recent movies 2010-10-04


There's a bunch of people for whom acting seems as effortless as breathing. It seems for them an excellent performance isn't much of a challenge. I'm talking of people like Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, and in the case of Wolfman, Anthony Hopkins. The movie itself is not so good (story not fresh; campy visual effects) and I wonder why someone of Anthony's prestige would take part in it.

Armored is well-made, well-shot, and got Laurence Fishburne, and also got a concept not before explored in my experience, but someone failed to come up with a decent enough plot, or a justification for the after-the-fact cruelty. It's a beautiful set-up that just got wasted. Maybe the initial writer died, and someone was under pressure to get it over with :-)