THE SPECIALS

Boy, did I hate this movie. I thought it would be something along the lines of “Mystery Men” (which I enjoyed quite a bit) but I could NOT get into this.

FF=5

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EARTH TO ECHO

So, thinking this will be in the cute ET or Batteries Not Included genre, I gather two granddaughters and we sit down to watch.  They didn’t make the half-hour mark and I fell asleep soon after.  I woke up and FF’d through to the end.  No engagement.  Plus it’s got that annoying found-footage look.  A major misfire.  Rewatch the two I mentioned above, or maybe Super 8 instead.

FF=5

BLADE: TRINITY

Watched this again just to check out Ryan Reynolds in action mode (he was being considered for Repairman Jack).  He’s pretty damn good.  Plays a great wise ass.  His scenes with Parker Posey are super.  (High FF because I skipped much of the rest of the film.)

FF=5

THE SPIRIT

I saw this because I’m a fan of the comic.  Wish I hadn’t. How can you make such a mess of a comic considered by fans and professionals alike to be one of the greatest of all time?  Samuel Jackson was beyond awful.  In the comic, all you ever saw of the Octopus was a pair of gloves, and that was…enough. Eisner wrote a million storylines. This was crap. Avoid this. I’m a “Spirit” fan…I had to see it. You don’t.

FF=5

THE AMERICAN

Sort of saw this. I put it that way because I fell asleep halfway through. Maybe it got more interesting but I was not engaged enough by what I’d seen to go back and check out what I’d missed.

FF=5