might be a dangerous tack, perhaps even an unfair one to take when it
comes to a 2012 Nic Cage thriller, but it’s an honest reaction, I swear:
Seeking Justice would be a way better movie if it were more bonkers. I
know, I know, Nicolas Cage has been alternately befuddling and enraging
the entire world for the past 15 years with his penchant for
bonkers-only cinema, attacking the Oscar-winning reputation he erected
through films like Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, and Leaving Las Vegas by
opting almost exclusively for toolbag projects where action-packed
vapid insanity is the name of the game (the game being a loosely
organized brand of street hockey played with blow torches and a human
All movies are reflection of their times, but some put their finger
better on the underlying pulse, the nerve of our present sensations.
Zeitgeist. In the arts, it's an elusive prize to capture. A sum of the
now. Hollywood loves to catch this lightning in the bottle because it
can translate into big box office (Saturday Night Fever). The risk is these movies can look dated as time flies (The Breakfast Club).
Previous red-band American Reunion
trailers have focused on selling the film as yet another healthy dose
of naughty deeds and awkward sex humor served up as only the American Pie franchise can; whereas the all-audiences promos
have been relatively tame in comparison, emphasizing the heartfelt
drama and character dynamics that helped make the previous films popular
with moviegoers (at least, those released in theaters).
ABSTRACT: THE CURRENT CINEMA review of "The Dictator” and "The
Intouchables.” Sacha Baron Cohen could be the Groucho Marx, Sid Caesar,
and Lenny Bruce of his generation, if he would define and discipline his
art as they did. First on television, and then in movies, Baron Cohen
has inhabited various personae: Ali G (an imbecilic English would-be
rapper), Borat (an imbecilic Kazakh journalist), and Brüno (an imbecilic
In a summer which involves a whole host of repetitive sequels to
stuff that was tired, stuttering and barely interesting to begin with, I
decided to create a delightful homage to Hollywood’s lack of
imagination by doing another trailer review for the epitome of this kind
of movie; "The Avengers”.
However there is justification for this; firstly the latest trailer
is the last we have to contend with before we see the film in a couple
of months and therefore it justifies unnecessary attention to every
frame of footage before the palm sweating and rash begins as we go
superhero cold turkey.