly the version Aronofsky cut, so we are going to see his complete vision on-screen.
The advanced word on this has been great. Everyone who has seen it has raved about it. If you think, based on the trailers, that this is a reverent and staid biblical epic, then you need to seriously adjust your expectations.
Remember, this is Aronofsky. Darren Aronofsky. This guy is an amazing visual storyteller. This version of Noah has giant rock monsters, fallen Angels, half angel and half man creatures and, yes, a lot of rain. But did you read the part about the Giant rock monsters?
I mean, come on!
That about does it for this week, but join me next week when we geek out together about Steve Rogers and his awesome outfit as Captain America returns to the screen.
Until then, Keep the Projector Threaded.