Sunday, July 27, 2014

Alan Rickman Reel: Mesmer (and a change-up)

My household are big fans of Alan Rickman. As such, we decided to review his films from start to finish. Using IMDb, that put us starting with Die Hard (Die Hard!!!!) and we knew Dogma and Galaxy Quest would be in there, too. Not to mention all our other favorite Alan Rickman films. Plus, you know, we thought we'd discover so many more fun movies. That is probably still true but we've been discovering some real duds in our journey and it's sucking the fun out of this activity. As such, we've decided to keep going in chronological order but to focus on the ones we like or what sounds good to us.

If we skip one of your favorites feel free to make a case for it in the comments. Links to previous reviews can be found below under the cut.

Between this movie and the blurb for Close Your Eyes, we've been inspired to change our Alan Rickman Reel rules!

sgwordy: Wow! That movie was really boring. But mostly just bad.

Dr Musacha: Yep, boring and bad. I think we're done here!

sgwordy: Whoa, deja vu! I totally agree. Should we just skip to the summary or do we need to say anymore about how we're changing our strategy?

Dr Musacha: I might have had to stab my eyes out if we were subjected to more movies like this so thumbs up to the new strategy.

sgwordy: (laughs) On to the ratings then. And we're almost positive we'll have a better review up for next time.

Rate the movie on a scale of 1 to 10:
Dr Musacha – 1
sgwordy – -5 (that's a minus, to be clear)

Was Rickman the best thing about this movie?
Dr Musacha – Interestingly, he won a film festival award for his acting in this movie. So according to Montreal, yes.
sgwordy – There was nothing 'best' about this movie (suck it, Montreal!)

In the context of his body of work, on a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate Rickman as Rickman?
Dr Musacha – 2
sgwordy –3

Favorite Rickman quote from this movie?
Dr Musacha: I deal with all kinds of derangements.


  1. I'm baaaaack!!! My laptop died over a year ago and I couldn't remember how to get to your blog, but I finally got the laptop fixed - yay! Bryce was watching Robin Hood this weekend and I was telling him how much you and Dr M love Alan Rickman and used to do these really fun blog posts about him. Glad to see you're still doing them!

    1. Welcome back! So awesome to see you again. And yay for a fixed laptop.

      Yep, we're still doing them. We aren't exactly being super fast about it, are we? Did you see that we've done a post for Robin Hood? It was a couple months back I think. We actually watched another of his films this weekend so we should have a new post up soon. We are going to try to not let so many months go by between posts in the future.

      Great to see you around again! :)