Sunday, February 20, 2011

My One Hundred, Magical, Meandering Word Review of The Eagle

I've decided this will be a weekly (weekend) feature on The Flying Cheetah. I like to watch movies, I like to practice concise (yet interesting, I hope) writing, and I like to give my opinion (who the heck doesn't, right?). So, here is my < or = to 100 word review of The Eagle.

The Eagle’s not a horrible movie. Forgettable? Certainly. But too much money, talent, and effort are put into movies to call any of them horrible (my opinion).
The beautiful Channing Tatum goes from commander to quasi-invalid to taker of the impossible quest to slave to almost dead to, oh hey, completely fine and able to fight. Inconsistencies, unbelievabilities, and underdevelopment of the best character (Esca/Jamie Bell) abound, plus they eat a raw rat (yummeeee). Few non-American accents are present, and Donald Sutherland uses more contractions than I think a Roman would.
Skip this one and see The King’s Speech.

That's it! If you see The King's Speech, send me your 100 word review, and I'll post it. Unfortuantely, I don't know if I'll make it out to see that one (what with The Adjustment Bureau, Water for Elephants, Sucker Punch, Red Riding Hood, and that Bradley Cooper movie on the way), but I'm on Team Firth for next week's Oscars. :)



Alleged Author said...

I'm on team Firth for the Oscars, too!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

We watch most of our flicks on DVD, unless it's something where the scenery or the scale makes us want to see it on the big screen. The King's Speech is one of those that's borderline: should we wait for DVD or see it now? I wish we'd seen Winter's Bone on the big screen--it has sensational filming, and I hope it wins some awards.

Christine Danek said...

I've never heard of this one. I'm so out of the loop. I want to see the adjustment bureau. Looks good.
Love your quote at the top.
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