Movies: Quick Movie Reviews

June 18th, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Quick reviews of films I’ve seen recently:

Matrix Reloaded
Same characters. Different Story. Good special effects. Scenes too long in place and mostly “throwaway” plot. Worthing paying to see twice (if only to catch the bits you blinked at: one of the most important bits is only on the screen for a few seconds in a dark room!). Number of times watched so far: 7
Dumb and Dumberer
Same characters (different actors though, but they look strikingly similar). Different Story. Bad Plot. Some poor acting. Good “doesn’t he look like Jim Carey” factor. Not worth paying to see. Number of times watched so far: 1 (and not again)
Italian Job
Same title. Some same characters. Same make of car. Different plot, different location (the “Italian Job” itself takes place for just 5/10 minutes at the start then it’s a case of re-creating the Italian Job in Philadelphia whilst borrowing bits from the original Italian Job movie). Doesn’t seem to have much of the “human factor” (the original one had a lot more “respect”, feeling etc for me). Lots of violence/guns/number of deaths. Worth catching on DVD/Video/TV, but not really worth paying to see. Number of times watched: 1 (but it’s “todays film” so I haven’t really had a chance to re-watch it anyway)
Bruce Almighty
Not a sequel, prequel or remake. Good plot. Good acting. Thought provocative in places. “Proper special effects” (i.e.: you hardly notice they are SFX until you think about them). Quite funny. Worth paying to see. Number of times watched: 2.5 – soon to be 3.5

In-depth movie reviews, this post wasn’t. But it’s 11.50pm at night, my hands are hurting a bit (I’m trying to reduce my time at a keyboard because I think I’m overdoing things a bit recently), the cat wants me in bed (don’t ask!) and I’m getting cramp in my legs…

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1 comment

  1. Richy C. says:

    Well, KazaaLite (I won’t let the spyware filled “proper version” near my machine) hasn’t been run for several months now, I do live in the UK and as for the cinema side of things…

    I’ve paid to go to the cinema twice in the last 5 years (and that was for dates): if I can’t get free admission to the cineam, I just don’t go. Sometime it’s annoying if a film I want to see is on, but at least I can wait for it to come out on VHS/DVD and watch it in the comfort of my own home.

    How I actually managed to watch them is another matter…

    Bruce Almight does have a number of funny bits, but the preview doesn’t quite match up to the film. Where the preview is playing the music “got the power” and Bruce is voicing it, in the movie he’s only voicing it (no music).

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