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by Badman3000 aka H.N.I.C
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Great review. I liked the opening 30 minutes, but nothing about the heist worked for me. Also, in the one scene where Ben Stiller tries to justify hiring his black neighbor as the team's crime expert Eddie Murphy calls him a racist. However, instead of parting ways, the plot insists they team up.
I wasn't bored watching the movie, and I thought it would be worse, but it's still SOBS.
Wow, feeling the tension, but it was interesting to hear you guys expressing such strong opinions about a comedy-heist genre film.
Tower Heist felt like a sitcom made into a movie...probably because of Judd Hirsch in there and, really, the setting, an exclusive apartment building in Manhattan with a "zany cast of characters" from the incompetent concierge/front desk person (the Korean/Chinese joke was a stretch because, let's face it, what is the percentage of people in the audience that can speak either language? So, "incompetent" is not the word a person would think of in that situation), the feisty Latino elevator operator (to me Michael Pena provided the most laughs, especially during the Ferrari scene), the fat, black, man-crazy maid, the nerd (Matt Broderick and the inevitable scene where he tries to sound tough and urban...oooh, fish out of water. a barrel of laughs every time!), the black guy who's street wise, hip, sex crazy and in trouble with the law (Eddie Murphy school of acting: yell a lot and be every negative black stereotype you can be, IN EVERY SCENE), the eclectic apartment residents, and the urbane, apartment manager (or assistant manager to Judd Hirsh's manager?), the glue who loves them all, understands them all and keeps them all together to run the best apartment complex in New York. I was already pissed because here in Alaska the matinee cut off is 2PM on weekends, so for the 2:20 show I had to pay full price, $9.75, and the first half was passable, even with the 70's sitcom flavor to it (probably due to Alan Alda too). Yet it is a tired story of the underdogs getting theirs against the terrible and unfeeling rich villain; want to make it interesting: throw a Bonfire of the Vanities ending in there or something, make the bad guy have a change of heart or something.. Or do a feel good thing or something. Don't package the same tired story and feed it to me for $10, that's sick. However, Tea Leoni looks pretty nice looking as a brunette...I could stomach her acting, playing a drunk, or even as an FBI agent,..she was sexy, and I have in no way been a fan of her work. Rental
That all-star black cast would have been way too funny to even look at the movie's flaws lol.
Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle and Eddie Murphy together??? C'mon that has to be pretty funny. I would forgive the movie for most of it's flaws I bet.
This I would give a Low Matinee...my friend LOVED it, and I didn't hear him laugh that much lol...although he is a huge fan of Ocean's 11 (which would make me expect him to hate it lol)..but he really liked it.
I thought it was fun for what it was, definitely nice backgrounds lol...as in NYC looking awesome from the tower's pov...I do like all the actors but it should have been WAY funnier.
It felt uneven since it kept going from funny and fun to kind of dull...so yea, def a Low Matinee.
Eddie Murphy has canceled hosting the Oscars y'all.
open the set up with something like "first off, yea it was a tranny and i fucked it! so fucking what!"
Love the as long as you don't put space you don't get sensors
love the leauge but the last two LDTs were fucking halerious
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