Nearly everyone assumes it was a benevolent God that begat the world, few would hazard a guess that it was an ambivalent one. It is said that there was a bang and then there was light. In fact there was a scream and then the dark came into being. Before the dark there was Nothing and from that great ocean of nothingness sprang forth The Creator. It existed in that void until the birth of the universe from its will.
“In Poor Taste” is a movie review series highlighting my love for certain movies others have described as “bad”, “not-so-good”, or “flaming piles of trash”.
DVD Review: Jason X (2001) starring Kane Hodder and Lexa Doig. Directed by James Isaac.
Plot Shot: Old hockey mask is back and on a murderous rampage. What is on the menu for Jason this time, killing campers at Crystal Lake? Nope, sorry, not this time folks. How about mangling a couple of New York street punks, nada. Hmm, Jason taking on a bunch of kids in space, no fucking way!!! Yes, yes fucking way. Carnage, hilarity and an underrated classic ensue.
I had a lot of problems with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, there is no denying that. What may have gotten lost in translation is why I so viscerally despised the storyline. I alluded to plot holes but didn’t really give specifics. In order to avoid spoilers I edited my review. What I present below is my writer’s cut. It should be patently obviously but if you haven’t seen the movie yet and do not want to be spoiled you should probably not continue reading.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon marks an uptick in quality for the franchise. After a sickeningly disappointing second outing the third movie is a much better time. There are still tons of problems but I enjoyed it. It’s a fun ride full of insane special effects and action. That stated I know this is going to get very negative, very quickly, so I want to give you my final score now and just let this shit descend into madness. I give Transformers: Dark of the Moon a 7 out of 10. Now let’s rev up the hate machine.