Went to see “Fair Game” in the cinema. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a disappointment. It felt like the filmmakers couldn’t really decide on what kind of movie they are making. There is a bit of a spy movie, which sucked. There is a bit of political conspiracy interlinked with a bit of documentary. That sucked too. There was a brilliant part of family drama. But it was only a small fraction of the film without really being linked to the rest of it.
The film is not really fulfilling. After all that time watching it, I had to ask myself – “what did I really get out of this film?”. And unfortunately I had to answer – “Nothing”. It’s not entertaining. It’s not thought-provoking. It’s not education. It’s not emotional.
That’s too bad really. Because both Naomi Watts and Sean Pean were involved and acting, trying to make this film better. But there was just no base for their acting. The storytelling was so bad. What is even more surprising is that the director of this film – Doug Liman – for sure knows how to make good movies. He proved that with directing both “Bourne Identity” and “Mr. And Mrs. Smith”.
Overall, I’d give this film a 3 out of 5. If you really want to see it, don’t waste your money on the cinema. There is nothing there that you won’t see on a smaller screen, in the comfort of your home.
Yesterday I went to see “The International“. It’s not an outstanding movie in any way, but a well executed film in one of the genres that I happen to enjoy – conspiracy. (I’m not even sure that it’s a genre on its own)
Here you’ve got everything a good conspiracy movie should have – special agents, huge financial organizations, corruption, lots of assassignations, and a few good guys who are ready to do anything for justice. And, as always, they need to get bad for a greater good. All of that was mixed with gun fights, chases, good camera work, and some special effects. And it had Clive Owen in it. But the problem was that this film didn’t have anything (or not much at least) of original stuff. It was very much cliche.
Recommended for the fans of the genre. An overall of 7 out of 10.
There’s been a lot of crap released by Hollywood recently. It’s been a while since I watched any movie at all – the motivation is gone. And I don’t even want to go to the cinema no more. No, actually I want to go. It’s just that there isn’t anything to watch there at the moment. Except for “King Kong” of course.
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan, John Sumner, Craig Hall, Kyle Chandler, Mark Hadlow, Geraldine Brophy, David Denis
IMDB raintg: 8.3
My rating: 8.0
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