Friday, February 27, 2009

Movies opening this week

No podcast this week because, well, just take a look at what I had to work with.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Chris Klein, dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak)
The only remotely entertaining thing about this movie is Chris Klein's hilariously awful performance as a grizzled badass cop. Not only is he grossly miscast, but he then also overcompensates for his inherent blandness by reading every line with this absurd exaggerated sneer, and contorting his face into some hilarious parody of a tough guy (just check out the photo). Plus, he signs off all his walkie-talkie conversations with his support team by saying "Nash out!" like he's Ryan Seacrest. Except Ryan Seacrest would probably be more convincing in the role. Klein aside, this movie is boring and nonsensical and terribly written and surprisingly stingy with the fight sequences. And other than smoldering-hot three-day Chris Klein stubble, those are pretty much the only reason anyone would see a movie like this. Wide release

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