Transformers 3 / Larry Crowne Reviews & MSN FilmFan1.07.11 # Review # No Comment
Reviews round-up for Transformers 3 and Larry Crowne, and MSN FilmFan video insights.
There were Transformers on the moon all along. Just like there were Transformers under the desert all along in the last one. Earth seems to have been a very popular holiday destination for the Decepticons, somewhere to come and get buried. Here’s what the critics are saying about TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON -
“Not as bad as the last one. …It’s a lousy movie, but at least it’s a lousy movie with a serviceable story, killer CGI and an action climax that goes on forever. …Unusually, the 3D enhances the experience, giving crunch and punch to the numerous bot battles… The big problem is Bay doesn’t ‘get’ the Transformers themselves.”
“With a world full of actresses to choose from, Mr Bay has opted to replace Ms Fox with an English lingerie model named Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who had no acting experience prior to the film, and now has even less. …It’s a high-tech Benny Hill Show, minus the laughs. …There are times when it seems to be the work of a six-year-old pyromaniac.”
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon currently holds a 36% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to 20% for the last one.
If you’re wondering why exactly LARRY CROWNE exists and how it would attract Tom Hanks, it’s because Tom Hanks is directing, and Tom Hanks is writing. This is his first trip behind the camera since That Thing You Do! in 1996. Here’s what the critics are saying -
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“This blandfest has practically nothing in the way of dramatic conflict, or jeopardy. There’s no danger, no tension, no sauce, no spice. Everything happens pretty much exactly the way you think it will happen, and what happens is not so radical. Even the most predictable of rom-coms know that there must be at least a contrived misunderstanding, a dastardly villain or dramatic set piece for its characters to navigate.”
“A romantic comedy whose obsession with easy laughs undermines the dramatic opportunities in a story about a suddenly jobless man. // // Any enjoyment will depend largely on your appreciation of an adult Hollywood film featuring certified grown-ups — Mr. Hanks is 54, and Ms. Roberts is 43 — who more or less act their age.”
Larry Crowne currently holds a 33% rating on RT.
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