With all of the time I’ve been spending on planes lately, I’ve had the chance to see a large number of movies I wouldn’t have the time for otherwise. So, in lightning-round format, here are five reviews of movies I’ve seen on small, glowing screens about two feet from my face.
- The Water Horse — I didn’t have sound for this one (I didn’t need it), and didn’t really have a choice as to whether I could watch it or not. 2/10.
- The International — “Hey, our plot doesn’t make any sense, let’s shoot it in a bunch of glamorous locations and hope people don’t notice.” 4/10.
- Watchmen — Meh. Not sure what the big deal was. 6/10.
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — Not Fincher’s best, not Fincher’s worst. A strange, lovely and–of course–curious film, one I suspect could grow on me. 7/10.
- Milk — Great acting by Sean Penn, although the film seems to skip over a lot. 8/10.
I wonder what I’ll see on the way back.