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Extraordinary Measures - Brendan Fraser + Harrison Ford!
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So I went to see a free (the best kind of moviegoing) preview screening of Extraordinary Measures tonight. It's a medical drama about a biotech entrepreneur forming an unorthodox partnership with a gruff and cantankerous researcher in order to save his children yadda yadda. The headline here is Brendan "The Mummy" Fraser and Harrison "Indiana Jones" Ford sharing the screen. And I could have guessed this, but it turns out that one of them is significantly taller:



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The script and direction are pedestrian but competent, and while Ford gives a perfectly solid "Harrison Ford" performance, Fraser really is rather good, appropriately intense but never over-the-top. He's such a natural goof that it's easy to forget that he's a rather strong actor. And the lovely Kerri Russell gives a nice if unexciting turn as Fraser's wife. I really don't know why she isn't a bigger star.

Grade: B. The material is TV-movie-ish and the delivery is pedestrian, but the strong perfs make it worth seeing if you're willing to put up with the genre's limitations. And as a geek experience, it definitely beats Ford tackling Robert "T-1000" Patrick in the awful, terrible, no-good Firewall. :-)
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Gaith Wrote:The material is TV-movie-ish
What I thought looking at the trailer.

Gaith Wrote:And as a geek experience, it definitely beats Ford tackling Robert "T-1000" Patrick in the awful, terrible, no-good Firewall.
God, I still remember that terrible Firewall ending. It was "oh... that's it. The movie ends. Let's go eating pizza and talk about something else"

Glad to know this new movie turns to be quite good/okay
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Gaith Wrote:The script and direction are pedestrian but competent, and while Ford gives a perfectly solid "Harrison Ford" performance...
...in the awful, terrible, no-good Firewall. :-)
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No, no, this movie is completely different. He's fighting for someone else's family. :wink:
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