Saturday, October 03, 2009

Armageddon (Tin Dei Hung Sam )

I really need a new agent.
(1997) *1/2

A scientist bursts into flames (the only cool part of this film) as a number of satellites fail signaling the end of the world. It's basically up to one scientist and a bunch of video game geeks to save the world. In other words, this movie is crap.

Do you really think anyone is buying this bullshit?

The movie starts out with potential (the dude bursting into flames) then quickly turns into utter crap. It's supposed to be like a hackers save the planet type of thing but it just doesn't work. It seems overly long and it's just draggy and boring. When it finally ends it leaves you thinking, what the fuck was that all about. It seems to be building up in one direction then at the end does a complete 180 that left me dumbstruck. Like someone wrote two completely different scripts and couldn't decide which to use so they threw the second one in at the end for the hell of it. I think they should have scrapped both of them. Complete waste of my time and I feel a little dumber for having watched it. If you see this on the video store shelf, run!


Catfreeek said...

I should note that according to these people earthly bliss involves a population of 1500 inhabitants and being able to sing karaoke all day.

JPX said...

Hilarious review! I love the Asian nerds, it almost makes me feel better about myself.

Whirlygirl said...

Very funny. Nice review!

Octopunk said...

That 180 plot shank is something Asian movies do like nobody else. Ever see Suicide Circle?

Catfreeek said...

Yes I have seen that one, exactly what I'm talking about here.