I'm amazed it only has a 5.5 rating as it is one of Ben Stiller's best efforts in a long time and got great reviews from the New York Times. When a rash of movies come out close to the beginning of the new year or after the Oscars, too many of them get lost in the shuffle. The Studios don't release a whole slew of films by the end of December of any year, say, 2009 for Academy Award consideration as that field is crowded with all the biggest movies of the year. Tons of movies were released in February and March and none did particulary well. It's an overload of film to absorb and don't forget it's a very anti-climactic period... following the Oscars. Even Alice in Wonderland would not be released for Oscar nomination as they felt they had no chance against AVATAR., though I knew HURT LOCKER would win the moment I saw it. Alice was one of the few movies early in the year to make a bunddle as did Shutter Island, the only 2 films I had interest in seeing so early in 2010. They both turned healthy profits and both were enjoyable, good cinema experiences. Try and see Greeberg. It's a bit quirky , but totally to my taste. Loved Ben Stiller in a totally different type of performance from his usual fare. I never watch movies on DVD. The movie experience works best in a cinema, no matter what the movie happens to be. My reccomendation: CHECK OUT GREENBERG. I believe too many non-thinking persons go to movies only for the sound and effects to get their jollies. They seem to be afraid of films that deal with the human condition. I will only see something of value. I have yet to see AVATAR as that sort of film does't appeal to me... the whole sci-fi thing. But I will see it now that it's started its run in Toronto's independent single movie houses (around 10 of them ) That's how I love to see a film... in an old but modernized single screen theatre. It's great!
|8/10||pad.operaphile@ - 18 reviews|
1.5.2010 - age: 36-49
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