One of the few funny parts in the movie.
“You are about a hundred miles from smart.”
Grade rating: B+
** Those are all Tim Conway Jr. Show sound bites.
*** The post title is a punny allusion to something you’ve probably never heard of unless you’re Mr. Perry.
the lone and level sands stretch far away.”
One can only wish that this movie was as poetic as Ozymandias. The Big Year doesn’t do anything remotely original in terms of storytelling, its normally funny cast flounders without anything funny to say, and the $40 million some idiotic ex-producer granted to this box-office dud appears to have been squandered on some of the worst effects-generated critters I’ve seen outside of Terra Nova. Still, ridiculous-looking and expensive birds aside, this film has a long way to go before it reaches the depravity of Terra Nova. “How many dinos have you sighted so far this episode?” “I saw a CGI fish, a giant dragonfly, and a triceratops egg – does that count?” “Wow. I saw a poisonous spider and a statist utopian village powered entirely by the clean energy of a single windmill, but nothing else. You must be doing a Big Series!” “I wish.”
I’m done making fun of Terra Nova on The Files now.
Grade rating: B-