from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
I have no idea what
this movie was about. Here's my best guess.
|A woman is
haunted by visions from her past. Her mother was killed mysteriously
when she was four. Two decades later, she is trying to break out of
her life in a seedy rooming house when she gets caught in the middle
of some government operation.
did a shower scene, in which a disembodied nipple appeared for
about two frames.
|A man down
the hall is a some kind of a mysterious government assasin who is
covering up the evidence of something in the past, and trying to
recover some stolen computer files. Something about spreading a mass
epidemic. He has to kill lots of people to fullfill his mission. The
young woman gets involved in his plots. He protects her and her
idiotic boyfriend, even though they know about the operation and
should, therefore, be killed to silence them. Why does he protect
If you read a couple
paragraphs above and wondered, "say, what happened to her dad when her
mom was killed", you already figured out 90% of the plot.
||The direction and cinematography are
very clever and inventive, combining some of the pizzazz of Guy
Richie's films with some of the fast-cut, intense close-up action of
Jake Scott's work, and the film develops its exposition with subtlety
rather than just telling us directly what is going on. Sadly, I
am too unsubtle to have figured it out.
These guys do seem to know how to
film a script. Too bad they didn't actually have one worth filming.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: there are not enough votes for
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. The director and DP may someday
make a great movie. This ain't it.
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