Friday, August 28, 2009

State Of Play

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Hmmm. At some point in 2003, a well made British mini-series – titled State Of Play – was aired. It was long (6 episodes) but it was worth it. It takes time to deal with a plot like this. That was definitely worth watching.

The American effort, on the other hand, seems rather lacking. Especially to those who did bother with the British mini-series. This simply wasn’t good enough. Russell Crowe seemed more like a confused preacher as opposed to a reporter. The movie does have it’s moments. Sadly not enough of them.

I do enjoy a rip-off as long as it’s good. This one just wasn’t up to the mark. Actually not even close.


6 Opinions:

Mathai said...

thanks for the review.. will avoid it :P

L o r d R a j said...

Hey Mathai,

So, you have watched the mini-series as well, eh?

Once you have seen someone do a good job with a plot, you just can't stop comparing, when you are watching a mediocre ripp off.

Some people really liked the movie. Given that they haven't watched the mini-series - they don't realise that this should have been a hell lot better.

Mathai said...

well I haven't seen it yet but I have heard a lot of good reviews about it. The only BBC show I faithfully watch is Top Gear and previously there was Coupling :)

L o r d R a j said...

Good taste.

Mathai said...

I've got the series now. I'll be watching it this week :)

L o r d R a j said...

Hope you like it.