|Shocked I Liked|
September 4th, 2013 [9:05:31]
cress: I was prepared to watch an awful movie. Everything I heard said it was terrible, but I liked it. I wasn't drunk or high when I watched it either.
The premise is basically Men in Black for the supernatural crowd. It's nothing original, and the story about the gold pieces and the return of the dead on earth is rather flimsy, but the cast is exceptional. Jeff Bridges is AWESOME in this--he is so funny. It's one of his best performances in years. Ryan Reynolds does his usual schtichk, but is rather reserved. He's more the straight man to Bridges funny man, and it works. Mary Louise Parker was terrific, and she was extremely sexy as well--damn hot for a 49 year old.
I laughed quite a bit, and I also thought Schentke's direction was inventive. It's my surprise for the summer, and I don't think it deserved to be this season's biggest bomb.