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An interesting failure

When this movie came out, the critics were so bad, I wasn't expecting much from it but I'm always curious about Spielberg's movies. Eventually, I must admit I was actually rather pleasantly surprised. Of course, it was not a masterpiece and it was not even a really good movie but I thought it was actually damned entertaining. Indeed, the visuals were great and there were some awesome special effects, something that can be expected with Steven Spielberg. The best about this movie was that it was really suspenful, almost scary. There was a great mood and I was completely on the edge of my seat during the whole thing ... until the end which was unfortunately really weak. The first time I saw it, it felt rather weird because the rest of the movie was very well balanced and quite spellbinding to watch, whereas the ending felt rushed and really half-baked. In my opinion, the movie should have been 30 minutes, maybe one hour longer, or maybe it wouldn't have changed a thing, I don't know. But, except for the ending, I sincerely believe it is some very solid entertainment with a believable performance by Tom Cruise as a blue collar working guy who unwillingly becomes a hero when in fact he is scared sh*tless as much as his own kids. To conclude, in my opinion, you should just sit back, have some popcorn, enjoy the show, and if you don't expect Bergman, there is a good chance you end up actually enjoying it.

Added by johanlefourbe
8 years ago on 8 February 2011 11:09