Aims to be 21 Jump Street but falls about 8 blocks too short. You’ll smile at times, feel embarrassed for the cast occasionally and frown at the sheer stupidity of the entire thing every now and again… But ultimately, it’s a Baywatch movie. What did you expect? Most of the best jokes are in the trailer, the cast are all fine but nothing spectacular and this is the 2nd Efron movie I’ve watched in a row where he comes face…
A ridiculous plot about a sinister killer car, but one that brings together some of the coolest actors around. Harry Dean Stanton as the utterly pointless detective, Old Man Marley from Home Alone (Roberts Blossom) and Robert Prosky, who you'll recognise from classics like Miracle on 34th Street and Mrs. Doubtfire. The story itself is about a geek who falls in love with a shitty car that ends up murdering anyone who shits on it, sometimes literally. It's helluva entertaining but not all that great really. Cracking eighties vibe though.
Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…
In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
He drives this shitty car all over the place,…