February 15, 2014

The Rock

from my 100 Popular Movies Marathon, part 18 of 100

The Rock, 1996. Terrorists with chemical weapons use Alcatraz as a fortress.

Directed by Michael Bay. Written by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook & Mark Rosner; story by Weisberg & Cook. Starring Sean Connery & Nicolas Cage, with Ed Harris, John Spencer, William Forsythe, Vanessa Marcil & some big fireballs.

Concept: D
Story: D
Characters: C
Dialog: D
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: C
Music: D
Enjoyment: I know it's a lot to ask of a Michael Bay movie, but I really wish anything in it made any sense. If just, like, one thing could make sense. That would be nice. D

GPA: 1.5/4

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