I’m a big fan of Clint Eastwood’s work, but I was left wondering exactly what I had just seen after watching Hereafter. It’s not that it has a confusing plot, or even vague themes. It’s just that I couldn’t quite get what the movie was actually trying to do. It’s basically three separate stories (one featuring the singularly worst child actor in the history of film), that loosely connect at the very end, but ultimately in an extremely insignificant way. If there was a point to this film, I didn’t see it. Wasted potential.
In the pantheon of “super heroes” The Green Hornet doesn’t exactly stand out as a particularly interesting or exciting hero. In fact I’d go so far as to suggest what has made him famous is more the fact his sidekick was once played by Bruce Lee. So it was I guess no surprise that the movie version of The Green Hornet wasn’t anything particularly interesting either. Given what they had to work with, it was a fair effort.
I thought maybe with someone like Michel Gondry at the helm he might give a nice visual spin to it, but aside from one action scene with a somewhat irrelevant but novel visual trick it’s an otherwise fairly standard looking film. 3D meanwhile does nothing for it.
Like a bad movie sequel, Bad Company 2 lacks the charm of the first game replacing it instead with bigger explosions. The single player campaign has essentially lost all the distinctive qualities that set it apart from other modern military shooters and pretty much becomes just another cookie cutter game that presumably was made to be more like Modern Warfare because that was “what people wanted”. Well, it wasn’t what I wanted, and I was very disappointed to find the quirky game I loved became just another Modern Warfare clone. A big let down.