Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Movie Review of Ghost Town

Ghost Town - 4.5/10
Directed by David Koepp
Cast - Ricky Gervais,Greg Kinnear,Tea Leoni

Plot Summary
Bertram Pincus, is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

After watching the trailer and reading the synopsis,I thought to myself this could very much be a remake of Ghost minus the romance and all that shit.Sadly after watching this movie,even Ghost was funnier.
Ricky Gervais was extremely funny in his own series,The Office and Extras.His choice of movie roles however,are just plain bad.
Half the time,all you could hear him is mumbling.He shouldn't be doing a main role,I feel Gervais is much better in supporting roles.Greg Kinnear on the other hand wasn't so bad.Tea Leoni seemed alittle confused at times.
Script for this movie was good.There were quite abit of funny lines but just the deliverance wasn't there.Editing for this movie was pretty ok.Cinematography could have been alittle better and the camera works were simply ok.There were a few loopholes in the plot.And the story telling wasn't really smoothly told.Good beginning,draggy middle and a really rushed end.

Dont bother...wait for the DVD even if you are a fan of Ricky Gervais.

Best Quotes
Hospital Nurse: [after Bertram's colonoscopy] Come back soon. Bertram Pincus: What a terrible thing to say in a hospital.

Bertram Pincus: All work and no play makes Jack- a vital member of society.

Recommended movies by the director
Secret Window (Johnny Depp)
Stir of Echoes (Kevin Bacon)

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