Wednesday, June 23, 2010

When it comes to action movies, we could use less heart (IFC)

Nowadays, studios, in the absence of demanding comedies with heart, seem to have injected this regrettable sogginess into action films, drawing attention away from more vital matters like which expendable bad guy is about to get his ass kicked. I'm thinking, most recently, of the regrettable Jessica Biel in "The A-Team," whose appearance drew unprecedented howls of derision each and every time she appeared on-screen at my screening. Rarely have I seen a mostly easily pleased crowd so clearly Not Having It.
There is a long list of films that definitely would have been better sans the female eye-candy. The "new" BATMAN movies, anyone?
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