A few thoughts on ‘The Tourist’

by W. Andrew Powell

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist

Most critics apparently don’t feel like I did about The Tourist. Most critics hated the film, and I actually enjoyed it a bit.

Do you want to know why I thought The Tourist was actually pretty good though?

Part of it was because Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie were in it. It was also a funny film that was clearly a blatant rip off of the original (as opposed to an Americanized remake).

But the reason I left the theatre smiling after I saw The Tourist was because it ended with Muse’s “Starlight” playing over the credits, which pretty much summed up the film for me.

Okay, I liked it for a few more reasons than that, but Muse certainly helped.

That said I’m still appalled by the liberal use of very bad special effects to make Angelina and Johnny look like they were doing fantastic stunts in outlandish places, and by the generally ridiculous script, but I actually walked away with a smile on my face and frankly, that’s a lot better than I manage with most movies.

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