The Kovak Box Reviews
Still a great movie.
(2007) The Kovak Affair
SCIENCE-FICTION THRILLER/ HORROR
Straight to rental movie about a well renown author Daivid Norton(Timothy Hutton) goes to an island for a small lecture until his wife gets herself killed by jumping off a balcony concluding by authorities that she's commited suicide. It's later learned that it had something to do with David's very first novel about a micro chip which can control peoples unnormal behavior to doing the most rationalist thing such as taking your own life. An idea talked about in his novel but made into reality. I was somewhat intrigued by the premised only to leave with some unanswered questions such as how much does the police know about this and how come the micro chip in the back of the neck wasn't caught earlier during a police autopsy for instance as well as how many people are involved with this experiment and so on! This film is also too far fetched to have really make the antaogonists plans happened perfectly as well as not all the accomplices weren't caught! This film could've been better!
2 out of 4
Timothy Hutton está razoável.
here's an example of a film that i never would have rented at the VideoWorld store. but, as it has sat patiently awaiting me in the redbox for one dollar i figured i really couldn't lose. of course i figured the same thing about the black dahlia and now i'm in a full scale lawsuit with brian de palma to get my dollar back and the two plus hours of my precious life i wasted on this foul smelling slice of pie.
The Kovak Box is an interesting little film with an interesting little story and some interesting performances by its actors, both little and not so little.
i found it to be good enough to spew a few lines across the tomatoe garden over cause so many big films that stink get so many people to see them, i figured if somebody had a dollar they wanted to spend in a good way that this might be a wise way to spend it. again, please remember i'm only two people, a lion, and sometimes jesus christ.
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]jesus- i'm me, and you're you....remember that come judgement day.[/font]
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]me- thanks, i'll try not to flash your driver's license at the gate to get in.[/font]
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]jesus- all i'm saying is, till you're ready to spend an afternoon hanging nailed to a chunk of wood please don't assume you're me.[/font]
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]me- yeah well, you may have died for my sins but i don't see you struggling through countless evenings with my in-laws making small talk and watching them ignore you.[/font]
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]jesus- point taken. we've all had our crosses to bare, mine just happenned to be made of wood.[/font]
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]me- couldn't tell you what mine are made of...flimsy materials and spineless flesh.[/font]
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]jesus- they sound like jelly fish.[/font]
[font=Franklin Gothic Medium]me- good point.[/font]
and 'poof', just like that, jesus christ has left the building....not to be confused with Elvis leaving the building either. jesus was no hound dog.
where was i? The Kovak Box. a science fiction writer is invited to an island where he finds himself caught up in a dangerous game taken from his first novel. he doesn't realize he's caught up in a game because he's forgotten the first novel and struggles to develop a new original science fiction story. the maze he's trapped in turns out to be that new story. Timothy Hutton pulls this role off and is very enjoyable to watch. no it's not Ordinary People so don't expect to see him getting any best acting awards. still, i enjoyed it. the actress Lucia Jimenez puts in a swell performance as well. she looks great in the shower too. there's plenty of shady characters and plot twists that kept my attention for the duration. when i returned the film back to its redbox of origin i certainly didn't feel like beating up the machine. granted, it took quite a beating from me when i rented the black dahlia and now it shakes in fear when it sees me coming.
[font=Arial Narrow][size=3]me- there there little redbox. rest easy today.[/size][/font]
[font=Arial Narrow][size=3]redbox- You beat me up last time. Nobody else beats me up when they return their movies.[/size][/font]
[font=Arial Narrow][size=3]me- nobody else is me, except Bluebuddah, and occassionally jesus.[/size][/font]
[font=Arial Narrow][size=3]redbox- That lion you travel with peed on me when you returned The Fantastic Four, Rise of the Silver Surfer.[/size][/font]
[font=Arial Narrow][size=3]me- you got off easy.[/size][/font]