Having the house to myself and Friday night yawning before me, I figured that I should totally watch that copy of Max Payne that I happened to pick up used for $4.
I regret that decision.
There were several kinda cool things about the film, mind. You saw that the cinematographer was having the time of his life actually getting to do all of the fun tricks that he’d been daydreaming about doing ever since he saw “Light and Shadow Workshop” on that flyer oh so many years ago.
There were *SHOTS* in the movie that were downright breathtaking. Heck, if you looked at the cast list, you’d say “holy cow! She’s great! And I know that guy! And how’d they get *THAT* guy? And I remember him! And jeez! Whatever happened to him that he’d agree to be in this thing?”
Unfortunately, the direction was a hair dry. The script was more based on a babelfish translation of a translation of a synopsis of the video game written by a person who had heard about it from a teenager whose significant other was playing it in the next room. The special effects were done better in The Matrix (which might be ironic if the script was any good at all).
And so I’m back to saying that the best video game movie of all time remains Mortal Kombat.
And I think that every single other one is crapola.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?
(Featured Image is “Edison’s Telephonoscope” by George du Maurier from Punch Almanack for 1879)