Movie Reviews (such as they are)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tears of the Sun

It's no secret that I have a penchant for Bruce Willis films, and if he happens to be in one that co-stars Monica Bellucci (pictured), well, what's a boy to do, even if it's directed by Antoine Fuqua, who disappointed me so with Training Day?

Tears of the Sun is a hokey Hollywood picture about a bunch of African tribespeople under the protection of international aid worker Bellucci. Some shit goes down, as is the way between African villages and tribes, and another bunch of Africans come in wanting to slaughter everyone, à la Hotel Rwanda and Shooting Dogs.

The cavalry takes the form of US troops under the command of Brucey boy and including the excellent Eamonn Walker of Oz fame. Cue standard Hollywood action fare with pretty appalling dialogue and some unconvincing acting. Although Wife tells me some of the soldiers were cute.

The scores:
Acting: 10
Story: 11
Direction: 10
Enjoyment: 12
Cerebral pleasure: 6
Total: 49

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