It is a little bit corny, a little bit funny, wholly depressing, but that's kind of the edge it has. The whole family seems real. You understand what makes them who they are and the kind of lifestyle that they represent. You understand their goals and hope to give. The snowman effects are decent, and I don't understand what makes it creepy. They spent some time developing all you could with it, and an admirable setting. Mainly it works. But just enough. It's not anything like either Home Alone, Elf, or Christmas Story, but it's satisfying enough. I'd say watch it, but keep an open mind.
What can I say. It's mindbogglingly awful. The characters are bland. The CGI looks bad. The story isn't even half-baked. The editing is downright scattered. The bad guy is laughable. I saw this at the theater with a friend and we were both shocked at it. It's been almost twenty years and I caught it to give it one more shot and it's still awful. This one should've went to the dumpster fire and shouldn't have left. Quite awful.
Good mystery set in an abbey where everyone is not quite as they seem. Sean Connery and Christian Slater are a good match. Quite intriguing, little bit sad at times, but mostly it delivers. A good watch, and probably one that you should definitely watch, if you can find it. Good film.
It was spot on with the actual setting and well done photography and the two characters play off one another quite well. It was interesting story but sometimes laughable when it's not meant to be. The director is supposed to be iconic with the Witch and now the Lighthouse but he seems like an overly 'artistic' director. None of it is frightening as neither the Witch was as well. If they put him into doing his own low budget films he would be great. But horror doesn't seem to be his thing. I can say he can relinquish a good story and handle it well. I think he would be good with a mystery story. He kind of has an Alfred Hitchcock vibe to him. I do like his work, and I think we haven't seen the best of him. Robert Pattinson and William Dafoe were likable. But it was an okay film. Not the best, but certainly not the worst.
This movie was a surefire win for Quentin. I don't know what it is about it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not dark or edgy like some earlier films. But it's not slow or long winded as others. This sort of skates right on the line of it being comedic. Every joke I felt landed, The keen sense of what Hollywood is like right when they become a new decade was surefire. Even the intense scenes you felt on edge but it didn't overload it. The cast were good in their roles. I thoroughly give it props.
Though it was kind of odd with the CGI animated dogs, the characters do their best and it was refreshing to see the mountains of Alaska. Harrison Ford played it perfectly well and the scope was too clean. That's not a complaint, but if you'll see it you know. If they worked it out without CGI it would probably work. But when they do, it would work either/or. Pretty good.
It really is kind of a fresh bit of air to be centered in the 1940's whereas many movies are in the future, or now, that they don't think about the past. In fact, there hasn't really been that way. But the thing that I think drags it down is the list of main characters in the piece.
Many centered were real people and their stories. Everyone did their part exceptionally well from both the Americans side as well as the Japanese side. But luckily, this isn't a Michael Bay movie about Pearl Harbor thank goodness. Everything looks well, shot well, some pretty intriguing plane fight scenes. But at the end it becomes a little repetitive.
But mostly, it holds up well and will probably be one of the few films that many will forget but those who have seen it will be glad they saw it. It was uplifting and sad at the end, but hearing and seeing these stories from this perspective made it worthwhile. Not bad, not entirely good, but exceptional.
I watched this as a kid and watched it later and it's still funny. But most of it has aged pretty well. And some of it doesn't. It's about half an half. But it truly is the darker version of Monsters Inc. It was a good idea about what's the world like on the other side than the one you imagine.
It was sharp, it was comedic, it had heart, and overall it works. It's a lot like Beetlejuice, and kind of like E.T. and I felt there was real chemistry between Brian and Maurice. Some were frightened of it, and I can understand why. But I think if you're a big horror fan you'll appreciate it. Or if your big on 80's comedy, you'll like it.
Pretty well told action movie but there's an instance to where it doesn't entirely add up. For instance the relationship with his wife/daughter it hints at it, but that was unresolved. Also the ones that did the mugging of him, is not heard from again after the opening. But besides those two instances, it was something new and fresh and still to this day, makes you think of becoming a vigilante. All in all, pretty well told.
This movie was a very underrated and quite funny in places. When this came out, it was an abrupt bomb. It didn't deserve to be. Actually it was really well off. But, it came out in January, and well...this was something that wasn't reliable then. If this had opened in the fall, it probably would've done something. Quite an excellent entertaining piece, and John Goodman shines as always as the rest of the cast are. If you don't like love stories, atomic bombs, giant ants, or youthful glee, then I don't know what to tell you. It rocks. Check it out. I guarantee you'll like it.
Good performances, good story, and how it relates to him living in NYC and everyone involved it was uncanny. Unfortunately, back when I saw it it looked like a ghost story/hallucinaton movie and it didn't quite make it. But I saw it again most recently and I'll take it back. There's more to it in this hyperactive ensemble. It still holds up today even after twenty years and it is a well told story. Though underrated, this is definitely one to see time and time again. Give it a watch.
Too long. Not enough happening. It goes this one direction and then doesn't stick the ending. In honesty, not a good mystery. Funny it is. The characters acted their parts well, but it doesn't add up to its entire running time. There are characters thrown in that don't have any semblance to the piece. They just seem like throwaway gags. All in all, it seemed decent, but if I got a hold of it and brought it down to two hours, you wouldn't miss the half hour that extended it out. Not bad, but not entirely good.
It was an okay movie, but since I hadn't seen it in some time I revisited it again. I figured it would be awesome. But I think it was sort of sappy in places, and spent too much time with the characters and their love life. The only scene I remembered from back when it came out was the bank heist sequence. It was sort of hit and miss and the ending was a letdown. It just took too long to accomplish in two hours run time instead of nearly three hours. Performances are fine. But that's about it.
Though many can't deal with writer's or how they operate, this movie was phenomenal in it's day and age and still works as it is. Part suspense, part intriguing, and being fact based it leads credence to it. Both actors play off each other and submit well to it. A well solid piece of entertainment.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I watched it when I was younger, and now it's included as one of the best movies out of the eighties. Part crime drama, part fish-out-water, and the mixing of two genres are pretty inspired. Good performances from the cast. Worthy of Harrison Ford and I don't know why, but this is one of his best performances and vastly underrated.
I found the film to be a much better representation of the family as a whole. You really understand and get what sets them off and can feel the emotional weight of it all. But their were too many missteps with stepping into another direction and the payoff isn't worthwhile in the end. It was actually going to be a three star rating but the production didn't seem to have anything worthwhile and there wasn't as much weight to the events as they unfolded. It seemed like they didn't know how to end it, and it leaves us hanging with too many unanswered questions. Not bad, but not entirely good.
Mostly, it follows the book pretty well. There are genuinely some frightening images on screen. The direction was solid and I feel Fred Gwyne's portrayal was spot on in both adaption as well as a worthy performance. However, the main characters and their reason's behind what they were doing was sort of hit and miss. When it was scary it was. But most of the background material's where it falls apart. But when you watch it, you can feel it touching that, and there are other times, to where it seems plausible. It skirts about the issue, instead of laying it out thoroughly. With that, it seems to work. Overall, I enjoyed myself.
I have viewed mostly all films by Kevin Smith and I have to say this is probably the worst out of his lineup. This is basic standard material for him but it reminds me that its too old hat to be of any relevance to today's standard. This reboot made me think of the better film Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back and with that, your revamping the entire universe of View Askew. Some of it was liked baked leftovers and it soured the taste. From Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks I and II, as well as Dogma. They were good for their time, but move on. Stop holding on to the past and do something new. Not a big fan of his dialogue. As I can make up any four letter words to go with semblance to it. Many of the characters I do like. But they just have nonsensical garbage spewing from their mouths. He hasn't matured his characters like you would see it being new. Only one thing added up, and that was Jay's daughter and the like. It barely squeaked by with it being okay to just awful. Tried to be funny, but all it was was fanservice.