This movie follows the story of a MIT student who is strapped for cash, so his math teacher teaches him how to count cards and takes him to Vegas, where he makes a killing.
This movies stars Kevin Spacey and Jim Sturgess (The kid from Across the Universe), both excellent actors and I felt they had excellent chemistry together. I loved the story, probably because I'm a huge fan of Vegas movies (Ocean's 11 is up there on my favorite movie's list). The story wasn t much, but it was all you needed. It's like Ocean's Eleven, all you need to know is that theyre robbing a casino. You dont need a script as deep as the Lord of the Rings for a movie like this, it's a Vegas movie. All you need to know is that theyre trying to beat the system. The plot was predictable at points, but I wasnt expecting them to throw a curveball all of a sudden.
This movie gave me everything I wanted and I liked it a lot. It's nothing amazing, but I had a lot of fun with it.
Ok, lets bear in mind that I have not seen a spoof movie since Scary Movie 4. So what I know about Meet the Spartans is pure speculation. However, I do trust most of the living population and I wasnt expecting this to be much better.
I'm not going to pull any punches here people: This was bad. It wasnt bang my head against the wall and curse the human race bad, but it was still pretty bad.
So rather rant about this movie, lets look at it and see what parodys are doing wrong nowadays.
1) Constantly throw in uninspired pop culture references throughout the movie.
We get it, people go on youtube, use Google and Apple has an iEquivalent to everything now. That doesnt make it funny. When Drake Bell said that the girl was "not in her top 5 anymore" I wanted to kill myself slowly with a chainsaw.
2) Fart Jokes.
FARTS ARENT THAT FUNNY PEOPLE!!!!! Most people of average intellect have realized this now. A fart joke is good for a quick little joke, but dragging them out like these movies do is just rediculous and stupid.
3) Costumes that look like the Salvation Army rejected them.
These movies make enough money and arent that expensive. Since you obviously arent paying writers since it's a parody, you can afford some costumes that arent complete crap.
4) The Crazy Black friend
Must we constantly rely on stereotypes people? Simon Pegg manages to be funny without them, why cant you?
5) Not enough Leslie Nielsen
Lets face it people, the best thing these movies have is Leslie Nielsen. WHY NOT USE HIM MORE? He's funny, and you only have him for a few choice scenes. Put him in more of the movie!!!!
Now, all of these reasons out on the floor, whats the one way we can solve them?
LET THIS MAN DIRECT THE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See, he's trying to get your attention!!!!
Half an ace