I didn't think too much of Prey either, and the French are usually so nasty. Mostly I couldn't quite buy the mixture of elite petrochemical business men and down to earth farmers spread across three generations of the same wealthy, but also desperately poor, family. Given that I couldn't suspend disbelief for the simple set up of human characters, it didn't exactly improve when the mad pigs turned up. Gritty does not automatically lead to realism.
Eyeborgs is tacky- but in such a good way. For some reason I have been mostly watching utter trash lately, and generally loving it. The last fortnight or so of self indulgent cinematic self abuse looked like this:
Hydra: The Lost Island is very silly, but moderately fun, The Cross is a weird comic adaptation that actually isn't, well armed but underpolished it has too many players and not enough game, still fun though- even if you're just laughing at Vinnie Jones' "acting" again. Illegal Aliens (Anna Nicole Smith's last movie) is an undiluted waste of time and money and somehow feels ten years older than it is. Age of Heroes is a surprisingly enjoyable WW2 commando romp, despite having both Sean Bean and Danny Dyer on the cast to put posh audiences off. A real blast from the past Blue Thunder is vintage gold that has aged so spectacularly badly it was a hilariously un-high-tec, politically incorrect, delight to watch.
Orcs- They Will Eat your Face Off. is sublime, easy going American supertrash, lots of fun and one of my favourites.
but the best of the bunch comes from Italy, Eaters: Rise of the Dead gory zombie movie with gay neo-nazis, un-death camps, zombie pregnancies and a midget fuhrer! Mischievious, toxic, brain rotting, wonderfully awful Eurotrash- a flashback to the old glory days of excessive Italian zombie flicks. Textbook stuff.
I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum