Let's see ... inaptly-named "source code" project lets you:
1. Suck up all the perceptions of everyone on a train that gets blown up
2. Use these perceptions to create a brief VR environment that somehow includes things happening waaaaay off in the parking lot away from the train that no one on the train could possibly have seen or known about
3. Live happily ever after inside the magically not-so-brief-anymore VR environment once you figure out how to stop the train from exploding
This makes Inception seem way less arbitrary and fake-o by comparison. On the plus side, I liked the bad guy. He was creepy.
Do we really need a 2011 Pooh that sounds EXACTLY like Sterling Holloway? This film was a serious underachievement. Why not just re-release the old stuff theatrically again instead of remaking it? Whimsy is really hard to do right. This is so calculated, it's kind of disturbing.
"Companions" my eye!
... that it was kinda ridiculous.
Also, how come nobody heard that gun go off in the jewelry store? There are some other logical gaffes as well. But it's really just about feeling bad, which you definitely do when you come out of this one.
... and practically every other Marvel character worth a damn. And Stan Lee just wrote the bad dialogue. (I especially like how he appears to be taking authorship of the Silver Surfer in this interview. I call bullshit on that!)
Kirby's heirs are still trying to get him the proper recognition.
Same phenomenon, different movie:
Lodging deep within the brains of millions of prepubescent youths, JACK AND THE WITCH is one of those movies you see on some UHF station's afternoon movie timeslot when you're home from school with a fever or it's a rainy summer day or you're stuck at the relatives and are aimlessly turning the knobs on that giant woodgrained RCA monster - the knobs make that satisfying "klunk" as you switch from channel 2 to channel 3, and you have to fiddle with the tint once you get up into those rabbit-ear channels, and you sit there by the set inhaling ozone and faint scorched plastic until things look just right.
Then again, so was my root canal.
Except it would be "area man" instead.
Holy shit. The most lucid, honest and funny dissection of TLA:. Many priceless quotes, e.g. "There are plenty of bad movies that know they're bad — but TLA is the first bad movie that knows that you are bad. You deserve your full share of the blame for this movie's existence."
So glad I saw this movie so I can read this and cry tears of laughter!