One of the most brutal, affecting films I've seen in a good long while. All the performances were stellar. Steve McQueen once again proves he's one of the best directors working today. This was so hard to watch that I don't know if I could ever voluntarily watch it again, but I'd wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who's a fan of strong, powerful cinema.
This felt like more of a direct to video movie than a big theatrical production. I like Chloe Grace Moretz, but she really isn't strong enough to carry (hurrr) a whole movie like this. It wasn't terrible, I guess, but it wasn't particularly good either.
I was expecting this to be terrible, but honestly it was a pretty decent adaptation of the book. The trailer gives away the ending, sort of, but if you read the book like I did then you'd know how it ends already. The end of this one sets up a sequel (Speaker For The Dead), and if this one is profitable at the box office, I'm sure this will get milked for all it's worth and turn into the next big Young Adult film series. But if that happens and the rest of the movies are as decent as this, I'm okay with that.
While not as much of a laugh riot as any of the core Jackass movies, this was still pretty damn funny and probably the hardest I've laughed at any movie in theaters since 21 Jump Street. When the first trailer for this came out, I thought it was totally unnecessary and it wouldn't be worth my time. But even though it never reaches Jackass levels of hilarity, there were still lots and lots of moments when I found myself laughing my ass off.
With an all star cast, a top tier director and a great writer at the helm, I thought this would be a lot better than it was. Still, it wasn't all that bad. This is getting trashed by critics and I don't really think it deserves it. It wasn't super memorable or one of the best movies of the year, but it was good enough for what it was. I probably won't ever feel the need to rewatch it, but for a one time viewing, it was pretty alright. Fassbender knocked it out of the park like he always does, Javier Bardem and his hair were great, and there were several scenes that have to be seen to be believed. The amount of filler was disheartening, and the story probably could've been presented better. But overall this was a decent movie, no more and no less.
An incredibly dull and pointless waste of time. There was no humor, no likeable characters, the plot wasn't interesting, the soundtrack wasn't all that good...there were just no redeeming qualities to this. There would be no reason for me to recommend this to anyone.
Well that certainly was terrifying. If you want to make a truly scary movie, film an internationally loved vacation spot without them ever knowing and portray it in a way that makes it look totally surreal and revolting. This feels like being strapped into a ride at a bizarro amusement park from another dimension that takes you through what's supposed to be an incredibly enjoyable experience for Earthlings but instead it turns out to be a brutal trip through madness and disorder and all you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. And you just know there's never going to be another film made quite like this, so watching this is akin to watching a supernova.
A totally over the top, dumb fun romp that isn't going to win any awards, but that's not the point of it. It's just an entertaining, hilarious watch. Will it hold up as well upon rewatches? Maybe, maybe not. But even as a one time view, it was more enjoyable than a lot of other movies. Can't wait for the sequel.
Imagine Richie Rich taking place in the White House, then somewhere along the way it turns into one of the Metal Gear Solid games. All this involves James Woods, Tanning Chatum, Ray Charles, Donnie Darko's sister and Papa Fisher from Six Feet Under. On paper, that probably sounds kickass. But really, it wasn't all that entertaining for the most part. Parts of it were here and there, but it certainly wasn't good enough to justify ever watching it again, and really not even enough to justify watching it once. Olympus Has Fallen was certainly the better of these 2 "White House gets taken over" movies that came out within a couple months of each other. Neither of them were great movies, but at least Olympus Has Fallen was mostly entertaining and badass to watch.