Termination Point – the Never-Ending Movie Review

July 23, 2008

A jumbo jet crashes. No survivors. Yet … among the wreckage, a young farm boy discovers a half-charred boarding pass … and the date on that boarding pass is for … gulp … tomorrow!!

Thus begins this mind-blender of a movie known as Termination Point.Two Lous!

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips stars as a cutting-edge scientist. Proving his brilliance as a scientist, he wears a studious-looking beard, a pair of glasses and … he builds a teleportation machine. With it he can zip anywhere, anytime, and to any point in time. All he has to do is power up his machine with neon light bulbs and type in some coordinates on his cell-phone and—zip! Through a wormhole he goes!

Unfortunately, teleportation has a few side-effects:

1) A mismatching of people, places, and things from alternate universes.

2) A planet-eating vortex that seems to enjoy floating in the sky, zapping stuff into oblivion. Mainly it attacks buildings. But it’ll also go after people if they try running away. And it’ll keep on zapping until there’s nothing left. (Hence the title Termination Point, that theoretical point at which we all meet some sort of universal termination.)

3) Rogue agents. They’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Lou Diamond’s technology. (*hint, hint* gunfights galore!)skywingairlines

To get away from it all, Lou somehow bypasses airport security, smuggling his teleportation time machine onto Sky Wing Airlines, on a flight to Mexico.

But will he escape his problems?

Before seeing this movie, I highly recommend re-reading this review to find out what could possibly happen next!

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Alone in the Dark

January 13, 2008

A team of Secret Special Soldiers go exploring an old abandoned goldmine. They are all wearing standard issue paintball uniforms, which come with black short-sleeved t-shirts, elbow pads, and teensy-tiny helmets. Yes, they are well prepared against bloodthirsty monsters from an alternate dimension.Not so alone in the dark.

The team comes to a dead-end, and one of them shouts, “Dead-end! Let’s investigate!”

If you like dead-ends, this movie is chock full of ’em! Actor Christian Slater is in this, and he loves dead-ends! Whether it’s his relationships, his job, or even his quest to save the world. One thing never leads to another!

What to expect with this movie Alone in the Dark:

1) An ancient puzzle of gold, the pieces of which are scattered throughout the globe . . . and nobody bothers putting it together—ever!

2) A golden box, lost at sea for thousands of years. What’s inside? No clue! A guy who pulls it up onto his boat keeps reminding us, “This thing is solid gold!” Two scenes later: “Even the handles are solid gold!” And then, after opening it, just about everyone on his ship dies a bloody death. From what? No clue!

3) A couple of suspenseful scenes with Christian Slater, alone with his girlfriend, hunted by something lurking in the dark. Creatures materialize out of thin air and become the special effects highlight of the movie.

4) A depressing finale. It’s like turning over pebbles in a dead-end cave only to have it collapse on your head, leaving you with one massive logic-defying headache.

End of dead-end.

(However, check the official movie website to be REALLY creeped out … apparently Alone in the Dark is still in theaters!)

Want more monsters with another shockingly powerful ending? Check out:

The Mist
Stephen King and director Frank Darabont want us to bite the big one!

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