Christian Bale Weekend

Some day Christian Bale is going to make a movie in which he actually gets to be interesting.

Unintentionally, I caught a couple of his films this weekend. The first, Public Enemies, which was really more of a starring vehicle for Johnny Depp. To this film I give a great big, “meh”. Granted, it’s almost impossible to watch a movie when my two-month-old daughter is awake and frequently hungry–if not for food than for attention–but just the same, “meh”. There really isn’t anything to say about it. It’s no Untouchables.

The second, Terminator Salvation, a film I’d been putting off viewing because I figured I would hate it. Surprisingly, I kind of dug it. I thought I’d had enough of bleak dystopian future scenarios to last me for the rest of my life, but I guess I had room for one more. Terminator Salvation was not a great movie, but it did contain some very decent action sequences. At this point, I’m well beyond attempting to wrap my mind around the Terminator continuity, so I just watched it as a film unto itself, and it works fairly well even without the context of the rest of the lore.

On a sidenote, the Arnold Schwarzenegger terminator was pretty slick.

7 Replies to “Christian Bale Weekend”

  1. I thought T Salvation was the bomb… at least as far as action movies go. It looked great, had a decent enough story, and had a few action set pieces that were off the hook. It’s no T2, but it was better than T3 or that shitty TV show. I know a lot of people love that show, but it sucked.

    Public Enemies caught my attention when it first came out. It had a decent cast, a good director, and it was all about Dillinger. Then it came out and everybody hated it. So I forgot about it. Also, when I said it had a good director just now, for some reason I was thinking about Ridley Scott, but then I remember that it was actually Michael Mann, who I hate. That was probably another reason why I skipped it.

    Did they talk about how John Dillinger has a supernaturally long dong?

  2. I tried to watch the Terminator TV Series, but it never sparked with me. I never saw an episode that I thought was great or even particularly interesting. That said, I probably only saw three episodes, and I half-watched them at that (because they weren’t engaging).

    Public Enemies wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was just…nothing. Though maybe it was bad, I don’t know.

    They didn’t mention anything about his dong being long, but I’m pretty sure he did mention something about his penis at some point.

  3. They should’ve just made Boogie Nights, only about John Dillinger. They could keep talking about his huge penis, and then, at the very end, there would be a title card that said, “70 years later at the Smithsonian.” Then a curator or whatever would open up a box and pull out Dillinger’s monster dong.

    Now THAT’S a film!

  4. christian bale may not be interesting, but in terms of sheer aesthetics, I’m pretty sure he’s at least 75% responsible for my last 2 kids’ existence. HAAAAAAWT!!!

    MONSTER DONG? nice.

  5. ha! I’m glad I’m not your husband right now.

    I’ve got nothing against Bale, really. I liked him a lot in American Psycho. But beyond that, he has played such uncharismatic parts.

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