I don't know what the critics are going on about, really...I loved it! Totally, totally, totally. And that is because it is such a fresh change for both Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.
Frankly, I've not watched a single show that Johnny's been in ever since...what, 21 Jump Street?...because....he makes strange choices. I love him but his choices...nah-ah. Mad people, crazy people, unreal people, insane people, ugly people....his choices. But this one, although he doesn't change his scruffy looks, his character is soooooooo lovable. Blur like nothing, and Johnny Depp as a victim?! A victim of circumstance? A victim of love? Oh, come off it already!
Another big change is Angelina Jolie's character. I mean, this is whatshernamethatkicksassallthetime Tomb Raider woman we're talking about. She shoots at people, kill and murder without blinking and here she is....all demure and in love. Oh come off it already!
The ending was a surprise....damn it. Johnny Depp's got me in the end.
Although I think they did rather well together, I do agree with one thing with the critics and it is the chemistry. I don't see or feel any. I feel the funnies because the lines were cute. And Angelina Jolie's non-expression...I mean, she's got to have SOME expression at some point in time, you know, but she doesn't have any. Be it anger, pain, love, or frustration....she just has this really blank look on her face THROUGHOUT the entire movie. From the first second to the end. I mean, sure, it's classy and very sexy but....a bit much stiffness there, no?
But I love the jokes.
One time, Jolie came into the room wearing this amazing gown, Depp was drinking out of nervousness. He turns around, gulps and says, 'Wow, you're ravenous.' Jolie pauses, blinks and corrects him, 'I think you mean ravishing. Now, YOU are ravenous.'
I just had to pause and rewind on that one. =)
And in the words of Jolie and Depp in the end.
Jolie: Twenty million dollars on plastic surgery and this is the face you choose.
Depp: What, you don't like it?
Jolie: It'll do.
No, we like it, Johnny. We love it! Well, I do, anyway. The romantic in me does.