Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

14 March 2008

Battlestar Galactica: Razor, dir. Félix Enríquez Alcalá (2007)

STEVE says:
I'm a fan of the new Galactica series, not just because it's a vast improvement over the 70s cheesiness of the original, but because of the development of the characters (though at first put off by the female Starbuck, I've come to dig her) and the direction the Cylons have taken: No longer just armored automatons who seek the destruction of the human race, these Cylons have mastered the science of cloning and are seeking - wait for it - the one true God. You gotta love the irony.

But this movie left me cold. It's filler, actually; a way to keep the fans satisfied between the third and fourth seasons. And it felt like exactly that. One of the reviews I read stated that fans not familiar with the show might find it a good primer, a quick introduction to the cast and the story - but isn't that what the pilot episode was for?

Battlestar Galactica: Razor feels like they took two episodes that didn't quite fill out their alloted 40 minutes, slammed them together, then filmed some extra stuff to make it feature length. The movie zips around from "present" time in the Galactica timeline to ten months ago when the Cylons attacked, and there's a flashback to the first Cylon war some 30 years ago thrown in for good measure. And as much as I loved seeing the old-school Cylons and Cylon Raiders, had I not seen it, I wouldn't have missed a thing.


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