Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Rounders + Good Will Hunting? Um, no.

I don't think "21" is as bad as all that (it scored a 32 on RottenTomatoes) but it could have been better, that's for sure.

Can we pause to consider that both Rounders (RT: 64) and Good Will Hunting (RT: 97!) starred Matt Damon? (Did you notice that if you subtract Rounders' score from Good Will Hunting's you're almost at 21's? Kinda weird.) Right there, enough said. But if you want to keep going, Rounders had Ed Norton. And Good Will Hunting had Robin Williams. And the Affleck brothers. And an awesome, rockin' screenplay. How do you like dem apples?

Seriously though, you can't just frost a Good Will Hunting plot onto a movie based on a somewhat similar true story... hello? I'm just saying, it would be nice if people would make the movie they have, instead of the movie someone else had. That's all. Why not take the true story you have and make the most of what it is?

Then again, I haven't read the book, "Bringing Down the House," and its reviews weren't great. Maybe what happened is a mediocre book got made into a mediocre movie. Which is a shame, because there are some seriously phenomenal books out there begging to be filmed.

By the way, did you know that 21 was directed by Robert Luketic, who directed Legally Blonde (RT: 68)? Now you do.

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