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DVD Scene

Megan Mowbray

This may be one of those movies where you watch the whole thing wondering how anyone is possibly supposed to believe any of it, and then realize that you just don’t care. Enchanting in its entirety, Heath Ledger and Matt Damon – who are enchanting on their own level – provide an impossibly perfect dynamic duo to portray director Terry Gilliam’s idea of the fairy-tale brothers. From historical point-of-view, down to the basics of eye-candy interest, this movie will entice and provide simple enjoyment.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer moves to the future, sci-fi style. Director Joss Whedon sure loves his chicks who kick serious ass. In true Whedon style, we get some incredibly insightful sarcastic comments, while protecting the bad-ass blessed girl from the bad-guys who want to use her as the ultimate weapon. As tension rises between commander and crew alongside good vs. bad, so do the special effects, not to mention the characters. People who have decided cannibalism is the way to go and call themselves Reavers? Only Whedon could create them in a manner that not only works for the plot, but is actually believable.

Predictable. Cute. Obvious. Romantic. Believable? Well, I guess anything goes in the new-found World Wide Web of internet dating, however forced some of the scenes may be. Dog lovers will appreciate the on-screen chemistry between Diane Lane and a large black canine by the over-bearing name of Mother Theresa. However, I don’t know about you, but if my sister ever tried to advertise my single status online, I’d kill her. Especially if my dad responded. Ew. But hey, she did end up with John Cusak, so maybe it’s not all bad.


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