Step Brothers is another collaboration between Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay. It's about two immature, middle-aged men who become step brothers when their parents marry. It was everything I expected it to be.
It's the same Ferrell/McKay humor, but with different characters, settings, and jokes. If you don't like that immature, dirty, stupid humor, then of course you're not going to like it. I, however, enjoy that kind of humor, so I had a really good time with this movie. It's the same kind of stuff that earned Anchorman and Talladega Nights spots in my DVD collection. The characters are what most of us secretly wish we could be: immature, with no responsibilities, and taken care of. The humor is similar: they make the jokes we all wish we could make but have the good sense not to.
Ferrell carried this movie for me. I prefer his style to John C. Reilly's, but they were both really entertaining. The film knows what it is, and if you know that too, you'll have a much better time with it. Don't go into this movie expecting wit or smart humor. It is honestly funny because it's so stupid and ridiculous.
I had a good time with this film. I laughed out loud plenty, so I definitely recommend it. I would buy it, but it's not a priority. You know, if I saw it for 5 bucks in a bin somewhere, used or new, I might pick it up. Enjoy. :)
Welp, my friend bought this at a used DVD store for 3 bucks, and I wasn't in the mood to think, so I watched it with her. This is an animated (very much like video games) film directed by Makoto Kamiya about zombies and the corporations responsible for the spreading infections.
I really love zombie movies. I love watching ordinary people turn into crazy warriors and attack with bats. It's good fun. Unfortunately, this film did not have enough zombies. The zombies were only in it for a little while, and I was really disappointed. It wasn't gory like zombie movies should be, it wasn't exciting. It focused too much on the company making the vaccine and then this ridiculous other virus they have. Zombies are believable to me, from a cinematic perspective, but this other virus, was absurd. I lost the very little remaining interest in the film when it was introduced. Maybe just watch the first half, that's average. The second half is what really earns the rot.
The only thing I liked about the movie was also, at times, another factor that made it awful. The animation was interesting sometimes, beautiful, in a way. It was very nice to look at. But then other times, it was just stupid. The people were emotionless, the mouths didn't match with their words all the time (but maybe it was made for a different language on the audio track), and the action was annoyingly impossible. The zombies were okay, and the people looked good when they weren't talking or trying to show feelings, but for most of the film, I was pissed off at how bad it was.
The script...oh, the script! Terrible. Cheesy, action, meaningless crap. You know it's a bad film when the main character has to explain everything that happened and why to another main character, as a breeze flows through their hair and they squint into a beautiful valley. They said stupid things, they asked stupid questions, they were stupid. I know I'm using the same adjective over and over, I know that's not creative, but neither was this movie. It was just stupid.
The characters were all annoying. Every single one was a cliche. There was the brave, handsome hero, the sassy, skilled "hot" chick, the stupid, emotional "hot" chick, the big tough guy who just likes to fight about everything, the helpless child, the greedy, evil politician, the tricky Brit (I dunno if that's actually a cliche though..). There was no innovation here, no creativity. Everything in this movie was something you've seen elsewhere. It is a complete waste of time.
I recommend this if you're a little boy. In that case, it will be your favorite movie. Other than that, no. Don't watch it ever. I never will again.
First of all, I know this is probably the 439th movie review you've read for this movie and you highly doubt that this one will offer anything new, so I really, really appreciate you reading anyway. I don't think I have anything new to offer either, I just felt compelled to write about it. Anyway, thanks again. :)
We've all gone into the theater and sat in front of the screen that in mere moments would soon be displaying the most talked about, most anticipated film of the year. I'm sure plenty of you were crying as the previews began before Avatar, Inception, or Toy Story 3. But, also, we've all felt our smiles slowly melt into frowns, our excitement dwindle into boredom, and our disappointment envelop our being as that popular film turned out to be nothing but explosions and big names (Transformers 2, anyone?). I'm proud to say that The Social Network is a film that deserves every kind word said about it. It was everything I was hoping it would be.
The movie had a quick pace that really energized me. It inspired me in a way. It encourages some of the main principles of the American dream: be the best, do it like no one has done it before, get rich. It had a few good lessons, yes, but Fincher's not preaching to you at all. It was a very interesting film, even though it did contain a lot of things that would usually be boring, like website coding, business strategies, and legal dealings. It was entertaining the entire time. The music, the editing, the script all worked together to make an excellent, riveting film.
David Fincher solidified his title as my favorite director. I was already amazed by Seven, pumped up by Fight Club, and in love with Benjamin Button. Everything about this film was perfect to me. I honestly didn't notice a mistake. When I first heard a movie was being made about a guy making a website, I thought, "Okay, here comes the most boring movie ever." and then I saw Fincher was going to direct, and I thought, "Okay, here comes the best movie of the year." Haha. His shots were beautifully composed, his actors were excellent, the dialogue was impeccable, the transitions were smooth, the humor was smart.
It was great. I completely recommend it, and I hope to buy it someday. :)