The Great Gig in the Sky
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stamford Bridge, NY
Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Twilight Zone: The Movie- a film about the popular television series, which brings you four tales based on former episodes of the series itself. Starring Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters), John Lithgow (Shrek), and Kathleen Quinlan (Made of Honor). This movie has four segments, so I will review each segment separately.
Bigot- this segment starts off with an ungrateful and very bitter bigot, who gets to go through the horrors that many of the people he "hates" went through. This was a pretty solid segment, and was very interesting. Its sad to know the lead actor (Vic Morrow), was killed on set of this film, when he was decapitated by a helicopter that was out of control. Other than that, a good, eerie segment to get the film rolling.
Kick the Can- the next segment was based on the episode "Kick the Can" and is about an old man with a magical tin can, that can make people youthful again. Interesting premise, but come on. This segment reeks of too much sentimentality. Its hard to care for this one, seeing as its so happy go lucky.
It's a Good Life- based on the episode "It's a Good Life", this tells the tale of a young boy who has supernatural powers, that can be very destructive. This one started off very good, and the twist was unexpected. Towards the end it slowed down, and felt ridiculous. I would have rated this one higher, had it kept up with the manner it started.
Nightmare- based on the episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet". Its about an anxious, claustrophobic man on board a plane, where he witnesses a creature destroying the wing of the plane. I saw the episode (in which William Shatner stars), and thought it was great. This one was also good, as Lithgow's acting was very solid in this segment. Probably the best segment in the entire film.
Overall, two of the segments were good and two were not as good as could be. I think it was a decent film watching experience, and fans of the series should probably check this film out.