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Posted on 7/18/08 05:34 AM
A noir movie with sci-fi and surrealism over it. Great scenario designs and good story.
The pace takes a little time to get used to, as time is extremely subjective in this movie. But once you get over it, the storytelling spiced with drama by the main character grips you and won't let go until the very last minute.
A good discussion about reality and time can unroll afterwrds. It's the kind of movie that leaves you thinking about it for a few days.
Although I cannot recommend it for non fans of the genre(Sci-fi/noir) as it has long portions of it filled with these ideals, I can surely suggest it for those out there who enjoyed Sunshine and Memento.
Posted on 7/17/08 06:33 AM
A classic that defined the space adventure genre.
Not by accident is Star wars revered now, more than 30 years after it's debut. Although the saga takes place in space, or, should I say: 'a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...' it has tastes of western, kung-fu and even romantic comedy. And I say: not more than a handful of movies are able to gather that many styles in a smooth and coherent way. That is, in my opinion, where Star Wars has its biggest source of fans.
I appeals to everyone, from mom(with the astonishing beautiful scenes and the romance) to the little kid(with enough action and strong characters, villans and heroes, to fill the whole weekend playtime).
Worthy of watchinf at least once, but it will definitely make you come back.
Posted on 7/17/08 06:25 AM
A movie that acomplishes what it set out to do. It reaches not an inch further or less than it's predecessor and the genre in general.
It's a movie for a very (very) specific niche. And it delivers eye candy dancing scenes with nothing new to add to the existing cliches.
If you enjoyed the first film (and I did), you won't be disappointed by this sequel.
The story pace loses itself a little nit in the middle part, but quickly recovers to an expectacular sequence of street dance and an unexpected (in a way) ending.
All in all a movie for those out there who want to see good street dancing, nothing more, nothing less.
Posted on 7/14/08 08:37 AM
George Lucas is able to show all his potential in this debut.
The movie keeps a constant dystopia atmosphere that blends perfectly with the musical score and makes it all in all very believable, successfully immersing the viewer into a future 'not too far'.
The camera angles and the lighting help the pace and the more or less slow pace is not at all a problem.
The final part of the movie is incredibly crafted with enough action to fill in for the whole movie.
All in all a must for sci-fi classic lovers.
Posted on 7/14/08 08:31 AM
A decent adaptation of the 'I Am Legend' novel, it may be dated but its pioneerism must be praised.
The first part of the movie is great, although the zombies are a bit laughable, with a good scenary and believable story. Heston's acting is very good and adds to the good backstory(thanks to the novel for it)
The second part loses the pace a little but still manages to be a quality apocalitic movie.
New generations may find the special effecs (if any) a bit dated but not to the point of spoiling the storytelling
Posted on 7/14/08 08:24 AM
Betting on queueing row uppon row of jokes, some are really witty and well thought and may make you laugh, but most only gross and reside on a sexual and dumb tone too blunt to be appreciated.
I must admit it has some memorable scenes that still make me laugh but for the most part, I consider it a stand up comedy with high budget.
Posted on 7/14/08 08:16 AM
It has very good points of view of america and even the middle estern cultures, but it fails to explore those points in a more intelligent and less humiliating way.
The comedy is mostly based on body jokes, animal harm, nudism and vandalism. It may be interesting for some, but not at all for me.
Great potential, fails in execution
Posted on 7/14/08 08:09 AM
A movie that is capable of translating most of Kubrick's idea and themes to the big screen. Although the new points, added by Spilberg are notably out of synchronism with the rest of the movie.
Even though I haven't read the book, I was able to point out those 'inserted' ideas. And a friend confirmed that they were not present in the novel.
All in all a bleak and dark sci-fi movie with great background story and excellent music score.
If you're a fan of sci-fi, it's definetly a must, but if you're not, A.I. is worth of seeing just for the imaginative viewpoints of the 'kind of' cyberpunk future.
The lack of more action may stand as a flaw for some, but not for me. I stick with the story and the superb scenary.
Posted on 7/14/08 04:22 AM
A good backstory spoiled completely by the slugish pace and the cliches popping up every minute.
Ultraviolet has a great introduction, good pretext for the action and a surreal look that made me watch it until the end, but the slow pacing action (whereas better to say the action was placed in completely wrong times) and the flat and numb acting of everyone turns this motion picture into one of the most boring movies of its year.
Needless to say the other wide release movie of this director (Equilibrium) fixed most of these aspects and kept the surreal tone just in the right measure
Posted on 7/14/08 04:12 AM
The inventive mind of Terry Gilliam meets the stunning performance of John Cleese, Sean Connery and other top of the top stars in this creative and light movie classic.
All beautiful to watch as the story takes you to various places and mixes the imagination created characters with believable scenarios.
The dark tone surrounding the whole movie sets just the right touch to the storytelling
The only flaw here is the lack of more comedy. Don't expect a witty Monty Phyton or an epic Sean Connery. Watch it as if you didn't know them.