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Help yourself: watch something else

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 24 April 2008 04:11 (A review of The Mist)

I didn't read the book, so I will only focus on what I saw on the screen.

I often wonder why is it so necessary for scary movies or thrillers for the characters (most of the times nearly ALL of them)to be completely stupid for the script to go on. That talks about the incompetence of the screenplay writer (at least).

This movie was one of the finest examples of it. Every single character is more retarded than the one before. The only one that seemed a logical human being was the child.

The movie seems to depend on this for the disasters to happen. When you create a stupid movie, yes, you can only rely on stupid characters to do stupid stuff that leads them into disaster.

The sad thing is that if it was well thought, disasters can happen without EVERYBODY being imbecile.

The end just ties everything with a bow, proving once again my point.

And I saw it because someone recommended it highly!!!


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Simply mediocre

Posted : 9 years, 9 months ago on 22 February 2008 01:34 (A review of 88 Minutes)

If you are a compulsive watcher of thrillers, go ahead. Otherwise, don't even bother.
First of all, I still don't get what is it that everybody seems to see in Al Pacino. Why in the world do they consider him a good actor? I haven't seen him change his face, voice, body language -or anything really- ever.
The main character is poorly composed, both in acting and in writing. It's not a believable character at all.
The others are ok, although you can tell there's a really lame acting direction -and- screenplay.
The directing itself is mediocre, obvious and cheap. The dialogs are a very unsuccessful attempt of being clever, which leave the actors -that are trying to sustain the character- looking very stupid.
Overall, yet another mediocre attempt of a thriller that in my opinion was a complete waste of time.


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