sid and beaker (My summer at the movies)
I too was let down by the latest Star Wars film, but not as much as you guys seem to be. The dialog has always been rather corny, but the last two films have been at an all time low in that department.
I certainly wouldn't beat down the actors for Lucas' horrific lines. I wonder how he could ever have gotten married with such cheesy lines meant to be romantic. He's really the ultimate sci-fi goof IMHO. I think Portman and Christianson tried to rise above the garbage and put in capable performances. Lucas may be a good creator, but a crummy writer/director and don't get me started about editing.
That aside I was entertained enough to be willing to see the film again with a friend. B-
Incredible disappointment. Ick, ugh, thump. Kind of clunky IMHO. I really got rather bored, knew the ending in the first five minutes and didn't really care about the characters. All the FX were exploited in the previews so that didn't impress me much either. I just expect more from Speilberg, but after this and AI - I am beginning to put him out of my must-see film list. The whole thing just made me want to see Blade Runner and see how a real sci-fi action film should be. Definite C-
I think the public sees this as a weak film too as it really didn't pack the punch it should have at the Box Office, but that's a moot point considering that Scooby Doo has done so well and received so many negative remarks from critics and auds.
, however, was just what it said it would be and more. Yeah it could have been better in some spots, but I really enjoyed it. A pretty evenly-paced pic and a great performance by Mcguire made it even better when he wasn't in the suit. The CG was over-the-top, but those who moaned about that missed the point in my view. No one can move that fast, but this guy is Spiderman for pete's sake. Geez. LOL!
About an A
If you liked Memento go see Insomnia.
It's not as great but it's still a good film with powerful perfomances by three Oscar winners. What else can you ask for? B+ or A-
was okay. It really could have been more than it was. From what I read much subtext was stripped away from this pic and Julia Stiles pops up in a peculiar place with one of the most inane performances I've seen in years! It really is almost lauguable. For that the film loses an extra point and sinks to a C+
I still think I'm rather kind (I've been told) when I rate films. very few deserve an A IMHO but I really liked Spidey! A film really has to bite to get an F. Even AI gets a D- from me so that says a lot.