- Motto: "One look from me and you've lost"
- Weapon: Black Magic
I finally saw ROC on netflix. My expectations were really, really, low. I couldn't find the first X-files movie or silent hill, so I settled.
I was surprised. Bad points first. Obviously a movie where acting or plot isn't somthing to be too concerned about, and it didn't leave any big impression. But it also didn't bore me, leading me to drift and stop paying attention, and then get confused by the story.
The good points: Tons of action, all very satisfying and lengthy with lots of clear shots of what exactlys happening, even in the early night time action scene, where night time usually ruins action scenes. Cobra was really cool from the start, Destro was alright, but became more interesting towards the end. The humour didn't seem lame or forced, but, as someone else mentioned, like the cartoon come to life.
The level of fun was always there, never stopping the eye candy to cut away to long boring Goverment HQ scenes. Snake-eyes and Stormshadow both got to tell their story without interupting the movie. Everything was very fluent in regards to story telling, and in some instances I was surprised. For example: When the 3 rockets launched, Snake-eyes was quick enough to atleast take down one... They could have just had 2 rockets launch, and no mini action scene there.
Okay, so the CGI is noticeable, but I honestly didn't even care, since the actual animation in the action scenes were exciting and energetic. I could almost imagine i'm watching a CGI movie without feeling detached from the main focus here, which is 'fun'.
Overall, much better than ROTF considering its along the same lines in regards to the subject matter being so pliable. In fact, this is exactly how ROTF or any of the other TF movies should have been. It validates my point that I would easily trade crappier cgi for more exciting and longer on screen action. Never once did the movie stop being about the Joes or Cobra and Destro.
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