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Just watched the pilot, and I am torn. Usually I rather like this kind of show, but the monumentally stiff acting of leading man Jake McLaughlin is quite unbearable. The rest of the ensemble (bar the female antagonist) does a fully passable job, and the plot does seem interesting. I might give episode 2 a chance in the hopes that Mr. McLaughlin grows into his part. He's not the only bad part about the pilot; the editing is uneven at best and the action sequences are so poorly choreographed it borders on slapstick comedy. Finally; the female antagonist might want to change her career, perhaps voice acting is more her speed.
17 Again (2009)
Okay - I give this a 2 as the actors performances wasn't bad. But seriously - the writers should be lined up and beaten to within an inch of their lives. This is by far the most ridiculously imbecile script ever to find it's way to film. Normally I find my self entertained by these youngster-become-mature-over-night (Big, etc.) or any of the several grownup-becomes-young-again variations - but this is simply too stupid. The protagonist is afforded an IQ less than the square root of his age. I am not badmouthing the actors, who did a fine job with the absurdly limited resources given - and by that I mean the horrible, horrible script. Seriously, Hollywood - shape up or ship out.
Not a total waste of time, but close to it.
Well, part of my negative review might be my own fault. I may very well have committed the crime of expecting something entirely different.
I read in another comment that this is/could be considered as/may be a remake of Mad Max. For those who read this and use that comment as a baseline for viewing this movie, you are setting yourself up for a grave disappointment. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a blood-and-gore movie (which I have no objection to), but it has had intelligence and believability(!) surgically removed.
The acting isn't that bad, and it sports some B+/A- names. Rhona Mitra in spandex? Sign me up. She is, in my opinion, The Hottest Woman on Earth. She also holds her own as an actress. Reference: Highway Men. As for the Hottest Woman on Earth remark, I offer Hollow Man as reference... :-) Bob Hoskins does what he always do, offer a crude, weathered every-day Joe, and he almost always does so in an likable and seemingly effortless manner. The rest of the cast, while doing their job, either fades into the background or falls victim of being some sort of stereotype or other.
If you're expecting Mad Max, you're out of luck. But if you sit down expecting a blood-and-gore entertainer with lots of compelling Rhona-in-spandex shots, your review will in all likelihood sport far more than three stars. Think of this movie as a cross between Banlieu 13 and Resident Evil.
This movie IS a spoiler
I had to vote 1 in lack of a zero option. I have seen a lot of bad movies throughout time, but this... I am speechless. I just find it to be my prerogative, nay, my OBLIGATION to warn whoever I can about this total waste of time.
It is so terribly bad that it makes golan/globus productions seem like works of art. I would imagine that barring the Chinese water torture method, gluing someones eyes open and setting this movie on repeat will prove the most cruel and unusual punishment method ever devised. Be warned - this movie is likely to make you want to claw your eyes out with a spoon.