|Cast: Tom Cruise,
William R. Mapother,
Director(s): John Woo
Genre: Action / Disaster
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So, after jizzing all over the first one. I went running to the theatre on opening night to see this tripe and almost got up and walkd out. This falls into the "unwatchable" category, and I've actually tried to sit though it on 3 seperate occasions and will not try for a 4th. In this category of movie I place (MI2, Stargate, the Saint, Hunt for Red october, Hollywood Homicide & Ocean's 12) All these movies have one thing in common. I SHOULD have liked or loved them based on actors, and stories, but somehow they are unwatchable. The direction here ruined it for me John Woo made the whole bloody movie in slo-mo which made me want to throw something at the screen after a while. Booooo. This COULD have been really cool, but they messed it up big time.
For the record, I'm not bombing it, I'm giving it half a star.
The half a star is because Metallica did a song and video for the soundtrack, which had the four members escaping individually from various dangerous Mission Impossible-like situations.
Y'know, come to think of it, the song sucked, and the video was only slightly more compelling than the film, if only because it only lasts four minutes.
Count me in for a bomb as well!
Run, Lars, run! Look out for that approaching explosion/fireball!!
That airplane is gonna gun down Kirk, as if he were the modern day version of Jimmy Stewart in 'North By Northwest'!
Run, Kirk, run!!!
James is about to run over his own band in a car chase scene!
Run, Metallica, run!!!
Jason is....um....in a suit and being shoved around by other suits.....um, yeah...
Run, Wall Street, run!!
I only *think* I saw this film; I seem to remember thandie newton. Anyway, while it was obviously forgettable, as I can barely remember it, what I do remember of it, I don't remember hating. In fact I remember enjoying it more than the first.
How ironic, that I, head of the POT faction, am about to give this a higher rating than both of the Cordes team one-two punch of bad taste appreciation.
Quoth Ed McMahon, "Hi-yo!!!!"
OMFG! I swear to GOD I didn't read these reviews before posting my pseudo-rant against MI2 in the MI1 review...
I thought I was the ONLY one on the planet that universally LOATHED John Woo's Slo-Mo technique. I mean, the man makes 1/20th of a movie and runs it in slo-mo to make up the 2 hours. Big fat paycheque, queue the whores, monkey reaction shot annnnnd star wipe.
What an absolute farce. If I have to sit through one more "pouty male trying to look cool in slo-mo" shot of his, I'm gonna implode.
Bomb stamps ready?! CHARRRRRGEEE IT!
This scene took 2 hours in real time:
Deril: Ocean's 12 and The Saint I can understand. But the Hunt for Red October?? What was so bad about that? I loved it....
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