Five Movies I Wish I Hadn’t Stayed up Late to Watch [VIDEO]
Last night I stayed up past my bedtime watching an old Nicolas Cage war movie. This morning, I'm wondering why I didn't turn it off about 10 minutes into it and go to bed.
This is the movie that inspired this post. I saw it on HBO a few months back and it looked interesting so I set it to record and finally had a chance to sit down and watch it last night. Now, I'm wishing I could have that two hours of my life back. If there were awards handed out for most over-dramatized war movie this one would win hands down.
I'm a fan of the Madea movies, but this one was long and boring. It had it's funny parts, but it just seemed to drag on and on. While I appreciate the life lessons Tyler Perry incorporates into the Madea movies, sometimes he tries to cram too many lessons into one film. Less is more, Tyler. Less is more.
I love history and I enjoy watching documentaries about World War II, the Civil War, Revolutionary War, etc, but I have no desire to watch a long drawn out documentary posing as a movie. Not to mention the fact that any movie that casts Charlie Sheen playing our beloved Robert E. Lee is an automatic fail to me. On the plus side, the sound track title piece is a great track to start off a firework show.
This would have actually been a pretty good movie had they cut out about an hours worth of useless dialog and scenes. Depp was his normal brilliant self and Keira Knightly, while her character was boring, was as hot as ever, but by the time the battle scene starts (two and a half hours into the movie), you're just begging for it to end.
Help you? No, help me… stay awake for the duration of this movie. The only good thing about this movie was that it was just 81 minutes long.