December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

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Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

November 16, 2013

Breakout (2013)

When it's over, awful, just awful. I have not seen a film this bad since The Roommate (2011). The film is a complete disappointment. Poor acting accompanied by a weak story and even weaker characters make Breakout hard to believe and even harder to like. When two children witness a murder in the woods, they become the pursued. Their only chance of survival is their father, who is an inmate in a nearby prison. Brendan Fraser is the father, and after a film career of highs and lows, Fraser hits the lows with this film. The story is not impossible; it is just impractical. Every decision made by the characters lacks common sense, and if the story is about unintelligent people, then their stupidity would work, but unfortunately, this is not the case in Breakout. For example, there is a scene when a wounded man is rescued. Instead of getting into the truck and driving for help, he follows Fraser's character, limping all the way, to save the children and gets himself killed in the process. The story takes place in the woods, in a conservation site, so it is not far from people, towns, rangers, etc. The likelihood of getting help is almost certain. The sound of gunshots would definitely be heard by other visitors. Plus, with all the gunfire happening at close range, there should be no reason for missing, especially if the villain is a hunter who has a scope on his rifle. Truly, there is nothing about this film worth recommending.

My rating: 1 out of 5


  1. hahahha its on youtube

    1. Hahahha, so it is...
      I would still not recommend it, though.