Film Forum

Episode Recap

Episode 2


Films Reviewed: Mr. 3000 and Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Commentary: The Sony purchase of MGM

Featurette: Behind the scenes of Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Regarding Mr. 3000:

Matt: Bernie Mac definitely has screen presence, and he is a very funny guy.  But he is the only reason to see this film.  His supporting cast were either wasted or misguided.  But it was nice to see Angela Bassett in a comedy for once.  A fine choice for DVD.  Two and a half stars.

Aron: I have to agree with Matt on this one.  Bernie Mac did deliver the laughs, especially in a training montage.  But Paul Sorvino, playing the baseball manager, was completely unutilized.  The film also follows a tried and true formula that you could set your watch to.  This one will play better on TV.  Two and a half stars from me as well.

Average Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****)

Regarding Resident Evil: Apocalypse:

Aron: For a movie with that title, this one is quite a bit of fun to watch.  The CGI is seamless and shooting up zombies is a great way to waste about 98 minutes.  Milla Jovovich really shines.  Three stars.

Matt: For a movie based on a video game, it does shine in its genre.  It looks good, but it's still a movie based on a video game.  And video games need to be played, not be watched.  But should Milla Jovovich be asked to play Lara Croft (should there be another Tomb Raider) film, she'd be an excellent choice.  Two stars.

Average Rating: **1/2 (out of ****)

Commentary: On September 13, Sony announced it purchased MGM for $5 billion.  Aron and Matt discussed what could happen with the MGM brand of films, and who will get that ever impressive film library. 

Featurette: Behind the scenes of Resident Evil: Apocalypse, starring Milla Jovovich and Mike Epps.  (Maybe I was a mite harsh on this film- Matt)