Movie Review: The Worst Person in the World

The title of the new film, “The Worst Person in the World” – considering what it is about, makes no sense. This movie is about one woman and the story arc of her relationships with two men, so perhaps she feels like the worst person in the world based on some of her decisions with breaking up with her boyfriends. Cheating on her first relationship and generally, like all of us, trying to figure out what is the best thing she has to do with her own personal life, that can be mired with agonizing pain for both people involved.

There is all also a correlation made in this story about health after a devastating breakup, something that we all know is possible due to the result of long term stress and depression on the human body. As every human being knows, relationships can give you equal parts of agony and ecstasy and can at times be about giving another person the power to cause a great deal of emotional pain, if things do not work out.

For those those to hate to read subtitles, this movie is out of Oslo Norway and does have subtitles, but the acting is so real and natural you get used to the subtitles very quickly. This movie was also nominated for an Oscar, for best original screenplay and I agree that this story was very original.

The Rotten Tomatoes ratings for this film are a very high 97%, with my rating in the 80% range and overall, a solid recommendation.

Movie Review: Dog

The new movie “Dog” not only has the simplest title, but also the simplest story. A soldier who was friends with someone who was killed in Afghanistan is hired by his commanding officer to transport his dog across country to his funeral. From that point on, this entire movie is all about Channing Tatum transporting a German Shepard across country, with various dramatic and funny scenes along the way. This is the entire movie, that is hard to believe was greenlighted into a movie – but it was. Some of the scenes are funny, some are emotional and almost all of them are for hard core dog lovers. However, there is really no story here and not much of a movie.

I am surprised to see the relatively high ratings of 77% for such a simple film, my rating being in the 50% rating -giving this film a pass.

Movie Review: Uncharted

The new movie “Uncharted” is one of those “Lets take some special effects ideas that tested well with other action movies, slap together a garbage script, throw Tom Holland (Spiderman) and Mark Wahlberg into the mix, make an exciting trailer involving people and large objects falling out of planes, and we have a good shot at turning a profit. The only problem with this kind of thinking is because there is no real story, its mostly a nightmare for the audience to sit through this.

This movie is nothing more than a stew of action scenes we have all seen in several Fast And Furious movies, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation and National Treasure movies. There are two keys that open doors that exist in different parts of the world, all culminating with finding gold inside two sunken pirate ships. The only good thing about this movie are some of the special effects at the end of the film, involving people, cars and huge objects falling out of planes. The final scenes involve huge helicopters that are carrying huge pirate ships – this must have been hard to shoot and cost a great deal of money. Its too bad that the film wasn’t 20 minutes long, just showing these last parts, because sitting through the first 80% of this mostly bad movie was at times unbearable.

I agree with the very low 38% ratings for Uncharted on Rotten Tomatoes and do not recommend this film.