This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a comedy film. It’s The Sister Act!
Plot: The plot is pretty silly, although there are some very serious parts to it, like the reason that Deloris needs to go into Witness Protection in the first place. Still this is mostly a Musical Comedy, so expect lots of singing and goofiness.
Casting: The casting is pretty spot on with Whoopi Goldberg being the lead star in her role as Deloris. The rest of the cast is equally well done.
Cinematography: This didn’t have much special effects in it, it wasn’t a Sci-Fi or Fantasy movie after all. But it was pretty well shot nonetheless.
Music: The music was the main draw of this film and it was pretty awesome. That’s all that need be said.
Overall: A fun, and sometimes serious movie, with plenty of songs that the whole family can enjoy.
For those who like: Musical Comedies, Whoopi Goldberg.
Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.
This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a movie that wasn’t so great. It’s The Pagemaster!
Plot: The plot is pretty bad. I’m not gonna lie, this is probably one of the least memorable movies I watched as a kid. The only reason I remembered it all was I saw a picture of it on my Twitter feed one day recently and thought it looked very familiar and asked the tweet’s author for the movie title. That and I love books, so the story had a bit of sentimental value if only for that one reason. Other than that, the story is pretty bad and full of missed opportunities to really use some excellent stories. Considering that it was the scriptwriter’s first time ever doing a children’s book and that he was known for his R-Rated Horror films before this should have been a big red flag.
Casting: The cast was full of big names, from Christopher Lloyd to Macaulay Culkin. Sadly the cast couldn’t save the movie from it’s poorly done plot. Honestly I’d love to see this remade bigger and better than it was before, but that’s unlikely given the nature of books and libraries these days.
Cinematography: This was another point against this movie, the animation that was used was very bad. It’s not quite at CD-I Zelda levels of bad, but it comes really close. The non-animated portions were pretty good, but again it wasn’t enough to save the movie.
Music: The music was mediocre, it fit but again it wasn’t enough to deal with the poor plot. Special shout outs to Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Welker for voicing Action, Fantasy and Horror respectively though.
Overall: A very easily skippable movie, though it’s message is now rather obsolete these days I still had some fun with it back in the day for that message alone.
For those who like: A star-studded cast and that’s about it.
Not for those who don’t like: Medicority in almost every aspect of their films.
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.