Personally. I fail to see the dissapointment shared by people who dislike this sequel to the original. Yes it may be sloppy in parts. But it still carries on the magic in The Crow series. The story is set around "The City of Angels". An urban trash heap. Where single father Ashe (Vincent Perez) and his son are brutally murdered in the hands of thugs. Ashe rises from his grave to take revenge on the thugs by tracking them down with the aide of psychic women sarah. Vincent Perez is impressive in parts and non-impressive in others. He turns sadness into over-the-top anger which failed to weave in with the sad tragic deaths. But is impressive in the role as the crow, equalling Brandon Lee's style perfectly in places. Overall, good acting by Vincent. The atmosphere and thugs are more brutal than the first film. But fail to reach reality, as it almost seems almost sci-fi. Which is dissapointing as not many Crow fans would admire non realistic scenary bordering the edges of imagination. Like many sequels. It does become cheesy. Which does always get top critcis disliking films like this and criticising them as being insults to the original. But luckily this is only at the end and is saved by the impressive Vincent Perez. Yes this may not be as good as the original. But you must admire the thought and determination put into this by Vincent Perez that helped this film get my vote.
To judge horror movies is to put them on a line. On one end of the line is a gore movie, on the other it is suspense. Your average horror movie aims to reach the middle. But fortunately, every now and then you get a master piece such as "Nightmare on Elm Street" that can't be judged on this line. As it inhales plenty of the two to produce one of the best horror movies that still causes nightmares today. What helps this movie go down as a classic is the simple but effective villain you love to hate Freddy Krueger. His black humor, rusty claws, hat, red and black sweater and burnt, crooked smile makes him stand out from the rest of the murderers who have failed to stand out. And the simplicity of Freddy Krueger killing teenagers in their dreams still makes you scared to fall asleep nowadays. The story is set in the quiet town in Springwood on Elm Street. Nancy (Heather Lankenkemp) and her friends all start having awful nightmares. About the same evil burnt figure with the rusty claws. Then one of her friends is brutally slaughtered in the night, Police suspect her boyfriend. Nancy suspects worst, she along with the rest of her friends set out to find out the mysterious murder and unveil the legend of an old murderer. She aims to dig deeper as her friends are slaughtered one by one. The dark atmosphere seen through the eyes of Nancy reflects the terror she experiences each night. And you can feel it. The tense feelings as night closes just chills you to the back of the bone. The fantastic Robert Englund shines in this role which perfectly suits him. Slasher movies should follow in the footsteps of this. And inherit three things this movie has combined to produce a masterpiece: A rememberable killer, terrified victims and a weapon to produce the blood and suspense.
3:10 to Yuma has helped win my vote with two astonishing performances from Russell Crowe and Christopher Bale. Russell Crowe the fearful and smooth-talking Ben Wade and Christopher Bale the struggling War Veteran Daniel. Set in a time of outlaws and gun slinging, whiskey slugging men and women. 3:10 to Yuma follows after the capture of famous outlaw Ben Wade. Desperately needing money to feed his family and gain a new barn, Daniel volunteers to take him to the "3:10 to Yuma". A train to the most disturbing prison in that time. The men learn of each others problems, but with Ben Wade's gang on there trail. The mission becomes a deadly fight for survival. The scenary is beautiful and the personalities of the two men are fused into a odd but good friendship. The way the two men work together shows the hard and brutal times as well as the way they have no friendliness towards each other. And the fierce gang of Ben Wade adds alot of exiciting suspense as the gang steadily close in on the group. Overall, 3:10 to Yuma wouldn't of been complete without the fantastic acting of Russell Crowe and Christoper Bale, with the supporting roles of Ben Wade's gang and the family of Daniel. Western movies could learn alot from this. (Im only a teenager of like 13 and like the last one and many of my other future reviews don't criticise it ok.)
Inventive Plot, creative characters and overall an enjoyable musical. The Nightmare before Christmas has enchanced Tim Burton's status as a genius at musicals. People of all ages will enjoy this funny, twisted and imaginative play that sees two holidays clash with a good outcome of confusion and scary presents. The main character Jack Skellington (voiced by Jonny Depp) may seem scary, but is a gentleman which will make people see the odd mixture of emotions Tim Burton can fuse together. You will be laughing or admiring the fabulous music created through the play starting with "this is Halloween"! which introduces the monsters of all kinds and makes them seem like normal folk trying to live everyday life. Overall Tim Burton has taken something scary like Halloween and twisted it with music, singing, inventive characters and a funny plot to produce one of the best animated musical I have seen. (Ps: Im only a young teenager so please don't try and criticise what I have wrote)