Director Lee Tamahori was an unfortunate choice for director since a cursory
look at his credits (``Mulholland Falls,'' ``The Edge,'' ``Along Came a Spider'') reveals a distressingly flat filmmaker lacking the grace and panache that's needed to keep Bond light on his feet.
However, a cursory
check of some of the Latin citations indicates a negligence which makes the reader uneasy.
Though played with Tourette charisma by Sean Harris, Curtis' seething demons are only examined in the most cursory
fashion, his epilepsy presented as a mere stage affectation and his reasons for hanging himself not elucidated in the least.
And, of course, there are the cursory
, shallowly rendered attempts to define the claustrophobic life underwater and the caricatures of the vodka- swilling, fatalistic Roo-skies.
We found the hiking information on the maps to be cursory
and at times confusing - not the helpful detail common to publications produced by the National Park Service.
Because a video was part of the submission process, there was grousing among participants - off the record, naturally - that the series' producers were looking for someone telegenic, a complaint borne out by a cursory
glimpse at the 10 finalists.