Critics Consensus: Say "I Don't" To Bride Wars

Summary

This week at the movies, we've got a bridal battle (Bride Wars, starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson); a cranky car enthusiast (Gran Torino, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood); mystic monsters (The Unborn, starring Odette Yustman and Gary Oldman); and marital mishaps (Not Easily Broken, starring Taraji P. Henson and Morris Chestnut). What do the critics have to say? Back to Article

Comments

inactive user

Jared King

Those little comments are very funny.

This Friday, "Bride Wars" is released... God help us all. Remeber when movies were good... me neither. "Briide Wars" looks like an insult to... humanity. It looks worse than "The Women". Hopefully this is the worst of the year. Probaly not.

Jan 8 - 04:24 PM

Hector A.

Hector Losen

The Women wasnt bad.

Jan 8 - 05:18 PM

mjmccash

Mario McCash

RT on "The Women": Consensus: "The Women is a toothless remake of the 1939 classic, lacking the charm, wit and compelling protagonists of the original". Tomatometer was 13%.

When a movie gets virtually universally panned such as "The Women" and someone makes a remark that the "movie wasn't bad", they lose their credibility as being a decent judge of motion picture art. Then such comments invariably get dismissed and ignored. Just so you know...

Jan 9 - 02:00 AM

frozen01

Renee Knowles

Everyone's entitled to their opinion.
For example, absolutely everyone thought WALL*E was, like, the Second Coming (something like 98% on RT?)
I thought it was boring and creepy in the beginning, with almost no plot for about 45 minutes. Why should we even care about a robot falling in love? There were some beautiful and fun moments around that point (45 minutes in), but even they dragged on. This is when I started getting the feeling that they just didn't have anything more to say, so they were just filling it up with scenes that people would find pretty or cute. Then, when things actually started happening, the ending felt incredibly rushed, and it ended just as I was starting to get interested. Nothing was all that special about the movie... almost everything in the plot had already been done and done better (except for maybe that really creepy part where WALL*E cared for the shut-down EVA... reminded me of someone who can't bear the that his loved one passed deciding to walk her around and such ala Weekend at Bernies. Like I said, creepy.) When I asked around why people thought it was so great, when the conversation boiled down to it, I either got "I just liked it, I don't know why" or "it was good *for a cartoon*". Hmmmm.
Overall, the whole thing felt like a good 20-30 minute long Pixar "short" with about 50-60 minutes of filler.
Obviously, I'm not in the majority with regards to WALL*E. But most movies, I tend to agree with popular opinion. I'm sure you have your own examples of this, so lay off on beating up hector, okay?

Jan 9 - 01:46 PM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

Whatever, WALL-E was the best of last year for me (even better than the beloved Dark Knight, which wasn't at all bad, but not THAT great).
btw, I'm with you, Random_Jake. As of now, UP is the only movie coming out this year that I have a HUGE desire to see.

Jan 9 - 08:01 PM

Speaker for the Films

Matthew Legarreta

What a way to start 09. Huhh. Unfourtenetly, it doesn't look like we'll be having a Cloverfield anytime soon. March, March, March...

Jan 8 - 05:55 PM

indiefilmfan2

Brandon R

Gran Torino is an excellent film. It's disappointing that it's not getting the same level of awards buzz as others. Yonkers Joe is going nowhere in theaters since it's already debuted on tv (HDNet).

Jan 8 - 07:13 PM

Random_Jake

Joshua Mills

When I see movies like these it only makes me long for the day I can see UP even more.

Jan 8 - 08:33 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

LOL another january equals another *****ty month of films, except last year we got Cloverfield which was so much fun. Goyer is a good writer but obviously not a good director, I hope someone else does The Invisible Man.

Jan 8 - 08:46 PM

inactive user

Jared King

*****ty month? That's the understatement of the year.

Jan 8 - 10:12 PM

inactive user

Jared King

By the way, read Roger Eberts review of "Bride Wars". It's what makes the film worthwhile... almost. No review is that good.

Jan 8 - 10:16 PM

timztoyboxx

Timothy Searson

RE: Gran Torino
Next time you write a review, make sure your spell-checker is turned "on." For example: "... a sly, self-depricating performance..." The word is self-deprecating.

Jan 8 - 10:17 PM

Alex M.

Soon 2 Be Free

CLOVERFIELD was the only good thing last january

and i already saw TAKEN and i think it'll be good. actionwise, it's frikkin tight. liam neeson is so good actingwise lol.
i hope it won't get bad reviews

Jan 8 - 10:29 PM

danterandal19

Vince Osorio

I'm not sure about you guys, but I also loved "Rambo" from last year as well- just a straight up kick-*** movie.

I want to see "Gran Torino", might end up seeing "The Wrestler" and in all honesty, the goddess that is Odette Yustman can get me to see anything, even "Meet the Spartans 2: Electric Boogaloo"

Jan 8 - 11:18 PM

danterandal19

Vince Osorio

I'm not sure about you guys, but I also loved "Rambo" from last year as well- just a straight up kick-*** movie.

I want to see "Gran Torino", might end up seeing "The Wrestler" and in all honesty, the goddess that is Odette Yustman can get me to see anything, even "Meet the Spartans 2: Electric Boogaloo"

Jan 8 - 11:18 PM

mjmccash

Mario McCash

RT on "The Women": Consensus: "The Women is a toothless remake of the 1939 classic, lacking the charm, wit and compelling protagonists of the original". Tomatometer was 13%.

When a movie gets virtually universally panned such as "The Women" and someone makes a remark that the "movie wasn't bad", they lose their credibility as being a decent judge of motion picture art. Then such comments invariably get dismissed and ignored. Just so you know...

Jan 9 - 02:00 AM

frozen01

Renee Knowles

Everyone's entitled to their opinion.
For example, absolutely everyone thought WALL*E was, like, the Second Coming (something like 98% on RT?)
I thought it was boring and creepy in the beginning, with almost no plot for about 45 minutes. Why should we even care about a robot falling in love? There were some beautiful and fun moments around that point (45 minutes in), but even they dragged on. This is when I started getting the feeling that they just didn't have anything more to say, so they were just filling it up with scenes that people would find pretty or cute. Then, when things actually started happening, the ending felt incredibly rushed, and it ended just as I was starting to get interested. Nothing was all that special about the movie... almost everything in the plot had already been done and done better (except for maybe that really creepy part where WALL*E cared for the shut-down EVA... reminded me of someone who can't bear the that his loved one passed deciding to walk her around and such ala Weekend at Bernies. Like I said, creepy.) When I asked around why people thought it was so great, when the conversation boiled down to it, I either got "I just liked it, I don't know why" or "it was good *for a cartoon*". Hmmmm.
Overall, the whole thing felt like a good 20-30 minute long Pixar "short" with about 50-60 minutes of filler.
Obviously, I'm not in the majority with regards to WALL*E. But most movies, I tend to agree with popular opinion. I'm sure you have your own examples of this, so lay off on beating up hector, okay?

Jan 9 - 01:46 PM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

Whatever, WALL-E was the best of last year for me (even better than the beloved Dark Knight, which wasn't at all bad, but not THAT great).
btw, I'm with you, Random_Jake. As of now, UP is the only movie coming out this year that I have a HUGE desire to see.

Jan 9 - 08:01 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Ummm, I don't wanna sound stupid, but are they making a Meet the Spartans 2? If so, I need to go the underground fortress.

Jan 9 - 09:40 AM

Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

I'll be checking out Gran Torino. As for the month of January it does mostly look like crap, but Taken does look good, and Inkheart actually looks kinda promising.

Jan 9 - 10:49 AM

frozen01

Renee Knowles

Everyone's entitled to their opinion.
For example, absolutely everyone thought WALL*E was, like, the Second Coming (something like 98% on RT?)
I thought it was boring and creepy in the beginning, with almost no plot for about 45 minutes. Why should we even care about a robot falling in love? There were some beautiful and fun moments around that point (45 minutes in), but even they dragged on. This is when I started getting the feeling that they just didn't have anything more to say, so they were just filling it up with scenes that people would find pretty or cute. Then, when things actually started happening, the ending felt incredibly rushed, and it ended just as I was starting to get interested. Nothing was all that special about the movie... almost everything in the plot had already been done and done better (except for maybe that really creepy part where WALL*E cared for the shut-down EVA... reminded me of someone who can't bear the that his loved one passed deciding to walk her around and such ala Weekend at Bernies. Like I said, creepy.) When I asked around why people thought it was so great, when the conversation boiled down to it, I either got "I just liked it, I don't know why" or "it was good *for a cartoon*". Hmmmm.
Overall, the whole thing felt like a good 20-30 minute long Pixar "short" with about 50-60 minutes of filler.
Obviously, I'm not in the majority with regards to WALL*E. But most movies, I tend to agree with popular opinion. I'm sure you have your own examples of this, so lay off on beating up hector, okay?

Jan 9 - 01:46 PM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

Whatever, WALL-E was the best of last year for me (even better than the beloved Dark Knight, which wasn't at all bad, but not THAT great).
btw, I'm with you, Random_Jake. As of now, UP is the only movie coming out this year that I have a HUGE desire to see.

Jan 9 - 08:01 PM

rle4lunch

Chad W

Kate Hudson is cute but Anne Hathaway and those crazy eyes scare the sh.it out of me. She looks psycho!

As for each of their movies, the mostly suck. But seeing Kate half naked through Fool's Gold kept me interested.

Jan 9 - 02:17 PM

Zaraki

Rick V

So I'm not the only one who thinks her eyes are creepy....good to know.

Danterandal19, I loved Rambo too, pretty fun movie.

Jan 9 - 03:37 PM

Zaraki

Rick V

So I'm not the only one who thinks her eyes are creepy....good to know.

Danterandal19, I loved Rambo too, pretty fun movie.

Jan 9 - 03:37 PM

BMS1234

brandon sideleau

Looks like Hollywood is dumpy their garbage in January/February yet again. Gran Torino looks interesting, but in all honesty I'm kind of burnt out on ol' Eastwood- great director, but as an actor he seems very "one-note" to me. I mean, when he hits his mark he is on fire, but its always the same character...much like Robert DeNiro or Al Pacino- all great actors, but they are typecast to the point of irrelevance these days. I mean, when was the last time DeNiro was riveting in a performance? 'Heat' I think was the last time...maybe I'm forgetting something but you get my point. Anyway, yeah, the first time I saw a preview for 'Bride Wars' I immediately thought "wow, another waste of time and money"...it seems like Hollywood releases these tepid, harmless, pointless "rom-coms" every month to satiate the mind-numbed housewives of America, its disgusting. That being said, since I have held off on seeing most of the Oscar contenders until now, I think my January at the movies will be just fine (:

Jan 9 - 05:08 PM

inactive user

Jared King

Lucky. I got nothin'. Hopefully the DVD market will brighten my day.

Jan 9 - 07:24 PM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

Whatever, WALL-E was the best of last year for me (even better than the beloved Dark Knight, which wasn't at all bad, but not THAT great).
btw, I'm with you, Random_Jake. As of now, UP is the only movie coming out this year that I have a HUGE desire to see.

Jan 9 - 08:01 PM

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