Howdy, theHTPC.net fans! Since Jon foolishly gave me guest blogger status, I thought I’d step in and offer some movie reviews. The good news is that I’m slightly less cynical than Jon, and have a better track-record at staying awake through movies.
On with the reviews!
- Source Code – I was looking forward to this one, but it turned out to be pretty average. An interesting sci-fi concept, and reasonably well done, but cheesy Hollywood sentimentality lets it down. As a whodunit, it’s not much cop – I had it sussed in the first eight-minute cycle – and some of the darker concepts related to the sci-fi are left unexplored. Jake Gyllenhaal basically takes over someone’s body Quantum Leap style, and no-one notices or even cares… creepy.
- The King’s Speech – Okay, it’s been tremendously over-hyped, but it’s a great feel-good film. I could’ve watched Geoffrey Rush doing his thing all night. Plus, the girlfriend had a good cry, the big softie. (I’m obviously too manly to cry at movies. Except for the end of Terminator 2, but I was only thirteen…)
- Cop Out – I should have been the target audience for this one: I like Kevin Smith movies (the older ones, at least), enjoy a good Bruce Willis actioner, and laugh at Tracy Morgan’s shtick in 30 Rock. I made it through ten painful minutes before the disc was out, snapped in half, hastily repaired, and returned to the rental place.
That’s it for now! Since I only made fun of Jon once, perhaps he’ll let me return sometime to share more movie reviews…