It's Tuesday! Budget DVD rental day! This week I've rented Big Fish
, In America
and The Core
. Hopefully they'll all prove to be worthwhile rentals, I was a bit hit and miss with my picks last week
. Two of them turned out to be most certainly worth watching. I adored Love Actually
and would have happily paid standard rental fees for it. The Four Feathers
(2002 version) was also a pleasant surprise. I wish I had found the time to watch it twice.
I thought I would enjoy my other two picks simply due to their genre. I have a few comic book adaptations in my DVD collection, so I figured I'd probably get a kick out of Daredevil
and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
. Not so! Daredevil
doesn't have much to recommend it beyond some cool action sequences and a good performance from the kid who played a young Matt Murdock.
As for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
, it was a stinker. I found it completely ridiculous! Perhaps this is one comic book adaptation that you have to have been a fan of the comics to appreciate? I spent much of the film wondering why there was a woman
in the league of extraordinary gentlemen
(it helped distract me from the awful script and FX), and furthermore why aforementioned woman, Mina Harker, was a vampire?!?