Jul 2, 2009

Big Nothing

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This film was recommended by a co-worker of mine. For the longest time he was calling the movie Better Off Dead. When I finally saw Better Off Dead he asked me what I thought of it. I told him that I liked it for what a very cheesy 80's movie is worth. He gave me a weird look and said 80's? I thought it just came out like 2 or 3 years ago? He went on to tell me Simon Pegg was in the movie. We finally looked it up and figured out that it was called Big Nothing. So here is what I thought of my co-worker picked movie.

I really enjoyed this thriller movie. Starts off with the story of a man named Charlie (David Schwimmer) that gets a job at tech support for a computer company. This is where he meets his co-worker Guss (Simon Pegg). Guss gets Charlie to help him blackmail this priest into giving them money. The film ends up with a lot of twists and turns you don't expect.

I can tell you that Simon Pegg plays an American citizen in this movie. Has the American accent and all. You expect Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer to be in a movie that has you laughing. This movie has you forget previous movies and shows these people are in, because there characters are completely different. This is not a bad thing though, because they are both good at acting their parts.

This movie is a little shorter than most movies, but in the 86 minutes of the movie, you get tons of plot and action to keep you bolted to your seat. The explanation of what is going on at the beginning of the story lasts about 10 to 20 minutes and then the rest of the movie is a wild roller coaster. Let me point out here that the movie is pretty gory and is not intended for children.

The one thing I have to complain about this movie is the credits. They have funny outtakes in the credits! Why after watching this serious movie, with death, gore, and violence, would they think to put in outtakes? Only Jackie Chan movies with death and violence may have outtakes at the end (Rush hour, Shanghai Noon, ect). I know it's not the biggest problem someone could have, but it really took me out of the movie. I think they should have just left the outtakes in the DVD Menu.

I give this movie 4*'s out of 5*'s for the great twists and turns. So if you're a fan of Thriller movies, David Schwimmer, and/or Simon Pegg. I can recommend this movie for you. If you're not into gore and violence, steer clear.

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