The Story in Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders is just as complex as that of Zombie Island, but lacks a certain likable quality, and unfolds too fast. The love story isn't very good, and Scooby-Doo fans won't find much to enjoy.
The performances by Michael Sheen and Dennis Quaid are simply outstanding. Both actors perfectly inhabit the public personnas of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton. The film is titled the Special Relationship, but at times my problem with the film was that the film didn't focus on the actual relationship between the 2 leaders, but rather their individual lives: the sort of things that should have been put in seperate Biopics. It's also a little too short for my liking.
There were two aspects of the film that I sat back and marveled at. One of which was the direction by Martin Scorsese: it's the sort of simplistic at times but incredibly effective at giving us detail that cements him as one of the best directors alive. The other aspect was the performance by Daniel-Day Lewis: there's a reason he's one of the most respected in the business. The story I felt had way too much going on unnecessarilly, and the core of the story was a little bit too simple for my taste: a plain old revenge for the death of the protagnist's father flick. The Cinematography and the supporting performances were great, but overall Gangs of New York ranks a little bit short of GoodFellas.
While I enjoyed this long-awaited sequel to the original Tron, I found it to be hugely disappointing. I feel this film can be summed up the same way as Avatar: pretty to look at, but using too many familiar elements and not using them too well in the story. Jeff Bridges was great in both the roles he played, but admittedly, the CGI to make him look younger didn't work too well. What made the film so bland was just how predictable it was; I predicted the fates of multiple characters early on. One major problem I had was the miscasting of Michael Sheen: here's an actor who I'm growing to respect more and more, and to see him give such an over the top and unlikeable performance was awful. I recommend seeing the film in the cinema purely for the special effects.
It's one of those well loved comedies that I just found to be dull. A couple of jokes made me laugh, and both Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell did more than just deliver their lovely looks, but it was just a very bland break-up comedy in my opinion. I really liked parts of the film, but the film I feel dragged on too long for a Romantic Comedy of this sort.