[After creating and then testing the drinking rules, Swan and Penguin recap their adventures with the movie. Offering their thoughts on the quality of the film itself, as well as how theÂ drinking rulesÂ held up, and if worth using.]
Ballistics: Ecks vs Sever crossed our desk by having the honor of being the lowest rated film on Rottentomatoes. Going into it, we expected a complete stinker. Did it live up to its reputation or does it have a bum rap?
This is one of those movies that I completely forget everything that happened in it. While watching it. I could not remember what happened ten minutes ago at any given point. I can’t even remember if the acting was good. Or the camera work. It was just soooooooooooooo dull. And really that is the greatest crime a movie can commit. So don’t watch this, you will only be bored.
I remember a bit more of the movie than Swan did apparently, but I share his sentiments. There’s really nothing to latch onto in this film. The action is completely flat and forgettable even though they keep on trying their damndest.Â
The plot is just really kind of there to piece together events, and makes so little sense. The villains gets one of the main good guys involved by actively seeking him out to join their cause, and then trying to kill him, but at no point is it ever made clear why they need him or why they want him dead. Basically crafting their own archnemesis in the process.Â
Then the main threat of a nano-virus that can kill from a distance seems so sci-fi for such a grounded film. It isn’t a terrible plot, but really does nothing of note.Â
Sure, I may have had 4 beerssss while watching this movie but that did nothing to make the viewing more bearable.Â I think we drank for deaths a lot. Explosions too I would say. In all honesty, I think all of our rules worked fairly well, it just was not worth it to watch this movie. So please don’t.
Sometimes, I like to go back through my social media feed to get an idea of how much we actively drank. This movie did a pretty good job of keeping the booze flowing throughout the night. Not surprisingly, it does follow a lot of the action movie tropes. We got a ton of pointless explosions, at one point, I believe gives us 3-4 different angles on the same explosion. Some deaths, sadly nothing too creative. And a lot of name dropping for our two main characters, who I’m pretty sure didn’t have any first names based on how often last ones were used.Â
Ballistics: Ecks vs Sever is far from the worst movie we’ve had to check out, but there’s also nothing here to defend. It’s not a fun action movie, it’s not a creative one. it’s just a really generic film. Well worth a pass!