Thursday, 4 March 2010

“Real Combat”

I recently read a review of Black Hawk Down; it said how they thought that it was the most realistic view of Modern combat. Frankly I have no idea how a movie critic would know what “real combat” would feel like, I imagine however that he is right. Black Hawk down is the gritty story of the “Battle of Mogadishu”, its kinetic camera work and attention to detail do make scarily real.

It is a very good film but I do find it rather pro American, I don’t doubt that what the Americans went through was terrifying but where you consider that Civilian and other casualties are figured to be over a thousand, it does appear a little one sided. It is a great film though, very real, very entertaining and very effective in portraying what happened.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A fool at heart

Adam Sandler likes to dumb down a lot of his films with characters of, shall we say questionable intelligence. Waterboy is pretty dumb but I think Billy Madison takes the prize, this immature boy has never known hard work because of his hotel franchise owning dad. Basically having his eduction brought for him creates a man who lazes about at the pool, gets drunk, likes porn and see’s imaginary penguins. There’s no doubt that these characters are funny but are they re-watchable? I hadn’t seen Billy Madison for ages until the other day and I have to admit I didn’t laugh as much as i used to.

The comedy is just that little bit too silly at times but since when has Adam Sandler been known for his thought provoking intelligent comedies (apart from last year’s funny people that is). There are some really stand out moments and still just a quotable “STOP LOOKING AT ME SWAN!” it may be one of the less enduring Sandler movies but it has its moments.

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