It's New Years Eve and soon another year AND another holiday season will be in the past. So I thought I'd take one last stab at a holiday themed blog.
Still, hungry for holiday tunes more rockin' than the kind played at your local Target I downloaded the whole thing. It's actually pretty damn good. Instead of going for humor, the band play the songs fairly straight. When blasted through their sound, the songs take on an ominous and mysterious quality. This would be great music for a holiday themed horror movie. Although you'd be about a week late, I'd suggest checking this out if you're a punk rock fan.
But sadly, the movie undercuts that tone at every point when 21st century snark. Some of it, I understand. I grew up watching re-runs of the Clayton Moore TV show. You couldn't recreate that and expect modern audiences to respond to it. But what we're left with is a Lone Ranger who is a dork and a Tonto who is a manipulative whacko. Which might have been fine if they had overcome their differences and become this great crime fighting team. But we never see that evolve. So what we're left with is an unfinished character arc and disappointing "heroes." The movie has it's moments and some of them are great. Plus, it has style to burn. I just wish it had more heart.