Last year I was having an ultrasound and I kept thinking of voodoo cursed Bernie doing the Bernie on his way to buried treasure and I couldn't stop laughing. The technician had to stop 4 times.
A fastball right down the middle (basketball!) for Affleck, constructing a by the numbers crowd pleaser. Sure, it's nakedly capitalistic and lacks originality but what can I say, I love a sleek Hollywood product! The movie doesn't look like shit!
Affleck the director is in top form here. It's the kind of film where every close-up or edit has you thinking "Ahhh yes that's a fine place for that." I would love to see him continue on as a reliable mid budget craftsmen.
"You're not going to die mom. I promise, you're not going to die because I won't let you".
CUT TO: MOMS FUNERAL
This movie is set up right away as cruel dark joke. The main joke being what if we remade THE BAD SEED with the Home Alone kid? And it's pretty sweet.
Maybe I'm an easy mark, but Kevin Mcallister smoking, scheming, cursing and murdering? Folks to me, THATS ENTERTAINMENT!
AND there's a climactic battle on a cliff? This…