The Killer Elite is probably the most disappointing Jason Statham movie thus far. I appreciate trying to do more of a story based film, lord knows I loved The Bank Job so I'm not opposed to it, but this one just felt lethargic and I found my interest draining. The action scenes, what few there were, were well done and both Statham and Owen were great, but overall just kind of forgettable.
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Plot: 4 | Fun Factor: 3.5 | Gore: 1.5 | Nudity: 1 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 3.5/5
I like to take recommendations from older people about films that aren't very popular and have sort of been forgotten in time. My dad suggested The List of Adrian Messenger a few weeks ago, so I picked up a copy on Amazon. The disc itself is one of Universal's print-on-demand products, and it's as bare bones as they get, not even a DVD menu, just stick it in and it starts playing. The movie was fun, and I have since found that it's on YouTube. I prefer to watch on a real TV, and I don't mind owning it now.
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Plot: 2 | Fun Factor: 3 | Gore: 1 | Nudity: 1 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 2.5/5
All of the Rankin-Bass elements are there, but the lack of familiarity hurts this former TV special. You've got Burl Ives, lots of songs, many of the same voices as in Rudolph and Frosty, but it's just off a little bit. Way too much snow and Santa for an Easter special, but I think I'll try to watch it every year.
Had to get a viewing of this in today, with Wrestlemania 28 taking place later tonight. I don't watch wrestling anymore, but I was 8 years old when WM3 happened, and I was hooked for about two or three years. It's hard to believe that was 25 years ago.