Brett Ratner

Goofy comedy guy trying to be taken seriously.

Really Like It Rush Hour (1998) -- A movie that's pretty funny and actiony in spite of itself. You're either interested in the cool fighting, laughing, or both. The smaller players work well too--like the little girl and the bomb-diffusing chick.  (Brett Ratner also directs the sequel, Rush Hour 2.)

Hate It Red Dragon (2002) -- One of the most pointless movies ever made. Hannibal wasn't for all tastes, but at least it was different. Red Dragon isn't so much a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs as a lame remake of it (not to mention being a lame remake of Manhunter). Just because some of the best actors alive (Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Feinnes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, and Philip Seymour Hoffman) do a Hannibal Lector movie doesn't mean that it's going to be good. (See Ridley Scott for the predecessor, Hannibal.)

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