Ryan Oliver said on Friday, October 14, 2011 5:55:13 PM
I won't try and make a case for "Green Lantern" being good, because you're absolutely right, but I somehow I enjoyed it. I don't know what it was, maybe childhood nostalgia, but I think I'm the only [self-proclaimed] critic in the world who actually liked it, if just on a guilty pleasure level.
I disagree about "Horrible Bosses." While it wasn't great, I thought the cast elevated the so-so script and delivered the laughs that "Bad Teacher" and "The Hangover: Part II" should have delivered, but didn't. I also thought Charlie Day had some of the funnier bits in the movie, though I will agree that it is hard to sympathize when Jennifer Aniston is making strong sexual advances.
I hate talking animals as well, so I didn't even both with "Zookeeper." I knew what I was in for and just said "no, thanks."
Now "The Tree of Life" is bold and occasionally brilliant, no doubt about that. However, I've never been a fan of Terrence Malick's films, though I respect his vision. It's not that I've never been up to the challenge, but I'm all about story first, and the story felt like second-rate melodrama fused with a Discovery Channel documentary. The loose story story structure is what gets to me. It turns me away from films from even my most favorite of auteurs (example being David Lynch's "Inland Empire"). Again, I respect Malick's vision because he is true to what he does, but it's certainly not for everyone.
David said on Friday, October 14, 2011 1:11:36 PM
richard, i think you were a little bit hard on horrible bosses. it was flawed but i still was very entertained and appreciated a comedy film that pushed the limits of comedy. colin farrell wasn't in it nearly enough, and the ending was rushed incredibly, but the bosses were supposed to be 1-demensional horrible people. its a solid B