Saturday, August 06, 2011


Three college friends and I saw the movie last night. I was a tad drowsy from four slices of pizza at Bertucci's, but it wasn't the fun summer romp I thought it would be. Harrison Ford's character was gnarled and unlikable a la Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Daniel Craig's character was a taciturn loner; many actors can play a taciturn loner.

I did buy into the romance between Craig's and Olivia Wilde's characters, but the overall tone of the movie was too straight, making the funny moments seem odd. The aliens, as in the movies Stargate and Independence Day, had no personality, only a sufficient gross-out factor.

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