Sunday, March 13, 2011

In Review: Adjustment Bureau

Matt Damon. For some reason he makes the ladies want to drop their panties, but I always wonder why. You have to admit that he kind of has a fug face. But when he is on the screen you just can't help but be wooed. First film that comes to mind is obviously any of the three Bourne movies...where he is ass kicking and being all brave and shit. Heart throb.

In the Adjustment Bureau he plays Congressman David Norris, who discovers that there is actually a higher power which "guides" you through your life plan. He has deviated from this plan because his angel or agent or whatever messes up and he stumbles upon the higher powers freezing time (or something like this). Fun. He gets all "screw the man" on them, which I found super hot, and does whatever he wants.

I actually very much liked this concept...of the Adjustment Bureau and the agents and such. It made me think and, as far as I know, this specific explanation to life etc. hasn't been done before. It is kind of a mind f-ck. It was a good break from the everyday cookie cutter formula I-am-so-bored-I-want-to-blow-my-brains-out movies that I have seen lately.

Emily Blunt was also quite good. People always rave about her, but I think this is the first big role I have seen her in and I would have to agree. She semi looks like Katy Perry though and it was throwing me off the whole movie. I was half expecting her to burst out into Teenage Dream.

She plays a dancer, Elise, who meets David and they fall in love blah blah blah. You know the drill.You have to like her character right away because the first time she meets David she is hiding out in the men's room of a hotel attempting to evade security for crashing a wedding. Hilarious...except she is in bare a men's washroom...which almost made me puke up my popcorn.

All in all it was pretty good. The ending kind of fell flat for me, but they usually do. Mind f-ck movies just have a hard time keeping pace towards the end and they usually just stop, or fizzle completely. Example, Inception. Kind of like that...but not as bad.

Verdict: 3.8 Stars


1 comment:

  1. Yep of course Jes... I give it a 1 star...maybe!I might as well have sat in church for 2 hours...


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