Posted on 6/21/10 03:08 PM
I can't say I enjoy balling my eyes out at movies.. so.. its hard to really say I love Toy Story 3. But.. its soo friking good. Sad.. yes.. but soo well done.
Perfect end to one of my all time favorite movie series.
Posted on 6/13/10 08:52 AM
I enjoyed it. The "A-Team" aspect of the movie felt just right. THe characters are cool and there are plenty of hat tips to the original show.
THe problem here is the plot.. but more specifically the execution of showing us the plot. It is not exactly hard to follow.. you just aren't sure why they are showing us certain things the way they choose too. Combine that with the ultra unrealistic final scene (im all for unrealistic action.. but the final scene is unrealistic to the point of just not making sense) and you end up with a entertaining movie that could have been better.
Still.. I enjoyed it.
Posted on 6/11/10 09:34 AM
Are you kidding me?
That was my only thought when I left this movie.
I remrember I was so excited about this movie.. then they go and make it NOT R rated.. please.. these movies are supposed to be shockingly violent. Come one now.
Posted on 6/09/10 09:53 AM
Many of my fellow trek fans would un doubtedly mock me for saying this is my favorite star trek movie.
But this movie is the best of them all for me. The reason: The thing that always made me love star trek, more than the sci-fi-ness more than the epic space battles.. more than all of the classic story lines.. was the AWESOME charater relationships that formed over the course of the series.
In my humble opinion, this was the penicle of that facet of the original crew. Such great chemestry going on in this movie.
I love it!
Posted on 6/09/10 09:49 AM
So much of who / what I am and my taste in movies comes from this. It was the first movie I watched with out my Parents permission, it was easily the most scary thing I had ever seen back then. The fact that it has stood the test of time so well only solidifies it's place in history. In my opinion the best in the Space Opera genre. Classic!
Posted on 6/09/10 09:20 AM
Let me lay it out:
I rate Phantom Menace 70%
I rate Return of the Jedi 100%
Many of the reason I don't like Phantom Menace also exist in Return of the Jedi.
Why then do I rate Return of the Jedi so high?
The answer is that the first two (episode 4 and 5) set up Return of the Jedi SOO well, and the characters are SOO perfect, that even though they are partying in the jungle with baby Kawala bears half the movie it doesn't matter. It is HAN SOLO and LUKE SKYWALKER.. they could be having a tea party with the Teletubbies and they would still be awesome.
Fsat forward to Phantom Menace. In order to make the sillyness work you had to make us love the characters. The characers needed to have AMAZING chemestry. Right from the start.. we don't get that out of Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. They come off as putting up with eachother.
Some of the acting is so bad that ONLY the awesomeness of lightsabers and Darth Maul keep this from being (if I was honest with myself) in the 40-50% range.
This was a sad sad day when I saw this for the first time. Sold out theater at midnight (my first ever midnight movie). The let down was soo heavy in the air after the credits ran.
The amazing part is DESPITE ALL OF THIS. The fact that this is starwars.. some how makes it all very enjoyable. Once you get over the fact that this is no New Hope and that the lightning in the Bottle chemstry that Hammel, Fisher and Ford had in the originals didn't strike twice.. you can still love this movie because it's Star wars.
Posted on 6/09/10 09:07 AM
As much as I love these films (will always rember them as basically the biggest EVENT movies I ever went too) I find it odd/ironic that the one that won all of the oscars the one that I have the most issues with.
There are a few issues with ROTK that (if im honest with my self) force me to rate it lower than the other two. The way treebeard and the ent moot is handled just isn't right. The orc general needed to be reworked.. he looked too much like the big guy from goonies and not enough like the bad-ass orc general. Gandalf's stand off with the Lich King (that was in all of the previews) wasn't in the final cut.. i know it was in the extended.. but that doesn't count for this review.
Bottom line is this is the last of a series of 3 movies that I would rate 100% as a whole.. in a heart beat. I love all 3 of the movies. But separately I have to rate this one a little lower.
Posted on 6/09/10 09:00 AM
After I saw this.. the main emotion I remeber having was such a huge feeling a relief. I loved the books so much, and the months/years leading up to the release of this movie were full of tension. Would it be good? Would it live up to the hype? Would it do justice to the books? How on earth do you cut such a rich book down into a movie?
Subsiquent viewings made it clear that this was beyond good. It was phenomanal. The atmoshpere created in this first movie in the trilogy is vitaly important for the whole series. It makes it feel like there is somthing worth fighting for through the rest of it.
Ian Mckellen as Gandalf.. just so perfect.
Amazing start to an awesome trilogy of Movies.
Posted on 6/09/10 08:45 AM
Crossing fingers for more (LOTS MORE) movies.
Just a few small "aww come on" moments keep this from being out of this world amaazing.
I just hope that they can churn out more movies that don't feel like long/bad episodes. Hopefully all the same people will stay focused and we'll get the "full" reboot treatment.
Posted on 6/09/10 08:23 AM
After my first viewing of Avatar I came out of it thinking that "Wow.. that may actually crack my top 10 list". Cracking my top 10 list is a huge deal for me.. hasn't happened for quite a while.
After the first viewing the AMAZING 3d effects, awesome flight/fight scense, general sci-fi awesomeness oozing out of every corner of the movie was all I remembered about it.
I had that feeling that some movies provoke (Jurasic Park) that make you think you saw somthing completely new and compeltely ground breaking.
That was after the first vieiwing. I saw it 3 more times in the theater and now of course serveral times on blu-ray. While I still love the movie and am greatfull for that "EPIC" feeling it gave me after the first viewing, there are some things that have made me change my mind as far as breaking my top 10 list: I am no earth hater or anything like that. I want to protect the environment as much as the next average joe.. but.. the more times I see Avatar, the more the "save the world" message feels out of place and almost annoying. The line "They deystroyed their mother, and now they want to deystroy you" almost makes the whole movie feel like one great big cliche.
So, I love the movie.. It has been in my blu-ray player almost exlusivly since it came out. I love Jake's character, the effects and all of the sci-fi goodness, but for me, I can safely say it will never crack my top 10 list.