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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Some Movie Reviews

I have updated the site with the Cover art for our mini comic.

With all the crazy days off I’ve been able to go see several movies, so here’s what I thought of them:

 

King Kong

Peter Jackson once again does some great character development and over the top action sequences. However, the movie is 3 hours long when it could have easily been two. There were a few scenes that didn’t need to be there at all, many important scenes that ran way too long, and character development that was unnecessary and had no payoff.

Over all, I liked it, but I’d like to see a special addition on the DVD that, instead of extending the movie further, cuts it down appropriately. (Yeah, that’ll happen)

 

Fun With Dick and Jane

Jim Carrey once again mugs for the camera for a feature length picture. Ok, it had its moments, especially since the type of big business scandal that happens in the movie has happened several times in recent years, but the one thing I didn’t like about the movie was the lesson was only half learned by the end. It showed that the characters were happier now that they were spending more time as a family, but it glazed over the “money doesn’t buy happiness” theme that it seemed to have been shooting for.

 

Memoirs of a Geisha

An interesting look at Japanese culture in the pre-WWII era (and a little bit after). This is a very character driven story, and moves a bit slow in some areas. Overall it held my interest, though the ending was a little predictable. I haven’t read the book, but after seeing this I’m planning on it.

 

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