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It would be wrong to say that Ultraviolet is a triumph of style over substance.

Ultraviolet is the complete and utter defeat of substance, a 47-0 victory.

Ultraviolet is the slaughter of substance's entire clan, with style taking substance's women and cattle, but burning the lands so they will never grow again.

It is style's bestial snarl as it withdraws its scepter from substance's tortured body, substance whimpering, broken, violated, ashamed, only gasping "why?"

I quite enjoyed it, really. Though the serious, touching dialogue were the funny cracker bits in a soup of bright flashes, color gradients, and trite scripting. I think I might like to see it again, but then, I liked "Ishtar."
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Edit: If you "enjoyed" this flim, somehow, you'll probably get a kick out of Whines' review of same!

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artfulreggie
Mar. 16th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Ishtar? You fiend!

And holy crap, the glasses in that mood icon of yours seem eerily familiar...
spottylogic
Mar. 17th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Six times, baby :)
texasfanboy
Mar. 16th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
Overheard by people around me during Eraser (starring Miss America-turned-Playmate Vanessa Williams and Arnie, so that should tell you what to expect)

Me: Bad dialogue. Bad, bad dialogue.
Patrick: We didn't come here for the dialogue.
Me: THEN WHY ARE THEY TALKING?

EVERYONE laughed in the theater at that.
lunadude
Mar. 16th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
REALLY enjoyed the eye candy. Reminded me of a mix of Barbarella, Sky Captain, and Aeon Flux. FUN!

X-men should be so styled!

Ishtar!?!?
spottylogic
Mar. 17th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Nodnod--"Equilibrium" had better fight scenes, though, much more believable. Violet was just too Aw3s0M3!!!!! to be an interesting characteress.
fletcher
Mar. 17th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC)
You know, this wasn't even style's victory over substance.

Style phoned it in. Style wasn't gonna even bother but wandered in late because he was out drinking and had to use the bathroom and was awarded the victory by default because substance had left the country and forgot to reschedule the match.

spottylogic
Mar. 17th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC)
Aw, that's harsh (not that it doesn't *deserve* harsh.) It was a very pretty film, fun to look at, but style neds *something* to work with, some lattice of plot and structure, otherwise it's the eye-candy equivilent of a bag of sugar.
baktre
Mar. 17th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
I think the movie shows us that dramatic colored lighting is the key to ascending another step on the ladder to becoming ubermench. :)
spottylogic
Mar. 17th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
My god...you know, I'll have to stop you somehow before you put whatever you're planning into effect...
obonic
Mar. 17th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
I did think it was funny how they seemed to make body armor out of glass. ^^
spottylogic
Mar. 17th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
It's not important to be effective, only trendy.
obonic
Mar. 20th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
hehe *nods*
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