"Every once in a while, something comes along that opens your eyes to a new way of viewing cinema. Star Wars did this for me first back when I was 6 years old. Goodfellas did it in 1991. Now we have this...a comic book cartoon movie."
Playing right up to his level of talent is Ed Helms. He's Mr. Average Comedy of our time, if one considers the comedy of our time to be slightly below average. I do like and appreciate that someone has to play the straight guy. He is definitely filling that niche.
This film is messy, but it's not a complete disaster. It guesses a lot and most of those guesses land awkwardly... The film is passable, but in no way can we consider it the solid basis for the Dark Universe franchise. The sense of adventure exhibited in this film could lead to something better. It's a long shot, though.
I may never watch this film again, but I will not soon forget the image of Ryan driving his police cruiser, lights blaring, onto a field where kids are playing ball just to prove to them that he had a day job. Nor will I forget Justin getting the worst end of a wacked out naked fat guy in a hardware store. These moments, cheap as they are, have the resonance to me of all the cowboys eating beans around the fire in Blazing Saddles.
Drinking Buddies - 2014 Writer and Director Joe Swanberg Starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston 1) They call it a comedy. There are no laughs at the screen, and only booze induced laughs coming from the screen. 2) Most characters are the most boring people you would ever want to meet. 3) Movie spends way too much … Continue reading Drinking Buddies or why I tend to hate independent films