Thursday, May 03, 2007

WEEKEND PIC: May 4 - 6

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing:

1. SPIDER-MAN 3 (fantasy thriller with Tobey Maguire, Kristen Dunst and Thomas Haden Church) Rated: * * * (out of 4): Die-hard Spidey fans may feel shortchanged by director Sam Raimi's treatment of their favourite characters, especially Venom, but the overall movie and effects are still awesome.

2. WILD HOGS (comedy with Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy) Rated: * * ½ (2.5 stars): This mid-life road trip plot is so lame that it would make you cringe. However, there are some laughs and fun provided by the veteran cast, especially Macy.

3. THE NUMBER 23 (mystery thriller with Jim Carrey and Virginia Madsen) Rated: * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): This thriller, about Jim Carrey's obsession with the number 23, gets embroiled in tedious explanations and will ultimately leave viewers dissatisfied. Blame that on Joel Schumacher's uninspired direction.

4. SPIRIT OF THE VICTIM (Thai horror with Pitchanart Sakakorn, Apasiri Nitibhon and Penpak Sirikul ) Rated * * (2 stars): A convoluted plot, incorporating a film-within-a-film makes this Thai effort a run-of-the-mill thriller wil a few scares.

5. THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 (suspense thriller with Michael McMillan, Jessica Stroup, Daniella Alonso and Jacob Vargas) Rated * ½ (1.5 stars): This sequel to the 2006 remake is just a lame excuse to load viewers with blood and gore. It is filled with cardboard characters whom we do not care about.


At 5:33 pm, Anonymous hdoong said...

for a different take which i hope you don't mind, i actually think wild hogs is better than spidey and by far. it is a better made movie, better script, better acting and definitely more fun :))

At 12:45 am, Blogger Lim Chang Moh said...

I would agree with you, as far as comedy goes. But "Wild Hogs" has been on the Weekend List for 2 weeks already!
I know many Spidey fans are disappointed with Raimi's treatment of Venom. But I still think Spider-Man 3 deserves a watch.


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