The Saint

Rating: 10 out of 10 Cannonized

It’s Mission: Impossible with the feel fo Romeo and Juliet. Val Kilmer is ‘the Saint’. He has no identity. He does however, have a plethora of disguises and gadgets. The action is continuos, interrupted with only a few romantic interludes. The soundtrack is perhaps the most effective pop soundtrack produced to date. The techno music helps to underscore the ‘techno’ identity of the ‘anti-hero’. He is going through the motions just as a computer would, but like a computer is programmed by human beings, he has been affected by others and his emotions. He must overcome these battles to continue on his action quest. What is the use of the money accumulated? The plot is filled with action-cliches, but moves at a pace far superior to any bond movies. The cinematography is also superb, and will leave you just wanting to head out to Russia.

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Rating: 5 out of 10 Cartoonlike

Twenty years from now, Turbo might have the privelege of joining the likes of Plan 9 from Outerspace as one of the worst sci-fi movies of all time. Well, maybe it’s not that exceptional, but it is filled with its cheesy qualities. The special effects and costumes appear amazingly cheap. The plot and dialog are the ultimate in cheese. Even 7 year olds are tiring of this. However, halfway through, the action gynastics and soundtrack pick up and it actually starts to be palatable. Perhaps the best part, though, was when the film ‘blew up’ right at the climax. Oh well. I don’t think I could endure watching the first part again jsut to see how it ends.