100 movies: Ca$h

100 movies of 2012

Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!

Ca$hCa$h (05/05/12)

A man meets up with two “good guys” to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.

I feel like this film needs another admission from me. I’m on a bit of a Chris Hemsworth kick. This popped up on Sky Movies. Along with added Sean Bean, I figured, this might be ok.

Well, I was wrong. It’s advertised as a thriller, but there’s nothing thrilling about it. The score music is completely distracting and doesn’t feel like it belongs. A little bit like Sean Bean’s hair. I couldn’t help but stare and think WTF.

Sean Bean’s a funny thing. See, in his TV roles, he’s brilliant! Aside from Goldeneye, I can’t remember a single film role of his I’ve liked. He seems to play the same old Brit bad guy. Boring! And ever so slightly painful to watch.

Bless Chris Hemsworth here. His Aussie twang is very, very present. It’s amazing to actually see how far he’s come, in terms of his acting. He was far from impressive here. Maybe it was also a combination of his role. It just didn’t suit him.

Overall, a very boring ‘thriller’. I should have known something was up with a title like Ca$h – symbols instead of letters is never a good sign! Just skip it. Even if you’re on a Chris Hemsworth kick like I was!
Rating: 1/5

Read on to see all the films watched this year…

36 Films so far this year

  1. The Tourist 1/5 (02/01/12)
  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 5/5 (03/01/12)
  3. World’s Greatest Dad 2/5 (14/01/12)
  4. Haywire 3/5 (19/01/12)
  5. Dead Snow 3/5 (20/01/12)
  6. The Artist 5/5 (21/01/12)
  7. Priest 2/5 (05/02/12)
  8. The Muppets 5/5 (15/02/12)
  9. Faster 4/5 (19/02/12)
  10. Chronicle 4/5 (22/02/12)
  11. Safe House 4/5 (24/02/12)
  12. Reservoir Dogs 4/5 (25/02/12)
  13. This Means War 4/5 (02/03/12)
  14. The Royal Tenenbaums 3/5 (03/03/12)
  15. Reign of Fire 3/5 (04/03/12)
  16. Dear John 2/5 (04/03/12)
  17. Road to Perdition 5/5 (05/03/12)
  18. The Three Musketeers 3/5 (06/03/12)
  19. The Eagle 2/5 (10/03/12)
  20. Everybody’s Fine 2/5 (14/03/12)
  21. Frankenstein 4/5 (15/03/12)
  22. Love and Other Drugs 2/5 (15/03/12)
  23. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2/5 (17/03/12)
  24. The Big Lebowski 5/5 (18/03/12)
  25. The Hunger Games 3/5 (23/03/12)
  26. Headhunters 4/5 (07/04/12)
  27. Super 1/5 (07/04/12)
  28. The Cabin in the Woods 5/5 (13/04/12)
  29. Watchmen 4/5 (14/04/12)
  30. The Hurt Locker 3/5 (21/04/12)
  31. Avengers Assemble 5/5 (26/04/12)
  32. 22 Bullets 2/5 (28/04/12)
  33. Bad Teacher 1/5 (29/04/12)
  34. Red Riding Hood 1/5 (04/05/12)
  35. A Perfect Getaway 4/5 (05/05/12)
  36. Ca$h 1/5 (13/05/12)