Wednesday, February 15, 2006
From Stephen J. Cannell, the brilliant mind that brought us The A-Team, comes an epic film about the war between good and evil, between Heaven and Hell, between my thumb and the stop button! This thing is being advertised absolutely everywhere, so I had to see what all the fuss was about. Well, let me tell you, if your ideal movie consists of a guy walking around squinting hard and complaining all the time how he doesn't care about this or that, then you're in luck! And that's the good guy I'm talking about! Or maybe you envision a movie utopia where Billy Drago lays around caressing naked chicks all day and then walks around the graveyard like a homeless man and then caresses some more naked chicks before getting into a horrendous confrontation with the squinting anti-hero. Hey, it's your lucky day! Seriously folks, this is almost as bad as it gets. 0 out of *****. No Davey For You!
Posted by dave at 7:24 AM
Yeah, it took a while before I had the chance to watch this one, but here it is! This is a movie that feels like it left a lot on the table. After watching the trailer and then the film, it feels like I was cheated a little. The film is good, I'll give it that, not great, but good. It's just that, I don't know, the trailer left me wanting more and the film made me wonder when I was going to get it. Call it a case of brilliant editing on the trailer. Terry Gilliam fills his movies with wonderful set designs and he's on top of his game with this one. The locations, the lighting, the costumes, they're all great, the sound is good too. I don't know if it was the Damon/Ledger combo that did it in, I didn't think they were that bad, or what it was, it just felt a little dull. The bad thing is, I don't know what they could have done to make it better! I'm really on the fence with this one. I'll call it this...it's not a bad movie to while away a snowy Saturday afternoon with, but you're not getting a classic. So it's *** out of *****.
Posted by dave at 7:03 AM