First, I'll say that the only effect I liked (and I personally thought was the high part of the movie) was the fireball when the weapon detonated.
Now, the family JUST HAPPENED to be by those pipes and they ALL had the presense of mind to go in those pipes? Yeah right.
Going backwards in the movie a bit, the chopper's radio kept cutting out. Now, I know something about radios. That simply would NOT have happened, especially as they were getting CLOSER to the crash site.
Now I admit my geography is poor, but isn't Denver THE MILE HIGH CITY????? Is Utah higher elevation than Denver??? I'm being serious here. Is it?? If so, then how did that train defy gravity? (If I'm wrong here, please disregard the question)
Another thing, I saw this on NBC. The host even made a comment: What escape road goes through an abandoned mine? Truer words were NEVER spoken.
AT best this movie was mildly entertaining. Probably good to watch while having a root canal done. I'd give it a D (the only saving grace [No, I don't mean the character] was the aforementioned fireballs).
On a side note, I saw Groundhog Day after this movie. Groundhog Day is different enough from this movie so you can watch both and not feel like you're having the day repeat. (sorry, COULDN'T resist).
Anyway, my favorite episode HAS to be the one concerning the Barbie doll. The scene where Al is stuck in bed with Marcy is a CLASSIC (much like the scene in All In The Family where Archie's neice goes out with Lionel, the black neighbor) and when Jefferson comes in and forces Al out the window is nothing short of hilarious. My eyes are filling up with tears of laughter thinking of that scene.
Now for a few unforgettable lines I like:
the episode where the Dodge turns over to 1,000,000 miles: Al turns on the radio and a cowboy is singing "And that's when my hound dog, started looking good to me"
I forget what episode this was in, but Bud kicks his family out so he can study. He says to Buck the dog, "looks like it's just you and me". Bucks says to himself: "Uh oh. I've seen porno movies that start out like this."
I had an idea for a storyline: Al's favorite strip club, The Nudie Bar, is burned down. Was it accidental or was it set by Marcy "Chicken Legs" Darcy and her anti-male friends?
What do you think of that plot? Could it have worked?
I almost submitted this without saying which of Marcy's husbands I liked better. I like Steve just a little bit better. He had that straight face that never cracked a smile no matter how ridiculous Al got. Jefferson was goo too, don't get me wrong.
One comment disturbed me so much that I have to comment: One comment (didn't notice who) said that they couldn't understand why Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) got so emotionally involved. Well, let me ask whoever asked that a question: If he didn't who would??? The police sure as hell is not going to lift a finger on a 6 year-old case. Welles is just giving revenge for someone who can't. I mean, do you actually want people like that walking the streets??
Welles and the mother weren't the only 2 people who cared for Mary Anne. How about the old lady?
For people who said that this movie is NOT disturbing, I can't believe you! You probably laugh at the "Faces of Death" videos (which I have NO intention on seeing thank you very much). Anyway, this movie is good for 1 view only for me. I hate sad flicks. Life is disturbing enough!
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When I was watching the movie, I was kind of hoping that the wife wasn't there. Then Welles could have started a new life with Mary Anne's mother....just a thought. What do you think?