After the first twenty or so minutes, the script goes down the drain. Humans in desperate situtions fight for their lives with every fibre of there existence. They claw, scratch and fight for their lives, they follow every glimpse of hope, conserve and value every little resource they have to survive. In Buried the victim doesn't. There are just too many totally unrealistic things going on in Buried, the tense atmosphere created in the first part dissipated quickly and made this movie close to unbearable. There were moments when I was ready to leave the theatre - not because of the tension but because if those ridiculous things happening in the box while obviously the scriptwriter was running out of ideas. The ending just as most of the movie disappointed in every respect.
I am sad to say Buried could have been one hell of a movie... but turned out to be utterly disappointing.
First I need to say that I love the "Indy"-Merchandise and I am willing to accept a lot before I turn my back on it... but this movie made squirm in my seat more than once in utter disbelief of just how thoughtless the prominent makers of this movie treated their aging main character.
OK, more into detail: 1. I liked the way this movie took of. I seemed sort of credible... until the moment, when the Russians appear....
2. From this point on disappointment grew rapidly. Some facts that I just couldn't get over: - Top Secret installation, Area 51, stuffed to the roof with artifacts (also one from an earlier and better Indy movie)... is guarded by some dumb geeks who salute a walking uniform... and they were the only line of defense for all those secrets... wow, poor USA...
- Alien Magnetism... OK, I can accept that in defiance of reality this "alien" magnetism seems to have chance its physical concept continuously... sometimes its strong, sometimes weak, sometimes it attracts gold but ignores belt buckles or knifes... quite a selective magnetism... a little too much for my taste - Indy - GODLIKE The franchise always walked a thin line between reality, fantasy and fun. Earlier installations handled that quite well. This one doesn't. Surviving a nuclear blast in a lead lined fridge... LOL... is ridiculous for three reasons: a) lead may ward of a LITTLE radiation but OK, I can accept that this wonder lead warded off more. b) Lead does melt in the heat of a candle... now wasn't there some heat involved in this explosion? OK.... but c) being thrown miles in an refrigerator and coming out of there unharmed to watch the nice mushroom cloud.... AAAAAAHHHHHH. Where they drunk when they wrote this??? A nuclear shelter, slipping into the remains of an Alien Spaceship ANYTHING would have been better than that.... Indy is cool because he is NOT a superhero (remember, he even uses a gun instead of his whip when some freaky guy wants to kill him... he is inventive, not invincible) - To keep the long story short... it went on like this. "Hi Ex-Wife, haven't seen you in a while (your whole life), let's fall in love again, OK? OK!", beyond gravity (barely slipping out of your boat when going down a waterfall), the Mack friend-foe-friend-foe... changes, he's kind of the joker in this poor script, Russians can't shoot... Indy and family do not even need to duck the bullets... and so on - The riddles Indy had too solve were so boring. Hell time has moved on since the last movie. We have seen TV-Shows that were more inventive than this...
All in all this movie was a real disappointment. Too violent to watch with kids and too stupid to watch for grown ups - it can be regarded a total waste of money.
I'll got to the store now and rent the Adventures of young Indiana Jones... and that says it all.
To me the show is overall enjoyable because: 1. I like the rougher style of the show. It is a nice dark change in the genre that has lately bored me with Stargate, Star Trek and other shows that were just too predictable or too political correct. In BSG you are never completely sure if everything evolves as you expect it (there ARE exceptions in some episodes, of course). I almost never was bored.
2. I do not agree with those who do not like the actors. I think most of them are doing a great job.
3. Starbuck and Tigh. Booom. Both of the undergo some real development during the show and to me it was pretty believable.
4. The effects. I love the design of the new BSG a lot (nevertheless I still think the original looked awesome, too). And: finally someone who (after Babylon 5) takes heed to the fact that objects in space could move/sound differently... :-) 5. I would never compare it to the original... and why should I? It is a totally different show.
What I really do not like: 1. Too many "human" Cylons. The overuse of the human Cylons somehow annoys me. I love the idea of the machines evolution into "men"... but they are sometimes just a bit too human and too little "robotical". The robots look great, so why not show them more frequently? 2. Apollo/Bamber. As much as I like the "new" Starbuck. The new Apollo sucks. Too many mood-changes in to little time for this pretty young mans face. The clean officer, the fat commander, the good husband, the adulterer. That's just a little too much for one character... and obviously one actor.
3. Some episodes/plots are just too lengthy. But that is also a question of personal taste.
My personal conclusion is: I enjoy this show a lot more than I enjoyed DS9, Voyager or Stargate Atlantis. It entertains me and is far from being boring. Therefore I can ignore the few flaws that are undeniably present and just keep on enjoying it until the producers decide differently.
And I still do not understand why people get so extreme over it...
In the end it is a question of taste if you like this movie or not. But for me, it will always have a place in my DVD-shelf...
This movie makes you sick - avoid at all costs.