Galaxy Invader. Looked like something a bunch of drunk rednecks shot in an afternoon. My favourite character was the alcoholic dad with the inexplicably holey t-shirt who regularly threatened his own family with a shotgun when they annoyed him, before risking galactic war by kidnapping an alien and plotting to sell its laser gun to the Russians for no good reason.
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Yup, watched it for the second time this week. I don't know how long it's been since I've done that with a movie. Maybe it was back in high school when we watched Speed over and over on VHS.
Mr. Wong, Detective - 1938 Boris Karloff
The Shadow Strikes - 1937
Murder at Midnight - 1931
Forget the (mostly true) assumptions of how bad Uwe Boll is.
Forget the stupidly crass remarks online.
The fact is if an American or British film maker/company had the balls to make this film then smug remarks about this film and STV fate would more than likely never occur.
Because, despite his many faults, Boll is passionate and uncompromising on certain events...certain rights and wrongs. And so is this film.
The day Hollywood makes a movie about the mass rape/torture and mutilation of women in Iraq, or the genocide against the one of the World's oldest (there long before Islam) Christian sect in Iraq, or the mass murder of Homosexuals in Iraq... instead of hypocritical, enemy PR, foot in mouth garbage like "Redacted" or "Green Zone" that only target ourselves, then it's left to Uwe Boll to tell the other side, the hard facts, about things that weak, treasonous, appeasing, cowardly Hollywood film makers won't touch.
Hopefully Boll will make that film about Iraq, or Afghanistan. Until then he's at least covered Darfur/The Sudan.
So Boll's at least had the guts to stand up to PC apologists and cowards and show the factually accurate atrocities of Arab (yeah, ARAB, not eeeevil White Americans/Westerners) militia in the sudan against Black Africans.
If this was an army of White Westerners butchering children & babies, mass raping women (to literally change the genetic pool) and murdering civilian men and burning down whole villages because they were Black, there'd be liberal uproar. There'd be Hollywood/Western films of major budgets being made and shown to all.
But it's not.
It's "Allahu Akbar shouting Arabs. And Boll explicitly shows that. He shows that in hideously graphic detail.
Arab-Islamic slavery of Black Africans is still a massive/current business, mass rape to ethnically replace a populace is ongoing, forced conversion of Africa/Black Africans to a FOREIGN Arab culture and religion continues right now.
This has all been ignored for centuries or brushed aside today to bleat on about Western slavery long since dead (and who did The West buy Black slaves from again? Oh yes...Muslim/Arab slave traders), or White colonialism also long since dead is the chosen big evil.
That Islamic/Arab colonisation of Africa by death, force and rape has been ignored historically is bad enough. But that we still ignore it today? An atrocity of its own.
More powerful than the Islamic aspect though is that Boll shows the racial aspect in a way Hollywood would never dare.
Because even Black Africans who have converted to Islam are butchered by the Arab armies. Because being Islamic is not good enough...they're still Black you know!
Boll explicitly highlights this in an excellent and cold-blooded scene of execution where even the most devout Muslim is shot because he's still Black, not Arab.
Yes. Hard fact time.
This is murderous racism.
This is people being killed because they are Black.
But there's no KKK, no George Bush, no Tony Blair, no redneck yahoos.
This isn't White Westerners killing Blacks/Africans so there are no films coming from 'liberal' Hollywood. So we have a Uwe Boll film.
So yes, Boll shakes the camera too much, he pads things out too much with driving/walking scenes and he's not remotely subtle.
But he still makes "Darfur" into a solid film, a well acted film and a film that kicks you in the guts and opens your eyes (yeah, even the eyes of those who don't like to admit the truth) and until anyone else has the balls to do it....Then I for one am happy Uwe Boll has.
SOMEONE HAS TO.
BEARDY FREAK REVIEWS
MIB3 i actually liked it a good bit 3.5/5
Alien abduction 3.5/5 ( this is from the late 90s )
Fighter of the Night man
Champion of the sun
You’re a master of karate and friendship…for everyone
Day man, day man
Guest in the House - 1944
Father of the Bride - 1950
The Iron Giant (1999)
Plot: 4 | Fun Factor: 4 | Gore: 1 | Nudity: 1 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 4/5
Showed this to my third grade class the afternoon of the last day of school. I think they liked it, especially since most of them had never seen it. This movie needs to be recognized as a classic.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Plot: 3 | Fun Factor: 4 | Gore: 1.5 | Nudity: 1 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 3/5
This movie had the potential to be so much better. The first half is awesome, Thunderdome is sweet, great lines, great villains. "Two men enter, one man leaves!" "Bust a deal, face the wheel." The cinematography in Thunderdome was top notch, where you always knew what was going on despite intense action, the kind of stuff Michael Bay can't do.
But then, once Max goes to the gulag... the rest of the movie sucks. Those stupid children and their wannabe Lord of the Flies-type bullshit. Half a great movie, that's it.
Topper Returns - 1941. I think I may have to search out more Cosmo Topper movies. Really liked this one
The Way Back (2010)
Plot: 4 | Fun Factor: 3 | Gore: 1.5 | Nudity: 1 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 3.5/5
A group of political prisoners escapes from a Siberian labor camp. The escape is the easy part, as they resolve to walk south until they find civilization. The scale is epic, but the characters lacked the depth and charisma you would want in a movie like this. The actors' accents were distracting and hard to understand, pulling the viewer out of the movie. Still worth a look from a visual standpoint.