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Thursday, July 31, 2008

X-Files

Well, that wasn't so bad. Which might not sound like high praise, but, really, I was mostly entertained, and the film was surprisingly restrained, in line with the original show. Really, it should be watched on television, and in two halves, since it's more like a vintage series two-parter than an actual movie.

But I admired it for sticking with the show's sometimes almost comically cerebral tone, and for having one of the most anti-climactic climaxes I think I've ever seen in a mainstream thriller.

Anyhow. Bubba hated it, and he was more of an X-Files fan than me, but my mom liked it (as did Yesenia), and my mom was a pretty loyal X-Files viewer herself, so make of it what you will.

D.

4 comments:

John said...

Any thoughts on Dark Knight?

Dave Kopperman said...

A little too realistic for its own good - there were times that it just looked a little goofy to have a guy in a batsuit walking around with the other characters. And I STILL think the Nolans overstuff the script - who needs the subplot about the blackmail scheme, for example?

But it was a very good movie, and the Joker was genuinely scary, which is a really, really impressive feat.

D.

John said...

I concur.

Dave Kopperman said...

I'm still on board for the third one, though - and I'm definitely in favor of this cinematic vision of the Batman over any others, minus, maybe the Bruce Timm cartoon.

D.