Come one, come all to the first Saturday Movie Night! Blodeuedd and Carole will be leading the charge! Today's movie is "Hardcore Henry" which was a Carole's choice. Sit down, eat some popcorn, and enjoy the discussion.
Genre: SCI-FI, Action and Adventure
Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes
Released: April 2015
Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.
C: Welcome to the danger zone! AKA Our first discussion on a movie!! HUZZAH!
B: Yay. Let us begin, and it was Carole that chose the first movie...just sayin’ ;)
C: And you agreed willing. Hehehehe. SO! This was originally a BF movie that he was DYING to see and I agreed to watch it with him. Since then he has watched it TWO more times. Weirdo! LOL But I liked it. Not loved it. I liked it though. You?
B: I thought it was dreadful, and BF thought it was so boring. Not a good start for me.
C: WHAT!? LOL Boring? These words confuse me m’am! xD
B: Lots of people running around, blah blah, some killings, blah blah. A budget of 10 dollars. A really bad movie ;)
C: Yes, lots of running and lots of killing. But the subtle plot is what intrigued me. It didn’t come together until near the end, for me at least. Plus I do adore mindless action films. Haha ;)
B: I love mindless action movies, but here, no, just no. It was too dull, too little, and in the end I was all what? What the f did I just watch? Not the movie for me I guess. I did not have a problem with the fact that we never saw the main character cos it was through his eyes, but….it could have been better made. Better actors, better everything, maybe then it would have been better? Oh how terrible I am, even low budget movies can be good.
C: Honestly, the whole first person view was my favorite part of the movie. I thought it was clever. There was a point near the end when you got to see the main characters face. Fun fact, the “actor” who played the main character was just a stunt man (thus why they probably never let him talk lmao) and all those stunts he did. I thought Henry was a total Badass! Loved it. True and I agree many of the cast of MEH. But I did like Henry and the one guy and his clones. He was good and funny.
B: I also had issues with it being the future? I mean they had clones and shot floating in the sky, BUT everything else sucked. Freaking lada cars, and oh yes so Russia. It was like oh we are in the future, but everything stayed the same. Srsly was it the future?
C: Mmmmmm I don’t think horribly in the future. I think maybe like 10 years in the future or something. I think it was a play on all the robotic arms and stuff we are giving people now. And in 10 years they think you can do what they did to Henry...like make him 90% robotic after a horrible accident.
B: So let’s say that the rich got rich and have tech, but the poor people of Russia was still stuck in the 90s ;)
C: Pretty much! XD Which seem accurate to me. ;D
B: Maybe it was too Russian for me...like I did not understand it or something. Who knows. Maybe I am too old ;)
C: Psha. You are not too old. LOL! I didn’t understand anything until BF explained it to me. Which is my big issue...not a lot of explaining of the world and what the hell is going on. I think it would have made it WAY better honestly.
B: It did have lots of promise, and yes it could have been done So much better. I think it’s one of those movies you love or hate…
C: I think so too. From other reviews people either LOVE IT or HATE IT. I personally liked it a lot. I wouldn’t say “love”, but almost love. Haha. BUT I do want to talk about that ending. CLASSIC! LOVED IT! That baddie had it coming. Good for you Henry.
B: And I….ok I did not hate it. But it was boring. Yup. And BF agrees ha.
C: WHA? The last fight!? It was awesome. The baddie and his...associate(?)....got what they had coming and it was great. I laughed out loud with the last scene on the helicopter with the associate. BRUTAL!
B: I mostly meant the whole movie. The end was somewhat amusing, eh.
C: I see I see. I’m just brutal I guess ;) I wish that they had had a bigger budget and explained to world more. So. Anything else to add?
B: Hmmm, a boring movie. You might like it, you might not.
C: I thought it was fun and interesting. But like you said, you might like it or you might not. :D So! My dear, tis your turn to pick the next film. MWUAHAHAHA
B: I wonder what I should pick, something new? Or something I loved before?
C: *waggles brows* All you girl! LOL The end?
B: The end