Tuesday, March 26, 2013


SF: I'm going to name this Eternal Sunshine of the Gambit Inception. The opening did peak my interest - art heist film - but after a while it becomes too obvious what is happening and where it's going. This has no new ideas and throws in some ludicrous ones. All this achieved was rehashing concepts from superior films. The result is a boring thriller that has little to no emotion or originality. In facts some points are totally unwelcome (I've seen too much of Rosario Dawson). I can see how others might enjoy this but it really wasn't for me. 4/10

50Eggs: I find it difficult to score this. Clearly I'm not as clever as SF or DonkeyB because I didn't see the twists coming and, to be honest, I couldn't keep up with the plot. But I rather think that is a weakness of my brain rather than the film. That said there were a fair few scenes, particularly in the first half hour, that were very entertaining, and there was never any danger of me nodding off. Still, I'm going to have to plum for the score in the middle. 5/10

DonkeyB: It's a piece of nonsense. I'm 90% sure hypnosis is a cabaret act, and if it isn't it certainly can't work like that. You can't light petrol on fire by firing a gun at it either. However, as an elongated twilight zone episode which reminded me at times of limitless and was trying to be a bit inception I thought it was an ok entertainment. It is very predicable in its plot twist / revelations and making a plot point out of female pubic hair grooming is a touch gross. Vincent Cassell is always great watching and I didn't hate Rosario Dawson as much as I usually do, but all things considered I can't really give it a very strong endorsement. 6/10

Overall: 5/10

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