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I missed this in its maiden year, though I can't be sure it was released in theaters. I have to make an educated guess and say it was theatrically released. It would have been declared the biggest box office rip-off of all time if anybody had seen it. I recall seeing on the news a man flying a jetpack over the Swiss Alps. It was real, and it was cool. That popped into my mind as I suffered this film.
This film set in the present day purports to be a story about the building and testing of a jetpack. It even begins with a written 'history', describing Bell Labs' perfection of a working prototype and the military's rejection of it. It then goes on to say that hasn't stopped inventors from working on jetpacks (which they keep calling a "belt").
PRETTY BIRD proclaims itself to be based on true events. It then goes on to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen. The Three Stooges got nothin' on this revolting trio of Paul Giamatti (I expected him to know better since he starred and produced), Billy Crudup, and a poor, attractive dope called David Hornsby (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, his only other film role).
Crudup plays Curtiss, the ever-irritating conman/entrepreneur who always seems to get people to do exactly what he wants. Now I knew better than to expect anything from Crudup except a slight migraine, but I couldn't miss a Paul Giamatti movie. I love him, no matter what the critics say.Read more ›
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This was pretty painful to watch and that was probably the intention. The performances were good, but they couldn't save a film with few other redeeming qualities.Published 18 months ago by Steven Ritacco
This "Rocket-Propelled Misadventure" was just stupid. It goes nowhere and does nothing. An idiot takes a set of blueprints off the internet or gets them from the library... Read morePublished 19 months ago by dhart
well, it was a good time to give a review to this movie because I watched it last night but, ....Published on January 7, 2013 by Joshua J. Hanson