Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.
Kelly P (ag) wrote: To quote another review - "Casablanda" That about sums it up. At the 30 minute mark I wanted to shut it off, I stuck with it but I should have abandoned ship and watched something else! Don't waste your time on this one.
David S (nl) wrote: Nothing new, nothing scary. And it's made worse with that terrible ending.
TonyPolito (mx) wrote: Only because I am insanely fascinated by all things Vegas did I endure this entire film. There's some chuckles, but the average viewer is going to get pretty bored pretty quick. The funniest bits are up front. Five minutes after the crew actually checks into the Golden Nugget's (then recently refurbished) Spa Tower Suites (ie, the high-roller penthouses with the spiral staircases), well by that time the viewer has seen about 85% of what's funny in this film. Hard to believe, but even Kathy Griffin's shtick ... about being a Elvis impersonator who puts on wrestling-in-a-pit-of-spaghetti shows ... ain't funny. And Griffin is ALWAYS funny.The credits tell the film's true/back story. The producers listed include Tom Breitling & Tim Poster - who at the time of filming together OWNED the Golden Nugget. Also listed as producers, the Fertitta Bros., who owned (and still own) Station Casinos, including Green Valley Ranch. Within the same time frame, both GN & GVR were the subject of their own reality TV shows. This film, like those reality shows, were in no small part glorified advertising campaigns for the properties. Hence, these "producers" apparently tapped into whatever famous and semi-famous talent owed them favors (or perhaps casino markers) in a low-cost effort to juice things up. That juice included locals such as Kathy Griffin, (then) Mayor Oscar Goodman and even one of Vegas' resident porn stars Sophia Rossi. The result is this mish-mosh 16-day shoot coasting in on a low budget and a thread-bare script. So adjust your expectations accordingly.This film is probably best used as a luke-warm-up to a viewing of "The Hangover." Assuming you want to be sure you are drunk before viewing "The Hangover."Happy Motoring!
Lesley N (kr) wrote: Part thoughtful drama, part soap opera, as an old man with memory loss gatecrashes into a squabbling married couple's life and proceeds to shake things up a bit. Watchable enough with some good observations and good acting along the way, but I'm not sure the ultimate message goes much beyond "follow your dreams", which Pixar does so much better.
Jonas W (ag) wrote: One of the few movies I would rate a 5 out of 5. A must see, and from what I remember it cleaned up at the Sundance Movie Festival. It was perfectly cast, with Kelly MacDonald stealing the show
Gavin P (es) wrote: An average Muppets adventure - very short, kinda sweet - but nothing really happens, even if it's all about finding Gonzo's origins. Weird guest stars - Trambor, Schneider, Liotta, Arquette, MacDowell - and an odd jazz soundtrack, with very few singalong moments. There's still some funny moments though and Rizzo pretty much owns the film.
Mark F (au) wrote: This movie is THE movie from my childhood. So quotable as well. "Oh POO!! I was having a good day!" to name but one. Me and my best friend used to fight over who got to be Goose and would turn our bikes upside down to pretend to fix them. We always wished we could have an adventure like that. Sweet. If you didn't watch this when you were 10 however, it will mean nothing to you now.
Esther H (br) wrote: Phenomenal performance from Jessica Lange as she portrays Frances Farmer, the Hollywood actress whose free spirit and intelligence were deemed indicative of 'mental illness' and resulted in a lobotomy. Harrowing but highly recommended.
Shawn W (ag) wrote: Granted, this is quite a mess but still watchable. Unfocused plots sees Cameron Mitchell play a cop who connects a murder to an eternally living servant of the devil. Film was shot and edited in equally bad proportions.
Michael H (br) wrote: Nicely respectful of the original film, this remake amps up the adrenalin-charged action while skimping on the depth to deliver a gripping but empty-headed thrill-ride.
Tom H (kr) wrote: 28.07.2012: Decent but unmemorable. Flynn is great as always.
JohnnyLee T (de) wrote: Did the title come from Alexander Pope? I loved the imagery, the music and the warmth of Jim Carrey's performance. And great to see an (early?) Mark Ruffalo. But I just wonder what the concept of the movie is.
Thomas T (ag) wrote: The plot is way too predictable, but Liam Neeson will never fail to entertain.