My Super Ex-Girlfriend Reviews
The story involves a woman named Jenny (Uma Thurman), who has a secret identity being the heroine known as G-Girl. (Yeah, creative name there, guys.) One day, a man named Matt (Luke Wilson) helps Jenny out after her purse was stolen, and the two form a relationship. Jenny even tells Matt her true nature, to which he has to keep a secret from the world. Everything is going fine, until Matt reveals that Jenny is a little too clingy, and wants to break up. She, on the other hand, does not take this very well...
"My Super Ex-Girlfriend" is not just a bad superhero movie, it's a bad comedy as well. The story has nice premise and setup, but the execution is terrible. And despite good intentions, there are hardly any jokes that make this comedy work. Pretty much everything in this movie is either bland, predictable, or just unfunny. And the humor presented here is juvenile and almost immature; makes one wonder who the audience for this movie was for.
The acting is bad as each actor and actress pretty much give a bland performance. Thurman and Wilson do not have chemistry together, as they feel uninterested with what's going on. It just feels as if the cast had potential, but was ultimately wasted. This, in turn, can be attributed to the direction from Ivan Reitman, as he makes the movie feel unfocused and disjointed as he moves from one scene to next without giving the audience some sort of investment. This also can be attributed to both the pacing and editing making the film go fast, and not know what exactly is going on.
The music by Teddy Castellucci offers up a more whimsical and uplifting score rather than that of your traditional action orchestration.
The special effects look like something out of a video game, especially the shark sequence in the middle of the film. Yes, there are practical effects, but even those are pretty obvious, too.
If there's anything good to say about the movie, it's the cinematography of New York City, which definitely looks nice. And that's about it.
In conclusion, "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" is just a bad film that only the curious would see. As a comedy, it fails, and as a superhero movie, it fails, too. Maybe this is one hero we can forget.
So what if its a one joke premise? The ensemble has some fun with it, with Luke Wilson as Lois Lane, Rainn Wilson as Jimmy Olsen, and Eddie Izzard as Lex Luthor.
And of course, me always liking some Uma Thurman and Anna Faris.
Its better than it sounds.
In the beginning of the film, Matt Saunders meets Jenny Johnson in the subway. The camera angle is down on Jenny making her look inferior and it?s up on Matt making him look very manly and masculine. He immediately is attracted to her and asks her out, she shuts him down; she is completely unfazed by him. After being shut down several times, Jenny finally agrees to go out with him after he rescues her purse from a thief. When he asks for her number she says no, due to her intense privacy issues. This leads to her getting his number instead. This is just a preview of how neurotic she is. In the museum scene, you see how she finally starts to fall for him, and she immediately calls him out for using his tongue wrong while they?re making out. She points out the minutest details as if they are a huge problem. This part of her only gets stronger and crazier throughout the film. Her true character starts to shine through the more Matt starts to test her.
In the next portion of the movie she has several shots of her from below, making her look more intimidating. She starts becoming very aggressive and demanding of Matt. As they go on more dates, she has to leave because she must go be her alter ego, G-girl. Before Matt finds out who she really is, he starts getting frightened by how strong and scary she is becoming. She is nothing at all like the girl that he met on the subway. Jenny soon decides that Matt has earned the right to know her story of how she obtained her powers. This only drives Matt futher and further away.
Initially, he is the one who is dying to be with her, and she is not really interested. In the end of the movie she is dying to be with him and he is completely not interested in being with her. Their roles in the relationship completely change. When you first meet Jenny she is sitting down and looking completely uninterested in him, she has her head in the newspaper. In the end of the movie, he is the one who is completely uninterested in her.
The very first time you see G-girl she?s launching from the ground to the sky in a giant whirlwind, she lifts a black car into the sky with her strength in a black fashionable outfit. She is wearing a black beanie, black skirt, black blouse, black gloves, and high black stilettos. The last time you see G-girl she is wearing much more mature outfit. She is wearing a black suit, with black flats and her is down blowing in the wind. Her costume is opposite of how her character has progressed throughout the movie. She has gotten crazier and less mature and in the end her outfit is just the opposite.
This movie is so interesting because it is so unique and unlike most classic super hero films. The only problem is that it was very poorly executed. You start with a classic super hero that has super strength, super hearing, and super vision. But there?s nothing classic about this movie. G-girl has a great sense of fashion so she never wears the same costume twice but that takes away a lot from the ?classic? superhero costume. Jenny is always wearing her G-girl costume, it lies hiding underneath her normal clothing at all times.
G-girl is a very likable character for the most part, she uses her powers for the good of the world. Matt also is very likable, you see his interaction with women and his bad luck, time after time. His love interest goes back and forth between his coworker, Hannah, and G-girl throughout the entire movie. It?s almost too easy that he ends up with Hannah, the one who he thought was too good for him the entire movie.
One of the highlights of this film, is its? ability to be versatile. You have parts of the classic superhero movie, a good amount of action, and of course a lot of romantic comedy. Having several genres in one movie makes it more enjoyable for a larger crowd.
Although My Super Ex-girlfriend is not the best movie out there, it does have its? perks. The camera angles are great and add a lot to the characters as a whole. For example, the scene in the kitchen when Matt is trying to break up with Jenny but mostly the frightening G-girl, the camera is shot first at her chopping the vegetables frantically then pans up to her face with an upward shot of her holding the knife looking very intimidating. This perfectly captures why he is scared of her and why he wants to breakup with her. Within the next minute, the camera goes to a shot of Jenny starting bending the knife in half because of her frustration with Matt. These camera angles redeem parts of this film.
A quality of a good actor is being able to play different roles in different movies, without a doubt Uma Thurman conquers this quest. She was fabulous in Kill Bill and played a very different role, and while she is also great in this movie, it?s the plot that is the problem. You see the transformation of G-girl throughout the movie, not only in her costumes but in her personality as well.