Three Movie Reviews

Princess Cinema
I thought Clerks (1994) (i.e. Clerks I) would be a really great movie since I only heard good things about it, but it wasn't really. I kept hoping it would get better as we got further into the movie, but it didn't. It was so bad, I couldn't wait for it to be over. I hope I won't hate Clerks II just as much when we get around to seeing it.
I think A Scanner Darkly would be a better movie if it wasn't animated. It was not as bad as Clerks I in my opinion, but it wasn't great either. The story was dragging too long. Predictable plot. Too much talking. Very little action. Why bother turning it into an animation if all the characters do is talking?
Finally, a movie that I actually enjoyed: Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It was nothing short of brilliant. Great story. Great animation. The best movie I watched this past weekend. I'm really looking forward to watching the other Miyazaki's animation, Howl's Moving Castle. And I'm not even an anime fan!

5 Comments

  1. nicole
    July 31, 2006

    I say this a lot about movies like Clerks, but I’m not jok­ing: you’d like it if you watched it again. Sounds weird, but I wasn’t thrilled with it the first time either and now I love it.

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  2. Troy
    August 1, 2006

    This was only the sec­ond time that I watched Clerks and I enjoyed it more the sec­ond time. Like Nicole I wasn’t that crazy about it the first time (thought it was over-rat­ed).
    As for A Scan­ner Dark­ly. My thoughts are that the sto­ry was pret­ty good, but there was too much extra chat­ter. The chat­ter­ing part remind­ed me of Linklater’s oth­er movie Wak­ing Life, which I despised.

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  3. scottfrye
    August 1, 2006

    If you enjoyed Spirit­ed Away then you will enjoy most of his oth­er movies as well. Just one thing to point out most of his movies has a nature the­me and he uses ani­mals in just about ever sin­gle movie.

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  4. jscott
    August 3, 2006

    How can I con­tact you about a design project?

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  5. Stuart Ian Burns
    August 30, 2006

    Clerks’ is a real place and time film. When I saw it in the ear­ly nineties it real­ly was one of the most excit­ing films I’d ever seen, sim­ply because it looked like the kind of film some­one like me could make. Then a hun­dred films were influ­enced by it and as always hap­pens the orig­i­nal los­es its lus­tre. It is one of my favourite films, but I know that to an extent its because I’ve grown up with. If I were to see it now for the first time, it I might not be able to see through all the odd and stut­tery line read­ings, slap­dash pac­ing and wierd sound. ‘Clerks II’ is about the only film I active­ly want to see before Christ­mas …

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