Just happen to catch this movie that I originally saw in the theater back in summer of 1979, and I really believe it's forgotten in the pantheon of sports movies. Yes it's the underdog story to a tee, but it's more then that. There's a bunch about growing up, who you are in society and the relationship between father and son. I really love this movie and almost always stop to watch when I see it on. I'd certainly put it in my sports top 20, maybe top 10.
If you like a ton of gunfire, and a bunch of yelling, and watching young Professor X getting hurt, then this is the movie for you. Actually, Welcome to the Punch has some good points. There is a twisting plot, some solid acting is here as well. However, it feels like the movie is stuck in a loop. Act/chase/shoot/repeat is basically what goes on for 100 minutes. If you like the actors, you'll enjoy the flick, but it's ok to skip too.
A smart movie that takes this whole smart Ape thing to a whole new level. I'm wondering this time if actor Andy Serkis will get nominated for an Oscar finally. This guy is simply amazing in his role as the head of the Apes. There's so much to like in this movie. There's a very solid story, human and ape actors are very good, and of course the special effects are incredible. My question is simple. How did they get all those apes to actually act and talk the way they did?
Found this one on one of the movie channels recentely and looking at the cast and director I said why not. I do like the premise of the con artist, but it just isn't as slick as it wants to be. Knowing that every little thing is going to be a con, but that the con is always something more just gives the movie away before it's over. I mean it's not horrible, but I'd skip it.
You know what movie 47 Ronin reminded me of when I watched it? Krull. Pretty dumb, pretty pointless, yet some how I didn't hate it. I actually liked Krull, but the spectacular musical score I think makes that pic, where 47 Ronin is just good for brushing up on your Japanese accent. I mean, you could write 7 Saturday Night Live skits busting on Keanu Reeves alone. I'll give it this, it tries. The movie really tries to be something good, but man it just can't do it.