This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a movie that isn’t necessarily a must watch. It’s Rat Race!
Plot Synopsis: Donald Sinclair, the eccentric owner of The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, devises a new game to entertain the high rollers who visit his hotel. Six special tokens are placed in the casino’s slot machines, and the winners are told that $2 million in cash is hidden in a duffel bag in a train station locker in Silver City, New Mexico, 563 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Each team is given a key to the locker and told to race to the train station to claim the money. Unbeknownst to the competitors, Sinclair’s wealthy patrons are placing bets on who will win.
Plot: The plot isn’t that amazing, but it does have some amusing moments. However mostly it’s due to the fact that the cast is full of comedy greats including John Cleese.
Casting: The cast is pretty great, including John Cleese as Donald Sinclair. Honestly he’s probably my favorite character just because of how ridiculous the character is. But there are some other big names you’ll probably recognize, Seth Green, Whoopi Goldberg, Wayne Knight (who played Newman on Seinfeld).
Cinematography: Not that amazing, honestly it’s pretty bad.
Music: I don’t remember much of it, but it did fit the movie that much I do remember.
Overall: A funny movie, but not that amazing. Not a must watch.
This week for Manga Monday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Yuusha ga Shinda! by Subaruichi!
Plot Synopsis: Three Years ago a Hero sealed a Hell Gate. The Seal has been weakening ever since, sporadically letting Monsters through. After a big Group of Monsters entered the Country through a Hell Gate, the profession of Heroes was needed again. Touka Scott a small Radish Farmer in the southern Town of Cheza is prepared for sudden Monster Attacks. Or so he thought…
Plot: The plot is pretty funny, and Touka is even more so. However I really enjoyed this plot despite it being a comedy filled with gags.
Characters: Touka is pretty funny as is Yuna. The Hero is also pretty funny, if an ass. However I don’t think I’ve been introduced to a character like we’re introduced to Touka in a long while. It was funny as hell and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series because of it.
Art: It’s not super detailed, but as it’s a gag series I’m not expecting too much. Expect ridiculous faces and even more ridiculous gags.
Overall: I’m going to give this the go ahead, so far it’s funny as hell.