Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Movie News

LaRue and I went to the movies the other night. We went to see Jumper.

Overall, I would say it was a fun movie. I thought it ended a little abruptly. Seems like it could be open for a sequel or even a tv series. A good popcorn movie.
Be advised - it isn't like the book. I would recommend reading the book as well.

TV Movie stuff:

A lot of mixed feelings about the updated Knight Rider. I actually liked the new KITT car. I liked the nanobot technology. I had to get used to Val Kilmer as the voice of KITT - he's a little monotone.
I liked the fact that they get the basic sound of the music, but I missed the opening voice-over. If this becomes a series they might reinstate the opening dialog.
I also enjoyed the part when Mike drops a chip on the floor and KITT displays an image of Chief Iron Eyes Cody from the old anti-littering tv commercial from 1971. Here's a link to the ad on YouTube - Crying Indian
I didn't like the gratuitous sex scenes. The two girls in bed with Mike and the lesbian scene with the FBI agent added absolutely nothing to the story. Afterall, we watch Knight Rider to see a cool car and driver beat the bad guys.
If it does become a series I will probably watch a few episodes.