Sunday, February 22, 2009

Top and Bottom of 2008 - #4

The Dark Knight (2008)
A hero who truly longs for justice. A truly twisted and evil villain. Lots of thrilling actions sequences. Moral dilemmas with serious consequences. Cool gadgets. A beautifully executed bank heist. Really, what’s not to like?
(So there’s not much I can say that hasn’t already been stated by thousands of other critics, and really by this point, you have either seen it or already know if you want to see it for yourself or not, so my vote of confidence is just a drop in a very large ocean.)

Casino Royale (1967)
What a piece of trash! There were very few laughs in this "comedy" and the plot was so disjointed it seemed that every scene was completely unconnected to the previous one. Even the presence of Peter Sellers, David Niven, Orson Welles, and Woody Allen could not save this film. If you see only one spy spoof movie, see Austin Powers.

Coming up next: a movie that is a mystery and a movie that is a mystery to me why it is considered to be a great film.


Adam said...

Oh, bad form! I disagree entirely with the last sentence regarding Casino Royale!

If you're going to only see one spy spoof movie, see Top Secret

Herch said...

While Top Secret is a lot of fun, Austin Powers is the movie that Casino Royale was trying to be. Top Secret is a completely different animal all together.

And I got a kick out of referencing one of the greatest taglines of all time, from Austin Powers 2: "If you see only one movie this year, see Star Wars. But if you see two movies, see Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."