Sunday, April 02, 2006

Inside 10 minutes

Went to see Inside Man last night. It wasn’t worth the $9.50 (it wasn’t worth half that). To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I’m a fan of Denzel Washington but not Spike Lee. Washington’s acting was okay, Lee’s directing not so much. Jodie Foster did little more than show up at the paymaster’s window.

This was supposed to be a slick conundrum-within-an-enigma bank robbery tale. It wasn’t. Instead, the movie was transparent and predictable almost from the beginning. Spike Lee using semaphores in a corner picture-within-picture box was all that the movie lacked in telegraphing the ending.

Accordingly, for those readers that plan on seeing this movie, I have a recommendation that may make the experience more enjoyable. See it with at least one other person, the more the better. Each in your group must bring a small pad of paper and a pencil. Each person puts $10 into a kitty that one in the group will win. When a person thinks they have divined the movie’s ending s/he writes it and the time down on their pad. They then tear off the page, fold it, and hand it to whomever is holding the kitty.

Obviously, the winner is the individual who comes closest to describing the actual ending the soonest.

My bet is that the winner in any group that plays this game will have a time that is inside 10 minutes from the start of the film.


Anonymous rightwingprof said...

We saw Ice Age 2. Good movie. Go see it, and purge the Spike Lee from your brain.

4/03/2006 11:02 AM  

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