Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sailing my ship
Mini-Reviews of movies I've seen:
The Matrix Reloaded: Did not live up to the originality of the first film. While the love story between Neo and Trinity is very sweet, the dialogue often gets weighed down in the discussion of what it means to be human and our inevitable destruction. Highlight: Monica Belucci as a disgruntled wife.
Charlie's Angels 2: Despite the presence of Demi Moore in a black bikini, this film had no plot or storyline beyond the importance of female friendships. Female empowerment, while important, does not make a movie Highlight: Demi Moore
Bruce Almighty: Hilarious, sweet look at appreciating the life you are given. This is definitely Carrey's best film since Liar, Liar and Aniston is great in a film where she has to compete with Carrey's mugging. Morgan Freeman as God could have taught George Burns a thing or two. Highlight: Bruce (Carrey) meeting God (Freeman) for the first time.
Finding Nemo: Easily the best film I have seen all summer. From the incredible animation, to the sweet story about parent-child relationships to Ellen Degeneres' lovable character Dori--a blue Tang with short-term memory problems--this film easily delivers some of the best action and comedy you will find in any summer movie.Highlight: Crush, the sea turtle, giving Dori and Marlin a ride down the East Aussie current.
Daddy Day Care: Not one of Eddie Murphy's better films, but it is still much better than The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Still, I would love to see the raunchy Eddie Murphy come back and make a movie. Who would have ever thought of Murphy as a family actor after seeing his concert "Raw?" Highlight: Murphy looking in the bathroom after one of his clients makes a mess while the theme to Psycho plays in the background.
League of Extraordinary Gentleman: Sean Connery, 74, still kicks major ass in a movie about 19th century literary figures who form a league to stop a world war. Connery is the definite highlight of the film, while I wish they would have given Peta Wilson much more to do. Highlight: Wilson's Mina Harker defending herself against a terrorist.
Well, those are my reviews. Feel free to submit your own.