I am not a huge Ben Stiller fan, but this movie was very enjoyable. Saw it today with my son. He's ten and he loved it. Most of the parents there seemed to enjoy it as well. Movie is fast paced and pretty entertaining. Carla Gugino was there as a slight side story, but at least she was great to look at (as usual).
What the trailers don't show is that Ben Stiller takes the job because he's basically an unemployed loser who keeps disappointing his son, who lives with his ex wife and her new hubby.
He's trying to impress him and show him that he isnt a loser. Which makes the outcome of the movie so much more meaningful.
Good flick, only problem I had was for a movie with as many special effects as this one, how do you have scenes where the Boom Mic is obviously visible? I lost count at five scenes where it was there. No BIG deal, just a small annoyance.
And, Mickey Rooney steals the show. He's a total prick and it was just great to see him in SOMETHING.
Oh, and there was one, unexpected Brokeback Mountain reference that some adults caught, but obviously none of the kids did.
I'd recommend it for a matinee or for a night out with the kids.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeGood flick, only problem I had was for a movie with as many special effects as this one, how do you have scenes where the Boom Mic is obviously visible? I lost count at five scenes where it was there. No BIG deal, just a small annoyance.
This is almost certainly the fault of the theater for not framing it correctly.
Here's what Wikipedia says: Different lenses are used for different aspect ratios. Each of these lenses comes with an aperture plate, a piece of metal with a precisely cut rectangular hole in the middle of equivalent aspect ratio. The aperture plate is placed just behind the gate, and masks off any light from hitting the image outside of the area intended to be shown (most modern films have extra image on the frame that is meant to be masked off in the projector).
Well I did see it using a free ticket based on your recommendations. And let's just say if I did pay for it, I'd be a little ticked off at you guys right now.
There were a couple of funny moments here and there like with the aforementioned Gervais, Steve Coogan, and Owen Wilson. But the rest of it was pretty derivative and pedestrian dreck. Even Silvestri's score which sounded like he just recycled that twinkly piano theme you always here in movies like this as well as some Back To The Future.
I really think Shawn Levy is one of the worst comedy directors of this decade. Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper By The Dozen, and The Pink Panther, good God what a despicable filmography. Fortunately this was not as bad as the Pink Panther.
Originally posted by Guru ZimIf I had to get a baby-sitter I'd skip it.
If you got a baby-sitter, you'd be seeing a GROWN-UP movie. (At least *I* would.)
We took a shot at this because it looked kind of "Jumanji"-ish, and IJ liked that one. I thought it was really fun. Dick Van Dyke is the best, although his best moment is during the end credits. I wish Teddy Roosevelt had been played by someone else besides Robin Williams, but he wasn't too bad. I did keep thinking of the Geico commercials whenever the cavemen were involved.
Thumbs up from us. The best part of the movie, though, were the previews. We had Spiderman 3, Fantastic 4, AND Ocean's 13. IJ about passed out when the Spiderman 3 trailer started. even though she's seen it about 845 times on iFilm.
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
To me that's the mark of a bad movie if the most memorable thing out of the experience is the trailers. When I first saw Daredevil, one of the things that told me it was bad when I walked out was thinking, "Screw Daredevil, I wish it was X-men 2 after seeing that trailer."
I read a blog of his a while back, talking about how much he misses having casual dinner conversations, and how he doesn't really miss food anymore. It was a great piece to read. Anyway, he was on Oprah, and told a lot of the same stories.