Movie Monday: Rat Race

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.

For those who like: Comedy, Races, Gambling.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Movie Monday: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a true classic. It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!

Plot Synopsis: In suburban Chicago, near the end of the high school year, senior Ferris Bueller fakes sickness to stay home. His parents believe him, though his sister Jeanie is not convinced. Dean of Students Edward R. Rooney suspects Ferris is being truant again and commits to catching him…

Plot: This is a truly amazing film and is definitely a must see before you die. It does break the fourth wall quite a bit, which while I don’t always enjoy, was actually tastefully done in this case.

Characters: Ferris is played by Matthew Broderick and the rest of the cast is just as awesome. Honestly the entire cast is hilarious.

Cinematography: While it has little to no special effects, the machines that Ferris comes up with are just awesome.

Overall: If you’ve never seen this movie you have to see it. Like clear your schedule and make time today to watch it.

For those who like: Comedy, Hilarity, Truancy, Cleverness, Awesome Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.