Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jason and Shawn review: The Next Three Days and The Last Lovecraft

The Next Three Days

Jason: Yawn! You call this is a thriller? It doesn't thrill, entice or make one's heart skip a beat.When Crowe is told what he will have to give up in order to break his wife out of prison, I expected there would be a price to be paid. In the end, there wasn't. This is a play-it-safe Hollywood movie, and it's boring. Good acting? Sure. Well made? Yup. But boring! And it rates an Ugly because of it.

Shawn: This would probably be exciting if they had packaged it better and cut out about an hour. It looked good. The acting was great. But it just went on, and on, and on, and on. Another case of The Girl With The Terrible Titties? No. I didn't hate on this, and it was nice to see the Canadian quarter make a cameo, but I'm still giving it an Ugly.

The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu

Jason: Here's a no-budget film that tries hard to please and almost succeeds. This is highly enjoyable for those who know their H.P. Lovecraft mythology, and there's enough oddball humour, gore and monster effects for those who don't. Sure, this would have been better, and funnier, if Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Zach Galifianakis were in it, but they aren't. The cast does try hard, and it's the effort put into this that edges it into the Good.

Shawn: This movie was everything it promised it would be: funny, dark, and there's a merman living in a pool in an RV in the middle of the freakin' desert. I was happy to see all that gore right off the bat, but wish they would have kept it up. Some of it was pretty funny, but other jokes missed the mark. While I did enjoy this more than The Next Three Day, I didn't enjoy it enough to watch it again. It's a Bad for me.

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