I remember a lot of people hating this movie when it first came out, but I don't remember too many specifics. I only remember people having a problem with the critic character and M. Night Shyamalan playing the character who will save the world. But taking both of those things out, putting them aside since in the grand scheme of the film they're really just nitpicks, what is wrong with this movie? I'm genuinely asking that, because I can't find…
Wide Awake and Stuart Little are proof that M. Night Shyamalan should have stuck to family comedies. This one in particular has the best dialogue in anything he's written (a feat considering M. Night's reputation), and a lot of the jokes work. There's just a simplistic, honest feeling to the writing that is missing from most of Shyamalan's work after this. I hope he hits a point in his life where he decides to give comedy another go, because I feel like it might have been the calling he ignored.
I wasn't a big fan of Sylvian Chomet's last film, The Triplets of Belleville. I thought it was okay but I had way too many problems with it. In his second major directorial effort, he seems to have fixed a lot of the problems in Triplets, only he has created a few new ones in the process.The Illusionist is about a magician who is coming to terms with the fact that his is a dying trade. Despite his agents' efforts,…
Called in by his old partner Dillon (Carl Weathers) to rescue hostages from militants, Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself and his men being hunted in a dense jungle by an alien predator (Kevin Peter Hall). It can blend into its environment, mimic sounds and has heat-seeking vision. Despite being outmatched and outgunned, Dutch decides to take this thing head on to make sure it can't harm any more people than it already has.
This movie is a prime example of…