Mothman Prophecies

November 26, 2010 11:12 pm 0 comments

If you ever wanted to see a deflated man, look no further. I am crushed, beaten and feel like punching things in between fits of uncontrollable  crying. My beloved Boise State Broncos just mis-kicked their perfect season, BCS game, and the hopes of millions (okay, maybe hundreds of thousands) down the drain. And now I have to write a fucking review for a fucking movie I don’t care about.

The Mothman Prophecies stars Richard Gere, back when movies still starred Richard Gere. I am not sure if this was pre/post/during the hamster incidents, but I would like to mention that the entire state of Nevada can shove a hamster up their collective asses.

This movie isn’t terrible, at least not as terrible as a field goal kicker who blows two perfect chances from inside 30 yards to win. That’s the kinda terrible that leads to lynching. Anyway, Richard Gere’s wife dies from complication from a car wreck and then he begins to see all sorts of weird stuff and end up in weird places. Along the way he meets a local town hottie Sheriff and together they try to figure out what all the mysteriousness is about. It’s kinda like Scooby Doo, but less fun.

In fact, the movie is quite tense and unnerving throughout. Kudos to the director for creating an environment that was both believable (supposedly based on a true story) and creepy. I was genuinely terrified for a few brief moments. The Mothman dude is one crazy scary SOB. And this is a pretty damn good movie, especially when you consider it is essentially a Richard Gere vehicle.

I am gonna go drink until I can no longer see. Sorry for the short review, I’ll do better tomorrow.

Rating: 8/10

Snore Factor: ZZ

IMDB 2002

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