Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dos Movies del Muerte

Two movies seen lately:

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Totally awesome from where I stand. Nothin' but net - all y'all dweebs who keep insisting that James Bond is da bizzomb better realize that there's a new sheriff in town - Matt Damon and Jason Bourne. Whether or not they're gonna release more Bourne movies is immaterial.

Mr. Brooks (2007)
Schizo movie starring Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Dane Cook (unless you've watched Comedy Central, totally unknown, I guess), and *sigh* Demi Moore. Costner portrays businessman who leads a double life as a serial killer. Demi Moore is the cop assigned to bringing the "Thumbprint Killer" to justice. Not only that, but the role Demi portrays is a stereotypical "won't bow down to the brass, in divorce negotiations, refuses to have a partner badass ultraloner cop" - a concept which was tired and overused already in the late 70's. The fact that a woman uses the same cliches typically reserved for Clint Eastwood doesn't make it original, or cool for that matter.

Jason Bourne totally rules!


Anders said...

Jez, haven't Hollywood discovered that Kevin Costner haven't got any good movies left in him? Name one Costner movie that made a lot of money since the "Dances With Wolfes" and "Robin Hood" area.

Wilhelm said...

The movie looked really cool on papyrus - twin identity-kind of deal.

I'm still not sure whether it ruled or sucked, actually, as it definitely had its moments