"Wolverine, Magneto is after you."
"Are you sure?"
"Well, no, he's probably after that girl over there."
'To do that thing he's about to do."
"Should we go and stop him?"
"Yeah, sure, whatever."
I didn't remember the plot of this film being so slight, but in this instance, it was lucky for me that it was. If it was anymore complicated, it would've been far too much for me to keep up with. I found myself distracted and…
So, we have a main villain who, 'using his knowledge of the underworld, enlists the help of an army of vicious criminals', kidnaps a nuclear physicist, forces him to build a 'doomsday weapon' and interrupts a football game to broadcast his masterplan to the world.
Now, I was happy enough knowing that The Dark Knight Rises shared some similar themes with Rocky III, but realising that it has same plot as a Pink Panther film has really taken the shine off it.
You know those films that you watched years ago and have vague memories of enjoying? The ones that if asked about you might say, "Yeah, I quite liked that.", despite time robbing you of any real specifics of what went on in the film? For me, this is one of those films. I know I enjoyed my time having fun with Téa and Jim, but enough time has passed for me to forget exactly why.
I finished watching this film an hour ago.
Twisty McTwisterson does it again.
I thought he'd given up on his third act shock reveals, but no, this might be his best yet. There I was, enjoying the film and thinking, "hey, this is not nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be, it's building up nicely."
Then, BOOM, the film suddenly ends, having lead to nothing. Twist! Turns out it was a waste of my time afterall.
*shakes fist playfully at McTwisterson*
I didn't see that one coming, you ol' trickster, you.
Here is a partial plot synopsis of the Spike Jonze film Her:
Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theordore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system.
Now, if you take this synopsis, replace the name 'Theodore' with the name 'Dave Grohl' and replace the term 'operating system' with 'sound board', you'll get a fair idea of how Dave feels about his recent acquisition from the Sound City recording studio.
An enjoyable little film. Better than the sum of its parts thanks to great chemistry between Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith Osborne.
Just your basic city-folk-out-of-their-depth-in-a-rural-setting-thanks-to-eccentric-locals-even-though-they-don't-seem-to-encounter-them-all-that-often-and-now-that-I-think-of-it-they-don't-even-live-on-a-farm-so-what's-the-deal-with-that-title type of story.
The poster claims 'Chevy has the power to make this Holiday Season the funniest ever', but as Chevy didn't even have the power to make me laugh, I'm guessing it was one of the more sombre holidays.
1981. A year after Caddyshack. Two years before Vacation. This should've been Chevy in his prime.
A glimpse into a life that plays like an uncared for piece of vinyl. The life of a struggling artist stuck in a rut, with the same experiences and mistakes playing out around him.
It's as if the Coen Brothers have given a name to that little speck of dust, imbedded in the groove of your record, causing the needle to skip and play in a continuous loop. That name is Llewyn Davis.
For the making of Psycho , Alfred Hitchcock used a television crew to make a major Hollywood production.
For The Making of Psycho, Sacha Gervasi has done the exact opposite.
I can't help but agree with the comments I've seen comparing this to a rather slight TV movie. But, it's mildly entertaining, if nothing else.