Posted on 1/15/13 11:50 AM
I watched this movie in a tiny dark room by myself and really enjoyed it. It's just a simple story of young love and quirky humor. I also should mention the incredible skill behind the camera, Wes Anderson. Wes does such a good job directing I can't tell if he just got lucky with a bunch of solid child actors, or that's just his directing skills behind the wheel.
Oh and by the way, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and Edward Norton are in it. And they're all great. Norton's character was plain old fashion fantastic.
Now, there is one quick, disturbing complaint I did have with the movie. The children intimacy scene, I know, I know, it can be classified under young awkward love. BUT, I'm just saying, if Wes Anderson gets arrested for possession of child pornography down the road, I don't want to be the one who gave this movie a 100%.
Posted on 1/15/13 11:49 AM
Well twist my nipples and call me a Sally. I did not see this one coming. Dredd 3D in 2D (the one and only showing in 2D...) was fucking incredible. There are some moments in the beginning where one might say: "chill out on the slow motion 3D scenes fellas". But, this movie is just a plain and simple action classic. From Dredd to Cersei *cough* I mean Ma'Ma, even the little psychic girl, they were all great.
I must re-iterate how much I appreciated the simplicity of it, no world domination, no save the universe. It was just a simple drug bust and it WORKED.
Music was great.
One liners were great.
villains were great.
3D was don't care.
I'm ready for the sequel...
Posted on 1/15/13 11:48 AM
A fantastic story of the rise and fall and salvation of a Chinese legend. The story, true or false, had me more awed then the actual fight scenes. My only problem with the movie is that the fighting did not stay realistic. Which I believe it should have since it was a "based on a true story" movie.
Posted on 1/15/13 11:41 AM
Talk about a movie wasting all of its potential. This movie had a very similar flaw that, excuse my language, "Lockout" had. That being, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO BUILD UP TO ANYTHING. THE WHOLE MOVIE SEEMS TO MOVE AT THE EXACT SAME PACE. Every scene that is trying to provoke emotion in the audience completely swings and misses. This can be blamed on the director or the score, but I'm going to blame both here.
Posted on 1/15/13 11:37 AM
A very entertaining movie that revolves around a part of American history that classrooms won't teach about. The humor is spot on, the casting was superb (except for Tarantino playing an Australian), and the dialogue as always is fantastic with Tarantino films. If you want to compare it with 'Inglorious Bastards' I would have to give the edge to 'Inglorious Bastards' for the music seemed better timed and more fitting than it did in 'Django Unchained'.
Samuel L. Jackson for me stole the show with his Uncle Tom role.
Posted on 1/15/13 11:31 AM
If every scene is a puzzle piece then what you have at the end is a pretty good looking puzzle with multiple black holes. It's worth watching for a marvel movie but that's as far as I'll go.
PS: The only thing I hate more than 3D is the first person shooter point of view. I thought 'Doom' showed us all that.
Posted on 12/20/12 07:28 PM
The most overlooked movie of all time.
The most underrated love story of all time.
The plot for this movie was written in a van.
The movie's exposition is delivered crouched in a 1980's Chevy.
Yet it is still one the most original story-lines ever conceived.
My all time personal favorite movie.
Posted on 12/14/12 05:48 PM
It's an entertaining, story driven, cartoon.
You know it's not a good sign when you can list your top 5 least favorite scenes of a film but not your top 5 favorite in general. This digital gloss over happening to all action movies is really becoming a horrible lazy habit. Remember when the Orcs were real people in makeup. When they looked dirty, grimy, gritty and REAL...? Well, I miss them greatly. It's hard to take a man's vendetta seriously when it's against a freshly digitized cartoon.
Hollywood has lost its way. I wish a law was past that stated: "everything humanoid can no long be portrayed digitally". Maybe then people might find that connection they used to have with the fantasy genre. Because as of now, its gone.
The best scenes don't have any battling digital rock monsters, or witty computer generated goblin kings. They are the ones like Bilbo simply leaving the shire.
Speaking of Bilbo, who is the main protagonist and the character we are supposed to relate to and become drawn in by... He's perfectly casted, but I really wish he had more scenes that showed his development rather than quick reminders he exists.
Anyways, CGI should be used in tiny moments like old school videogame cutscenes. And they should only be used to project unbuildable sets and backdrops. NOT characters.
PS: If you think what I am saying is garbage then, just go hold up a picture of the Orc that killed Sean Bean next to a picture of Orc leader Thorin wants to kill. Then tell me which one is better. If you over the age of 12 I'm sure you will make the correct decision.
Posted on 12/13/12 02:30 PM
There's lovely images and strong performances but I just can't get emotionally involved with a movie that is so digitally glossed over. Too clean + no grit = unrealistic.
Also that "author" that is used as a tool to give the story a narrator... Hated him.
Posted on 12/01/12 02:47 AM
You know how some movies will make you a better person after you see it? Well this is not one of those movies. This also might possibly be the literally worst movie to ever take a girl on a date to go see. Now, with that said... Yes it is entertaining and the scenes can be very hit or miss. The "hit" scenes I am referring to are very well done, intense, and just straight awesome (the poker scene, the beginning, Brad Pitt talking to whoever scene). The "miss" scenes are never too painful, but you might find yourself saying "next scene please".
Another small piece of beef I had with this movie was the in your face political exposition that follows the movie the ENTIRE running time of the film. We get it, the crime world operates similarly to real American politics. WE GET IT...
Anyways, if you're a guy and you are by yourself or with another friend, and there is no chance of a female coming over, it's worth a view...