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Friday, February 21, 2014

Movie Review for February 21, 2014

Rated PG-13
Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland
Plot: A gladiator falls in love with an aristocrat betrothed to another man. He must find a way to save her from the destruction of their great city.

Clint Says: Save some money and go see a matinee

POMPEII is the kind of movie you go to see in the theaters because it is so visually spectacular. If you are looking for a film with deep meaningful dialogue, go see something else. This movie isn't great by most standards, but if you are planning on seeing it, I highly recommend seeing it on the big screen. If you wait for the DVD you'll find it to be a mediocre movie at best.

Rated PG-13
Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard
Plot: A retiring CIA agent with only months to live is offered a drug to save his life in return for one last job. A job he must do while trying to bring his family back together.

Clint Says: Wait for the DVD and let someone else rent it

Kevin Costner proves once again that he has zero ability to act. That combined with a horrible screenplay and poor directing make for a 2-hour snooze fest. Here are a couple of things you'll be able to "look forward" to in 3DTK:
1. The main villain has little more than a cameo role. How are you supposed to care about the good guy getting the bad guy if you have no clue what the bad guy is all about?
2. The business-like CIA handler heads to Paris and instantly becomes an over-sexualized weirdo for no discernible reason whatsoever.
3.  There are several moments of would-be comedic relief, but Costner's acting is so poor they just come across as lame.
4. The movie is not a beat-the-clock action thriller like the trailers suggest. Instead, it is a movie about a dysfunctional family trying to reconcile while the CIA gets in the way every so often.

If you really need to see a movie similar to this, go watch THE BOURNE IDENTITY again...you'll be much happier with your choice.

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