(80)The Awakening begins as a compelling, bump-goes-the-night, horror film of a kind rarely shot in color. A droll, British tone permeates the whole affair, alongside impeccable and frosty – if stiff – performances from the principal cast. Together, these elements (bathed in corrected blue tones) act to intensify the magnitude and flavor of those “bump” moments. Despite this strong foundation, a goofy plot twist and follow through in the last act undercut the overall impact and staying power of the film.
Watch as the “King of the Monsters” faces off with one of his greatest adversaries in this deadly serious (no joking) ultimate animated showdown. Cities will tremble, children will cry out in terror, and only one kaiju comes out alive (totally unconfirmed)…
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(71) This Hollywood effort from Kim Jee-woon may lack the raw energy of The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, and the psychological complexity of his A Tale of Two Sisters, but compares favorably to the early American work of director John Woo. This modern-day western is a decent start for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is trying to reconstruct his image as an action icon.