I rarely get time to watch movies much less TV in general. Today I was under the weather a bit so I decided to kick back and veg.
Sandra Bullock who is probably one of my favorite actresses performed in a role out of her norm and I must say I was impressed.
The plot was predictable and the Russians always seem to be the bad guy, even in my book that I am working on, they play the role of antagonist. Most of the Russians that I have met however do not fit the stereotype so maybe we as writers need to find another “bad guy.” I digress…
I am also a fan of Clooney and I really liked his country western music, story telling character. I even appreciated the way he “rides off into the sunset, although technically I think it may have been sunrise..
Some of the special effects went too far in my humble opinion and I could have done with a lot less of the spinning, whirling and breathing in the fish bowl. I think the director might have gone too far with a lot of what they were trying to convey and this definitely gave me some flashbacks of 2001 space odyssey.
Was the movie believable or plausible, no… But if you check your brain at the door, the special effects are good and while I really should have seen this one in 3D, it was still ok on the TV at home and popcorn and a drink that did not set me back $20.
If you happen to keep up with what is up above the earth at all, they do bring up the very real possibility of what would happen if some of those artificial satellites were to become tiny bits and pieces. It underscores the need to have a complete “cradle to grave” solution for everything that leaves the earths orbit.
I also caught Million Dollar Arm this weekend.
The movie gives one a flavor of India. It moves along rather slowly and is also predictable. I kept looking to see Clint Eastwood looking for talent instead of someone who I am not familiar with.
Trouble with the Curve is a much better movie than this; and for my money this is a rental on a rainy night, or wait for it on Cable. I was rather curious about the outcome of the two recruits from India to see how they actually performed but have yet to do the research. The comic relief was some rather brilliant writing, but not enough to go spend $11 or more to see.
I would really like to see more of the two in the picture below but, I just don’t know how you would make a sequel out of it.