The pre-release buzz on this drug-running crime drama has it that it’s kind of bananas, and possibly not in a good way. Let’s face it: for every awesome movie Ridley Scott has made, he’s made something terrible. And Cormac McCarthy–who wrote the screenplay– is, while pretty amazing, perhaps not the kind of writer most suited to screenwriting. Add to that a star-studded cast, including Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem, and, well…I think it’s doomed.
Another Jackass movie, but this time the stunts are performed by Johnny Knoxville dressed as an old man. Hidden cameras catch the “hilarity” as the “grandpa” travels across the country with his “grandson.” Now, I am a complete sucker when it comes to slapstick. A kid throwing a ball at his dad’s nuts will get me every time. But there’s just something about this Jackass-ery that comes across as creepy and unpleasant. Plus it’s not in 3D. WTF?
Sure, you could stay home and just watch a bad made-for-Syfy monster movie instead of going out after 11pm to see this. But then you wouldn’t be able to walk up to the ticket counter and say “Two for Big Ass Spider, please!” (Spoiler alert! There’s a big ass spider in it.)