Upcoming Reviews for Feb. 2013

Zombies are people too. That’s what R would remind us… if he had higher brain functions. Warm Bodies is a romantic zomedy that  parallels our apathetic culture of immediate reward that leads to zombified stupor. To amend Einstein’s famous quote, “I fear the day when technology entertainment overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots zombies.” Entertainment has become the zenith of our cultural decay. Will Warm Bodies help revive our appetite for allegory? Or is it just another appetizer of over-stimulation?

A Good Day to Live Free or Die Harder With a Vengeance…? John McClane has forgotten more about kickin’ badguys’ a$$es than Rambo will ever know. Seriously though, what sets this action pentalogy above the rest? The comedy! No, I don’t mean that it’s so over-the-top is funny, which it is, but I mean the filmmakers embrace this fact rather than taking themselves too seriously. Just look at that movie poster. I mean, I’m already recommending this one for the theater, not that it matters since everyone’s going to see it anyway. Twice.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be the happiest fan in the theater because my wife just okay’d this movie for our valentine’s date. YIPPEE KI-YAY indeed!

Coming down from the mountain of Die Hard, we have another action flick to finish out February. Snitch opens the 22nd, and looks pretty much like every other Dwayne Johnson movie we’ve ever seen: boy meets drugs, drugs land boy in prison, boy turns to his former pro-wrestler father to go under cover with Joe Bernthal (Shane from The Walking Dead) in a sting operation. You know, that old chestnut.


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