Monday, August 5, 2002

3000 Miles to Graceland

In a Nutshell: Grade F; so bad, we didn't even finish it.

Quick Plot: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, and others enter a Las Vegas casino dressed as Elvis impersonators. A heist (and lots of carnage) ensues, followed by bickering among the group members. What happens after that? I don't know, and I don't care.

In Detail: This movie was not what I was expecting, and if I had known what to expect, we wouldn't have rented it. I had wanted to see it for a while, thinking it was a comedy about the heist pulled by Elvis impersonators. Maybe more along the lines of "Ocean's 11," but totally different in tone and style. NOT! The heist takes place in the first 20 minutes or so, and I think it was trying to imitate John Woo. It was violent and bloody, though not really gory per se. After 40 minutes, we had smiled once, not laughed at all, and were totally unimpressed. We still had two other rentals to get through in the weekend, and we didn't want to waste any more time on this one, so we pushed stop. I should have known better, since it had David Arquette in it (there is only one film with him in it that I like, and that is in spite of his role). If you like his style plus dark black humor (if you can call it that), you might like this; perhaps Quentin Tarantino fans? Personally, I can't recommend this film to anyone for any reason.

Will I Buy It? Do you really even need to ask? NO!