This movie, with its fantastic effects, original cinematography, and great directing has convinced me to forgive the franchise completely for all of those spiders in the second film.
Ok, I can’t restrain myself to one sentence. Believe it or not, I liked the latest Harry Potter movie even more than the book. For me, these days, the sign of a good action-adventure film is one with absolutely no Grab-my-hand scene, and very little Escape-in-front-of-the-fireball. There was one minor Escape-in-front-of-the-fireball incident, but since Harry’s butt caught fire in an amusing way, I choose to overlook it. There was lots of great, original stuff in this movie, and very little of the cliched crud that littered up the last few films.
Any self-respecting librarian would commit seppuku for knocking over that many shelves of incunabulum. Self-referential bad movies are still bad movies.
Get thee to Serenity. It required some monumental orchestration, but we got there Saturday and spent the rest of the evening saying things like "Woah" and "Damn".
Go. Go now. Then go again. Then buy the Firefly dvds in case you haven’t already. Ogod this was a cool movie. What are you doing sitting there? Look up film times!
For your summer viewing pleasure, here are some one-sentence movie reviews culled from my recent media consumption. Tune in tomorrow for two-sentence movie reviews.
The Corporation: Creepy facts set to ominous music.
Star Wars III: Dialog by Elmer Fudd.
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Too much Arthur Dent, not enough Ford Prefect.
Doctor Who (new BBC series): That Bittorrent guy who gave me these sure is great.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: It feels like I’ve watched this movie before…
Hero: Swing your swift sword sister, swing your swift sword now.
Finding Neverland: In Which Johhny Depp Acts and some other stuff happens, I dunno I lost track, but there’s a really great dog.
Devil’s Playground: Why the Amish are stupid.