Sunday, November 29, 2009

Movie Comments

From the trailers, the movie Men Who Stare at Goats looked great. Shelly and I went to see it last night, and while there were some funny moments, overall it was pretty pointless. I would say that they didn't really pick an angle and go with it hard. Was it a comedy, a comment on U.S. policy, or a tour of mental illness? If it had picked any of those and run with it, then it could have succeeded. As it was, the movie seemed to just play around at our expense. The acting was ok, but could not save the movie.

The movie Sublime was great. It is a frightening look at the fear of hospitals and the fear of getting old. Tom Cavanaugh is really good in this, and shows he has a lot of depth above and beyond his role in the TV show Ed. The movie is scary, twisted, graphically stimulating, and has something to say---all qualities I like in a movie.