Oddly enough, Mr. Bojangles is spared of any footage whatsoever!!… MoreOddly enough, Mr. Bojangles is spared of any footage whatsoever!! Leans the guilt on Terry Hobbs as Paradise Lost 2 did to Mark Byers. Offers nothing deep, instead only Depp.
Although predictable and slightly repulsive at times (seems like… MoreAlthough predictable and slightly repulsive at times (seems like Beckinsale's character's personal life track is forcefully added to the plot to adjust the runtime of the film), I found it otherwise worth a watch!!!
Had it not being for my sibling, I'd have never given this a go. Pathetic venture.… MoreHad it not being for my sibling, I'd have never given this a go. Pathetic venture. Tries too hard to make one laugh, only to fall flat on its face nearly every time. Well, at least for me. The actors were just as embarrassing as its characters. Its length was its only saving grace.
"INSPIRED by the extraordinary backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary… More"INSPIRED by the extraordinary backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen."
Sure they must have distorted the facts to turn it in Disney's favor, thereby making it inspirational!! While maybe a bit dramatic, the transformation of Emma's character seemed quite unrealistic. The story may work better for children, I guess. For me, even Emma and Hanks' efforts/performances proved short for Saving Mr. Banks.
Another South Korean "desperate for vengeance" themed flick with… MoreAnother South Korean "desperate for vengeance" themed flick with generous dose of violence. I am not a fan of action films per se, but I was amazed by the action sequences in this movie. I guess I found it to be so amazing owing to the actors involved in those scenes. If Min-sik Choi was outstanding as a psycho who doesn't know what fear and pain is; Byung-hun Lee was no less competent.
On the flipside, the movie is out and out predictable. Besides, the concept of making your enemy suffer instead of letting him die easily, was done just recently (in El Secreto De Sus Ojos). Surely, the treatment is as diverse as chalk and cheese, but it still managed to serve as a drawback for me.
Anyways, the movie is still worth a watch for its breathtaking action scenes and power-packed performances. Nothing unique here, but it's a cool vengeance movie that succeeds in holding your interest for 2+ hours (pardon the exaggeration, but I hope you'll get what I'm trying to convey here), despite being outright predictable.
(Originally rated on May 19, 2011; made a negligible correction on June 28, 2014!!)
"Some of this actually happened" set the stage up for me to give it a… More"Some of this actually happened" set the stage up for me to give it a go. And it wasn't half as disappointing as I'd feared. Some of the parts felt overdone, but it's fine otherwise.
It's all fine until the deep dark secrets (so to speak) begin to come… MoreIt's all fine until the deep dark secrets (so to speak) begin to come out. If only they were convincing enough. The tragedies keep on mounting, but it's hardly effective as I couldn't care enough for any of the characters. May have been better if they'd cared to execute the plot in a way that the twists and shocks felt genuine. Yet, for what it is, a single viewing shouldn't be fatal. In fact, I found it to be a relatively better means of time pass (apparently, for that once).
2.25 out of 5.
More of the same. A 100 min. (approx.) journey that wasn't jumpy… MoreMore of the same. A 100 min. (approx.) journey that wasn't jumpy enough to enjoy the ride. Besides, the casting disappointed big time.