Wednesday, 10 April 2013

ET go home!!

A couple of sci-fi movies hit the cinema recently: The Host - Aliens conquer earth by taking over human bodies; Dark Skies - Aliens don't worry so much about conquering the earth as they are old-school aliens and still enjoy the reliable abduction methods. Were they worth seeing? Well ...

The Host was written by that lady (can't think of her name right now) who wrote the Twilight series - and as you might expect there was so much slush and romance and not much, hardly any in fact, fighting to save the planet. The film was very drawn out as well - everyone seemed to be delivering their lines super slowly, so what with that and all the romance this was a very long movie with not much excitement going on ...

... and Dark Skies - through it was a nice try, if you've watched alien abduction films before this one is very similar and nothing new. The trailer tried to make it out to be scary as well, it being from the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, but it was not. I'm also sorry to say that the 'twist' at the end wasn't much of a twist at all. So a fail for sci-fi movies so far this month, but fingers crossed that Tom Cruise's Oblivion will make amends!!