Monday, March 2, 2015

Michael (1996)

Synopsis: Likeable winged creature treks across the American heartland. Oh wait – that’s the Synopsis for Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird!

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Would-be ghosts. UFO voyagers. A chicken that pecks out Moonlight Sonata on the piano – blindfolded! They’re the kind of stories that keep the National Mirror in the nation’s shopping carts.” 

What Did I Learn?: Angels aren’t the cleanest of supernatural beings.

Really?: 1) So… thousands of years earlier, Michael fought Satan, and nobody thinks to ask him about that anecdote? 2) Funny how those wings aren’t very noticeable underneath a trenchcoat. 

Rating: Michael is an enjoyable, and surprisingly heart-warming little road movie with a lot of nice moments and a fine cast (including the late Bob Hoskins as a sleazy tabloid mogul). That said, the jokes are somewhat hit-and-miss, and the third act is a bit weak. 7.5/10 stars.

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