Saturday, August 30, 2003


A Video Review of "K-Pax"

Copyright 2002 Glenn Walker

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away (1984, to be precise) we've seen this before. It was called Starman and coincidentally starred Jeff Bridges and in one of his better performances too. It was also in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and in any Morgan Freeman detective thriller from the 1990s. There's hardly anything original in this flick except for some flat deadpan alien acting from Kevin Spacey.

We've got the alien on Earth with his childlike wonder and simple solutions to problems. We've got the cast of crazy characters that inhabit the mental hospital. And when things get heavy we've got a mystery on our hands. Three different movies all in one bundle. It would have been much better as one flick.

If you have two hours on your hands and don't mind a flick that can't decide what it wants to be this is the movie for you. The ride is bumpy but enjoyable.

The above previously appeared at Project: Popcorn

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