Sunday Short Reviews


Every Sunday, Gill delves into his archive of over 800 movie reviews and randomly selects three for your enjoyment! Here are this week’s…

The Killer
The movie that made John Woo a legend. While the plot isn’t exactly dynamite, the action sequences (and they are numerous) are simply amazing to watch. Woo orchestrates every shoot out like a ballet, with characters flying through the air in slow motion, twin pistols blazing, smashing through windows and rolling to a halt with their guns right in the bad guys’ faces, often to the dulcet tones of some piece of opera or classical music. Much like Hard Boiled, The Killer is an action fan’s absolute dream, and Chow Yun Fat proves once again that he can be the ultimate cool badass. If you’re a fan of the action movie genre, then I’d be surprised if you haven’t seen this already. But if you haven’t…OH MY GOD, GO RENT THIS RIGHT NOW!
3.5 out of 5

I was surprised at how entertaining this movie was, but then, Ben Foster rules, so I guess I should have expected it. Also, this movie contains one of the greatest Bruce Willis lines ever written: “Captain Wubbazorg is going to save Planet Xenon.”
3.5 out of 5

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
This is an incredibly difficult film to review because it’s aimed squarely at a very specific niche audience. People who enjoy frenetic, dark and bizarre cartoons such as Fritz the Cat, Ren and Stimpy and even shows like Drawn Together will probably get a big kick out of The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (much as I did). But anyone who doesn’t like that style of adult animation, or anyone who has never seen any cartoons from the genre, will be completely appalled by this and probably leave within the first five or ten minutes. That being said, if this style is your cup of tea, you’ll definitely enjoy yourself, and there are plenty of surreal touches, funny jokes, hilarious songs, and celebrity voice cameos to keep you entertained. There are also a lot of bouncing cartoon breasts. In my opinion, Rob Zombie should stick to this kind of movie fare and leave his live-action attempts at horror (particularly his Halloween films) by the wayside.
3 out of 5

See you next Sunday for three more thrilling short reviews!

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