So I went to see Terminator Salvation today. I loved it. It was fantastic, I can't say enough about it. The funniest movie I've seen all year.
Wait, what? It wasn't supposed to be a comedy? They were serious? Oh...oh no.
Well, we officially have the first nominee for the Unintentional Comedy category at next years Oscars. The movie, directed by McG of Charlie's Angels infamy, is completely and utterly over the top and unbelievable in every way, from the dialogue to the characters to the acting (special nod to Sam Worthington for his portrayal of a robot who thinks he's human yet still delivers his lines more roboticly than the Governator did in the first two Terminators). The action sequences were on a whole nother level. Spoiler Alert: Our hero survives, by my count, a nuclear explosion that causes his helicopter to crash, another unrelated helicopter crash, and another nuclear explosion that occurs adjacent to his helicopter but does not cause it to crash. Again, Terminator Salvation truly is a fantastically funny movie.
Check back next week for a review of Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell, a horror film from a director who always knows when he is making fun of his movie.