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Movie Reviews: The Great Escape + Scrooged + Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Great Escape (1963)
In this dull true story classic, Allied POWs plan a mass escape. Steve McQueen, Nigel Stock, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, David McCallum (who is gorgeous) and Gordon Jackson star. This movie had behind the scenes drama with McQueen acting out and Bronson stealing McCallum’s wife. McQueen is all gripes, cool detachment, sardonic detachment, calm acquiescence and rides a motorbike. The Germans have contemptuous disregard and it leads to utter desolation and everybody dies.

Best Lines:
“We trust you to use them for gardening.”

“I haven’t seen Berlin yet, from the ground or the air. And I plan on doing both before the war is over.”

Scrooged (1988)
This was over-acted.

Best Line:
“Garden slugs got more out of life that you did!”

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Ron is still a sexist in this unnecessary sequel full of failed comedy and numerous cameos. Ron gets a job at a 24 hour news channel and invents trash TV. This film prompts negative thoughts and the white heat of hostility. Everyone has a shortage of perspective and nobody is elegant or quiet. This was all unfunny generalisations and it shouldn’t be accorded any merit as endless bad things happen.

Ron has more eye-rollingly predictable romantic issues with Veronica. Ron is full of up-his-own-arseness. This film is indisputably awful. Everyone has the supreme ability to say or do the wrong thing. This film looks ugly and brings out the best in nobody. The plot is all dissonance and strife and meaningless arguments.

Best Lines:
“I will lock you in a closet!”

“They’re actually enjoying it.”
“Of course they’re enjoying it; it’s crack.”

“You’re nervous.”
“God yes.”

“You washed up drunk!”

“So glad he was acquitted of murder.”

“Looks like wet popcorn.”

“A mentally ill whore having PMS.”

“Are you sure he’s not a midget with a learning disability?”

“This white thunder rolls deep and it rolls nasty.”

“What’s MTV?”
“I think it’s a venereal disease.”
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