Movie Review: August Rush sucks like Anna Nicole in a room full of billionaires
I was roped into going to see August Rush against my will. It was either that, or Enchanted, and I figured, hey, lesser of two evils, right?
Synopsis didn’t sound that horrid, although I had not figured in the Freddie Highmore factor, nor the Robin Williams factor, both of which push the irritation quotient of any movie into the stratosphere. I should have November Rushed out of the theater, but I was trapped due to the gf factor.
As a professional musician, its possible I could have related to and agreed with the subject matter and some of opinions and views expressed about music in this movie. In theory, anyway.
In practice though, this movie is annoying, cloyingly sentimental, damned with cute ass kid actor mugging for the camera and doing precious little acting, Robin Williams, plot holes you could drive a truck through (and that’s in about 20 minutes worth of actual story, which is all this turd has) and mostly, the worst editing I have ever seen in a movie, and I’ve seen a shit-load of movies and am an aficionado of film cutting and camera direction.