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December 28, 2005

Ne plus ultra


Milla Jovovich stars in Ultraviolet*, a vampire flic shot in HK and China by Equilibrium director, Kurt Wimmer. What's not to like? Radical chic political commentary, that's what. Though Jovovich may be forgiven for ignoring the dumb conspiracoid subtext of a popcorn thriller.

"My character ... [has] this sickness. It's an epidemic that's spread in the world where all sicknesses have been cured, ... except for this one epidemic that the government has created and in a way [is] using for their own benefit. But it gets out, and they're trying to annihilate everybody that has it. I'm on my last 36 hours of life when the movie starts, ... and my last mission before I go, because I'm a revolutionary, is to strap bombs to my chest and explode this huge government building".

*No, not that Ultraviolet. That Ultraviolet had a smart conspiracoid subtext.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 28, 2005 07:43 AM

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Ghost I saw an interesting film last night called Avalon; its rather cool Japanese/Polish cyberpunk film.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 28, 2005 08:04 AM

One for the trivia file: Avalon was made by the same guy who did the Ghost in the Shell anime films (thus the prominence of the basset hound!). So if you are a fan of them, you should check out Avalon too.

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 29, 2005 02:47 PM

I suppose I should hesitate to admit I have never watched Ghost in the Shell despite the admonitions of trusted friends. But a Polish/Japanese cyberpunk film sounds too good to miss.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 29, 2005 03:21 PM