Maybe George Clooney and Brad Pitt were bored.
Yeah, that must be it. Come to think of it, Mr. Clooney hasn’t been in any high-grossing films in a while-at least since the Oceans trilogy…unless you count Leatherheads, but I’m leaving that one out for his sake. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the Oceans 11,12 and 13…haha….but I think George could have done better with Burn After Reading. We won’t know the 81st Oscar(Academy Award) nominations until January 20th, but it is rumored that this will collect a few noms. The only performances I will deem Oscar-worthy are those of John Malkovich (Osbourne Cox) and Frances McDormand (Linda Litzke) for their semi-great attempts at being kinda crazy. I mean, McDormand would have drove me to drink, her character bothered me so much, but it’s Oscar-worthy because she was so believable. Now, Clooney and Pitt on the other hand, not a chance. Clooney over Pitt definitely, but I don’t think any of them did anything risky. Clooney was a cheating man-whore and Pitt was a curious gum-chewing physical trainer air-head — both of which did not truly impress me. I love Brad Pitt and George Clooney, so I will overlook that. Sometimes I read a fun book in between ones I have to read for the University, so maybe this was their chance to read a fun book.
Brad Pitt…man. I’m really looking forward to seeing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, so he can redeem himself and it’s rumored to be fantastic. I will, of course, have a review up after I see it sometime this week.
So, if I had to rate the movie, it would be a 2 and a half stars out of five, because it lacked plot and original character development. I laughed at some parts, but all in all, it is not a movie I would buy.
– Alex –