Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday Movie Review

Had a great four-day - still need another. But at least I got a lot accomplished. Things such as:

1. Unpacked approx 10 boxes in the spare room (yes, we moved in March - what's your point)
2. Cleaned hot tub so I could sit in it last night.
3. Wrote pages.
4. Ate entirely too much on Thanksgiving.
5. Despite my better judgement (and comments to the contrary), went shopping on Friday and got new Christmas tree and decorations. Decorated living room. Cat thinks tree is his new hiding place. Cat weighs 20+ pounds. You do the math.

I also got to see a movie this weekend, so today is Movie Review Monday. The movie was Deja Vu, starring Denzel.

I hoped for something good on this movie - the premise was interesting - the FBI has a device where they can look back in time and see everything live as it happens. They're using the machine to help solve crimes - mostly on a large scale like terrorist activities. They have been able to send back a piece of paper, but nothing live. Of course, the plot goes so that Denzel wants to go back and save this woman so he's the first human to go.

I think there are two main problems I had with this movie:

First off, there was never any big "whoa motherfucker" moment from Denzel. I mean, if someone told me I was looking into the past - live - I think I might at least let out a "damn!" He took this like it was completely normal, no questions, no concerns.

Second, his focus was solely on saving this one woman. So you have a machine that powerful and you limit your scope of action to one human being? And a human being he'd never met before. It wasn't like he was going to save his lover or anything.

So yet again, I feel this was an interesting idea, not brought to fruition. Bummer.

My rating: Save your eight bucks - this one is a rental.


Alexandra said...

Thanks for the honest review, we thought about going to see this one, but heard it was as dull as watching paint peel off the walls. So thanks, I'll wait and get it on rental.

Tori Lennox said...

1. Unpacked approx 10 boxes in the spare room (yes, we moved in March - what's your point)

I can't exactly point fingers over this since I'm in the same boat (and moved in the same month!). *g* I'm still missing stuff and no clue where it is. I wouldn't mind so much if some of the stuff missing wasn't notes I wrote myself on story ideas. *sigh*

Kimber An said...

We moved last February and you're still ahead of me.

I love Denzel. He is so hot. But, the previews of this movie didn't entice me at all. I know sometimes the previews are just put together badly, but it seemed all action and very little plot, which means minimal character development, which means Denzel probably didn't get to do much except look hot and I can wait for the DVD to come out for that, since I'm happily married anyway. Was that the longest sentence you've ever read?

Jana DeLeon said...

alexandra - yeah, paint peeling might sum it up nicely. There wasn't really anything unpredictable about the movie at all.

Tori - The surest way to find stuff you're missing is to buy it again. :)

lol kimber on the sentence. A romance contest judge would have killed you for it. :)

Tori Lennox said...

If only I knew where TO buy those missing notes I made. *g*

Jana DeLeon said...

ugh Tori - I forgot about that part of your blog. If it makes you feel any better, when I was outoftown on a training, I came up with an idea for my next book and dashed off the first ten pages or so. Saved it as "proposal" and went on with life. Then a couple of weeks again as I was cleaning off my flash drive, I deleted it thinking it was an old version of my UNLUCKY proposal. I am a danger to myself.

Colleen Gleason said...

I, on the other hand, had a delightful time at the movie I chose to see this weekend. ;-)

Casino Royale. Uh-huh. Go. Loved it. Daniel Craig is hot hot hot in that rugged sort of way I love. And he is so nicely buff, and we get to see pretty much every bit of his buffness. Yes indeedy.

Highly recommended.

Kimber An said...

Don't worry, Jana. It's still logged into your imagination somewhere. It'll turn up.

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