I had never heard of this movie prior to searching for something which piqued my interest on netflix. To set up my mindset and very likely my enjoyment of said film 1. I was not in the mood for a serious drama 2. I wanted something easily enjoyable to watch 3. Early Jon Favreau is generally enjoyable 4. fuck off it’s my pick.
This movie satisfied on all points. The only thing missing was a big ol bucket of artery clogging day old popcorn and a gallon of the finest diet soda. A popcorn movie at it’s finest ranks up with the classics for me. They are of equal importance. You can’t have chateauneuf du pape everyday.
In addition to being entertaining this is well written, well acted, and while not outright poking fun at itself at least does not take itself too seriously. There are little things sprinkled throughout the movie that would make at least one rewatch worthwhile. The bandaid on Grace’s neck is seen again in the last abduction scene on John’s neck and then again on the FBI agent’s neck. Indian Bob was present in the first bar scene only to be called back in the last. I could go on but then again you could also go watch the movie. I would enjoy watching again specifically for these and to see what can be pieced together when. A special note should be made about Kelsey Grammer. His first scene in the bar is truly great. Forceful, commanding, and funny.
You know the more I think about this movie it is an instant classic for me. Aliens, Conspiracy, and one of the few movies in which Sean Bean does not die? Win, Win, freakin win!
This is an A. The only reason this movie does not get an A+ is that it makes me want to watch evolution and laugh my ass off. If this movies was funnier I would go buy the bluray special edition tomorrow.
As a Side note Netflix had a screenshot with Wesley Snipes in it reading a paper sitting on a bench when I picked this movie. I was waiting for him to show up the whole time. The issue is solved now apparently but still was weirding me out for a while.