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I really do not like trashing shows because a lot of hard work went
into making them. Saying that, this is a classic example of something
that would have looked bad on paper and so should never had gotten the
funding to go ahead. The script, acting, and casting choices, are very
bad. Like - BAD.
Whatever Dolph Lundgrun has done previously, he is not known for his stellar acting performances and he is way too old to carry this role off at any believable level. The other Baywatch-y types are either shot in skimpy swimsuits or we see them running in slow mo. Okay, that was fine for Baywatch and the 90s but that shizzle doesn't work anymore. Especially not when the script lacks humour/content/substance.
2/10. Poor at best. Needs to be put out of its misery.
I stumbled upon this show and knew nothing about it before I watched
episode one. After that point I was hooked.
In its most basic form it is a who-dunit. It's not overly heavy and it has some funny parts as well as some cliff hangers. Most of all it does not take itself seriously, trying to be a noir thriller. It's a series of good actors playing the roles of people trying to find the murderer of their friend.
Enjoyable. Worth catching. Hope it comes back for a second season - all be it they will have to find a new case to investigate as, obviously, this one was wrapped up with all thirteen episodes of season one.
I'm not sure why it has scored so low on IMDb (and trust me, I am not a
forgiving person with marks) but I give it a 7/10 in the category it
sits in - comedy web series that have been developed on a low budget.
Don't come to this with expectations of a rip roaring, FX filled, perfect series. If you expect some laughs, a bit of nonsense, a few really bad jokes but, in general, a web series that was produced with the main aim of not taking itself seriously at all then you will enjoy it.
Keep watching each episode (I think there are about 6 short episodes that make up series 1. S2 is to be filmed in 2013) for the outtakes as they are very amusing.
This series started to well. A show about identity theft, tracking
those who steal the name and life of others. It had a good storyline
for each episode and an overall story arc.
Then, for some unknown reason, it sank back in on itself, like a poorly made soufflé, and became a show about a main character and the soap opera-esque goings on that surrounded them. Gone were the interesting tales of criminals taking on new lives and we were left with the most generic of storyline where you can see the ending coming a mile off.
Very poor storyline. No idea why it slipped into a soap opera but it did so it deserves a well earned 2/10 for being like so many other "dramas".
Utterly compelling, brilliantly acted, wonderfully shot...what more can
I say (not much but they won't let me post a short review so here goes)
Each character is fleshed out so you understand why the good do bad things and the bad do good. The script makes each episode whizz by and at no time are you allowed to fall into the getting-very-common, "I know what happens next." No, we as watchers don't. Ever.
The actors, young and old, are riveting in their performances especially Jessica Hyde and Arby (character names as I can't remember the actors).
The soundtrack is stunning and so is the cinematography and direction.
The episodes knit together well and form a brilliant whole that has left me with crossed fingers for a second season.
Very happy to see this dark thriller show on TV.
This TV series holds lots of potential - Nazis, religious foretelling,
eugenics/human experimentation/cloning, spies... but, oh my, if it
isn't joined together by THE WORST script I've had to listen to. It is
trite at its best and cringy at its worst (which is most of the time).
The actors, bless them, can't do anything with it - like trying to
build an aeroplane with a block of cheese. All you get is a stinky
cheese shape that looks a bit like an aeroplane.
That's what this is, a TV show that shows up the worst about cheap TV (let's not even go into the terrible green screen effects) 1/10, because I cannot give -10/10.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
...apart from the fact it looked to be a Snow White film.
The intro had Julia Roberts trying for an English accent (I think - either that or failing at an American one) and the intro to the story. The next 106 minutes was a blur of utter rubbish, a tedious storyline, some dwarf bandits, and generally a wonderful example of how to miss a great opportunity.
Why are films being dumbed down to such an extent? I watched Kindergarten Cop last night and it was a great example of a kid's film that works for adults, too (because, guess what, most good parents don't dump their kids in a cinema - they have to watch the film, too)
Enough of the tiresome slapstick humour, please!
Slight spoiler here: it ends with a load of white people miming to a Bollywood-esque song that is just plain embarrassing. 'nuff said.
1/10 - because I can't give it any lower.
Nothing spells ghetto and poverty like a very clean, manicured,
barbered Justin Timberlake. If the guy can barely afford "time" (now
the new money - hardly a spoiler considering this is the point of the
film) for a cup of coffee then he's not going to be able to get that
haircut every three days.
Anyway, back to the film. JT can not pull off this role. He has no chemistry with the lead, AS and that's a shame as without it the movie falls flat.
If you close your eyes and listen to some of their lines then you also see how dire the script it.
Interesting premise but very badly put together with some ropey performances from most of the wooden main cast.
...but without any of the charm.
The title says it all, so it's hardly a spoiler to know this film centers around an abduction. Add the CIA, some "Serbian" guys (why do they always make Serbians sound Bulgarian or...Irish? Strange), and a couple of kids, and you get? A very dull film with some flatline acting from the male lead. Really, he was shocking. And his 15yo costar managed to keep a ton of makeup on even after falling in a river. Kudos on that.
The most amazing thing about this film was that they got Sigourney Weaver. Wow, bet she regrets that! Anyway. To surmise: awful script, terrible acting (apart from mum and dad), done-to-death storyline and a lead who has the same charisma as a lump of wood.
It's lucky to get 2 stars, and that's more because I think my mood has been swung by the really yummy apple I was eating whilst watching it (thus stopping me from slipping into a coma)
There is so much about this movie that I shouldn't like, but I've
forgiven it because the acting by everyone was actually pretty darned
good - and it kinda sucked you into their worlds.
At several points during the film I remember thinking, "I should be hating this film." I wasn't, though. I don't expect everyone to be like me, of course.
Was it original? Well, to a point. There are so many films and books these days that it would be nigh on impossible to come up with a genuinely original plot! Suspend belief and think of this as a low budget but well acted, sci-fi film. Yes, it could have done better...with 10x the budget. As such, it was an interesting enough time, good acting and reasonable cinematography.
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