Seen January 2004
Submitted by red on Sat, 01/03/2004 - 05:21
- Bad Boys 2 - Ridiculous, derivative and ultra violent sequel which should never have been made in the first place. If the scene after scene of mindless destruction and potential civilian deaths don't turn you off (one scene they literally smash through an entire shanty town in a hum-vee while chasing down the drug dealer), then the smarminess in which the 2 narc cops go about thier day to day lives of death, destruction and assorted sexists and racist jokes will.
- Six degrees of seperation - After viewing the dreck above i never wanted to see a Will Smith movie again. Well, i couldn't resist. I had heard a lot about this film but never seen it. I don't think one viewing is enough to fully understand what the film is trying to say. There is so much different subject matter and metaphors intertwined throughout the narrative. The cast is superb including Smith as the charming homosexual con artist. He was so surprisingly good i could almost forgive him for BB2, even though this movie was made 10 years prior. Donald sutherland and Stockard Channing play thier roles to perfection as the upper class New York art dealers who are suckered in by Smith. The story appears simple but like i said, there is so much underneath it all. You can sense the vunerability of the characters as thier lives could spin out of control at any moment. This is a very fascinating film that requires multiple viewings.
- Chasing Amy - My favorite Kevin Smith movie, with Clerks being a close second and Mallrats being the only other of his films worth seeing. The dialogue and chemistry between the characters is brilliantly sharp and humorous. I could easily connect with Holden (Ben Affleck) and his struggle to deal with Alyssa's (Joey Lauren Adams) promiscuous past. Jason Lee has all the best lines though.