April 2, 2003

I Watch So You Don't Have To

- Not that you likely would, but don't rent Ghost Ship.

There is a pretty well-executed-if-repulsive bit of SPFX in the beginning (mostly makeup, some CGI) but after that it is all downhill. I guessed the "point" in the first 15 minutes (Please. - a character named "Ferriman?" How stupid do I look?)

I've said it before - I'm a sucker for these films. I would have been better off just watching Aliens again.

I watch them so you don't have to.

The sad thing is that Julianna Margulies puts in a halfway decent performance, trying to flesh out a character with very little that isn't warmed over tough-girl-among-the-guys cliché. Aliens had already done it better.

But as long as there are suckers like me, they'll keep making this dreck.

Posted by James at April 2, 2003 12:52 PM
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