Friday, July 30, 2004

Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Starring: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt
Category: Parody, Adventure

If there was an example of a pointless sequel, this is it. It piles on more of what some Hollywood exec thought why Cody Banks was popular (over-the-top action, babes, cool gadgets... well mostly action) and cut out almost all the stuff that made the first one so likeable (fish-out-of-water-ness, balancing act between the spy-life and the real life, comedy and most important of all, fallibility).
This Cody Banks can't seem to fail and in the process becomes a cartoon character and looses his appeal. I respect Frankie for his efforts, if you want to become a cartoon character, you have to have an outlanding character. Case in point, Mr.Gov of California. Look at the Terminator movies, True Lies and to some degree, Eraser. But even he couldn't save The Last Action Hero.
If you want to follow a formula, you can't loose some of the ingredients and expect the same thing.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

About This

I like to watch movies and TV. And usually I have an opinion on them. I don't think I watch that much or all the new stuff to warrant a 'review site'. I just watch what I watch when I watch it. At the end of it, I like talking about what I've seen but usually the people around me don't see what I see. Thus, this site. Not everybody agrees with me, but hey, thats what the comment button is for.