Vampires — at least in this movie — are a lot like ninjas. Both like the shadows, can theoretically kill you silently and in the blink of an eye, and the more there are of them, the easier it is to kill them. Go toe to toe with one vampire — or ninja — and you’re lucky to escape with your life. Find yourself surrounded by three dozen of them, taking them all down will be about as easy as swatting a bunch of flies.
A long time ago, not in a galaxy far, far away but in a cave on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, someone created a bunch of cave paintings featuring an image of someone pointing up at a pattern of stars in the sky. Or possibly it’s an image of someone juggling very badly. It’s hard to say. This happened 35,000 years ago, according to Noomi Rapace of the last Sherlock Holmes debacle, who here plays Dr. Elizabeth Shaw. This, as she and her cohort in science Dr.
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Snow White and the Huntsman
Once upon a time — because really, how else can you start a review of a fairy tale? — there was a girl named Kristen Stewart who beat out half the up and coming young actresses in Hollywood to play Snow White. She was Bella in Twilight but I tried not to hold that against her. It wasn’t any easier to cast the Huntsman, apparently. Tom Hardy was one of the candidates, and Viggo Mortensen of Lord of the Rings considered it for months before dropping out. Hugh Jackman was asked, but didn’t want it. They even considered — wait for it — Johnny Depp. Ugh.