So this was basically What About Bob? except with he's not likeable. Also, it weirdly reminded me of The Truman Show, which wasn't until three years later.
I did actually like it, though - I'd heard that it kind of parodied lots of different genres and styles, and for some reason I thought it would be more obvious about that, but it's actually fairly subtle. I might've gotten half or three-quarters the way through without noticing it if I weren't looking for it. It helps that the characters manage to stay consistent despite the changing demands on them.
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.