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I can't believe larbeck liked it.
written by amoon November 19, 2004 - 4:57 PM PST
1 out of 6 members found this review helpful
So I too was curious as to why this film is always made fun of. Well it looks to me that the contempt that people have for this film are well grounded. I mean really, it was so bad that Keanu seemed like a good actor in this one. The movie is filled with crappy camera angles, constantly. I don't know if the director was going for cool points, or if he has psychic ability and knew the film was going to be crap and decided to live up to the expectation. Either way, the majority of the angles did not work for me because they came off as film school experimentation. This whole movie just reeked of made for TV crapulence. I even messed around with the zoom control on my DVD player because I got bored, and it actually helped the film. By making it a 4:3 ratio rather than 16:9 made it feel like I was watching a TV show, which made it more forgivable. I just can't believe that this was a movie, it doesn't even look like it was shot on film. Anyways, everything about this film sucked. The story, the sets, the acting, the plot, the camera work, EVERYTHING sucked. The worst part of the film are Ralphies two bodyguards. Are they drag queens, or are they supposed to be real women, I don't know. But for some reason the director felt in necessary that the two appear in every shot that Ralphie is in, even if all they do is stand there and make wierd faces at the camera, everytime. So to wrap it up, if you find yourself seriously considering this movie, just stick an icepick up your nose and give yourself a lobotomy. Trust me you'll have more fun, and feel better for it.

I liked it!
written by larbeck December 16, 2003 - 9:24 AM PST
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Okay, it is far from the best film ever made and was in no danger of winning an Oscar but I found the film rather enjoyable. The first William Gibson story to make it to the big screen and Ice-T is always good. That dolphin-in-a-tank biocomputer was a big mistake (it probably should have been a disembodied dolphin's brain in a bottle) but I hate the way this film is frequently the butt of jokes. It is no "Plan 9 from Outer Space" or "Ishtar" by any means.


(Average 4.49)
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