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Movie Review: The Whole Ten Yards

Rating: Dentist Chair!

Ok here is a sequels to a movie that I generally liked that has caused me to develop a new rule on sequels. The rule is unless the word of mouth on the sequel is super strong (like it is way better than the original), I am not going to watch it.

Rating: Dentist Chair!

Ok here is a sequels to a movie that I generally liked that has caused me to develop a new rule on sequels. The rule is unless the word of mouth on the sequel is super strong (like it is way better than the original), I am not going to watch it.

I have really been burned so many times. You think you would learn your lesson. But no, we line up to see Ocean's Twelve as if $10 is taking up too much room in our wallet.

The Whole Ten yards is in tight competition with Ocean's Twelve for pointless remakes of movies staring Bruce Willis. Other than the Bruce Willis angle this movie shares at least two more things with Ocean's Twelve, lack of a script and a plot. Oh yeah and numbers in the title that get incremented for no apparent reason.

I swear 3/4 of the way through this movie and I was still wondering what the movie is about, why someone thought they should make it and how much longer before the blessed appearance of credits.

I don't want to have to go back and watch the original movie to get certain details straight but I think they actually brought back a character that they had killed in the first movie by making him ... his father, who was in prison. Same actor, more make-up. This is the big mob boss (I guess) played by Kevin Pollack. Kevin should have taken the gift of being in The Usual Suspects and retired from movies.

You spend most of the movie wondering who is married to who and why and do I even care.

So the point of my reviews is not to delve into the stories and details of a movie but to try to help you find those rare gems around which to build a great HT DVD collection. This is no gem and would only lower your standing in the eyes of your friends if you pulled this out to show them.

So just say no to sequels and just say no to the Whole Ten Yards.