Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Review the last movie you saw thread
I used to watch a lot of movies but sport seems to have taken over again but I'm trying to find some balance again and watch more movies. I thought if we each review the last movie we saw, then we might become aware of films that would not normally appear on our radar.
I'll start off with two movies since the last film I watched was crap and I hope more positive vibes will keep his thread going, but please post reviews of bad films as well as old films because not all of us are cinema buffs.
The last film I watched was The Wackness and as I stated it was crap, the reason I rented this is because Sir Ben Kingsley plays a stoner shrink. He is good in this but not great the film is predictable it focuses on a young lonely pot dealer who befriends a popular girl as well as her step dad (Kingsley) and there is this weird friendship triangle going on as popular girl and step dad do not really get on.
The film is set in the 90's in Upper East Side Manhattan which I'm told is quite posh but these kids all talking street language hence the title. Maybe its hip I don't know anyway the main character focuses on the bad things(The Wackness) in life because he is unpopular and his family life sucks. Whereas his Friend focuses on the good things in life (The Dopeness) because she is popular and family life is okay so they make an odd couple friendship really its dross. The main character and Kingsley also make an odd couple friendship as he is looking for guidance and a friend while Kingsley is looking to recapture his youth.
I would not bother with this it had a nice ending but honestly I was happy it just ended.
The other film I watched recently was Bolt 3D which was amazing it really is such a heartwarming wee tale, with some really snappy and amusing dialogue just go see it now.
The film really is funny but watch out for Rhino as he steals every scene. I walked in with no expectations so I do not want to give too much away but honestly its the best movie I've seen in a long while.
A recent phenomenon has invaded UK cinema's where people clap at the end of a film I do not approve of this. If I go to a gig I clap to show my appreciation of the artist who is present. If I attended a premier where the actors and crew were present I would clap as a measure of respect but I do not clap an inanimate screen with names whizzing by it.