Saturday, August 9, 2008

Conspiracy Theories

Gotta love those conspiracy theory movies! One of my favorite ones has to be Conspiracy Theory with Julia Roberts and Mel Gibson. He plays a wacky cab driver who writes "conspiracy theories" he thinks up himself and publishes them to a paper, low and behold one of his theories hits the nail on the head, she plays a US Government official who Gibson's character is in love with and he keeps taking his theories to her. Eventually you find out some other little secrets to Gibson's character but I won't give away secrets. It really is a great movie for sure. My latest favs being The Bourne Trilogy. The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. This however, might be a cross between Conspiracy Theory and The Universal Solider (with Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren). Another for Julia Roberts would have to The Pelican Brief, where she plays a student who wrote a paper on the assasination of 2 Supreme Court Justices, as it turns out everyone who's read this brief ends up being murdered except Denzel Washington plays the news reporter she takes her theory to, to get it published. First tho I have to say, who the heck knew Matt Damon could actually act!?!?! And he's good at it too...LOL...I love the way they actually integrated the movies with each other rather then make it look like new parts to his life. Jason Bourne (Damon) is an experiment wrong array. It starts as he's pulled out of the water by a fisherman, having 2 bullets in his back and amnesia, he needs to discover who he is and what happened to him. This is however, a movie you do need to pay attention to. I have this bad habit of wandering away or trying to do other things while a movie is playing but in the blink of an eye I missed quite a few very pertinent things in it and had to watch it over again. And the final scene in the second movie is actually a scene in the middle of the third movie, they just elaborate on it more. However, I do believe they may come out with a fourth one to it due to the strange way they left the things with the Nicky, she also worked for the same organization that Bourne was in. A secret organization in the government that was training killers. Bourne being their first pet project. Robert Lundlum, the author of the Bourne Trilogy died however in March of 2001 leaving behind outlines and rough drafts of future books which are being published by "ghostwriters". So if they do make a fourth edition to this serious, I wonder, will it be just as good or will the "new writer" come out in it instead?

The Seeker

With all the hype over the Harry Potter chronicles it's not surprising that someone would try to jump on the bandwagon in sorts and cash in on it. The Seeker is about a boy who learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark. He has to travel thru time to get 6 signs to give the Light power. It's sort of a weird movie. The concept of it isn't too bad but the acting in it is horrendous!! I can't even compare it to anything cause I don't think I've ever seen anything with such bad acting in it. I guess it wouldn't be too bad if you were a 5 year old tho, you might like it. As I said the concept of the movie wasn't a bad idea, it was just the over-acting and lack of talent that did more bad then good. For anyone who's watched any of Harry Potter tho, you'll know that Harry was called "The Seeker" on the Quidditch team he was on. And as the Seeker it was his job to "seek" out and capture the "Snitch" (a little gold ball with wings) before the other team's Seeker. It's Will's job in The Seeker to travel thru time to find "signs" which are round little balls of gold light. When Harry found out he was "a great wizard" he was only a teen as is Will Stanton. Harry's best friend from school is Ron Weasley, the youngest boy in a family of 7 children (6 boys 1 girl), their father being a "civil servant" who liked to tinker with things from the "muggle world" Will was also from a family of 7 (6 boys and 1 girl). I'm unsure what Will's father did but it was along the same lines as Mr Weasley.

If you choose to watch this movie, don't have high hopes of another "Harry Potter" type but more along the lines of The Muppets.