Movies of the week
You can never predict these unpredictable beings! They have the power to eject movies high up to the heavens or burry them in deep ground. The last few weeks reflect a grim picture with an avalanche of razor sharp critical opinions.
Has it anything to do with the Olympics ranking high on our minds? Perhaps, critics have a big diversion in the form of this greatest sporting event on earth and are at loss of attention to develop honest opinion on recently opened films.
First it was ‘The Watch’ that did not go down well them, as the critics took it to be another movie overstuffed with loud dialogues and crude characters. The humor was termed as over the top besides being head banging. Nevertheless, as someone who has reviewed movies close to a decade now, I tend to differ with majority of them.
‘The Watch’ has many things going well for itself, most notably the relentlessly criticized loud dialogues. Loud is not loud, unless it is senseless. Sometimes, loudness becomes the USP of the movie, and that’s what I like the most about ‘The Watch’. Moving on, it has a plot with a difference centered around a group of monotony-inflicted dads, who take to neighborhood patrolling as a means to reinitiate their manly pursuits, but an nerve-wrecking discovery directs them to the adventure of their lifetime.
‘Step Up Revolution’ is another instance of how a good movie is made to look below par by unwarranted harsh reviews. Someone (I dare not take the name) went on to describe The Scott Speer’s film as a humdrum routine of some terribly twisted dance moves. But I bet if you watch the movie, you’ll find it far from the aforesaid bad version, which is a purely out of mark imagination by someone who is not totally into his job, maybe diverted by the ongoing Olympics.