This film was pretty funny. You have to like these guys sense of humor though. I use to watch all their stuff online and I thought it was pretty funny. I saw a trailer for the movie here and had to watch it. Donald Glover is pretty funny and has one of the funniest screams in cinema. Dominic Dierkes had a funny character, but as for himself, he was just ok. D.C. Pierson has a great character and he was pretty watch to just listen to. There is a fun little cast for this film and faces you would have seen from different shows on TV. The great thing about this movie is it is about mystery, so the story line was actually not that bad and even had a twist ending like most mysteries do. So we have a good story and tons of laughs. That makes a pretty decent comedy. The only real problem they had was that sometimes the film got kind of cheesy and it would ruin the film. Or some scenes would stretch just a hair too much and almost ruin the laugh. So overall, you will get some laughs out of this film and you can tell that the cast not only got into their characters, but they just plain out had fun with it.
This movie to me was a waste of time in some sense. All the actors really didn't seem like they were into their characters at all. Well maybe the children were over the pure excitement of being in a movie. But John Travolta was kind of old and crazy looking and it was hard to watch him. Robin Williams didn't get to be himself, so he was not entertaining at all. The only real part that had me laughing was a part with Seth Green and a gorilla. There were some side characters like Rita Wilson, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon and Bernie Mac. But none of them were interesting at all. I just couldn't figure out why they had such a nice cast, but such a weak movie. The story line was just as bad. There were some parts where you had to think to yourself, "how did this happen?" because they never explained got it got from point A to point B. It could of been a lot better. This movie would of never been movie of the year, but it could of least been more entertaining with the cast it had.
The one good thing about this film was there was so much going on. At points you do get very confused though. When you get back to the main story, you still enjoy the film. But the film is very silent. I mean uncomfortably silent. But this is how the film needed to be. They wanted the viewer uncomfortable. Ha-kyun Shin is Deaf and also can't talk. He is trying to get a kidney for his dying sister. He is in love with a girl who considers herself a terrorist. They need money, they kidnap a young girl of a man. The story goes on and I left out all the crazy parts that makes this movie good. In the end Ha-kyun Shin's character and Kang-ho Song's character both go out on separate revenge rampages. This is until they come together and more mind blowing interesting things happen. Now what Park Chan-wook wanted to show was true revenge. That means there has to be painful scenes of people getting hurt. This movie does them. Probably not the strongest out of his revenge trilogy. Oldboy had the most, then this film, then Lady Vengeance. On a side note I did enjoy the character played by Seung-beom Ryu. He added a disturbing dark comedy side to the film in a small part. Second best out of the trilogy in my opinion.
This was a close one out of the three from the revenge trilogy. I still stand by Oldboy being the best. They were both good, but Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance beats out this film, but only by a little bit. I will admit it has a really demented and horrible revenge plot by Yeong-ae Lee's character. She goes all out almost making herself a fictional character you would see in a comic book. She had the costume, the make-up and the really interesting gun that you had to get up close and personal with to fire it. There is a lot of back story for all the small characters in this film and at some points it is hard to follow, but will still keep you interested. This was not a bad end to the revenge trilogy at all. All three movies showed crazy horrible revenge scenes and that is what Park Chan-wook wanted.
This movie just gets more and more intense until the end when you get shocked by the conclusion. The story is very good and will keep you interested till the very end. Min-sik Choi was amazing in this film. Imagine being locked up for 15 years. Now your cell is not bad, it is like a small dorm room with bad wallpaper. But you are fed the same food everyday and all you have is a crappy TV to watch. Being stuck in that small space will drive you nuts. You also find out by the TV that life is changing and that your wife is murdered and they say it was you. Yet it can't be because you are locked up. What do you do to keep yourself sane. Min-sik Choi's character Dae-su just became a beast within himself. A beast full of revenge against the character played by Yu Ji-tae who was also excellent. The rest of the cast is also great and really know how to act. The story is just one big pain in the mind. You try to figure it out and you can't be absolutely sure you got it, till the end of the film. And when that comes, you won't believe what happens. Great film and probably one of the best in that year from South Korea.
This had to of been a joke. I mean at least the story was ok enough to make me wonder what is going on, but Rob Schneider was strange for this role. He directed it also. Do you think he just woke up and was like, I want to learn martial arts and make a movie about me fighting all the time. This is not the type of character he is use to playing and he really failed at it. I mean the last time I saw something like this was Beverly Hills Ninja with Chris Farley. Although, even though Farley was taught martial arts, he used it in a comedic way. Schneider was all serious and tried to have epic fight scenes. But he was just too slow. I mean I give him credit for learning, but when an enemy stands there for five minutes waiting for Schneider to do a roundhouse kick to attack him, you know something is wrong. Again, the story was just ok. It really didn't have a plot, but it did make you wonder what was going to happen. Or maybe I was just waiting for a really funny part. Too bad I really didn't get anything. All the rest of the cast didn't make sense and there is no point to mention them. Although David Carradine was in it and I would hate to have this movie under my belt before I passed away.
Ok a lot of Dane Cook's dialog in this film was like his stand up. At first it is pretty funny and you get some laughs, but then it just goes too far and gets kind of boring. I mean don't get me wrong, there were a few parts that really had me laughing from what he said. But then it would go over the top to the point of not funny. Jason Biggs was not that funny at all. I think there was one part that really made me laugh with him. Since the American Pies, I think his career just died. Kate Hudson was fine. She is always a joy to watch and seems to do a great to decent job whenever she acts. The one side actor that threw me off was Alec Baldwin. Recently, or more like in the past four years, Baldwin has set himself as one character from the show 30 Rock. In this film he was a little like that character, but at points just acted really bad. It was just not the type of movie for him. Other than that, the story line was pretty weak and they tried to make a big ending and failed at that also.
What happens when you take almost every action star who has been in at least one bad movie and put them together; you get a bad movie. Stallone directed and help write this film and it was not up to par at all. Now I am not a total hater of this film. I am sure it was interesting seeing Stallone's old skin in slow motion when he was running. But the film could of been better. The cast was fun to see. I loved seeing the newer action stars and the old ones work together. Even the cameos were great. The dialog for the most part was just as pathetic as the story. Pretty much just like the old action films you remember seeing. There were a few funny lines in the film though, so it did get a little of a laugh out of me. Now lets talk about the thing that the movie advertised; the action. Yes it had the action that was promised. All the cool fight scenes, bones breaking and gore. But some old action stars cannot move that fast so what do they do, they shake the camera. This really makes the viewer lose interest. Plus personally, I think there could of been more action. They did have a lot of serious scenes and with that dialog, it was pretty bad. Now, I don't know who was in charge of the CG, but it looked like something with a low budget. An example is a scene with Steve Austin. I would think with a hype like this, they could of made it look more real. All in all I enjoyed the film in bits and pieces. Also even thought I didn't enjoy the film all the way, just like the old action films, the movie did give off the man movie of the year. I don't know if it was Jet Li breaking someones neck or Terry Crews and his gun that kept me smiling at parts; you can see I liked it some. One thing really was on my mind when the movie ended though. I couldn't figure out who was uglier at their old age; Stallone or Rourke.
First off I will say that the story didn't really have much going for it. So at that point I thought it would be hard to keep myself interested. But there was one thing that no matter what happened in the movie, always had me smiling. It was Patrick Warburton. He is an actor that has a very distinct voice that you will always remember. Every time he talked in the movie, I was laughing. Some of the dialog he used was cheesy, but worked since he had such a funny voice. There were some other interesting characters, but they were not as good. Andy Dick was the so called bad guy. It is hard to like Andy Dick as certain characters. He seemed to fit as this one though. The girl that was working for Warburton was Elaine Hendrix. I didn't like her as the character she was. She was a bit annoying. So overall if it wasn't for Warburton and some of his interesting and funny lines, I am not sure if I would of liked the movie at all.
I really found the story to this film interesting. You see a lot of vampire movies out there and the vampires are usually all the same or have a lot in common. This is a strange take on vampires. They have about 10% in common with vampires you usually hear about and it is a bit humorous that they all live in a business building that is one of the highest grossing businesses. You can also say they are a little like a vampire zombie mix. The cast is ok. Some better than others. You will see side characters like Robert Wagner or Jason Mewes. Darrell Hammond is one of the head vampires, but his acting was a little off. The 80s star Judd Nelson is in it and he was ok. I always liked him better in his teen days though. Dave Foley is hard to take seriously, but in this role, he kind of fit. The main role was Steve Burns and I think he did a great job. The one thing I enjoyed about this film was the dialog. It really had some catchy words that you can sit and love to listen to. Explanations of how the vampires came to be would be a good example. So overall, it was an enjoyable movie. The only really problems were some slow parts and part of the cast that really didn't seem into it.