Posted on 1/30/12 06:23 PM
Let me start off my saying that I don't care about CGI, a lot people see CGI and instantly hate the movie for it. But I don't really care about that, I look past it and and see the movie that lies beneath it. Unfortunately, there wasn't much underneath the CGI
From what I could decipher, this movie had a fairly good plot, but it had terrible execution and almost impossible to follow. Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor work very well together, it's just too bad that they characters were incredibly flat and uninteresting. There are are plenty of visually appealing action scenes, but that's about it. Most notably the Lightsaber battle between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon, and Obi-Won, which was amazingly choreographed.
The biggest problem though was Anakin, he was really annoying, but he's a kid, so I won't blame him for bad acting.
Despite it's many faults, I really think people have been too critical of this film, it isn't all bad, but it is definitely not very good.
Finally, I would recommend this review to everybody.
Posted on 8/01/11 12:35 PM
This movie was stupid, but oddly entertaining in a strange way.
You're still much better off watching any of the first 4 Alien movies or Predator though.
Posted on 11/19/10 04:05 PM
I should probably watch this again to make sure I like it as much a second time before I write a review for it, but I can't wait.
This movie was amazing, and I really can't think of much to complain about here. The acting, music, cinematography, and everything were all great.
But what really sets this movie apart from the more recent movies was the took their time with it, and it didn't feel rushed, which was something that had bugged me about the previous two. So I personally like the split, because it allowed them to slow down and we really get to see the character details and all the workings of the story.
I could go on and on about this movie, but I don't like to write long reviews, so I'll keep this short and I'll only mention the one scene that stood out the most to me, and that was the Tale of the Three Brothers. This scene was beautifully animated and wonderfully told, it was my favorite scene from this movie.
The only thing that I feel like I could complain about is that we have to wait 8 Months for Part 2, I don't really think that they should have that long of a gap between the movies, but that's not really a problem with this movie, so don't worry, I didn't count off for it.
Take my advise and ignore the Tomato Meter with this movie, it is not the worst of the series, it is quite the opposite. If you have seen the previous movies, and know the basics, like what a Horcrux is, than this movie will be well worth the watch.
Posted on 10/14/10 08:09 AM
This is what all the fuss is about? Really?
The Big Lebowski has a few chuckles and smirks here and there, but nothing uproariously funny, nothing even moderately funny for that matter.
There are many things about this movie that I didn't really like, but the big one to me was that there didn't seem to be a purpose to this movie...like, why was it even made? Movies tend to have a theme or some sort of message that the directors try to convey, even most comedies try to at least have some half-assed moral thrown in at the last minute, but not this one. I could forgive this if it was at least funny, but it wasn't to me, so it was really just a waste of time, and that is the biggest complaint about a movie I can give because very few movies have I just thought "well that was a waste of my goddamned time". But that was my only reaction to this movie. It just exists, not really being that funny, and solely to humor stoners.
Posted on 10/11/10 07:16 PM
When this movie first started out, I honestly wasn't very impressed by it, but once it started going and gaining momentum, I started to really, really like it, and by the end, I fell in love with it.
The biggest thing that this movie did to set it apart miles about most other Dreamworks movies is that there were little to no pop-culture references, and instead used real humor, and great action and animation.
This is on my list of DVDs I want to buy.
Posted on 10/01/10 10:08 PM
Sure, this movie has nice, catchy, and now famous songs, and yes, Garland does shine, but the best part of this movie was Tootie's character. It was nice to see such a dark yet cute character pulled off by this little girl so well. And the highlight of this movie to me was the Halloween scene, where Tootie has to throw flour in that man's face, I was laughing so hard during that scene.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves classics, or enjoys musicals. I would also definitely consider buying this movie if I ever saw it.
Posted on 10/01/10 09:48 PM
This was my all-time favorite movie as a kid, the VHS was constantly playing in the VCR at my house. I had such fond memories a of this movie that I knew I had to get it.
After a nightmare of trying to order it off of Amazon, it finally came in, and I watched it.
And I still love it to this day. The story is touching, emotional, powerful and brilliant, and the animation is great too.
I also really liked the African inspired music put all through this movie. I could go on, but I'll just cut to the chase and get to what I really wanted to talk about, which was the Wildebeest stampede.
This scene was just amazing, it was exhilarating, emotional, and really intense. I'll be honest, once I saw the wildebeest first come over the edge of the gorge I actually got a bit scared and my heart was racing from that moment on, for the entire scene. And when Mufasa died, and Simba went up to his dad's dead body, I really get sad. :'(
I'm really glad I added this movie to my collection.
Posted on 10/01/10 09:47 PM
A charming, hilarious, and wonderful movie. Powell and Loy have so much chemistry between each other and the banter between the two is phenomenal and hilarious.
I also love that even though this movie takes place during Prohibition, the characters are almost always drinking in just about every scene.
I will say however, that the plot is pretty simple and the non main characters are pretty hard to keep track of, in fact I didn't know who was killed or who the killer was, even after they revealed the person. But this movie was still a great movie, full of memorable characters, lines, and scenes.
Posted on 9/10/10 06:45 PM
Hayden Christensen is the worst thing to happen to the series. He delivers all of his lines terribly, his Anakin is very whiny and really, really creepy towards Padme.
I don't know why, but I had a hard time trying to figure out what the hell was going on this movie, so eventually I just gave up.
Now, not very much happens in this movie, and I got very bored during it.
The most redeeming quality about this movie is the last half hour, and boy, what a half hour it was.
Posted on 9/07/10 08:38 AM
Well, this movie isn't really all that bad, but I was definitely disappointed by it. Edge of Darkness was fairly interesting of a movie but it was the slow, boring, arduous journey to the end that I don't like. And several times in this movie it seemed like they realized how slow the movie was, so they decided to kill a now useless character very suddenly...and then go back to the slow movie...they just felt like afterthoughts to make the movie more interesting, but they didn't, it just jerked me awake as I was nodding off. (Seriously.)
This movie just seemed like Taken, but more boring, and less suspenseful.