Posted on 2/18/10 01:21 PM
FAST & FURIOUS is the 4th INSTALLMENT in this RACING FRANCHISE and seemed to REUNITE the cast of the first by bringing back VIN DIESEL and PAUL WALKER after their emotional detachment in the FIRST PART.
The film straight away enters into an EMOTIONAL ROUTE when the girlfriend of VIN DIESEL, Michelle Rodriguez gets killed in a CAR ACCIDENT from where VIN DIESEL starts to search for the KILLER and PAUL WALKER is again called in the POLICE FORCE for a special CAR MISSION to uncover a certain SMUGGLING AGENCY and the film story starts to roll when both VIN and PAUL fight for the same spot in the AGENCY! The film also has some rare SUSPENSE to follow which takes you by surprise!
Once again, the CAR RACING SEQUENCES were and are the main HIGHLIGHTS of the MOVIE. The UNDER TUNNEL RACING SEQUENCES are BREATH TAKING and really shakes you up! The TRUCK RUSH SEQUENCE of VIN DIESEL to kick the film off is too a worth watching scene with a touch of GRAPHICS!
In short, FAST & FURIOUS is no different from it's predecessors and is a fruitful ENTERTAINER especially for the FAST TRACKERS!
Posted on 2/01/10 11:25 AM
TOKYO DRIFT is the THIRD INSTALLMENT of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS FRANCHISE and definitely is by far the BEST INSTALLMENT in this context! The EYE CATCHING racing sequences and GLITZY GLAMOROUS SIGHTS in the MOVIE make it worth watching with a slightly UNEXPECTED EMOTIONAL TOUCH!
LUCAS BLACK is shown to be brat boy who is sent to TOKYO for his nonsense attitude to his Dad living there where he finds another way to RACE CARS i.e. in the FAMOUS LARGE PARKING of TOKYO! This is the place where he meets Li Bow Wow as "Haan" who introduces him to the under racing world of DRIFTING and this is where it all begins!
The MOVIE heavily relies on DRIFTING as the name suggests! The DRIFTING SEQUENCES in the PARKING LOT were just amazing and really left my MOUTH WIDE OPEN with EYES UNFLASHED! I have never seen such precise drifting with utmost reality not to be denied! Another scene when CARS go pass through the crowded area of TOKYO is a breathtaking scene no doubt! The CLIMAX RACE is also worth watching in the DARK on the roads of the mountains!
Li Bow Wow for me was the surprise package of the MOVIE. He was shown as a not too much speaking character but his styles were too good that he surpassed Lucas Black!
The MUSIC of the MOVIE is just awesome! I remember, Tokyo Drift theme became the ANTHEM of CARS with its introduction and is still considered to be one of the best FAST CAR SONG!
Just as we come to a conclusion that this FILM is not related with it's previous entries, in the very end, a huge surprise of VIN DIESEL connects the stories to the previous ones and all questions are answered!
In short, TOKYO DRIFT is best INSTALLMENT in THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS FRANCHISE and is worth watching for the most MODERNIZED RACING TECHNIQUES!
Posted on 2/01/10 10:49 AM
A sequel of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS came to the market with much higher expectations especially glamor wise and content wise and somehow was able to provoke plenty of excitement among the YOUNG GENERATION ESPECIALLY!
The film starts of with PAUL WALKER shown to be no longer in the POLICE FORCE due to his illegal acts in the last part of letting go VIN DIESEL (his friend). But, as a result of excessive STREET RACING and UNDERCOVER MAFIA USAGE, he is again called in the force for one such special MISSION. He goes to his old BLACK FRIEND (TYRESE GIBSON) in his old town who had some differences with him for sending him to JAIL and together they lead the way with some fight and some humor that is the main entertainer of the story!
2 FAST 2 FURIOUS wins at it's CAR SEQUENCES by far then it's prequel especially the RACE over the BRIDGE when different guys are racing for the JOB and PAUL WALKER drives in REVERSE MODE! The planning at the end of the MOVIE when everything failed was too IMPRESSIVE and out of the book idea that really takes you off!
In short, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS is too another EXCITING ENTERTAINER that does not have much too offer, but is worth watching like a SIMPLE MOVIE!
Posted on 1/30/10 09:30 AM
The Fast And The Furious as expected is a SPORT CAR STUDDED MOVIE in which especially the RACE SEQUENCES are worth watching! Besides, some emotional FRIENDSHIP DETACHMENTS and LOVE STORIES also are included in the MOVIE that makes it up for a perfect one time ENTERTAINER!
Paul Walker is shown to be an UNDER COVER COP who is investigating a ROAD RIDER, Vin Diesel as his friend. The investigation is just going perfect until the point when of Paul Walker is aware that he has to tell one day Vin about his real identity and then the different emotions start to initiate in the MOVIE. Paul Walker is also shown to be in love with Vin Diesel's sister!
Robin Cohen presents the RACING SEQUENCES to perfection corresponding to the time and technology of 2001 when these sort of GLAMOROUS RACING SEQUENCES were uncommon! It was only his effort that it came to the building of a new franchise of FAST AND THE FURIOUS!
In short, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS is a FAIR ENTERTAINER and the CAR LOVERS will definitely FEEL IT!
Posted on 1/24/10 09:36 AM
Transporter 2 is the next episode in the serial of Jason Stathom Transporter! Although the story is irrelevant of the previous part but the main character and his job are the same.
A child gets kidnapped in the initial part of the movie with whom Jason is attached and then Jason in pursuit of the child fights the odds to get him back.
Transporter 2 is much more ACTION PACKED, STYLISH and a bit CHILD EMOTION FILLED than the first part. No doubt the STYLE works out best for me but the ACTION prove to be too cartoonish for me at some parts especially the scenes in which Jason drives the cars over the buildings, defuses the BOMB below his car with a hook hanging in the junkyard were some really hard to believe and under reality scenes that turned me off.
Louis Leterrier takes it in on as a director in this part and does an average job, however, the styles of the MOVIE were too good!
The biggest flaw in Transporter 2 is its absolutely predictable story that never keeps you hunting. A better story and graphics would have yielded the movie more acceptable to the audience than it is now.
In short, TRANSPORTER 2 does not work with me despite of being an average FAN of JASON STATHOM
Posted on 1/24/10 09:28 AM
The Transporter is an ACTION-THRILLER that narrates the story of a TRANSPORTER (Jason Stathom) whose job is to solely transport things/materials from one place to another in his car regardless of whatever is present in the package. But once, Jason breaks his own rule of not opening up the package and this is where he gets into trouble and meets Shu Qi and gets deeper into the hole!
Jason Stathom looks well suited and best for this particular role as his physic and attitude makes him the perfect guy! He plays the role to perfection and the story has enough telling that it keeps the audience interested.
The action sequences are well directed by Corey Yuen and especially the driving scenes of Stathom in the movie are worth watching and exciting at the same time! I personally liked the blast of Jason's car outside the Super Market that really stunned me!
Overall, THE TRANSPORTER is a worth watching Action Flick of Jason Stathom for all the Jason fans!
Posted on 12/27/09 11:58 AM
Everyone who watches any ANIMATION from PIXAR now comes to watch it with humongous expectations as this FRANCHISE has now been able to create so many magical ANIMATIONS which not has acted only FUNNY, but also some way or the other started to touch People's heart through really serious EMOTIONS expressed by the mere CARTOONS! But does the PIXAR TEAM live up to their reputation with UP? The answer is more than just a "YES!". UP is an extremely touching story of an OLD MAN and his DEAD WIFE who had led a loving life with each other with the dream of making ADVENTURE which couldn't happen in their life! And as they say, some stories are just meant to remain incomplete!
The film starts of with a young boy dreaming of adventure who meets a girl with almost all his habits and that's how they come together, marry and lead a happy life when in the intense old age, the woman (ELLIE) dies, the dream of the couple to get to the FALL somewhere in SOUTH AMERICA is then carried out by the MALE and then his quest begins accompanied by a little boy and then later by a dog named DUG and an ANCIENT but BEAUTIFUL BIRD named KEVIN.
The TALKING DOGS constitute the most funny part of the story especially DUG who entertains you. The little boy too has a sweet voice accounting for his role and his display was also awesome!
The story turns very SAD and EMOTIONAL at the middle when the OLD MAN is reviving his old memories by looking at her wife's diary and that's where I almost had tears flowing out my eyes and that too for an ANIMATION which was a rare experience for me!
In short, UP is nevertheless a HAPPY ENDING STORY like all animations but the actual show of emotions in different parts of the MOVIE really touches you deeply and you are captivated by the feeling whilst watching the ANIMATION unintentionally!
Posted on 12/12/09 09:41 AM
STAR TREK is an ALIEN MOVIE with BRILLIANT and PERFECT GRAPHICS and CAST just right for their respective ROLES and the story that mixes HUMANS with ALIENS and creates a new world with some TIME TRANSFERS make up a very FINE STORY in terms of ALIEN MOVIES.
The MOVIE starts of with a crew of STAR FLEET fighting some SPACE SHIP which they discover later was there from the FUTURE. The graphics just at that time and the EMOTIONAL detachment between two LOVERS with the mother taking the BABY with her is a scene to watch and starts off the MOVIE with a bright and new prospect STORY.
The story of STAR TREK is a long one and has huge POTENTIAL to be spoken in one meeting. There are so many facts of the story that cannot be described in small amount of time but it keeps you excited each time the story takes a new turn and never becomes BORING. Besides, the slight HUMOR that follows every now and then also keeps up your mood which I think is an important part of any ENTERTAINING MOVIE.
JJ Abrams has come out all guns blazing in this MOVIE for putting the MAXIMUM EFFORT for the MOVIE and made it look perfect in terms of SETS and GRAPHICS wise!
Chris Pine as a HUMAN in the MOVIE has done a tremendous job with the lead role and did just to his role while Zachary Quinto played his part quite well of the ALIEN-HUMAN.
Bruce Greenwood has played a COMMANDING and POSITIVE attitude that really suits his personality and has looked quite an experienced ACTOR in this regard, as he should be.
Zoe Saldana doesn't gets much to do in this MOVIE and has little impact on the main story. I think her role could have been more emphasized and effective on the FINAL CLIMAX of the MOVIE.
In short, STAR TREK is a FINE ALIEN ENTERTAINER that has a STRONG STORY to support it.
Posted on 12/11/09 03:06 PM
GONE BABY GONE from the name seems to be a FUN and EASY GOING MOVIE but believe me, it takes you from the starting and make you feel even more ANXIOUS till the very end and makes up one the most thought provoking thriller-suspense!
Casey Affleck is the main lead of the movie along with Michelle and some other quite expert actors like MORGAN FREEMAN! Director Ben Affleck plays very well with the cast he takes and not a single move in the MOVIE exhibits any sort of rashness or irrelevancy in the MOVIE.
As the MOVIE starts, it is reported that a GIRL is kidnapped and no one has any clue as to where the GIRL has disappeared. This is where detectives come under play where Casey acts as the main detective along with his associate Michelle and both start to solve this case from point ZERO!
The case seems to be solved with GRIEF at the mid point of the MOVIE but then things start to complicate even more and it ensures that the MOVIE is not over yet and that is the best feeling you could have watching a well made MOVIE with a new story.
The story of the MOVIE is the most VITAL organ of GONE BABY GONE. One way or the other, at least I haven't seen a story of this type and then Debut Director does the rest with his impeccable DIRECTION SKILLS.
Casey again ends up in a HATE CHARACTER for me in the MOVIE due to his decision at the very end of the MOVIE that I did not like but that was the part of the MOVIE. Morgan Freeman and Michelle were absolutely SUPERB!
In short, GONE BABY GONE is a SUPERB BABY MYSTERY THRILLER SUSPENSE that has every right to be included in one of the very FINE MOVIES of all times.
Posted on 12/09/09 12:34 PM
The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford is an EXPERTLY SLOW PACED MOVIE that picks up not all that quickly but as the MISSION of the MOVIE is revealed, it becomes quite INTERESTING, this is what TRUE CINEMA is all about!
Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) is shown as a big fan of the BIGGEST ROBBER of his time named JESSE JAMES, but as time goes on, he finds that the Murder of his favorite personality could yield him the FAME that he has been dreaming for since his CHILDHOOD. The story then turns out to be heading where.
Brad Pitt gives a brilliant performance as a respectable and famous ROBBER of his time with all the gadgets of a perfect ROBBER. The class of BRAD PITT is really seen in this MOVIE as his walk and style of speech says it all in this MOVIE.
Casey Affleck is made to look a double intention COWARD in this MOVIE so a sort of EVILNESS arises for him in the MOVIE.
The MOVIE has a simple story but the way it was presented was quite CAPTIVATING, especially the main scene of the MOVIE when ROBERT kills JESSE is a well thought and made scene that grabs you from the word GO!
The GET UPS and MAKE UP of the MOVIE is excellent and exhibits the scale and perfection with which the movie has been made!
In short, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a TYPICAL CINEMATIC SLOW PACED EXPERTLY made MOVIE!