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Wax on or Wax off.......

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Being a massive Jackie Chan Fan since watching 'Project A' from 1982, I went to see this film with a certain amount of anticipation and trepidation. Firstly I loved the original Karate Kid, and although I understood this was not a carbon copy of the original I still didn't want to see it fail or tar the good name of the 'franchise'. Jackie Chan as the wise old 'Mr Han' went brilliantly and even though he doesn't give off quite the same aura as the original 'Mr Miyagi' he still does a damn good job, he pulls off the lonely maintenance man come martial arts expert to perfection and you can feel the empathy and father like qualities oozing from 'Chan' towards 'Jaden Smith's' character 'Dre Parker'. Jaden is obviously from the 'Smith' gene pool and will no doubt go very far in the world of film, and considering this is one of his first steps on the ladder he is definately a very talented youngster with many of his fathers qualities. Role on 'The Karate Kid 2 and 3, I for one can't wait.

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Cruise in a new light?

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'So Mr Cruise in another film where he kills everybody, tears around on a motorbike and wins the girl, how very original'.....

....were my original thought before going to the cinema and spending my childrens inheritance on popcorn, but I was pleasently suprised. Not at the price of the popcorn, but Tom Cruise being funny. Ever since seeing him in Tropic Thunder I promised I would give him another chance, I would force myself to watch his next film and i'm glad I did, he was charming, weird, and full of energy as he normally is, but with added comedic qualities, he seems almost at though he isn't taking himself so seriously, letting it all hang out, and actually enjoying himself. The basics of the film are that of most summer action flicks but with extra charm and the forever gorgeous Cameron Diaz. It's not going to win any oscars but will definately win him some more fans and some reprisal from the whole 'chair jumping' incident. Secretly inside I hope Tom Cruise realises that he can actually make people laugh without looking like a plonker and take up some more light hearted movie roles, the cinema audience agreed with me with some raucous laughing. A new direction Tom? Show us what ya made of.....

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Brilliant cast, mediocre script, but totally worth it!

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As with many of Adam Sandler comedies you will sit to watch this one with eagre anticipation, and rightly so. Whilst he is a fantastic comedian he is also a class actor and as always he delivers yet again in this laugh out loud gross out comedy flick. Kevins James is his usual hilarious full of energy and life character and he rebounds with Sandler like very few comedy duos do. David Spade is relatively unknown to the wider UK audience, but his one liners and whimsickle sideline comments are brilliantly timed and executed. You will have a real sense of male comradery whilst watching this film, a feeling I haven't had watching a film since 'Stand By Me' when I was a child. I had the sense that the written script was quickly scrapped or not used to it's full potential as the cast would have quickly taken over and had way too much fun tearing each other apart with one liners. The breast milk joke was taken to far and has been done better by 'Meet The Parents/Fockers'. Rob Schneider carries on in true 'Deuce Bigalow' style with the gross out part's for the whole movie and Chris Rock and Salma Hayek were truly understated, i'm not sure if it's because of the boistrous cast or the improv 'script'. Either way, the fiance and I truly enjoyed Grownups and will definately recommend it.

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