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You will find out watching the movie of course. Only if you like low
budget movies that are violent, with a lot of puns in them that is. The
movie managed to get quite a good cast together (which partly owed to
the fact, that most actors are in it for a few minutes). You'll either
love that "I know him" game, that is going to happen or you're going to
wish there was more meat to some characters (no pun intended).
It will be apparent where this is going early on and it might feel a bit repetitious at times (once again, swearing and blood). But while that works against the movie, it's still fun to watch. So no big surprises here, but a fun little action comedy
Describing this movie is rather difficult and while I don't tell people
to watch the trailer before seeing a movie, most of the times, it does
make sense with this movie. I couldn't put it into a box and label it
properly. But let's call it a Science Fiction drama. With a hint of
"Fantasy" thrown in for good measure.
If you've seen the trailer and have no idea what this is about, the movie itself will not be too clear about it either. It will answer a few questions, but most answers are going to be made up by the viewer, depending on his/her point of view ... on life, religion and many other things. I wanted to like it more, but it's tough, because it's not really accessible. And while the narration does jump back and forth like a wild rabbit, you can make sense of it. Hard to recommend, this will find a strong fan base nonetheless
I a sort of making a statement here, comparing this to the animated
Pixar movie "Ratatouille". For some reason, one person (involved with
this movie?) thought there was something offensive in here, but there
isn't. Make up your own mind, in the following review originally
titled: "Ratatouille?" ...
Of course not. But if you have seen that movie, you will wonder how an animated mouse can be emotionally more engaging than a real life human being? And I'm not saying that, because the main actor is weak. It is the story that lacks the drive and the force. You cannot judge the actors, if they have so little to work with. It's almost a shame, because there are a few good hints at where this could go, but unfortunately, it never does achieve anything.
While the mouse did not only have a goal, it was more approachable and you had the feeling that it was more human, even with "lesser" problems. But I'm straying away. There is quite a few things to discover here, and while the ultimate goal seems to be the same, the cook on display here, has other things on his mind, too. It is more complex. And while in the end, it seems to take the easy way out, it might leave you with a good taste ...
Jonnie To cannot do wrong by me. It's not only the perfectly
choreographed action scenes, but also the way he depicts the characters
in his movies. The story twists are also really good, as in this one,
where you get the cat and mouse game between cops and bad guys too.
Really good acting in it too.
Without going further into the story and without saying there is too much violence in it either (though some might feel that way), I can only tell you that you need a great home system to really enjoy this. While I too compared To to John Woo at first, he has surpassed him and is a brand of his own. This is not his best movie (Election 1+2, Fulltime Killer), but even so a really great one
While the intro to our main character might not be as powerful as in
the animated "Up", you still get a feeling for a character that will be
very difficult to identify with at first. It's a grandmother who is
really naughty and seems to hate everyone and everything. But the
actress is so good with a script that is really more than fine, that
you do care in the end.
You might already know where this is going (sort of), but it's really fun to watch how we get there. The french keep it real (as much as possible), with added story lines, that do not feel that they disrupt or corrupt the main story. It actually adds to it, in small but very funny pieces. I can only recommend this if you like naughty comedies
The Cosby Show is one of classic TV shows. And if you haven't watched
it yet and start with Season 1, you will see why that is. It might have
dated (style/clothing wise), but its core values remain intact and
relatable. It is really strong, especially the first episode is so
good, because while it has morality in its center it is not looking
down on the viewer. It is cleverly written and not bound by color, race
or anything else some people would like to read into it.
The "family" is put nicely together, though the setting (playing in front of a live audience) limits the set ups a little bit. If you really want, you can see through the blueprints of the show. But that is not a bad thing. And while there were problems (outside the show) with one family member (Lisa Bonet), it is waved into the story somehow.
Unfortunately there comes a time, when the Cosby show is not on its top game anymore. It doesn't get boring, but you can see, that there is no ore family stories/values to be said anymore. Still Cosby is or could be your favorite TV dad ... flaws included!
While this is a sequel it's also kind of a prequel, looking back on
what happened before the Original "Easy Rider" (ER). Of course some
people might feel offended just by that simple fact. And that
impression will not fade with the beginning of the movie. Actually
while there is a resemblance (haircut and the general look), the acting
feels like a TV soap. And that is not good at all.
Fortunately Jeff Fahey comes along and the "fun" sort of begins. It elevates the movie a bit and it's almost a shame you don't get more of him and his character interaction. But it's more about, where were and were are we going (concerning the characters). There is still a lot of bike love and people who are fond of that will cherish those moments. For everyone else, it's not really that worth while, while not really bad either.
Or not, if you think about it. Paul Giamatti is terrific in his role
here and Sally Hawkins does convince in her role too (especially
because she's doing an accent, which may sound weird first time you
hear it). Those two alone make this movie worth while. It's also nice
to see Paul Rudd in a different role (he could be related to his other
character in Prince Avalanche.
It did make me look different on this particular brand of business those two are taking part of. And while it seems to get cliché towards the end, it does get to a point that is really good. I would love to like the movie even more (especially because of the actors involved), but there is a bit too little there to really get to that point
Obviously the title is not meant literally. You also shouldn't be
surprised if you start thinking this is another found footage movie.
The movie was made by one of thinking heads behind "Blair Witch
Project". But don't worry (or be happy?), this is not one of those
movies. It actually is one of the regular horror movies.
The horror itself isn't that bad, though you will know where this is heading. The "twist" is a bit of a downer, almost bringing the whole thing down. On the other hand, some people might think this is funny. But what really was unnecessary was the ending. Just when you thought it should be over ... Cliché right around the corner
There are so many jokes to be made with that title, that I'm sure
you'll think of some pretty good ones yourself. And as the title
suggest, you will be in the loop before one of our main characters is.
So the viewer is ahead on a few things (also the "arriving"/"clash" is
something you'll be expecting too), that the characters aren't.
The movie will not be everyones taste (no other way to put that), but it is funny. Does it have flaws? Of course it has. But you would do the movie unjust to critique it because of it and you would hurt your own movie viewing experience by being to observing of those mistakes and flaws. Try to enjoy a fun little movie with a wicked sense of humor
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