Tuesday, July 16 2002
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Fortunately, the film doesn't take itself or the three leaders of the independence movement too seriously.
There's probably something to be said here about guys and competition and pointy weapons.
Whereas most teen films collapse into a mindless sequence of witless one-liners and antiquated sight gags, Real Genius remains effervescent and engaging.
The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.
There is one huge difference between Mikami and Buffy -- Mikami is strictly in it for the cash, possessed of an all-consuming greed that makes for real comedy . . .
Gangster No. 1's style and plot are stale.
Thursday, July 11 2002