Steve Carrel’s breakout leading role has few, if any surprises. Coming from supporting roles in the league of “Anchorman” and “Bruce Almighty,” Carrel delivers what you paid for and that’s about it. Although, with movie prices being what they are these days you should get a five-course meal and a foot massage, but that is neither here nor there. Carrel is 40. And at the beginning of the movie he is a virgin, at the end – no surprises – he isn’t. Meets all the cliches about how sex sells, and what most men constantly think about. But do we really need a movie to tell us that?
It’s Attack of the Clones with Ewan McGregor! No, no, it’s not another Star Wars movie, it’s sci-fi/action flick aficionado Michael Bay’s attempt to shed light on a highly controversial matter of futuristic human cloning. McGregor and co-star Scarlett Johansson are clones of some of the rich and famous from 2019. Kept under false pretenses, never aging over 15 (convenient?), the pair discover the world is populated with insurance policies, not really people. (Shouldn’t actors be used to being talked about in terms of policies?) Oh well. In short, a shoddy, underdeveloped plot with some killer special effects.
I’m not sure why anyone would want to take a 20,000-mile motorcycle ride; those leather chaps must begin to chafe. But apparently Ewan McGregor and buddy Charley Boorman thought it might be fun, or maybe even profound, to take off from their families for a bit. The two travel through areas like Siberia, Mongolia, and even Alaska, meeting Mafia members and having dinners with ingredients that have six legs and eight eyes, all before ending up in the Big Apple. All I have to say is that I hope the poor cameraman who had to tag along for the ride was compensated accordingly.
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