For those Subscribers who mourned my absence I am back, salivating for delectable film fare; also broke my rule of never watching movies on an airline, now realize it is a viable commandment, that in the future I will religiously adhere to.
“IN TIME”. A ridiculous film starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried where “time” is money, literally; predictably the rich survive; poverty results in an early demise. There is a nonsensical death; a falsely accused victim; a mindless, meandering, idiotic chase, a tepid romance. In essence a deleterious waste of “time”.
“RA ONE” is the most expensive movie in Bollywood history. Starring Bollywood icons: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor; based on the Ramayana epic. “Ravana” is the villain, the demon-king of Lanka, vanquished at the conclusion.
This supercilious mimicry of the beautiful Ramayana revolves around the creation of a video game where evil (aka “Ra”) remains undefeated; predictably, like Frankenstein, he becomes a life-force (Rampal), searching for his arch- enemy “Lucifer”, the moniker for the ten- year- old son of the game- creator (Khan). The film is a vehicle for the rhythmical, undulating abs of Rampal, Kapoor, and Khan; the only successful arena in almost three hours of digitalization. “Ra One” and its inane scenario kept sleep at bay minutes longer than “In Time” and earns……….
ONE & 1/2 STARS!!
For Now, anxiously awaiting the victors of the 84th Academy Awards,