Posted by on Aug 1, 2008 in News & Events | 1 comment

1.5 stars (out of 4)

Clever as your nephew’s knock-knock jokes, surprising as a Jay Leno monologue.

Not much else to say about this stinker (except that when you paint yourself into a corner requiring three warrior Yeti, your screenplay probably needs work), so let’s get to the important thing: Maria Bello, who costars with Brendan Fraser and actually acts in the two or three scenes that permit it.

Bello is a fave simply because she’s such a worker. With the exception of A History of Violence, every time I see her she’s delivering a first-rate performance in a third-rate project (Thank You for Smoking, Assault on Precinct 13). She deserves to be a bigger star. Do I have a small crush? Maybe.