The Bible seemingly via Middle-Earth (I mean the Watchers - really?). Sure there are some nice performances (Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson - Crowe is fine) but the whole thing just felt a little hokey to me - and long. Personally, I prefer Stephen Schwartz's stage musical "Children of Eden" which tells essentially the same story - but at least they sing in that.
Fans of the TV series will certainly enjoy this big screen adaptation and new viewers might like the ride as well which finds the former HS Private Eye back in Neptune for her 10 year HS reunion and ready to help solve the murder of a classmate whose number one suspect is her former heartthrob. Filled with clever and snappy dialogue -Kristen Bell will always be Veronica Mars to me.
Superman get the "Dark Knight" treatment in Director Zach Snyder's decidedly sci-fi take on the story. Overly long - there's a battle sequence that last almost an hour! - and while that may sound like fun, it becomes tedious and Michael Shannon's villain is rather tiresome. Ultimately underwhelming.
Jason Bateman shines both in front and behind the camera in this very black comedy about a 40 yr old man who "loopholes" his way into a children's national spelling bee. Wrong in all the right ways! I loved it!!!