Kurt Wimmer's previous film, "Equilibrium", was a film which, as I recall, was very well directed by someone with such little experience. The action was unique, and director Wimmer infused every scene with an unbelievable amount of energy. Creating an original concept involving a technique called Gun-Kata, a close combat fighting style involving guns as close range weapons, was original and certainly provided a great stage for Wimmer to stretch his directorial muscles in the action arena. It was a thoroughly enjoyable film.
Whoa, what piece of shit.
I could barely see anything on the LCD screen I was watching this turd on. Oh, by the way, while the title of this is "Movies I wouldn't pay to fucking see but did," I saw them but didn't pay for them, and if I paid to see this I would have been fucking livid with rage. Not just calling the movie a piece of shit, but I think I'd actually find whoever produced this film and hold them personally responsible and demand that I personally get to waste an hour and a half of their time for the hour and half that they stole from my life.
It's been nearly 24 hours since I finished viewing Guillem Morales's brilliant thriller, "El habitante incierto", and I'm still piecing together what I've seen. Lines of dialogue that now make sense in relation to certain events in the film; parallels between the two halves; the story is starting to come together for me, but to be safe, I think I'll need to watch it just once more. I don't know when the last time I said that was; the last time a film begged me to watch it again... It's been a long time.
Before I sat down to watch "Uzumaki" I had three separate, unrelated people tell me that it was hands-down the scariest movie that they had ever seen. Even though I try to make an effort to watch my movies untainted by popular opinion, it was difficult when such high praise was presented. Nevertheless, I sat down and tried to watch "Uzumaki" with a skeptical mind to attempt balance the excitement. The cover made it look so bizarre and creative, that it was impossible for me to resist.