Saturday, July 21, 2007
Movie: Astronaut Farmer, Shooter, Meet the Robinsons, Lookout
Going on a long airplane ride lets you watch a bunch of films. On the way to Taiwan I watched Lookout and Meet the Robinsons. On the way home I saw Astronaut Farmer, Shooter, and the Last Mimzy. In the limo to/from the airport, I watch Cellular and Pi.
Lookout is a story about young a head-injury victim that gets involved in a bank robbery. "Whoever has the money has the power." And start from the end and work your way back...
Meet the Robinsons is an animated film about a young inventor and his future family. Cute.
Astronaut Farmer is a brilliant film about following your dreams -- even if that means building your own rocket and launching yourself into space.
Shooter is a rather bad action film about a sniper and a conspiracy.
The Last Mimzy is about a toy rabbit that makes two kids really smart and somehow they end up saving the future.
In Cellular, a young man receives a desperate call on his cellphone from woman claiming to be kidnapped. This leads to some dramatic chases and action sequences.
Pi is about a paranoid mathematician searching for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. Chased by stock pickers and a Jewish society looking for the true name of God, he chases down the answer (not 42).