Excess Baggage (1997)

EXCESS BAGGAGE, about a spoiled rich kid (Alicia Silverstone) who 
fakes her own kidnapping and ends up in the hands (and later arms) 
of a quirky, hunky auto thief (Benicio Del Toro), is so uninterest-
ing, so underwhelming, and so *utterly* uninvolving, that the ques-
tion becomes not "do I walk out?" but "how quickly can I find the 
fire exit?"  I lasted for about thirty minutes, at which point I 
became concerned about my personal safety.  Noticing an unusual 
energy drain upon my person, I fastened a rope around my waist and 
proceeded to move forward to the front of the auditorium.  Upon 
closer inspection, I discovered what I had suspected--  the film-
makers had, indeed, made into reality the central plot device of 
EVENT HORIZON.  Right there in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the cor-
ner of Atlantic Springs and Spring Forest Road, a black hole had 
been opened within the confined space of a movie theater.  I sure 
hope they learn to harness that power...  (Rated "PG-13"/98 min.)

Grade: W/O

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
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