Sunday, March 1, 2015

Film #98: I Don't Know Jack (2002)

Plot - Jack's life is mostly funny and oftentimes depressing, a perfect combination.

Form - People talk.

F/X - N/A.

Acting - People bein' real.

Mise en scene - N/A.

Quotables - Everything's quotable.

Cool stuff - I refuse to give away any details. It's just great.


Film #97: The Butterfly Effect (2004)

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Plot - Incredibly stupid, with an ending that suggests it's better that some people were never born. At all.

Form - Kind of cool, with very distinct feels for different sections. Of course, the fact that it bounces around so much is a little distasteful.

F/X - No.

Acting - Bad.

Mise en scene - See form.

Quotables - No.

Cool stuff - Premise collapses on itself, especially considering how narrow-focused all of these "LIFE CHANGING DECISIONS" really are. I mean, are we really supposed to believe that the four central characters are ALWAYS going to end up together from child to adulthood? Always? Can't suspend disbelief.