It has been a very long time since my last post – finishing the semester had me writing so many things that the idea of writing something pther than school related things made me sick. Plus, I had this deep need to celebrate summer that has finally settled down in Estonia! But just the other day, I had my first visit to the cinema in a long time. It wasn’t because I really wanted to see a movie, it was more like a group decision to spend some time. “Knight and Day” was our choice and let me just say, I gave it a 2+ on my way out of the theater – no I’m not sure, 2 maybe.
Why am I so critical? Well, mostly because of a boarder reason – there hasn’t been any movies in cinemas that I MUST GO AND SEE! There is off course “Sex and the City 2” – don’t want to see it (on a big screen) and “Eclipse” where the last one would be pointless since I haven’t seen the second part, “New Moon” jet. Is it because movies have caught up to this point that they are pushed out to soon, they seem to be unfinished and sloppy in places. (most movies, not ALL of them)
“Kinght and Day” starring Tom Cruise (haven’t seen him for a while) and Cameron Diaz (who has apparently got a lot older) was a disappointment in so many ways. First, the whole story was way too simple in my mind and there wasn’t enough action to push that simple story over the edge. There was action! but every time it ended, the movie came to an halt and the main characters had their long and winding dialogs – I felt bored and I have to admit, I yawned, sorry Tom!
Thanks to my oh so lovely IMDb, I checked out Tom Cruises latest career – he did the Hitler theme movie “Valkyrie” in 2008 and then he had a 2 year break and now, “Knight and Day”. It almost seems like a small comeback moment going on there – or is it just a warm-up to, hold your horses ladies and gentlemen, “Mission Impossible 4”. Yes, it is coming, another secual to the popular “MI” is on its way (with the English man who likes the occasional drink, Jonathan Rhys Meyers rumored to play in it also). Was I desperately waiting for the fourth, not really – but I’d like to see how that turns out, maybe it if it works out there could be the 5th one also or maybe it doesn’t work out and there still will be a 5th one! (like with Indiana Jones and its on going movie making). Never the less, Tom Cruise is back in the movie world, with 12 movies coming up (including “MI 4”) according to IMDb – hope he does better with the others than with “Knight and Day”. I blame the script! It’s always about the script, and usually there is nothing good about it!
To my surprise it has (it being “Knight and Day”) a 6.7 rating in IMDb and Roger Ebert gives it 3 stars. Oh well, maybe I was in a bad mood and hated the fact that the movie didn’t tell me anything new – I want to get something out of it, sure the action is great, but frankly, it didn’t excite me because I knew what was going to happen. It is also a romantic comedy, a bad one again – how she manages to trust a man who kills a lot of people, knows how to land a plane and drugs you occasionally. What a great man in that context, isn’t he? (He off course is the good guy in the end, but she doesn’t know that?!). The fact that she trusts him so much annoys me still – why is romance so stupid to look at (cause it is made stupid) when it is supposed to be amazing? This actually reminded me of a great action/romance movie, the first “Speed” with Bullock (love her!) and Reeves – why that was a good movie! (Not counting in the second one). Did Diaz and Cruise have that chemistry, at first maybe yes, but then it seemed pushing it over the edge and the scene where he walks literally through cross-fire to kiss her – well, yeah.. I can’t even finish that thought.
Anyway, I had a nice time writing this post and I hope to be back soon with better reviews and happier posts. See ya!