If you’re reading this post wanting to find something about getting married in a castle that means you have fallen into my deadly trap of title trickery, what the title actually refers to is my three posts from this week, as always. First of all was my review of the new Brit rom-com The Wedding Video, for a sum-up of the experience head over to the film reviews section and please comment and let me know your opinions too. Secondly we have my third game review, as promised I am building my game section since it seemed pitifully small so here we have my review of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, let me know your views on the new emphasis games have on online multiplayer. And finally due to there not being any big album releases this week head to the band plug section for my personal appraisal of Crystal Castles in the build up to the release of their third studio album. Hope you enjoy.
So a couple of days ago I went to see Brit rom-com, The Wedding Video. I didn’t really know what to expect but my expectations weren’t particularly high. What ensued was a mildly humorous if somewhat silly wedding comedy.
With an ensemble cast led by Rufus Hound the laughs are consistent, but consistently mediocre. There’s no laugh out loud moments there’s no failed jokes, it just all feels very safe. It teasingly runs up to the edges of anything offensive, obscene or outrageous pokes the line and then runs back safely to the middle ground, making it frustratingly unrealised potential. Robert Webb plays the normal guy getting married but you feel there is so much more comedy we could get from him and we know Webb would be able to deliver but it never materialises, we see a glimpse of what could have been in the films funniest moment during the stag night. Plot-wise it’s all fairly run of the mill stuff although the ending is rather ridiculous there’s no surprises to be found here.
Ultimately the film is not a failure it chugs happily along and it’s hard not to just sit back and enjoy it but in the end you feel cheated with a film that has a fresh idea to add to the over-subscribed wedding comedy genre but unfortunately can never quite find it’s own feet and become a stand out. Very middle-of-the-road.