The adjustment bureau for white noise.
It is just mediocre film by idea and execution.
“Kevin Lomax: Is this a test?
Pam: Isn't everything?”
The Devil's Advocate
Most irritating moments in waste majority of Hollywood movies
are a final happy end. It is imminent as mediocrity by definition
of average ticket buyer; it is so illogical that ought to be
hard worked masked by great harmony of symphony orchestra and
multi million smiles of celebratory human assets of BS industry.
The adjustment bureau is not exemption. The black angel will
bring good message from God… It would be appealing if it were
not so out of partnership science with fiction. It is, sorry
to say, intellectual quickie.
Based on famous but quite outdated story, script of “The adjustment
bureau” tried to be adjusted to contemporary realm of strange
stinky world when last two presidents are not only hollow personality
with selfish grin, with congress that produces pieces of legislation
for special demographic groups important for reelection only
and nothing at all for country as whole. In such world when policy
of two competitive parties are unrecognizable by deeds. When
any questions about corruption in government meet hysterics of
prostitutes on anchor positions in mainstream media about “loony,
pinhead, and crazy conspiracy theoreticians”. I such world one
could expect more from story about mystery organization that
aims to keep humanity from self-destructed nature of intellectual
animals on the top of food chain. At least not old fashion hats
combined with out of science star-door teleportation and sort
of modern tablets with software interface borrowed from Asimov’s
great second foundation.
Why we like movies? Intellectual puzzle? Not here. Eyes candy?
Sort of, maybe… not… For personality one could want to fantasize
be in shoes… Not again. Matt Damon wanted at first to project
Barak Obama at his great moment after election when nobody knew
what a bitter disappointment this man will be. Two years later
allusion with Obama stays only on conscious level and diminishing
main character to simple blah-blah-blah teleprompter reader.
Out of shape, not a best runner, to rational to act true love,
he is working out money by clear diction and neutral accent.
More or less OK when stamp speech for crowd political groupies.
Matt it is yours. Be senator, be president, what the heck, anybody
with look and more than half full brain can, why not you? It
cannot be shoddier, isn’t it?
Emily Blunt. You are my hero. In the spite of nothing to act
role, cold partner you were calculated to bring imagination of
inferno of invincible passion that is mission impossible, you
was indeed able to show a female character most healthy men like
to have one or two stands with, even on regular base up to some
married quality time. My standing applauds. No irony, honestly,
honey. Thanks, you save the movie from been boring as White House
press secretary during international crisis.
Maybe there are some subliminal message in movie? Let’s try to
build associative chain of statements based on artifacts incorporated
in the independently funded by somebody feature advertisement
of what? Obviously, Good. It? he? she-no-no-no thinks about existence
of humanity. He is sort of kind. At least not sadistic, isn’t
he? Like government. Politicians are human being. Hm-m. O-oo-ok.
Politics is about doing nothing with groove face. What for to
try to govern if the only free will exercise allowed is true
love kiss. Crowd all around is not important. Island hold Statue
of Liberty is empty place at day. No liberty for everybody, only
for chosen two. No tourist allowed when demon jumping across
city of gold bull. Bluntly speaking, conspiracy is sacred act
of Owner. Respect it. Democracy is power of God. Shut up blue
deep. What it means? Who knows, who cares about sense, definitely
not team of adjustment bureau, they are about harvesting trailer
and checking our waste time.
Initially submitted at Mar. 6, 2011; 05:33
Reading this review for new edition of my website I did enjoy
the nostalgia not knowing future writing this. I stand for all
in the review above. I think now that it was conscious message
about origin of Obama presidency - intervention of out of scene
forces. But message wasn't clear enough to satisfy neither conspiracy
theorists no adepts of progressive religion.
Nov. 16, 2017; 08:45 EST