Trailerpark Tuesday – Mortdecai, Open Windows, Revenge of the Green Dragons

Mortdecai

Trevor Ok this one looks like stupid fun. I want to say that I’m more sophisticated than this kind of movie, but let’s be honest, I’m not. It looks like it could be funny and I’m excited to see Ewan McGregor again. I’m also interested to see how Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow do in a lighter, funnier, slapstick role.

Tim – This one has the potential to be really good in a Wes Anderson absurdist kind of way. The cast is great and this is the type of role that Johnny Depp excels at. I think movies like this are best seen in theaters with an audience. Sometimes others pick up on some random piece of humor that you missed, but laughter is infectious.


Open Windows

Trevor – This one looks interesting. I know watching other people’s cameras is a real thing and potentially really scary, so I’m glad it’s getting a little bit of attention. I’m not typically into “thriller” type shows, but I think I’ll go for this one.

Tim – I agree with Trevor. This movie looks interesting, due partly to the fact that it involves a current hot-button issue. Tech spying in the hands of creepy regular Joes is a cool premise. The fear of what could happen with these tools in the hands of a psychopath is intriguing. I’ll probably check this one out.


Revenge of the Green Dragons

Trevor – Ohhh, I don’t know. I think that this covers some important topics maybe, but I just don’t think that it’s portraying it interestingly enough for me to watch this for entertainment purposes and it’s not going to be educational… so I don’t think I’ll watch this one. In fact, I’ll probably have forgotten about it within the hour.

Tim – Hmm. I really like gritty crime dramas and some of the best ones follow ethnic groups carving out a corner of America. Italian mafia, Japanese Yakuza, Mexican Cartel. All have been done before and done well. I haven’t seen as many about Chinatown culture, and so I’m apprehensively interested. If you played Sleeping Dogs (an amazing, but totally under-appreciated video game), that underworld can be amazing. Here’s hoping this isn’t a cool premise drowning in terrible acting or dialogue. I’ll get around to it someday, but probably as a rental when I don’t see anything else interesting to watch.

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