Thursday, November 18, 2010
I went to see the movie ‘Due Date’ with my wife the other day while spending a lazy afternoon in a shopping district. It was the first choice considering that there aren’t a lot of good movies out recently. Yes, if I’ve the choice, I would prefer going to see ‘RED’ or ‘ Unstoppable’. However, my wife is not much an action movie fan. She doesn’t hate it, but she would prefer drama or comedy. There was a good tear-jerker out by Zhang Zimou, but I decide not to spend a relaxing afternoon sobbing in the dark. So, just forgot that for the moment.
Well, I think the movie is decent, definitely not great. It is basically a road movie of comedy. Not as dark or ironic as ‘U-turn’ which was a wicked fun movie staring Sean Penn many years ago. This one ‘Due Date’ is starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. Well, I think for a great actor like Robert Downey Jr., the acting required in this movie should be quite elementary. Basically, he is the star attraction of this movie. His sidekick Zach Galifianakis is unknown to me, but he played a decent second fiddle in this movie. However, plot is quite simple and the ending is predictable. It is not boring, has some punchline here and there. Just a movie that is easy-going-in and easy-going-out. It is totally forgettable, not a waste of time or money if you just like us happen to have limited choices and time to kill. Otherwise, wait till you see this on TV won’t be a bad choice. I give a 7 out of 10 for this one.