More Movies…

Well I made one more splurge at the video store, picked up Waterworld, The Postman, and um…Black Dog again. Waterworld was ok, not the spectacular flick you would expect to see from the amount of money that was spent on it. A lot of people said it was like Mad Max on water…They were kinda right, because I loved Mad Max, but didn’t really care for Waterworld. There were far too many slow spots in the movie that lacked both drama and action… I wouldn’t recommend it.
Then there is The Postman. It is one of the best movies I have seen in awhile. It is a little long, I can’t remember how long, but enough so that a slow spot would have killed it. Once again Costner is involved in a post-apocolyptic world. After 3 years of winter and plague, bit by bit, small communities band together and try to rebuild. The bad guys follow the word of a wacko (original, yes), and do just about all they can to keep the good guys afraid. In comes the Postman, who finds a bag of mail along with a US Postal Service uniform on a dead postman in his jeep…gets into the community of Pineview to do what? Deliver the mail. Strangely enough, after Costner leaves, the idea of the Postman inspires hundreds of individuals to begin re-delivering the mail, giving everybody hope, until a final confrontation with the head bad guy. I really suck at explaining movies,a nd I don’t want to give away the plot, so by all means, see this.
Black Dog is like Smokey and the Bandit, without the Smokey. Bandit is now played by Patrick Swayze and is driving a Peterbuilt with a quad-turbocharged Caterpillar engine. Since the movie is almost entirely done on the road, I love it already. The action sequences are perfect, especially when it comes down to Swayze showing his character’s skill at driving a big rig. High speed, explosions, raw action, yes…This movie is perfect. 3rd billing is Meat Loaf who plays a bad guy. It is interesting seeing him play a bible crazy wacko. He plays wackos good. See this if you liked S&TB.

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