Thursday, December 20, 2007
Director: Frank Coraci
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
MPAA: Rated PG-13
As a pretty big Adam Sandler fan going back to his SNL days, I was kind of shocked when I first heard of this film. I thought to myself, Clockstoppers 2? I mean its basically in the same league. Even though this film marks the third time director Frank Coraci teams up with Adam Sandler, I still felt that I was going to be disappointed. When I got the chance to see it, I was pretty surprised that I actually found a pretty good movie.
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is a workaholic architect who has been putting his career ahead of his family. While at a Bed Bath & Beyond one night shopping for a universal remote, he meets a man by the name of Morty (Christopher Walken). It's Morty that ends up changing Michael's life with the gift of a remote that not only controls the TV and other household devices, but his own universe. Upon discovering the abilities of the remote. Michael begins to use it to fast forward through parts of his life that he doesn't want to wait around for. Such as fights with his wife and sex. As he does this the remote begins creating it's own memory and eventually starts to automatically choose what to fast forward through. Michael soon realizes the importance of spending time with his family.
The story of Click is an interesting one because it isn't really good. There are minor plot holes that become pretty noticeable when your watching it. The story isn't anything we haven't seen in the past. The climax of the film is pretty poor and pretty much obvious, but then again, I don't really see how they could have done it any other way. The story isn't too bad that you cant watch it, but its pretty distracting. It isn't bad, but its not good either. Id say its decent.
Whats an Adam Sandler movie without laughs right. Well, I can tell you that the movie is pretty funny...for the first half. There are many laugh out loud moments like this one scene where Sandler changes his bosses language to Spanish at a very important meeting. Half way through the movie, it stops with the jokes. The story becomes more serious and focused that there are hardly any jokes what so ever. This is kind of stupid because this film was marketed as a comedy and the trailers made it look like its funny as heck, but then during the middle of the film, all this drama kicks in and the jokes stop coming.
The music is pretty good. It captures the moments when the film turns serious and display this very good. The music is right where it should belong even the credits have pretty good music that fits the movie just right.
So with all this said, is Click still a pretty good movie to watch? yes. I was expecting this film to disappoint big time, but I actually kind of liked it. I mean sure the story ain't great, but its still watchable. It may not be the best Adam Sandler movie, but its pretty good. I do however must warn you that the Sandler fans hoping for some good laughs will probably ONLY enjoy the first half of the film as the second half is geared more towards drama fanatics.
Rating: 7.3 / 10