Summoned (2013)

Let's be clear as to why I watched this movie in the first place. Aside from the usual Netflix nonsense recommendations, it was primarily for three clearly definable reasons.

  1. Cuba
  2. Gooding 
  3. Jr.

Look at that movie poster and tell me you aren't SURE that Cuba is the main character and the others just support him. It's clear that the screen will be filled with Cuba goodness for most of the time (with obvious sexy time with the blonde, but she's window dressing). How could you pay the money for Cuba Gooding Jr. and not subsequently use him in the movie as the main character? Well, you'll have to ask Peter Sullivan - the director and writer of this movie that very important question.

I can't say that I had high expectations after One in the Chamber, but Cuba still has a place in my heart that he got when he was in Jerry McGuire and As Good as It Gets. I keep thinking that he's going to be in there to make a good movie, and he can make a questionable movie into a good or even a very good movie.

This movie is not good. I can go into all the minutia of why it is bad, but it seems kind of pointless. Yes, it's that kind of movie. At least with A Common Man, it is so bad that I can't help but complain. This one is just bad and boring. It's the kind of movie I would expect to be playing on the local UPN station at 3AM between infomercials.

Camerawork was not good.
Acting was bad.
Directing was bad.
Writing was horrible.
Dialogue was icky.
The movie was not worth watching.



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