2 Fast 2 Furious (*)

I am glad I got to see the DVD first, because I would have been upset if I had paid to see this movie at the theaters. I really wanted to like this movie, but the acting was so horrible that I just could not.

The story tries to build on the first one but it falls short… I mean if you tought the first one was bad, then stay away as far from this one as you can. It is not even entertaining, because every time that you think it is going to get better, or the action cooler it deflates like a fart ballon.

The cars are ok, but nothing to be to impressed about. Women are good looking but not depth to any of them at all, as in the first one the female characters had a little more to do with the movie. Vin Diesel is defenetly missing from this movie… if the movie would have paired him and Paul Walker again it might have worked. Paul Walker for some reason cannot pull a character by himself or a as a lead man… as a supporting actor he was great in the skulls, but as a leading man he needs help.

Don’t waste your money even renting it, you know what remove it if you have it in your netflix cue, it will some day make it to cable.

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Eurotrip (***)

Well, I went to this movie with low expectations which is always a good thing. I was pleasently surprised to find out that the movie was actually more than entertaining, and can actually be called funny.

The movie comes from the people that did roadtrip and old school. I do have to say is not up to Old School level which I think is the better of the 3, but it is about at the same level as roadtrip maybe even a little higher.

If you don’t have any other movie you want to go see, this is not a waste of money… but it can wait until it comes out on video for sure. When the DVD comes out, I will probably get it.

L’Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment)**

What can I say about this movie. Lets start with the positive, the movie has a good story line, it also have a couple of very LOL moments and the overall humor is good. Now my beef with it is the poor subtitling. I can understand some of the issues it has, but not in the DVD release. I think by that time all of those should be worked out.

If you ran out of movies to rent on your netflix que check it out, or if you speak either French or Spanish the movie is actually good. For an English speaker that is not fond of foreing coming of age films, stay away.

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The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Books have been an important part of history, well some facets of history itself begin with books or written records. Literature is very important to me and I have a teacher to thank for that… but that is a whole other post.

The DaVinci Code is a book that was recomended by a coworker, besides I had been hearing a lot about the book in the news and such so it was a book I really wanted to read.

At first I was somewhat taken back by the subject, should I be offended as a Catholic or a Christian? but then I thought, my whole life I have liked things that are thought provoking. Also I needed to remember that even thought there are tons of factual things on the book it is still just fiction.

I do have to say that by the end I loved the book, It is not only a very good read but it also has a lot of message within it. I say pick it up, read it and let me know what your take on it is.


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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (**)

Starring Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, and Richard Roxburgh
Incredible technology wielded by a mind of infinite evil is threatening the safety of the entire world. To fight the unthinkable, the British government will have to mobilize the extraordinary. This team — The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — is the only thing standing between the future and total destruction. (20th Century Fox).

Well, this movie is defenetly a rental. The movie starts with the promise of being excellent. With good characters that could have been a lot better if they all had their own movie. I think the concept of a league works if the characters have already been developed and you can get right into the action. Like Blade teaming up with Spiderman and Daredevil. But in a single movie introducing 6 or 7 main characters just does not do justice to any of them. Granted most of them are notorious figures in literature, but what is interesting to me in this type of movies is the portrail of such known characters.

The movie has some decent scenes with good special effects, martial arts and gun fights. But there is really not a good story to hold it all together. The DVD has soome good behind the scene features but a rental will suffice.

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Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
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