Film Forum

Episode Recap

Episode 12


Films Reviewed: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and Bad Boys II

Commentary: Movie Theater Etiquette

Featurette: The Cradle of Life

Regarding The Cradle of Life:

Matt: "How can a movie based on a video game be this boring?  Angelina Jolie has a nice smile, but everything else has been seen in other movies.  Plus, why should we care?  One star"

Aron: "We never felt that Lara Croft was in danger.  The action was fine, but, again, overdone and overused.  Two stars"

Average rating: one and a half stars

Regarding Bad Boys II:

Aron: "My mother taught me that if you can't say anything nice about something, then don't say anything at all.  However, I can't do that with this film.  It's an unfunny mess with no real purpose.  One star"

Matt: "I have to agree.  Michael Bay needs to learn when to keep the camera still, and the writers need to realize that half the jokes in this film were too out of taste.  But it did have a scene involving rats I had not seen on film yet.  One star, just for that."

Average rating: One star

Commentary: Movie theater etiquette.  Topics include unruly children, people talking on cell phones, people stopping to watch the closing credits when people find out there are "credit cookies", people not removing their hats, people eating their popcorn too loudly (bring back the tubs!) and screaming babies.

 Featurette The action in The Cradle of Life.