The Counselor is written by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) and directed by Ridley Scott (the name speaks for itself).
The Counselor stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who seems to have everything, dabbling in a one time drug deal that goes bad.
The movie is visually sexy. That is all I liked about this movie. I have never seen such a waste of hot talent and cameos on a movie screen.
The Counselor also starred Brad Pitt, Reuben Blades, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, John Leguzamo, Javier Bardem, and Natalie Dormer to name quite a few without taking a breath.
As the Counselorâ€™s drug deal goes bad so does the film. When he seeks the advice of his co-conspirators he gets philosophized dialogue and meaningless metaphors.
The characters never fully develop. The actors donâ€™t act. The dialogue doesnâ€™t allow it.
I have to give honorable mention to Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt however. Diaz has a scene stealer when she makes out with a Ferrari (body double Iâ€™m sure) which was almost worth the movie ticket. Weâ€™ll not quite, but it was one interestingly funny and steamy scene. Brad is Brad.
I expected much more from this film with all the star power but it just never delivered. And the credits began to rollâ€¦
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What can I say about World War Z? The movie opens to $66 billion in its first week. Beats Man of Steel. Second only to Monsters University (kids movies always top the box office).
If you are looking for a thrill ride of a movie from beginning to end, World War Z delivers. I was only able to take three deep breaths during the tension filled 115 minutes of this movie.
First breath – at the beginning of what seemed to be an ordinary day for Brad Pittsâ€™ character Gary Lane and his family as they find themselves sitting in gridlock in the middle of downtown Philadelphia (all hell breaks loose soon thereafter).
Second breath – halfway through the movie when Gary quietly awakens after his Zombie infested plane crashes in Ireland.
Third breath -Â at the end of the movie as the credits start to roll.
In between these breaths the world erupts in chaos as a lethal virus seemingly turns humans into feral zombies who overwhelm civilization. There is not more I can say except go see World War Z.
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