The movie was pretty decent. You really have to like singing to enjoy the film more though. The film has nice colorful characters that keep you interested throughout, but that is to make up for the weak story. Basically the film is about people trying to win a karaoke contest. It does touch base on some of the side stories, but not that strong. The main part of the cast all had their own singing styles. Maria Bello was more female alternative. Andre Braugher with Paul Giamatti were a soul/jazz type. Then you got Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow as an upset fun type. It was nice to see Huey Lewis sing and I was really surprised by Paul Giamatti's voice. But who stole the show was Andre Braugher. He has the most emotional part of the film and it contains a shivering a cappella version of Free Bird. So a decent little film with some fun singing basically sums up this movie.
This movie amused me for how bad it was. It was like the writers watched "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and thought that they could do better. They almost kept part of the same story, but added so many weird things that make no sense. They had a random nude scene in the beginning of a girl who was a horrible actress throughout the film. The movie does have C. Thomas Howell in it and the whole time he had this look on his face that made him seem like he was in pain. Just like the movie it was copying off of, this film has a giant robot. It is CG and there is only about three shots of it throughout the movie. They keep showing these three shots in different scenes since they had a crappy budget. The ending had no excitement. It just kind of happened. You sit there and look at the TV and think, "well, I guess that is it". Actually I don't think I had any emotion throughout this film. Well I did laugh a few times at how horrible it was.
This movie was great. It only really had a few flaws in my book. Little parts of the story seemed weak and Quinton Jackson at first was hard to picture as the old Mr. T. He does grow on you though. Liam Neeson was a perfect Hannibal. He really had that tough guy look with a little bit of I don't care. Bradley Cooper did a great job as the playboy Face. Then my personal favorite was Sharlto Copley as Murdock. He is really what kept the comedy going in the film. For the most part the story was great. When I said small weak parts I was mostly talking about how it can get a bit confusing. The film was also non stop action. The serious scenes only lasted about 5 to 10 minutes and it would get right back to the good stuff. All the side cast was pretty good. I did enjoy Patrick Wilson in this role, but I was not too keen on Jessica Biel. This movie really had my blood pumping from start to finish. I know this movie will get some bad reviews based on the people who were such big fans of the old TV show. But you have to look at the movie as a whole. Think of it as a brand new film that you are seeing. Then review it. This was a great action packed film.
When the movie was over, I did end of liking it. But before that, it was really hard to get into. The story jumps around a lot and is missing many pieces. But by the end, it does come all together. The film is Sci-Fi, but really just ends up being a love story in a way. All about a man and what he will do to keep his love for a cyborg. Ji-tae Yu is the main character and he is in love with a robot played by Rin Seo. Rin Seo was a little off on her acting skills, but I did enjoy Ji-tae Yu's performance. Jae-un Lee plays the other big part and she is decent. Now the movie has a couple fight scenes and they were pretty intense. They were all in bullet time slow motion and it really gave a stronger feel to them. The only problem was that you wanted more, and there just wasn't enough. There is a great fight scene between Ji-tae Yu and Doo-hong Jung though. It was not that long and I really wanted to be. But it was still great to watch. So very interesting story, just not all there.