Watched three DVDs this weekend. Watched The Recruit which wasn’t very good. Colin Farrell and Al Pacino star in a formulaic and utterly predictable “thriller” which fails to, well, thrill. The bad guy should be obvious a few minutes into the movie, his sinister plan shouldn’t remain shrouded in mystery and so when the “twist” comes, you’ve been expecting it so long it’s almost a relief. The problem? A bad script.
I also watched the 6th and 7th volumes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex episodes, which were quite good. I won’t say too much about them so as not to spoil the ending, but I will say that it didn’t end quite the way I thought it would, though having seen the first GitS movie, I had some inkling. In a way, the ending seemed a bit weak. The action was good, the suspense was well-managed, and it pulled you along right to the last few minutes where it was all wrapped up, but the final explanation didn’t seem quite grand enough to me. They also seemed to leave it open for another season, which I didn’t think they would do, but apparently it’s already been done. Now I have to decide if I want to wait for my library to get those DVDs.