I normally find Ben Stiller quite funny but this movie was terrible. Decent cast wasted, Jack Black annoying and a lot of the humour seems to be of the "if we can swear and insult people every other word then people will find it funny" school. A shame because the actual plot idea is inspired. I like to think i have a very good sense of humour and i love a lot of comedy movies but this is awful.
This is not a criticism of the music, the music is fantastic. But trying to condense the Greatest Hits albums on to one disk just doesnt work, there are too many songs missing. From Greatest Hits 1 alone its missing Bicycle Race, Flash, Fat Bottomed Girls and Save Me. Its ok for casual fans i guess but absolutely pointless for the millions of people like me who already have the original albums, particularly in this day and age where you can have as many tracks as you like on your ipod and are not troubled by the limitations of disk space.
V similar to the Licence to Thrill book published a few years earlier but a lot more enjoyable to read due to its writing style. This book gives in depth critical coverage to every Bond movie out there and in a very humourous way doesnt hesitate to pick out the moments that dont work as well as the ones that do. Its written in such an entertaining way you can almost imagine the words coming to life as if spoken by Barry Norman. The author is very full in his praise of the film producers Saltzman and Broccoli and reveals how Ian Fleming's original novels - often archaic and unsuitable in their appeal to a general audience - were expanded and remoulded so they would appeal to a larger… Read more