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BICENTENNIAL MAN

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

  BICENTENNIAL MAN

 

 

Bicentennial Man didn't find its mark.

The mix between humor and drama didn't work, and I found myself a little bored and started looking at all the special effects rather than following the pointless story. They should have stuck to comedy rather than try to get too serious.

The movie offered nothing new and left me, well bah, humbug!

Nothing destroys a science fiction film faster than sentimentality--Robin Williams gives us his schtick, and subtle he is not.

Bicentennial Man tries, and I mean tries, hard to be a story with a pay off. But we (the jaded audience) have seen it all before.

Don't get me wrong, the art direction is wonderful and the first half of the movie is filled with competent performances. Then the schmaltz moves in, only to be overwhelmed by the manipulative digital soundtrack.

If you like Robin Williams, you'll probably like this story. But I found it banal, mawkish, and, frankly, pointless.

(Sings: The Very Thought of You and Embraceable You.)

Robin Williams plays a tin man who grows a heart in this romantic drama, and after a time he is able to experience different human emotions. Love is very important for him.

I liked the movie, with its futuristic vision of San Francisco and life in general, with a whole lot of computer-generated imagery going on.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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