Legal Alien: A Scotsman in Montreal


Went to see Identity last night. The only review I'd read of it said it was pretty good up until the great twist, where a deus ex machina appears and completely ruins the movie. I have to say I pretty much agree with them. Biref synopsis for those that don't know: a bunch of seemingly random travellers are stranded at a motel and end up being killed off one by one. I thought the movie was doing great for the first hour, lots of suspense, mystery, pretty much edge-of-the-seat stuff. It got to a really cool part and you knew sthg was going to happen, and then the twist comes and it's like you've been slapped in the face by a wet fish. And not in a cool Sixth Sense or Fight Club kind of way. More of a 'Oh. That kind of sucks' kind of way. It's a bit of a shame cos it could have been great. I wonder if it was always conceived to be like this, or if the original idea and screenplay was more subtle. Report card verdict: must try harder.

Did get to see a whole new pile of previews though: The Italian Job looks fun. Even though it's a US re-make it's got potential and they've kept the Minis!!!! I highly recommend seeing the original first with Michael Caine, famous for the line "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

Other than that SWAT looks cack but Pirates of the Carribean looks kinda cool, but mainly cos its got Johnny Depp in it and he rocks. He doesn't appear in much, but it's normally a reliable indication of sthg a little quirky, eccentric and pretty good. Except it's from Jerry Bruckheimer.