This movie's gotten quite the mixed reaction, but more of them have been a little more positive. I unfortunately fall on the negative side and didn't really like the movie.
The story speaks for itself but if you watch the movie you'll learn that there's a little more to it than that. But other than that, I just didn't really connect with the story. It's not that I found it convincing enough or anything (this is the last movie that should be taken seriously), but it's just the way it was handled I guess. It's kind of a depressing story, yeah, but I didn't really get engaged enough and to be honest, often I found it was kinda boring and dragged on. Certain scenes weren't even necessary. The movie only lasted for about 90 minutes but it felt way longer.
Ronnie consoling his distraught crush, Brandi.
I didn't understand the movie till after I came home from the cinema and read that it was a black comedy. Perhaps I just haven't seen enough black comedy before? I'd like to think that I have seen a bit but not a lot (I loved Death at a Funeral, good black comedy). So maybe this lack of understanding for a sub-genre is not letting me "like" this movie as much as I had wanted to (I was kinda looking forward to seeing this, to be honest).
A flashlight handles as well as a hammer, I suppose.
(It's okay if you don't get understand this caption. :D)
Prior to watching this movie, I'd read that there was an homage to Oldboy (regular readers [like three people, lol] will know I loved this movie) within the movie. I have to say it was a kind of decent attempt at paying homage to it; I appreciated that they tried to pay respects to it.
Seth Rogen trying to do his best impersonation of Ray Liotta.
I guess you have to either have a good sense of dark/black humour to really like this movie or just have no sense of humour at all to not like it at all. I'm kind of middle ground on this. I told Eddie and Kevin that I'd given this a 1 and a half out of 5 but I felt like I was being too harsh on it because I did find it funny at some points. If the cast and crew had gone back to maybe change a few things here and there, it may have been a pretty decent comedy. So with that said I'll bump it up by one extra score.
Observe and Report gets a 2.5/5 from me.
Unfortunately for Dragonball Evolution, re-evalutation has caused me to take it down a grade. Now it's just 1/5. Yeah, sounds horrid huh? At least I didn't put a 0.