Seriously? I guess its okay that all I want to do is mock this film since I am clearly not the target audience… but, super-spy gerbils? Really?
I managed to find passes to a screening of this film, and I’m glad I did. I’m not sure I’d want to pay for this one. Its not complete crap, and in fact it is quite enjoyable… solid performances by all the actors, and the dialog is decent enough, and I even thought the “secret” was clever. But it wasn’t very scary. In fact, most of the audience was laughing through much of the film. Sure, there were a couple of scenes that made you jump, and a couple of things that made you cringe, but it just wasn’t scary. A little creepy maybe. If I were you, trying to decide where to spend my hard earned wages this weekend, I’d hold off on Orphan and spend it somewhere else. Catch this one on DVD or cable.
The Ugly Truth:
“Tonight… we dine… in Heigl!” “This! Is! Dating!” Sorry, couldn’t resist. But if I have to admit to a man-crush, it would be Gerard Butler, even before the whole 300 thing. And I’ve liked Ms. Heigl since “Roswell”, so this movie already had two things going for it. Throw in the fact that I’m a sucker for battle of the sexes romantic comedies and you’ve earned my $10. I didn’t get to see an early screening of this film, and so I’ll be paying my way like everyone else this weekend. I don’t see any way this movie could possibly be disappointing.