|08.15.07||DVR||It was on. I still like it. extra points for having two Wire Alums! I could talk more but I'd probably be repeating my previous note (about likine Spike Lee best when he deals with mainstream genre stuff and how the story's clever and all that) so... i wont.|
|03.28.06||Alamo South Lamar|| so I finally forced myself to not even start Oblivion up today because I wanted to see King Kong and there's like 6 movies out in theaters that I want to see and it's just sick that I spent literally all weekend and half of this week playing a stupid video game. So i went down to the drafthouse early to catch Spike Lee's new one before Harryhausen got there.|
It's pretty good! Probably the Spike Lee movie I've liked the most since Summer of Sam, and that's the only other Spike Lee movie I can full-on say that I like. For whatever my tastes are, I think I feel about the same way with Spike Lee as I do with Steven Soderbergh: I like his stuff best when he's dealing with either a straight genre or "selling out" to mainstream Hollywood. That makes me sound like a low-brow consumer but oh well.
This oen has a solid cast and a pretty smart script and it's done pretty well. There are a few little director-y touches thrown in to remind us it's Spike Lee back there rather than Uwe Boll or Paul W. S. Anderson, but for the most part it's just a bank robbery story told well. can't really ask for more than that.