Saturday, December 25, 1999

Galaxy Quest is a joy

5 second plot: The crew members of a TV-show space ship have to play their roles for real to save a kind alien race from destruction.

5 second review: It's a fun lovin' take on TV science fiction. It's not really a spoof like Hot Shots!, it takes itself serious. And that makes it lovely. But I think you have to be a science fiction fan to really enjoy this. And if you like cult sci-fi, it's even better.

IMDb score: 7,3/10
Our score: 7,5/10

Friday, November 12, 1999

Dogma contains a lot of words

5 second plot: Let me see if I get this straight. Two angels who were kicked out of heaven figure out a way to get back in. The only problem is that if they do that, everything will seize to exist. Everything. So a whole bunch of biblical figures and heavenly humans try to stop them.

5 second review: For starters: it's a bad title. Secondly: Silent Bob doesn't talk very well with his eyes. Thirdly: there's too many words for one movie. But the movie as a whole is simply a must see phenomenon. I just can't figure out whether Kevin Smith is a genius making this movie or just nuts. He sure did convince a bunch of big names to partake in his little adventure.

IMDb score: 7,4/10
Our score: 7/10

Friday, October 29, 1999

Princess Mononoke is deep man

5 second plot: Ashitaka is a young prince that saves his village from a forest demon. In doing so he touched the demon and now he is cursed. He's got a small chance to find a cure but to do so he has to travel to a far away forest and have a little word with some gods and spirits.

5 second review: Beautiful, that comes closest to describing this movie. The story is very mythical and feels ancient. But it also feels genuine. And strange. It's difficult not to get instructions on what's right and wrong all the time.

IMDb score: 8,5/10
Our score: 7/10