6.29.2004

movie recommendation

Spartan (on DVD)

Val Kilmer is some sort of secret agent who is tasked with investigating the President's kidnapped daughter, and that's really all I can say without giving away too much. The first half feels like a cop action movie, the good guys tracking down leads on a tight timetable, but just when you think it's going to get boring... BLAM! Plot twist after plot twist. There are better movies, sure, but this one is well worth the time. IMDB says it's 106 minutes, but it felt like three intense hours.

I highly recommend this movie though to be honest it's actually not very good. The acting is beyond terrible and every character has the personality of a rock. And not just any rock like mineral veined deposits found in caves that have a history if you know how to read it, but a really boring rock. Just anonymous driveway gravel. Lame is the name, and bland is the game.

Yet, it's still a surprisingly good movie, and a great deal of satisfaction can be derived by the fact that you get to see most of the bland characters die one by one.



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