This is another of the films watched in-flight on my recent Singapore excursion.
I like Uma Thurman, she can act and somehow manages to look good in vinyl.
As for Luke Wilson, I can watch him for hours without getting too badly bored.
I even enjoy tongue-in-cheek, mickey takes of genre. But this one unlike the title character, G-Girl, just doesn’t fly.
The idea at its most basic has a lot of potential. A neurotic superheroine whose clingy, needy, suspicious nature drives her normal guy boyfriend to dump her. She then sets about exacting her revenge for being thus treated, using her superheroine skills. Opportunities for humour appear to be highly likely.
Sadly, though there are cute moments, it just doesn’t deliver on its potential.
The best part of the whole movie is Eddie Izzard‘s portrayal of Professor Bedlam aka Barry.
He camps it up a bit and I mean that strictly with regards to the nature of the character. He takes the idea of a spurned first love becoming an arch-villain to his young-love’s superheroine and runs with it. He plays it camp, yet subtle. Jealousy and possessiveness done with a deft super-villainous touch.
Only rent this if you’ve seen every fun movie in the video store, or better yet, if it’s free on TV and the rest of the channels are rubbish.
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 (Eddie is worth 1 point, looking at Luke Wilson is worth 0.5 point).