Monday, September 27, 2004

For Your Consideration…

The Punisher

A Marvel comic book adaptation that falls way short of the high standard set by Spiderman and its sequel. Essentially a violent revenge flick, The Punisher dabbles with offbeat comedy (the gay henchman?!) which doesn’t quite work. Still, if you are in the mood for an eighties style Schwarzenegger circa ‘Commando’ brainless action film, this may be worth a rental sometime. File safely in the ‘so bad it’s good’ section.

2.5 out of 5

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

A small local gym is threatened with extinction by a gleaming sports and fitness palace unless a group of social rejects can rise to victory in the ultimate dodgeball competition. Ben Stiller seems to have lost his sense of humour. This year so far we have had to endure ‘Along Came Polly’, ‘Starsky and Hutch’ and now this mess. Dodgeball just isn’t funny enough.

2 out of 5

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

You thought Dodgeball was bad? A ‘Comedy’ about a 1970’s news Anchor in San Diego. It’s even worse than it sounds. What was (the usually hilarious) Will Ferrel thinking? Not even an unexpected cameo appearance by Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson and Tim Robbins can save this disaster. Two moments of comedy in ninety four minutes is not good enough.

1 out of 5