January 14, 2007

My Night at the Movies

So, I saw Night at the Museum tonight, but that wasn't the best part (well, it wasn't that hard to beat quite frankly). The best part was at the end when I was waiting in the lobby for my friend and another movie session had finished and people were walking out I overheard one woman tell her friend "I mean, I know she was a war photographer and all but I wish she'd show at least one emotion. Maybe two." I took me a second realise she must have been talking about Jennifer Connolly in filthy lying piece of scum Blood Diamond.

Night at the Museum? Hmm. Nowhere near as fun as I thought it would be. In fact, some of it was a downright chore to sit through. It only got exciting in the last 30 minutes or so. The effects were pretty great though. But, it's essentially a PG Ben Stiller movie with big effects. So that means people get beaten, bitten, span on, kicked in the groin, slapped and covered in various fluids all to "hilarious" effect. Hmmm. Mickey Rooney was "a weirdee". Like... huh? Oh well At least it wasn't lying scum bag: the movie Blood Diamond.

5 comments:

adam k. said...

I have a couple of friends who insist to me that Blood Diamond is really good. It really makes me question their sanity and/or aesthetic judgment. But I guess I should see for myself.

Ugh, my one friend in particular added after her opinion that "no, really, I'm really critical!" Hmmm...

Ali said...

Blood Diamond is miles better than I thought it would be (due to the evidence provided by the really offensive The Last Samurai); has its problems, but it isn't a lost cause. Leo was actually best in show for me - I can understand why voters are having trouble choosing between this performance and his work in the Scorsese film.

I really don't understand why Connelly is so hated in the film, and I'm especially referring to Nathaniel's Worst Supporting Actress citation (which we all know should have gone to Katie Holmes.) Connelly's role *is* pretty awful, and she'd be far from my "Best Performances" list. But it's a perfectly adequate one, and she makes the best out of the material she is given. And I think she shows plenty of emotion, not to mention her palpable chemistry with Leo.

RC said...

yikes...that's some blood diamond sounding hate.

Simon A said...

Blood Diamond isn't flawless, but it's far from terrible, and has more going for it than Shawn Levy has directed.

I missed The Last Samurai and really have no desire to see it, but Blood Diamond is decent.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Yeah, The Last Samurai was pretty much a lost cause except for Ken Watanabe and some of the techs. Yikes, that movie was bad.