Sorry the village scenes were anti climatic for you. Sometimes life just doesn't tie everything into nice bows and it is what it is.
Hi, JTB. Thanks for writing. You are correct in that he does have one friend in Amy. I guess since they were friends back in college and I was thinking more of friends he's made in the real world, that still seems like a serious lack of people in his social circle. I don't think it's as clear-cut with the blind date, though, as she largely struck me as a woman who's been abused by too many men and was playing it ultra-safe.
Haha! "At any rate, the cat is a screen natural, and he registers as the best animal act of 2013 — yes, even more than James Franco in Spring Breakers."
"...and the fact that he has no friends..." Besides the character Amy (played by Amy Adams). As for the Olivia Wilde blind date (which his FRIEND set him up on), she's the one who gets creepy, basically offering him sex if he commits to her on their first date.
Hi, Harkon. You astutely figured it out: I AM on the studio's payroll, although the check is late in arriving due to the holidays. :(
I was trying to figure out how in the hell you found a single thing in this horribly corny and humorless movie funny to the point that you invoked superlatives, but then the fact that you somehow think a statement like "...By the hymen of Olivia Newton-John!" is somehow funny pretty much explains it... You are CLEARLY on the studios payroll to sing the praises of this toilet paper of a movie.
It should get an award for the biggest waste of talent this year.
It was true to the book. If you don't like the screenplay, blame the book author, Jordan Belfort.
Wow the WEAKEST of their collaborations? Even weaker than the plodding disjointed Gangs of New York? Thats disappointing to hear, to say the least.
I agree with your assessment of this guy's review. I'm not sure what movie he saw, but the first Anchorman was at least mostly funny, this one sucked. Absolutely sucked! What a huge disappointment as it was almost completely unfunny. And I was in a good mood for some crazy Will Farrell humor and I want my $8.50 back. The attempts at humor bordered on embarrassing and while I love Steve Carrell and Kristin Wigg, they blew it. Carrell's character was a completely irritating imbicile and hard to stomach this time around, and Wigg's character was a joke. I was expecting the director to break in any time during their exchanges and say "ok, once more from the top, and this time, say something remotely humorous." I see so many good reviews on this site, and I'm baffled! Whewww, I feel better. This is at best a Redbox buckaroo.
I felt like somewhere during the making of this film, someone just gave up. The Wolf of Wall Street seems slapped together like a shanty town built with golden hammers. The music selection is disappointing. The edit is sloppy. The run time is way too long. Like the guys in Metallica said, "You don't ever finish mixing an album, you abandon it." After the yacht crash sequence, Scorcese must have been lost at sea.
this movie sucked and this review is ridiculous. the fight scene at the end was so stupid it felt like the actors were just laughing at all the suckers in the audience. the first anchorman is funnier every time you watch it. the sequel is lazy beyond belief - wait for it at redbox and at least you won't overpay.
Only true science fiction fans would know why this movie is better than you realize.
I am both surprised and delighted that this is not only the best superhero movie to date, (even eclipsing Spider-Man 2), but currently the best movie I've seen this year.
This is one lousy film. Redford gives a non-performance as some guy lost at sea. Why is he there? Who is he? Why should we care if he lives or dies? Where is he trying to go? The film is very undeveloped and amateurish... we are not told any of these things. Redford's "character" is obviously in trouble and in one scene after another, he is more deeply in trouble, but the ONLY thing we are given to focus on are the arbitrary catastrophies Redford faces, and these quickly begin to feel repetitious. I say,skip this stinker, and ignore the pretentious critics who liked it.
I halfway agree with you. Last Action Hero was by no means the disaster many made it out to be; the Razzie voters were as usual grandstanding and taking the easy way out. In fact, I wouldn't rate it any lower than True Lies, Commando, Eraser or some of the other successful Schwarzenegger films. If I remember correctly, the studio's big mistake was releasing it around the same time as some Spielberg flick involving dinosaurs. Oops!
I Just wanted to point that out. I never really liked Twins but love Last Action Hero. I loved how it made fun of itself and the Action genre. And all the inside jokes. I always felt like it was really underrated.
Thanks for the correction, Roaches. Since neither movie was particularly worth seeing again after the initial viewings roughly two-and-a-half decades ago, my memory doubtless is faulty on this.
Matt, you're wrong about something. In Last Action Hero he walks into Blockbuster video and see's A cardboard stand-up of Stallone as the Terminator in T2 :Judgement Day. It was in the movie Twins in what you were talking about in your review. I can't believe you got that wrong.
^ How so? I usually go to Concord Mills for IMAX movies, and it is as good as I've ever seen.
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