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Seit August 2013 präsentiert Daniel Schröckert auf dem Youtube-Kanel der Rocketbeans seine Fernsehtipps des Tages.…
Three avid bird watchers compete to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event.
So, I'm watching this, and I'm having a hard time staying awake. Pure boredom.
Then, the sound designer decides to mix the film so a Coldplay song plays at maximum volume, making me spill my Pringles.
I just don't know what to say, this sucked.
the birds were good
The Big Year is the very definition of a gentle comedy. It could also be classified as unfunny, uneventful, unmemorable and occasionally irritating. It is hard to know how a film about bird-spotting was ever commissioned as it hardly seems the sort of material to excite studio bosses. There must have also been a point when the writers realised that their slow paced script with broad and shallow characterisation just wouldn’t be particularly interesting. Yet miraculously it kept getting the green light at each stage before assembling a pretty impressive cast (if you excuse the three leads).
Jack Black’s narration throughout is probably the most annoying thing about the film because, well, it’s Jack Black talking and that is always…
Utterly harmless, and utterly forgettable, The Big Year is a film that Momma Film Ape would probably enjoy immensely, but I myself found no joy in this film. I will say though that I was jazzed to see an appearance by my favourite Wilson brother, Andrew Wilson, near the middle of the film. I love that guy.
Jeez this is bland. It's like movie Iceberg lettuce.
Owen Wilson's pouted lips.
I thought this was going to be a stupid film about birdwatching... I mean it was, but it was also sweet and kind of endearing.
Late night tv binge. Really enjoyable movie. The movie markets itself as a comedy but is more of a topical light film which doesn't stray away from the main focus of the film - three guys trying to beat the most birds watched in a year record - a competition known as 'The Big Year'.
Jack Black is pretty awesome, as he usually is in almost any thing, I might add.
It has the quality of tuning into some forgotten studio comedy from the 40s playing on TCM. Over-scripted, over-determined, but charming and more playful than expected with its share of surprising moments.
Disclaimer: I would watch Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson in anything. Steve & Owen are top ten favorites for me.
That being said, this was one of the more sweet & innocent movies I've seen in awhile. I even watched the Extended Cut and didn't find it boring. Maybe I'm a nerd since I enjoyed that it was just about bird-watching. Who knows, but I'm glad I finally got to see it after five years.
The Big Year is definitely a predictable road trip with too many bird watching that felt a bit longer than 90 minutes, but it's still a decent watch if you catch it on cable. The trio comedy team of Black, Wilson, and Martin all did their jobs pretty well.
Still, I do think that it could've been a lot more funnier and a little warmer if you will!
I thought this movie was underrated.
First off, I LOVED this movie. It's funny, it's touching, it's even thought provoking about life decisions. The birding story was just the arc that they hung the three characters and their stories on. It was just the driving force behind the journey, not the point. Which is actually the message they send at the end. To each their own, but this remains one of my rewatchable favorites. It's just a feel good movie.
Some charm. An obsessed tragic villain that is not entirely hollow.
Una película entretenida y de corazon liviano te deja satisfecho al terminarla y con una sensacion de final feliz.
Con Black una vez más haciendose pasar por chiste respecto a su peso y con dos actores buenos pero muy comunes en una película Hoolywood te llenan de interez hacia los pajaros y la naturaleza con tomas camarograficas impresionantemente buenas y bellas.
Other than a great off screen voice and some cozy settings in contrast to the wilderness this is kindalmosortavmaybeyesmaybenot your average movie.