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Monday, April 03, 2006

Old Testament 

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Old Testament was not a good movie. It's a Chinese gay movie that contains 3 small stories, a triptych.

The very first sign that told me and KT that the movie was gonna be bad was it was shot with a home video camera. Normally, I wouldn't have mind a video movie. However, I did not get the impression that it was a video movie, so my expectation was squashed from the beginning.

The next sign was that it was poorly shot. Scenes roamed past the camera as if a regular person was holding it. The "to and fro" shots between people can be dizzying. That should also tell you that the lighting was poor as well.

The worse signs of all was that there really no plot in each story. The dialogues were awful. Just as there were gaps in scenes, where you had to make mental connections, there were gaps in dialogues.

At the end of each story, there's a choir. The choir would sing like a epilogue, where one person ends up dying. Morbid, really.

Overall, it was a truly boring movie. We were surprised that we made it to the end. Of course, about 15 minutes into the movie, we were already alternating our attention to the movie and our pagers. Yep, that boring.