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Posted on 1/05/12 04:59 PM
In my opinion, "Eden Lake" is completely overrated. Why is that?
First, friends of mine announced it as a horror movie. But to be honest, we were laughing most of the time, due to the mediocre acting and overall lack of plausibility. I had especially expected more from Michael Fassbender, who gives a dull and exchangeable performance. I did not think the adult actors succeeded in seriously portraying the tortures they had to take. Fassbender gets his tongue cut out? Of course he can still talk regularly. Reilly gets her foot destroyed? Of course she can still walk and only shows signs of mild to moderate pain. All that happens in this movie.
The evil kids do a lot better in my opinion, even though none of the kidsī characters is revealed in detail, which is a problem of the script. All teen characters lack motivation and there is basically no communication between them. I do not doubt that there are psycho kids like these out in the world, but I guess even the real psycho kids would talk about their actions in a different, more plausible and effective way.
To make it short: I did not like the acting, I thought the creators could have made more out of the script and I did not really like the visuals of this particular movie. Maybe it should be mentioned (on a positive note) that the film features a single black guy, who might not say a single word throughout the film, but stays alive until the end - which is unusual compared to most other "horror" movies.
But seriously, if you like to watch a film about psycho teenagers who have fun in killing people, Iīd rather recommend "Funny Games". It is more or less the same, just slightly better in every single way. You even have a dog getting killed in both films, if that is of any special interest to you.
Posted on 1/05/12 04:57 PM
Donīt worry, be crappy. This movie is crap even if you like Tom Gerhardtīs kind of humor. Do not watch this movie. If you have seen "Voll Normaal" you have already seen the good jokes. This film feels like 90 minutes of deleted scenes. Shame on you and go home, Tom Gerhardt!
Posted on 1/05/12 04:40 PM
American History X is one of the most relevant movies of the last decade, if not one of the most relevant movies of all time. This is the stuff that should be shown in schools all over the world, since racism is a phenomenon that happens all over the world. Watch it or die, there is nothing more to say about it.
Posted on 8/16/11 08:45 AM
The Simpsons Movie is fun but it never is as much fun as my favorite Simpsons TV episodes. Know what I mean?
The film introduced the new "shiny" look the Simpsons now also have on TV. Personally, I heavily dislike that. The Simpsons need to look raw (think of the beginnings of the show!) and I was pretty distracted when I saw the new CGI-look for the first time.
The plot is ridiculous - even when compared to the most ridiculous things the Simpsons experienced throughout series. Springfield under a glass dome? Homer riding a motorcycle on the inner walls of that dome? Spider Pigs? I donīt think so.
And finally the film relies too much on sight gags and physical humor - it is virtually stripped from the cultural references that helped make the show famous. And I never want to hear about any spider pigs again - I just donīt understand their funniness.
Donīt get me wrong - The Simpsons Movie is better than a lot of other films and basically I like it. But compared to the series I think it ends up a little dull and could have been so much better.
Posted on 8/16/11 07:30 AM
Before I watched Crazy Heart, I didnīt know what to expect from it. Now after watching it, I donīt really know what I should think about it.
The film is beautifully shot and Jeff Bridges is brilliant as Otis "Bad" Blake, the former country music star. I also liked Maggie Gyllenhalls performance, so you canīt say a lot of bad stuff about the acting in general.
I didnīt even have a problem with the slow pace of the film. For me, the problem was that thereīs just not too much going on in Crazy Heart - and probably nothing new as well. Most people will know versions of the type of story presented here. At times I also felt that this story could have been much more in-depth. Think about the conflict with Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell) - it came a little short in my eyes. It seemed like something was missing when the credits already rolled.
I watched this film because Bridges won the Oscar for his performance and I think that he is essential for the films success. Without Bridgesī acting, Crazy Heart could have been something truly mediocre - which it is not.