JunkerSeed Posted December 26, 2002 Share Posted December 26, 2002 Catch me if you can is the second Spielberg movie to come out this year (Minority report, my favorite movie of the year, was the 1st). Catch me if you can, like it's predecessor, deals with Spielbergs unhealthy obsession with running. I predict that his next movie will be a remake of the Charlie Sheen classic "The Chase". Anyways, this one was just fun. Fun fun fun. Not an ambitious, brilliant experience, but it was a really fun, smart lighthearted romp. Leo Decaprio plays Frank Abignale Jr. a young con artist, and Tom Hanks is the FBI agent who chases him. Decaprio has easily won my respect this week (not that he didnt already have it) by displaying his range. In Gangs he's an intense, vengeful warrior and all this, and here he's a charming kid, light on his feet and smarter than 90% of the people around him, but also quite sad and lonely. Christopher Walken plays Frank's dad and Martin Sheen also makes a bit of an appearance. Fine cast, everybody seems to have a grip on the feel of the movie, and they dont get too heavyhanded for the light tone. Speilberg's movies are starting to look increasingly "Spielbergian", with light beaming through windows all over the place and glowing orbs where all the lamps should be, I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing, so far it's very very good. I like the look, and I just hope he doesn't overdo it in the future. I wont try to explain any of the cons in the movie, because they are so funny and cool I'd hate to spoil it. Most of the fun is watching Frank improvise and think his way into and out of trouble. Amazing that all this stuff is true. So, this comes very highly reccomended. I like the fact that one of these big shot masters of film can step back and make a simple, fun movie out of a great story. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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