>I’m not big on remakes. I only went to see this movie because my dad wanted to see it and he was paying. However, I was suprised at how good the movie turned out to be. I enjoy Tom Cruise as an actor. Why he’s lost his mind lately, who knows. He needs to go back to his silent ways and let his movies speak for themselves.
Anyway, this movie was fucking scary. Spielberg really knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. I haven’t seen a good Spielberg movie in a while. AI sucked. Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List looked like downers.
My dad told me that it sticks pretty close to the original. All I could think of the similarity to Independence Day. The difference is that Independence Day ended up giving you a good feeling at the end. This movie leaves you breathless.
>I’m not a big Tom Cruise fan
although there were a couple
of his movies I liked. However, I do want to see “War of the Worlds”.
>I liked the scene in Risky Business when Rebecca DeMornay walks in trailing her own personal wind machine and Tom Cruise walks up to her and they start…well, they start.
I liked that scene because I was 22 years old when that came out, and Paul Brickman knew exactly which hormonal buttons to push.
I liked the climactic scene in A Few Good Men where Cruise’s Lt.Kaffee puts his entire career, and the life of his client on the line to prove that he can, in fact ‘handle the truth.’
I liked that scene because I was 32 at the time, and could (and still do) appreciate the incredible work of a wordsmith like Sorkin, and the tautness of directing done by Reiner.
I liked the scene in Jerry Maguire where Jerry was screaming ‘Show me the money!” at the top of his lungs over the phone at Cuba Gooding’s Rod Tidwell.
I liked it because I was 37 at the time, and I could recognize the desparation of a man whose carefully constructed world was falling down around him because he was trying to do the right thing.
I liked the scene in Jerry Maguire where Jerry goes on and on in so many different ways about love and commitment, and Renee Zelwegger stops him with ‘You had me at hello.’
I liked it because I was losing my wife to her personal demons and it made me long for someone who would love me and whom I could love back.
Other than that, I’m not a big fan of Tom Cruise