Well this was interesting. It starts off following suit with superhero themes. Griff is a small meager man who gets picked on at work. He doesn’t like his job and he stays to himself. Then we learn that Griff used to be a superhero and hes trying to hide the fact that hes still a crime fighter by night.
The audience gets thrown into a scene of Griff saving a woman and fighting off evil. Then its back to work and the same old stuff.
Griff’s apartment houses a top of the line computer installation alerting him of trouble. Oddly there isn’t much to hide his super tech setup…and his suit is just hidden by a curtain…whats going on here?
Turns out, Griff is making all of this up in his head. The audience sees what Griff is thinking in his head throughout the film and its not until the end that we realize that his awesome suit…its not so awesome. His hightech computer setup…its really just some old crappy monitors sat on top of each other. And all of his tricks that he pulls at work aren’t really as good as he thinks they are.
Its an odd kind of movie, where you’re never really quite sure whats going on until the end…and by that time its a pretty big let down.
Dave: 2 out of 5 Edwards
Eddie: 3.5 out of 5 Edwards
The end of the year is upon us. There are a ton of reviews in our queue and some of these have been waiting to hit publish for a long long time. So, We’re clearing out the queue of everything we’ve watch in 2011 that hasn’t been published and we’ll start off 2012 fresh.
Here is a quick Yes/No/Meh rating on what we’ve seen this year that hasn’t been put out yet. If you have recommendations for 2012, leave them in the comments section.
NO, creepy, dark and violent. It’s interesting because its probably not THAT far off from a lot of people in the news but its not a fun creepy.
YES, but mainly because it ties into the Avengers
YES, Paul Giammati…thats it. It stars paul Giammati, I don’t need to tell you anything else.
Ides of March
YES. I’m quickly becoming a huge ryan gosling fan. This is a quality political thriller that thankfully avoids getting all the actual politics involved with making this a great movie.
The Adjustment Bureau
NO, too many unanswered questions and loose ends and not enough info about what the hell is going on to be good. If they spent another 30 minutes developing the story, this could have been really good.
YUP – cause its funny
No Strings Attached
NOPE, cause it sucked
Nightmares In Red, White and Blue
YES, not a ‘Great’ documentary but one of the most intersting things I learned is how horror movies reflect what society is going through. Interesting.
YES, this should have received a lot more attention than it did. By me and the theaters.
The North Face
YES, but only if you’re bundled up…better yet, wait till its summer and you’re dying of heat exhaustion. Then watch it…it will cool you off. (these guys are amazing)
The Transcendant Man
YES – everyone should watch this.
YES, cause these guys are hillarious. This isn’t there best but its better than most of everything else.
Water For Elephants
YES, good story, better book.
This was a bit of a dissapointment. One of my all time favorite movies is Stranger Than Fiction, one of Will Ferrells few dramatic roles. I had high hopes that this might be on the same level. Unfortunately this didn’t come close to the witty and fun Stranger Than Fiction. Instead it was slow…and awkward for the audience. Ferrell plays an alcoholic who loses his job because of his drinking problem and who gets locked out of his house because of his drinking and ends up getting a divorce, again because of his drinking problem.
He ends up sitting on his lawn for days going through withdrawls from alcohol, which is not fun to watch. He also takes advantage of a neighborhood kid who ends up riding his bike down that street everyday with nothing better to do than be taken advantage of. It’s not until the very end of the movie, that Ferrell character starts to sober up and clean up his situation.
All the humorous back and forths in the trailer are really…all the funny parts of the movie, everything else is slow and depressing.
Dave: 2.5 out of 5 Edward’s
Eddie: 2 out of 5 Edward’s