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The Wolverine is a competent movie but not special in any way. The
acting is okay. The special effects are okay. The story is okay. Since
our time is limited, is that enough?
You'll be entertained but what will you remember after a week? Probably not much. The plot isn't especially creative (no spoilers). The twists are somewhat predictable. At times you might think you're watching Pacific Rim, a Transformers movie or even The Matrix. Those comparisons aren't compliments but point out how this movie feels formulaic.
If you like the X-Men, you might as well watch this movie too. Otherwise, you can safely ignore it.
Watch American Gangster without preconceived ideas. While the film is
long it never drags. You don't get the sense that you've seen this
movie before. It's not Serpico. It's not The Wire. It's not The
Sopranos. While much is going on, the story is easy to follow. There is
action, but this isn't an "action movie".
Both Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe act convincingly and give depth to their characters.
The film leaves you wanting to know more about about happened to the lead characters. You care about them that much. Now *that's* film making.
This movie presents information available from other sources. Yet the
way it's shown here is still compelling. The overall impact is
powerful. The movie is worth watching. Most disturbing are the types
and numbers of crimes committed in Wal-Mart shopping lots, aided by
lack of security. Shoppers could be protected but that would cost money
There's a glaring omission. Wal-Mart gets its main strength from us, the consumers. That point is made eloquently in South Park's episode "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" (season 8, episode 9, Nov 2004). Another good critique is PBS's Frontline in "Is Wal-Mart Good For America?"
If we didn't shop there, there would be changes. We get what we pay for.
Rating: WWW (Well Worth Watching)