This is a quite standard but watchable flick about Harry Houdini.
The main storyline though was pure fantasy as I discovered online. That is a bit stink, I would prefer a factual story.
Standard fluff, and I will probably forget I have seen it very soon.
Date watched: September 19th
Film count 2014: 105
This was pretty much a random choice at the rental place, the main reason I chose it was because it had Guy Pearce and Don Cheadle so it couldn’t be too bad. I had no idea what it was about.
And it turned out to be not too bad. It is a thriller about terrorism, undercover agents, double crossing-ness, and stuff. It wasn’t overly thrilling at all really but Don Cheadle held it all together well with Guy Pearce doing a pretty good job too. It was quite realistic really, no over the top plot or impossible action sequences. One thing did ruin it a bit which was the inside man in the feds, okay for 24 but not this kind of film.
But I liked it and the ending while not overly exciting did have a nice twist.
Date watched: September 15th
Film count 2012: 91
This has become one of my all time fave films. A good film, as I have written before, is one that you enjoy, all else does not matter. While watching this I was just thinking how much fun it is to watch and how dang good the story is.
Guy Pearce was the main actor and he was absolutely fab. Joe Pantoliano was also great, not an actor I have really admired before but he was perfect in this. The main thing with this film though is how the story is told, that is what made it so much fun to watch. I won’t give anything away because it might ruin the experience but it is fantastic to watch.
Good, good stuff.
Date watched: August 7th
Film count 2012: 70