I saw Ultra Violet. It was kinda Fifth Element meets AI.
Lotsa special effects, lotsa violence, A little bit of mush.
overall rating B-
we shall see.
people from watching them...
they must spend an awful lot on these movies.
Let me spoil it for you:
The big weird plot twist at the end is.... that there is no big plot twist at the end. AT least not like the first two movies. THey must have done some focus group studies and found that the average american movie going audience didn't get it the first two times, why tax the brains of the writers when nobody's going to appreciate it anyway.
If you're one of those people who won't go see it because of tom cruise, get over yourself. If you go to movies at all, you're already patronizing the wrong people. Just go and enjoy it.
It's got lots of neat action scenes. Actually, it's almost nonstop. There's only one really dumb part at the end, but otherwise is mostly enjoyable.
It made me realize something though, 007 has pushed himself out of the market.
in mi3 you've got a team of really cool people all coordinated to do really cool things that makes for a great action scene.
007 is only one guy, he can only do so much.
IT's funny to see how they made movies in 1957. There's whole 5 minute sections of watching a party. Just silly. or another 5 minutes of somebody driving to their destination to give you the idea of how far away it is.
That's been the case for 10-15 years, not something recent now that he's widely disliked.
As for 007 ... the reason James Bond has fallen out of fashion is because the USSR collapsed. The whole thing just doesn't really work anymore. Sure, we could have Bond fighting Islamic terrorists or something, but it wouldn't quite be the same.
Subject: re: cruise
Subject: re: cruise
I wouldn't attend a Tom Cruise movie unless paid an unlikely sum.
Has anyone seen DaVinci?
Has anyone seen over the hedge?
Sybil was on last night.
That movie actually makes me feel a little better about my own childhood. Sort of like, "See, it COULD have been worse!"
I have a tape of Sybil, but I only got a little way through it before I had to shut off the VCR.
I'm dying to see "Over the Hedge". I love that comic.