Sunday, July 27, 2008
Mulder and Scully are together again in this decade-too-late second movie. And boy are they together! Were they able to recapture that fantastic chemistry they had back in the day?
Yes they did. It was just like watching an extended episode of the X-files. Loved it! Chris Carter decided to stay away from the alien-conspiracy theme from the series. Some people were disappointed by that, but not me. I could barely follow the convoluted plot line when I was watching the show, much less remember any of the details after so many years. I was worried about Billy Connolly's role as Father Joe, but he pulled it off well.
If you're a die hard X-Files fan, you've probably already grabbed your sunflower seeds and headed to the theater. If you've never seen the X-Files, you'll miss a few subtle throwbacks to the series, but the movie stands alone as a good murder-mystery thriller. So cue the eerie music and check out the latest X-Files!
I thought this movie would be silly, corny, goofy, and absurd. What I discovered was that i was right! It was silly, corny, goofy, and absurd. But you know what? It was fun to watch. I had a great time! I guess since I knew it was silly and that was the their goal, it was a success. I just sat back and enjoyed the ride.
There were plenty of laughs, the film was the right length, and kept my interest so I never felt bored. The website is surprisingly fun as well MeetDaveMovie.
So if your looking for a way to spend a few hours on a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon, check out Meet Dave!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
So overall I'd have to say that this sequel bucks the trend (that most sequels suck) and was actually a decent continuation of the first film. I had fun watching it and I thought the visual effects were top shelf!
So if you are a Hellboy fan, or a "We made a movie out of this comic book" genre lover, then by all means, wake the baby and check out Hellboy II.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Obviously this was not your typical superhero movie. It comes with a couple of nice twists. One you already know, Hancock is an uncouth, rude, and belligerent superguy with anger issues. The other twist, is you'll have to see the movie to find out.
The film was not without it's problems, in my always correct opinion. The dialogue or really the fact that everyone in the movie happens to use the same curse word when referring to Hancock (that would be A-Hole), which also happens to be the word that triggers his anger, was annoying and distracted from the story I thought.
The other problem was the villains in the film. While I think they were mainly used as background to the true story, it was still weak. There is no super villain to fight against or even a natural suspenseful disaster that Hancock has to overcome as is typical in most super movies. But again this was not the typical "Save the Earth" film anyway. So I guess we couldn't expect that. But the few bad guys in it were pretty lame.
Despite those minor issues you couldn't help but like Hancock, just like his friend played by Jason Bateman, and even his wife (Charlize Theron) ends up liking him. but with Will Smith playing Hancock how could you not like his character?
So if you are looking for something a little different and a break from the typical super-hero movies that are rolling out this summer (Ironman, Hulk, Batdood, and Hellboy Deuce), then take a wobbly flight over to the theater and check out HANCOCK!