Nothing that I like better than a huge cast of good character actors makes the most of a disaster that befalls them all. It's like a fairy tale. And it's set in New York. Sounds perfect.
The Tower is a New York building where premium living is paid for and every problem is dealt with by the greatest staff on the face of the Earth. The staff pride themselves at knowing every tiny detail they need to know to insure that their client's lives are hassle free. I like the whole machine-like precision of it all. Everybody knows their place and their job.
You know it's all going to go badly (or we wouldn't have a film). I just want me a happy ending. Damn it. I NEED me a happy ending to end my week. Sunday must be happy ending movie days at the Cave. So let it be written...So let it be DONE!
Eddie Murphy is back channeling 1984 when he was the funniest black man on Earth. You'll be happy to know that he only adds to the energy here. This has the energy of one of those 80s movies where 'the gang' team up to save their community centre.
Mathew Broderick is particularly good as a man who has hit rock bottom and now has nothing to loose and lots of questions to ask.
The idea is totally unworkable but they have a great way of falling ass backwards into success. It's like a live action cartoon. Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half. Nothing great but not going to destroy the world either.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.