Sunday, May 4, 2008
Bruce plays a cop gone bad---a little difficult for me to accept him in a dramatic role. I kept expecting something cheesy. Overall, he did well, just not what I'm used to seeing. And that's fine.
I'll admit that I did not force myself to watch this one again. Watched this when it first came out...horrible!!!
The only reason we saw this movie was to see Bruce. Here's his part:
See Bruce run.
See Bruce run through jungle.
See Bruce get killed.
Wait 2 hours.
See Bruce's dead body again.
Enjoyable western with Sam Raimi's usual flairs. Good movie-maker, that one.
(Gotta keep these short as I am playing catchup. Also haven't seen these movies in a few months so the memories ain't so fresh.)
Sharon Stone as tough and vulnerable. Harvey Keitel as calculating and evil. And Lance! Oh dear Lance Henriksen. What a quirky character you are! And, of course, there's Leonardo DiCaprio playing a cocky kid.
4 stars for this one.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
You may recognize the theme music the next time you watch the Olympics. (No. It's not the “Olympic” theme, but the theme NBC has been using for the past few.)
My favorite supporting character: Pete. (Watch for that actor later...)
This movie best watched with a rowdy group who already know the lines a la “Rocky Horror”.....
A few snipets:
King: “Are all men from the future such loud-mouth braggarts?!?”
Ash: “Nope. Just me, baby. Just me.”
Ash: “THIS is my BOOMSTICK!” (etc., etc., etc.)
“It's a trick. Get an ax!”
“You ain't got but two things: Jack and shit. And Jack left town.”
I especially enjoyed the series of zoom shots when creating Ash's metal hand.
Oh, and pay attention to Ted Raimi's FOUR roles in this movie.
A delight and a half.