Sunday, June 29, 2008

Late night open thread

A lovely breakfast, as always, at Harvest Moon Cafe then on to see Wanted. OK, review time. First off, Angelia Jolie is hot, and made even hotter when she is around great new weapons. It's funny, one really can't seeing other top actresses looking so comfortable with guns. Just can't see Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, or say Cate Blanchett doing what Angelina does for big guns. As for our plot, yeaaaah. Never has so much time been spent trying to fill in the lead character without saying anything. Never did buy into his role. James McAvoy was fine for his part but left you feeling kinda empty as far as his character goes. John Cusack as an unlikely assassin in Grosse Point Blank worked very well. James McAvoy as one is a little forced, and a lot less likeable. For once, Johnny didn't buy Morgan Freeman in a role. He's pretty flawless normally in whatever role he plays, this one came up snake eyes. It's action packed, uber violent (note to parents, head shots kill people) and there are plenty of thrilling special effects. Some of the chase scenes are chopped up so quickly you lose contact with what's supposed to be going on. For a story about an everyday schlub suddenly involved in the world of fast paced assassinations, this could have been a lot better. The story never lives up to the potential in it.

5 out of 10

Time for Ypsilanti, After Dark

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