Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Ended up being way too much of a... uhm... whatever the heck it was.
I wish someone would tell Cher it's OKAY to be an old lady; the wig & spackle budget here musta been WAY through the roof.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
The final film in the trilogy had me on the edge of my seat, mesmerized as I probably haven't been since-- well, probably not since The Girl Who Played with Fire.
These movies are so good, that I'm really scared by the prospect of the upcoming American remakes--why try to redo a perfect product?
Friday, November 19, 2010
Technically amazing; the exloding & shattering buildings are breathtaking.
Would that so much care had been given to crafting a funny, or even interesting, story.
As far as movies about guys going back into the past to make their parents fall in love go, this one ends up being a lot less funny that it could be, sadly.
What it's got over that '80s movie, though, is singing & dancing, an over-the-top flying time machine, and a much better-looking cast.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I was happy to see the gang back (if you've not seen the previous films, don't worry--it actually makes less sense if you have), but the whole thing would have been a lot tighter and funnier if they'd killed the Puppy.
Not as bothersome, but really quite shocking, was the long and intense session of 3-on-2, male-on-male assplay.
The film that proves a man named "Scooter" can be much more evil than his name might imply.
The film's biggest drawback is director Doug Liman's decision to apparently shoot it himself on his own handheld videorecorder.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I do appreciate that rather being a big, explosion-y, look-at-the-looming-monster-y type of alien invasian movie, this is more about the journey of and relationship between the two leads.
It's a good thing, too, considering the loony octopus-on-lobster-legs, floaty-pasted-over-CGI look of the beasts.
Clint Eastwood is such an awesome filmmaker; print out a list of his works, tack it on a wall, throw a dart & go see that movie-- you can't go wrong!
Unless your unfortunate dart lands on the title of THIS interminably long, lethargic, boring and lifeless turkey.
Funny, but not as funny as I'd hoped.
Much funnier than can have been expected, however, considering it was cobbled together by no fewer than four writers.