Sunday, 15 January 2012

Slipstream Review

There is only one redeeming quality to this film.  The performance by Bob Peck is passable.  That is it.  The writing is incredibly bad.  The acting is pretty terrible.  That second one is surprising given that it has some fairly decent names in it.  But even the scenes with F Murray Abraham and Ben Kingsley were below what you would expect from them.  The effects and filming made it look like it was made around 1981 or 1982 but it was actually made in 1989.  That tells you how bad that part of it was.

They were trying to make a post-apocalyptic movie with some moral message about the fall of man and such but they never really fulfill that.  Right from the start, the movie is nothing but sad attempts at one liners from Bill Paxton and Mark Hammill.  The plot, if there even is one, is confusing and goes absolutely nowhere.  They wander around in these desolate wasteland settlements where there is no law and then, for some inexplicable reason, the group finds itself in a bit of a society with some order.  For the life of me I cannot remember how they got anywhere in the movie.  Granted, I was doing a lot of wisecracking with Karl during it.  But even when I do that, I can usually follow a movie this thin.

Don't see it.  There is really no reason at all to see it.  It isn't even entertaining for camp value.