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Lots of *beep* claims or wants to be uplifting, this movie was. :P Maybe in a slightly weird, but good way. It begins with a reporter who wants to check out an ad in which a guy seeks a companion for traveling through time. Their trip is supposed to produce an article revealing if the dude who posted the ad is just trying to joke around or is maybe crazy or something. Intrigue! Because it could have gone anywhere and… I couldn’t predict the outcome… It’s nice to have something that keeps you involved on most levels till the end. I’m still not clear on all elements of the story, but maybe the audience isn’t supposed to.
It’s not the first time, of course, this basic idea was used, but it doesn’t harm the movie at all. The execution is next to flawless, I think, and if you have emotions :P there’s a good chance this story will resonate with you. It’s still floating around in my mind (which is why I put it here).
Everyone who’s into games at all should watch Indie Game: The Movie. There are still not that many documentaries of that kind, that are pleasant to watch, I think, but this one delivers. It kept me hooked for the entire duration and it’s really interesting to see dudes who made stuff like Braid. Even if you haven’t just played it.
This film is also truly about games and being a gamer and how gamers perceive games and why they like them. All too often tales about games and gamers in mass media are just shocking and insulting and no one who ever had anything to do with games can recognize the scene (let alone himself) in such concoctions. Not this time!
You can say about Zach Galifianakis whatever you want, but his (let’s call it) style sure is unique. This combined with an interesting premise, makes The Campaign a decent watch.
I myself probably would have chosen a different type of ending for this movie, but it’s supposed to amuse people and not depress them, so I don’t see it as a big problem.
This is one of these movies, where I thought they were really good, but I don’t know anything about the setting, so it’s possible they are actually quite bad (in the sense of not doing the topic any justice whatsoever).
With a title that’s already The Bang Bang Club, it should also be quite the challenge to name a possible porn spoof…
I love this movie so much, I wanna *beep* it. Cameron Diaz should get an Oscar for this *beep*. :D And Jason Segel is great as always. Actually the entire cast is quite strong. I would watch it again.
Male hero defends female “attachment” in bar against “redneck” assholes
I’ve seen this one in so many installments I now have to firmly believe, that this is some kind of standard text block in every writers word processor. Good lord how horrible. I’m not surprised to see this in an eighties movie – there it is to be expected (although still annoying), but it’s worse in fresh fiction. Last I saw it in an episode of XIII (made 2011!), which is about some sort of former elite secret agent/assassin/spy/operative who’s kinda running from all sorts of powers that want to control or kill him. Now, wouldn’t it be the much smarter thing in such a situation, to avoid exposing those “top secret fighting skills” to the whole world? Especially in that scenario? If they just want a certain amount of fighting scenes per episode, no matter what, there must be better ways to trigger them…