In Good Company

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    I was surprised how much I liked this one. It seems in the previews to be a typical romantic comedy, but there's some actual substance here. There's still a few sappy moments, but they're usually well enough written to be forgiven.

    I didn't realize it, but this was done by the same guy who did the original American Pie.

    Oh, and Scarlett Johannson's in it, that's always a plus. ;)
     
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    You're kidding, right?
     
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    Not at all, I think she's one of the most gorgeous, most talented young actresses working today.
     
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    Rented Good Company the other day and thought it was an above average movie, barely. While I agree that Scarlett Johansson is fun to look at, her role in Good Company was rather weak. Her screen time compared to Quaid and Grace was a distant third. Quaid's performance was ok, but I did not think that Grace was very believable in his part. Nobody that twitchy gets into such a position of power. Moreover, I assume corporations do not have 26 year olds firing 50 year old guys. Certainly they leave such hatchet work up to the Inhuman Resources Department. Perhaps Johansson's soon to be released sci-fi film The Island with Ewan McGregor will be interesting.
     
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    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one, because this film looks terrible to me, mainly due to that Directed by Michael Bay credit. Aside from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (which was still an abomination, just a somewhat fun abomination), this guy's name is synonymous with cinematic crap to me.

    However, I guess the fact that he's making millions of dollars while I'm rolling pennies for Ramen shows who the real winner is.
     
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    I will take your word for it. I did not realize the director was responsible for so much cinematic crud. Wonder why Johansson and McGregor agreed to work with the guy? Probably all about money.
     
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    Don't take my word for it, I'm a movie snob. Here's a list of Bay's previous films...

    Bad Boys 1 and 2
    Pearl Harbor
    The Rock

    And, I was wrong, he produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and Armageddon), not directed.

    But, basically, he's responsible for all those horrible, cheesy big loud action movies that I hate but other people seem to like a lot.
     

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