Over the last week, I spent approximately 8 hours at the damn movies & at least 4 of those hours were a total waste. I have seen “Four Brothers“, “Red Eye”, “The Brothers Grimm“, & “The Constant Gardener“. From this diverse & multi genre list “Four Brothers”, “Red Eye” were the wasted time. I was expecting so much from “Red Eye”, because I love Wes Craven movies, but he completely dropped the ball on this one. The characters were wack, the story line was shallow/cliché-ic (I just made this word up), and after it was all over I wanted my money back.
“Four Brothers” was a little bit better, but not b much, the rapper/baller wanne be actors did decent job but I just was not sold on the movie. The plot was thought out but could have been executed better. What I disliked most about this movie is that it was filmed in
Although “The Brothers Grimm” received horrible reviews, it looked so interesting, I had to see it. I was pleased with it overall but was a little embarrassed to learn that most the stories in this movie were related to Grimm’s Fables, I never made the connection. I would recommend this movie but would not take any kids; it was a little gruesome like the rabbit skinning scene (Yuk). I was happy to see my girl Persephone (The Matrix Revolutions) who played the Mirror Queen here,
“The Constant Gardener” was a definite pleaser; it had my favorite elements, twists, deep plot, well developed characters, violence, intrigue… Based on the best-selling John le Carré novel, this moves appeared to be to real to me when dealing with the attitude of the worlds SUPER-POWERS in regards to
I left feeling satisfied from an entertainment perspective but wandered if the plot of this movie has any truth to it. Hopefully not! I 1st heard about this movie on NPR, there was like some big push from them, as always NPR steered my in the right direction. I sometimes am broke because of NPR.