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Average sci-fi flick
Based on reviews and overall rating, I was expecting another Kubrick's Odyssey. In this context, the movie is a letdown.
The environment is very well done, although there are some unexplained simplifications, like different levels of gravity inside and outside of the lunar base. Sam Rockwell does a very good job, especially toward the ending of the movie. The movie has a very good main idea, but the screenplay does not capitalize on it. All the "twists" and surprises can be seen from miles away, and it fails completely in building any suspense at all. It is one of those movies where you know what could be better immediately after watching it.
But it is a decent sci-fi flick, worth watching once, if you like the genre. But keep your expectations low somehow, this one is not gonna make it to history books.
The Hunting Party (2007)
I'll stay clear from anything with Richard Gere from now on. This movie is ridiculous. I don't even know where to start.
Bosnians switch to perfect English as needed (heavy accent is a must though).
In Sarajevo, we're given impressions our heroes are in constant danger, yet they park their car just outside their hotel on regular basis.
But the biggest rip-off is the ending. "The Fox" has 10 bodyguards. But he goes hunting only with his sharp-shooting friend. Our heroes scare him with a bang, so he drops his rifle and runs away, leaving his sniper friend behind and they just catch him without any weapon, like they were playing some game of tag.
Acting is missing altogether. I was hoping Terrence Howard would work it a bit, but he was just playing guitar and throwing swearwords around. The only character that does any acting job at all is Mark Ivanir in the comic role of UN commander Boris.
I give it an extra star for bringing attention to war in Bosnia, damages that have been done, and UN's failure there.