Sunday, October 13, 2002

Rollerball (2000)


A Video Review of "Rollerball" (2000)

Copyright 2002 Glenn walker

Chris Klein ("American Pie," "Say It Isn't So"), who took the part after Mark Wahlberg bailed out (to do that other 1970s scifi remake "Planet of the Apes"), is completely dull. Boring as sin, he is a no action hero but inexplicably cast as one here.

The best sequences are of the Rollerball game itself. The side story (which is unfortunately the side story, and the plot) seems as dull as Chris Klein himself.

It's a shame because boreboy's co-stars LL Cool J and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos are intriguing in their parts but sadly their backstories are as lacking as Klein's charisma.

Why remake a classic if it's going to be such a mess? This disappointment from director John McTiernan ("Die Hard," "The Hunt For Red October") will make me think twice before seeing another one from him.

Maybe more character development or more actual gametime would've saved this one. Maybe not.

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