Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fool's Gold

Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey team up again in the movie Fool's Gold. This is the first time teaming up since How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. McConaughey is a very well actor (A Time To Kill) and Hudson is definitely good (Almost Famous). But even though the two are accomplished actors, and the acting is good, the movie itself is....eh.

We find the two getting divorced at the start of the movie. Hudson can't stand to be married any longer to McConaughey who is spontaneous, free livin kind of guy. McConaughey is looking for a lost treasure that has been lost by some guy 2oo years ago and winds up dragging in everyone around him to try to get. Meanwhile, a rapper who owns an island where the treasure happens to be located is trying to kill McConaughey and get the treasure for himself. And its a finder's keeper's kinda deal with guns and not so good humor.

If I were you, I would wait till this one comes to cable. While the acting and chemistry by the lead roles are good, the story itself is lame. The tale of the treasure is impossible to follow and how it came to be where it is. McConaughey is in debt to this rapper who owns his own island, but we don't why McConaughey owns him anything. And the guy playing the rapper is one of the guys from the Scary Movie films and just can't pull off being scary (he knows how to fly a plane too!). The movie would be a lot better if they kept it more simple, explained things in a way that made sense, and had a bad guy that actually seemed bad.

With OK acting and confusing interacting story, I give Fool's Gold a "eh it's alright".
2 stars (out of 4)


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Jess said...

So I think it's the coolest thing ever that I get my own personal movie critic! This movie turned out to be nothing of what I expected. It still kept me entertained though. Keeping up with the story was kinda interesting. Although I would pick "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days" anyday over this one. Good blog Keifer! I love you! :D