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The best film of the year by far and a nearly perfect Wes Anderson film. There was just one tiny scene that I found disturbing and removed me from the magic of the fantasy world Anderson created. If you've seen it, you know what I am talking about.
This film had every opportunity to preach consequences and to create cliched villains. Instead it focused on honesty and gave heart and depth to characters that could have easily been one dimensional. Such great writing and a super soundtrack, easily one of the best films of 2009.
Some of the scenes could have been tightened up a bit, but it was easy for me to get past that. It was nice to see a film that steered away from the modern Hollywood cliche of characters who just wallow in their own grief and focused instead on those who struggle to overcome it.
If you have been meaning to incorporate the f-bomb into your vocabulary then this is the film for you! I have a friend who owns a movie rental store and ironically this is the most commonly stolen film. Classic gangsta film with an instantly dated 80's soundtrack...nice.
It mostly suffers from the incredibly high standard set by Pixar, which is to say that it is still way better than most of the CG films out there . Still, I prefer my automobiles to just shut up and drive.
I admit I had to read the cliff notes to figure out what was really going on, but who really cares about a story when you've got a ton of cool pirates scavegin' about? Arrhh, I guess I'm just a big a sucker for pirates matey!
The film doesn't try to hide that it is basically taking a Saturday Night Live idea and stretching it out for a while. The humor is not consistent but the actors do bring enough fun to make it a worthwhile viewing.
The book was such a classic that there was no way I could see this film without being jaded with the changes made in the script. That being said, Burton did put a lot of heart into this movie and it fits well as a chapter in his library of unique films.
Judd Apatow knows how to make a funny movie, I only wish he would try to use a little bit of restraint with his characters. He always seems to push it a little to far and eventually they all just become perverts.
It was so unbearably bad that I had to shut it off after 20 minutes and drive back to the rental store and inform them that they should have to pay me to watch it. The Script is an abomination and Keanu must have spread the bad acting virus to the entire cast. Did I mention that I really really hated this movie?
Meesa can't believe that George Lucas is this clueless about storytelling. Is Jar Jar Binks not Roger Rabbit in disguise? I feel like the movie would have been fine if Lucas could have just cut out about a half hour of B.S., every scene seems to drag on forever.
Mr. Hollands Suckus. I am not sure exactly why I hated this movie so much but it may have been because I was thinking of all the wasted film that could have been used to make something even remotely interesting.
Oh Rhett, I just love it when you finally tell that spoiled brat Scarlett that you "Frankly, don't give a damn." It still blows me away that a movie this epic and large in scope was able to be made in 1935.
The story has been told a billion times before: Hero goes on quest to find lost (fill in the blank) and finds himself along the way. Pixar ultimately succeeds though by creating fun and brilliantly colorful characters to carry the movie and distract from the rusty storyline.
I think it would be pretty hard to be the kind of person that didn't like this movie. I mean think about it...it has tons of great monsters, Jon Goodman and Billy Crystal are the lead voice actors and then Pixar delivers some of the best art style and design ever seen on the screen. Even the opening credits are amazing!
Becoming a young criminal takes a lot of studying and hard work, but if you buckle down and apply yourself you may just accomplish your dreams! Wes Anderson, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson stormed Hollywood with a fresh new style and a timeless film.
The script is not as tight and as quick as Wes Anderson's first three films but the rest of his trademark style shines. My eyes had been waiting a long time see a film that looked as wonderful as this on the big screen.
It drags a little at the start but once the crew hits the island the real fun begins. Ray Harryhausen creates a host of cool menacing creatures to harass the islands inhabitants, including a giant lobster and a bumble bee!
I absolutely loved the style and the music but it was over for me when the guy took a swim in the toilet. The "gross out" factors in the film were just too much of a contradiction to the otherwise great visuals.
Every scene in this movie is engaging. I read over 100 Iron Man comics when I was a kid and was a huge fan...this movie captured what made those stories so great. Even if you aren't a geek like me you will like this film.
I was so disappointed in 1981 when this movie sold out on opening night, but my brother and I more than made up for it though by watching it hundreds of times when it hit on VHS. Tim Conway and Don Knotts at their best!
Beautiful sets, costumes and cinematography. To bad the rest of the movie is complete B.S. The idea sounded so promising too, what a let down! The screenwriter gave us no real reason to sympathize with Todd's demented behavior which left me with not a single character to care about.
So this is what it feels to be ADD. So many actions scenes in one film, my head is still spinning. This movie is just as cheesy as the cartoon, but hey I loved that cartoon so it worked out really well for me!
A true masterpiece courtesy of the Hollywood trinity: Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart and Grace Kelly. I loved the apartment window view of what the fifties might have looked and sounded like and then of course there was Hitchcocks signature nail biting suspense!
Being such a huge fan of Tim Burton and the Nightmare Before Christmas, I really wanted to like this movie. I don't know why but for some reason a murdered dead girl with a maggot hanging out of her eye socket really isn't that charming or funny to me.
The claymation and the music are astounding but the true genius is in the simple story of the members of Halloween Town wanting to participate in the Christmas Season. It seems like with all the imagination in Hollywood someone would have thought of this idea a very long time ago.
I absolutely hated everything about this movie! You fans of this film should try a fun little experiment: count the average ammount of seconds between each cut. I believe the average is 3 seconds which may be a part of the reason the dialog is just so unbelievably bad. I would like to give special thanks to Director Michael Bay for creating this monstrosity and also managing to take all of the fun out of the original 80's characters.