Brent Dreher (brentage5000)
Brent's Recent Reviews
For such a limited time frame, this film manages to eke out every conceivable situation in it's 48-hour repeat setting. There's laughs and action aplenty, often resulting from two different paths having been chosen. Blunt is a natural action heroine, and Cruise continues his streak that started way back in Top Gun. With an awesome turn by Bill Paxton as a grouchy commander and some unbelievably eye-popping effects shots, this is one film that should be seen today (not tomorrow).
Still not as good as the first, but better than the second. The script is definitely lacking in corny moments and has a high emphasis on family - specifically, that of the turtles. While the design is still a little muppety, it's not as bad as the second film was, and the sets for the Japan scenes are just beautiful. All told, it's a good spot to end the turtles trilogy.....much like a pizza that's three days old and left in the fridge.
Brent's Favorite Movies
One of the best films ever made, period. Morgan Freeman gives a powerfully quiet performance, the script is perfect, the changes from the original story by Stephen King are minimal and mostly include a date switch here or there, and Tim Robbins is frackin' brilliant.