London Policeman: We may believe there are no Battling Burrows, striking the helpless with brutal whip - but do we not ourselves use the whip of unkind words and deeds? So, perhaps, Battling may even carry the message of warning.
Martha: I disgust me! You know, there's only been one man in my whole life that has ever made me happy. You know that?
Martha: George, my husband. George, who is out somewhere in the dark, who is good to me, whom i revile, who keeps learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them, who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. George and Martha...sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having seen me and having said - Yes, this will do. Who has made the hideously hurting, the insulting mistake of loving ME and must be punished for it. Some day, some night, some stupid liquor-ridden night, I will go too far and I'll either break the man's neck or I'll push him for good, which is what I deserve.
Chronicle starts pretty generic and even annoying, but it later gets surprisingly good thanks to great character development, clever story, present dilemmas as well as fine acting. It thankfully doesn't have too much annoying shaky cam, but it has engaging plot, solid premise and first fun, than unexpectedly warm approach. It is nothing spectacular owing to its poor beginning, but for this kind of film, it really works and is a stupendous movie by all means.
This film is more of a sci-fi comedy than a superhero film. Its humor copies 80s but is mostly good, even thouh the film is overcrowded with them, there are plethora of interesting characters, of which Rocket Raccoon takes the cake as the best and funniest of all, the production design and world-building are strong, the story is quite good though hard to follow early on, the action while sometimes overwhelming is nicely executed as well and the film is visually stunning and colorful, if too explosive. It is too frenetic, but also entertaining and involving all the time and the movie is most of all a great comic and visual experience (it has excellent comic-book feel to it). Guardians of the Galaxy may not be Marvel's best, but it is one of their most interesting, a film that is unabashedly old-fashioned and simply fun.
At times creepy, at times heartbreaking and sometimes just beautiful, Carrie is a phenomenal film that shows teenage troubles of being different and being lonely but with a twist - all done in an extreme way. It still has the stupid jump scare at the end and some sequences are way too extended, but nevertheless this film manages to scare you and make you sad all at the same time thanks to simply beautiful soundtrack, great characterization, thrilling sound effects and Brian De Palma's obvious Hitchcockian filmmaking style which is most welcome. Ultimately, Carrie is a genre classic, the best Stephen King horror adaptation along with Misery and one of the best horror movies of all time.
The Terminator has impressive action scenes and special effects, but it certainly needed more emotions and character work. The story is solid and it is entirely involving, but there is nothing else and more to it besides the blockbuster thrills.
Of Human Bondage has solid score and radiant Bette Davis who steals the show (especially near the end) and she became a star thanks to this performance, but other aspects of the film are so-so - it is technically forgettable and the story is weak with a tendency of going to soap opera levels. It has a great ending and acting, but apart from that is a forgettable experience.