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This might be yet another case of too much time between movies. While the original stories are good and feature the underused (in the books, anyway) Senator Roark prominently, there's really nothing here that hasn't been seen before. It might be fun for the die-hard fans of the first movie or the books, but for anyone else I'd say just wait until it's available to rent.
For such a limited time frame, this film manages to eke out every conceivable situation in it's 48-hour repeat setting. There's laughs and action aplenty, often resulting from two different paths having been chosen. Blunt is a natural action heroine, and Cruise continues his streak that started way back in Top Gun. With an awesome turn by Bill Paxton as a grouchy commander and some unbelievably eye-popping effects shots, this is one film that should be seen today (not tomorrow).
Still not as good as the first, but better than the second. The script is definitely lacking in corny moments and has a high emphasis on family - specifically, that of the turtles. While the design is still a little muppety, it's not as bad as the second film was, and the sets for the Japan scenes are just beautiful. All told, it's a good spot to end the turtles trilogy.....much like a pizza that's three days old and left in the fridge.
I wasn't too sure what to expect going in, but coming out I was safely blown away. The visuals for both effects and sets were astounding, and the performance of Jolie as Disney's ultimate female baddie was perfect in both casting and execution. Although the story is altered slightly to provide some redemption, the script itself is still awesome. My biggest complaint is that I wish the fairy god-aunts who raised Aurora had been given more character, for as it stands their little more than bumbling idiots who somehow manage not to kill the kid in infancy thanks to their own stupidity. It also would have been good if King Stefan had been given something of a heart, since the early years between him and Maleficent don't exactly match up to what we see when the two grow up. Apart from those quibbles, the movie was still entertaining and is definitely NOT a beauty that should be slept through.
Not much of a plot but plenty of laughs is a good way to describe Seth Macfarlane's ode to westerns. It kind of plays like Blazing Saddles, only instead of racial humor we end up with dick-and-fart jokes. The one really big surprise is that there's nary a cutaway gag to be seen, a thing that is prevalent in nearly all of Macfarlane's other projects (hell, even ted had a few). It's not as good as I hoped and far from as good as Ted, but overall it's still a fun trip....unlike, say, a certain trip that happens in the movie. ;)