Oh boy…where to start? Both of us went into this one really excited. We both loved this movie growing up. We came out of it…well…angry.
Angry that we were ever duped into thinking this was a good movie at some point. This movie sucks. Everything about it is bad. It’s hard to tell whether the writing or the acting is worse, but it’s a fight to the bottom. The characters make no sense. The casting makes no sense. It’s just a steaming pile of shit from start to finish.
I have a feeling this will be accepted as a controversial stance. My counter to that? Watch it. Watch it and pay attention. It’s perfectly fine as a Saturday afternoon movie to have on in the background while you are doing housework. But to actually watch it with intent was torture.
I know what you’re probably thinking, “Chris, this was a MEGA hit! Willis, Affleck, Buscemi all at the top of their game! That Aerosmith song was everywhere! No way this movie sucked!” On paper you are correct, but this movie is so over-produced, over-written (or under, depending on your point of view), and over-processed that it ends up being a tiny fraction of the sum of its parts. I guarantee if you sit down one night to watch it, you won’t make it all the way through. Oh, did I mention it’s 2 ½ hours long?
Having said all that, the pod ended up being a lot of fun. Although the recast was difficult because, again, the characters don’t make any sense, so it’s hard to choose which disjointed fragment of the character to base the recast off of.
It took me a good 2 weeks to get that trash Aerosmith song out of my head, and now it’s firmly supplanted itself back in there. This horrible movie is just the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks for nothing, Mike.
Link to IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120591/?ref_=nv_sr_1