never seen the stage show, but I was familiar with the story and the
music going into it. The scenes that worked best were either lifted
straight from the stage production or those that took advantage of the
fact that this is a movie with access to modern tech. The all too brief
grand views of France were fantastic. Too much time was spent in extreme
close-ups. Russell Crowe was seriously lacking. Sacha Baron Cohen and
Helena Bonham Carter stole every scene they were in, and they were
perfect! Totally worth seeing just for their performance.
This review pretty much covers my thoughts on it, except for their opinion of Hugh Jackman.
based on a series of books, I found it a workable action flick. While
I’m not a big fan of Tom Cruise, I thought he did a pretty good job of
playing the ex-military cop, off the grid, believes in justice but not
law type. The other actors did fairly serviceable jobs.
was an odd mix of slapstick with serious action, which didn’t seem to
mesh together well. I almost felt like there were 2 directors, and they
didn’t completely agree what type of movie they were making.
It was enjoyable fluff, but unless you really liked the series you can wait for it on Netflix/DVD.
Seriously well done. Usually there’s something I can criticize a movie
for, but everything here worked. Everything. A must see.
Bond, awesome as always. I rather liked the new Q. Also, got some nifty
ideas from the casino scene. I’d try to catch this while it’s still in