Movies of the Moment – February 18, 2005

Lets go

I really don’t know what do think of this movie. I think the general view is that this movie looks too “Matrixy” for Keanu Reeves’ first post-Matrix outing. Basically the evil robots have been replaced with evil demons. However, if I do check out a movie this weekend, it would be this one.

Son of the Mask
First, for those of you who don’t know, The Mask was based on a darkly-humoured Dark Horse comic series. I never read the comics, but apparently, if the first movie was a direct adaptation of the comics, it would have been rated R. What the movie did do, was lighten up some of the darker elements of the comic, while still keeping it’s edge. Jim Carrey was long attached to a sequel, which would have been another comic book adaptation (probably, once again, lightening up the darker parts). However, that movie went into limbo and Jim Carrey went on to do different things. However, New Line probably desperately wanted a sequel, so they came up with their own story, completely abandoning the darkness of the comics in favour of a more family-friendly approach. The results don’t look too great.

Because of Winn-Dixie
This movie looks cute. That’s all I’ll say about that. Oh, and Dave Matthews makes his acting debut in it.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).