[color=black]There were two things that I watched growing up: Bugs Bunny and reruns of the original Star Trek series. So needless to say, I was pretty pumped for this film.[/color]
[color=#000000][IMG]http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m184/birdiebo/star_trek_xl_01--film-B.jpg[/IMG][/color] [color=#000000][/color] [color=#000000]The new Star Trek film from J.J. Abrams met my expectations and then some. It had eye candy, the special effects were beautiful, the actors did a wonderful job with the characters...the list goes on and on. I won't give much away as far as the plot, but Abrams found the perfect way to wipe the slate clean.[/color] [color=#000000]My favorite part though about the whole film were the characters, and what the actors did with them. Star Trek is full of iconic lines that everyone has heard; "Live long and prosper", "Damn it Jim I'm a doctor, not a physicist!". These lines could have been pulled off with quite a bit of cheezy goodness behind it,...but they weren't. Actors such as Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, and Simon Pegg made the characters so natural that these lines came out like second nature. For an actress (like me) it was a breath of fresh air...ahhhh yes...soak in the good acting.[/color] [color=#000000]So, to sum it up: wheather you love Star Trek or not, this is really just a great film overall. You don't have to be a huge fan to understand the plot or the characters. It's certainly worth the trip out to your local theater![/color]
[color=black]So, before I go on my rant about [b]X-Men Origins: Wolverine [/b]I would like to say that I'm a giant comic book lover, and I'm very critical of the movies that are made from them. That being said [b]X-Men Origins: Wolverine[/b] is on my top 5 list of worst comic book movies ever made! :eek: [/color] [color=#000000][/color] [color=#000000]It's not that hard people...the story boards are laid out FOR YOU in the pages of the original comics!!! Why do you have to mess with it soooo much? Calling it the origin of Wolverine is stretching it. The plot and characters were littered things that never existed in the original comics. Wolverine and Sabretooth were never brothers....what's worse they made Silverfox the sister of Emma Frost. This seemed to be purely for the sake of sticking this character into the plot for people to go, "Oh, look it's Emma Frost!" They did this with numerous characters there at the end of the film. I'm not even going to go into what they did with "Deadpool". If they are making a Deadpool movie, I hope to God they ignore that this film was even made...on the up side though, Ryan Reyolds was the perfect pick for the character. Even if you only got to see him for 5 mins. That was another problem with the film...there were some really good picks for some of the roles, but you barely got to see them. Instead they took a long time with the Emo Wolverine lumbering around in the woods.[/color] [color=#000000][/color] [color=#000000]Ok...I'm done for now. Please if you haven't seen the movie yet, don't waist your money and time. Wait for DVD.
I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!! This is what animated films should be like! The animation itself was beautiful, as well as many of the action sequences. The opening alone was a piece of art. As far as the voice acting goes, I was pleased with Jack Black's performance, as well as Dustin Hoffman's. But it's movies like this that use big name actors to try and pull in audiences. Even if they have no special or distinctive qualities to their voices that make them good voice actors. Angelina Jolie and Lucy Liu lended their voices to two roles, and they sounded like any other person off the street...nothing special. As an actor and a lover of anime I understand the importance of finding someone who fits the role. Even when it's voice acting (like when anime's are dubbed for America) you need to find someone who has a voice that when you hear it you think, "Wow, that fits perfect with the character." There are plenty of voice actors out there that they could pay a fraction of what they payed adoption obsessed Angelina, and they would do a hundred times better voicing a fierce Kung Fu tiger! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Okay, I put in my two cents. [/font][/color][/b]
Okay, so I love Cillian Murphy (the main reason why I picked this movie up) and I love Irish accents...so I thought that I couldn't lose with this film about the Irish Civil War in 1919. Well unfortunatly I was wrong.[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/frown.gif[/img] 50% of the time I couldn't understand a freakin' word they were saying. Mainly b/c of the poor sound quality of the DVD and those beautiful accents. I knew nothing about the Irish Civil war before this movie,...now I know a [i]lttle[/i] bit more. I was hoping for a lot more. The film was very slow in most parts and was overall hard to pay attention to. If it wasn't for Cillian's face in most of the frames, I would have turned it off. So the scenery was lovely, but the content was dull. [/b][/font][/color]
[font=Comic Sans MS][color=black][/color][/font] [font=Comic Sans MS][color=#000000][b]So, I felt as though I needed to take a good shower after viewing this film...basically, I felt dirty. Please look up the plot of the film, because I really don't want to relive any of the memories from watching this by describing it. At first it seemed like they were trying to go for a serious film, but midway through it became this dark comedy...and then it got really wierd. Bleh! I really don't want to think about it anymore...[/b][/color][/font] [b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=#000000][/color][/font][/b] [IMG]http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m184/birdiebo/Death-at-a-Funeral2.gif[/IMG]
[b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=black]I enjoyed this little comedy quite a bit! Directed by Frank Oz (Yoda!!!) it had many very predictable moments, but overall very entertaining. One of my favorite actors, Alan Tudyk, was one of the main characters, and he was hilarious. I feel like you don't get to see him in many things, so one of the deciding factors of me watching this was him. If you want to watch a lighthearted comedy then I suggest picking up "Death at a Funeral".[/color][/font][/b]