This sequel takes the original film’s balance of an adult ABBA musical told with stunt-casted stars and inverts it, so that we’re saddled with uncharismatic young actors playing those older actors, singing and dancing through a back story no one really asked to see, for the largest part of the film. It’s such a shame to relegate the star power of Firth, Brosnan, Baranski and all of the original cast off in the way, way background - and as a…
The game leads seem to be having a lot of fun together on screen - and to be honest, this uncalled-for sequel is just a touch funnier than the dreadful original - but the broad pratfalls and typically cringe-y comedy situations only make this re-gifted holiday comedy a present best left under the tree.
For some surprising reasons, taking the colour out of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD makes an already-brilliant film:
1.) More Sinister - the Citadel world was much more frightening and oppressive in B&W, assigning the setting the physical and psychological Hell it surely was for these characters
2.) More Detailed - the viewer's eye is drawn into not just the actors, but to their expressive faces, as well as to the landscapes and especially the production's vehicle design
3.) Easier To…
21 & OVER is about as derivative and thoroughly unlikable a motormouth comedy as you'll find. It's a complete waste of everyone's time.
Jon Lucas & Scott Moore - the writers of THE HANGOVER - attempt another night-in-the-life fable of wild partying and male bonding through embarrassing situations, this time replacing the smug mid-thirties assholes with entitled college-aged assholes. Big switch.
The deja-vu set-up finds a straight-A Med student (Justin Chon) dragged out for a collegial beer or two on the night…