Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Absolutely Anything 2015 (film review) (spoiler alert)

"A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment." IMDb

 The film Absolutely Anything staring Simon Pegg looks good at first sight, with a well known cast including, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Joanna Lumley, Eric Idel, Eddy Izzard, Terry Jones, and Sanjeeve Bhaskar, it should be a non stop riot of laughs.  Sadly it's not.
 For a start the Monty Pyton fans only get to see Terry Jones, and thats briefly, the rest of Python are just the voices of the CGI aliens. Joanna Lumley is again more a cameo role, while Robin Williams is the voice of a dog.
 Secondly the plot is hardly original, think Bruce Almighty and you've seen it before. 
 You see what happens is aliens give teacher and looser Neil (Simon Pegg) the power to do anything simply by waving his hand and saying it. The plot revolves around him making mistakes with the power (like killing an entire class at his school), and trying to get the girl of his dreams.... Sounding familiar now?
 While the film isn't actually bad it's not great either, Pegg seems to be on a bit of a downward spiral since his great films like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, now most of his roles are supporting in films like Star Trek, or Mission Impossible.  That said it's better than the pretty terrible A Fantastic fear of Everything, In my opinion his worst film.

Waynes Rating 5/10  Worth a watch if your a Pegg fan but don't expect to burst a kidney laughing.

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