Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wild Target

This movie starring Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy, and Rupert Grint was...  Well.  I can't even think of a good single word to describe it.  How's about "promising"?  Yeah, that one kind of fits.

It was good.  I think I would've enjoyed it more in the company of friends, but it was good.  It was funny, creative... but it could've been so much better!

It honestly felt like a low-budget film, which is strange, since it's got three, not just one or two, but three high-price actors.  This film felt like watching The Losers right after The A-Team.  If it had just been written a little different, it would have been so much better.  The actors all did a fantastic job.  It had a nice comedic set-up, but after that, it felt like it couldn't decide whether it wanted to be one of those highly intense action dramas (which it definitely wasn't) and a really good comedy.  If it had dropped the seriousness a little bit more, it would have worked much better.  I think they were going for an Ocean's Eleven-esque sort of story, but they didn't quite hit it.  The plot was much too watered down for that.

There was a wailingly silent lack of music.  I mean, when they were being chased, yes, there was music.  But other than that, it was so quiet.  That could have worked for them, if they'd made the dialogue, actions, whatever... more awkward.  That sounds funny, but that's the point.  There needed to be more awkward moments.  That, and a little more music.

I was bothered that at the end, it seemed like what they were doing was a plan...  And, okay, maybe it was, but they needed to bring that together much better.  It didn't quite work.  The very last scene was cliche, the death of the bad guy could be seen coming from a mile away...  It just really should have been written better.

Rupert Grint's character was hilarious.  I think he did the best job out of the three of them (tiny growing crush on Rupert...check).  I think he, of the three of them, did the best job developing his character where he didn't have a lot to work with.  [Have I bashed the writing of this script enough yet?]  I just love the way he uses his expressions and his body movements.  He does a really good job with creating comedy.  That being said, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this to anyone, unless you're a die-hard fan of Rupert Grint.  If that's the case, by all means, check this sucker out!

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