Star Trek Into Darkness
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Fast & Furious is exactly and precisely what you'd expect. Nothing more, unfortunately.
Honestly, Roger, you were expecting...more? The movies in this series have always been exactly what they advertised.
Apr 2 - 10:02 AM
I'm sure he was hoping it would be like the sequel, Fast Five
May 22 - 03:06 PM
Some people shouldn't review movies like "Fast and Furious". Roger Ebert is one of those people. Go back to reviewing "The English Patient"
Apr 2 - 10:03 AM
I like the fact that he reviews varying categories of movies. And if you go through his archives you will find 4 stars on varying categories of movies, not just movies like The English Patient. In fact he gave 3 stars to the first installment of this movie. What you fail to realize is the fact that sequels need to at least attempt to be better especially when you are spending a lot of money on bringing back previous actors. Guess how much Vin Diesel cost for this movie vs. the first. If you just want to make cash based on the popularity, then don't complain when critics trash the movie so they can save people like me who watched the first movie when it was novel but will skip this one based on Ebert's review.
Apr 2 - 02:34 PM
If you bothered to read Ebert's reviews, you'd know that he goes out of his way to evaluate a movie based on what it's trying to do. If it's an action movie, he reviews it as such. That doesn't mean it should be above criticism for such simple things as bad dialogue, poor plot, etc. Didn't he give the first three F&F movies positive reviews? They're obviously not Oscar-caliber flicks, but he didn't expect them to be and gave his fair opinion of their value.
Apr 10 - 03:24 PM
I'm sure that's exactly what the viewer of this movie wants. They don't want it to be a romantic comedy.
Apr 4 - 10:56 AM
This is a pretty damn good movie, and it's gonna rake in good cash, it's funny how some people just don't see it and others do. so we agree to disagree.....:).
Apr 5 - 10:56 AM