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Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

(2011)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well, I really have to say, Captain America: The First Avenger is a cheesy, actioned packed and a completely ironic take on a golden age comic book series with such outstanding performances. In the film, a fine young military enlist named Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is selected to undergo a private government operation that might possibly create human's that are far stronger, faster, and tougher than average soldier's. Unfortunately, Steve becomes the programs only success after head scientist Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) is assassinated. As the story progresses, Steve enters WW2 as the patriotic crusader know as Captain America and soon discovers that a terrorist organization named HYDRA and it's leader Johann Schmidt(Hugo Weaving) is seeking a dangerous energy source that might them the ability to create far more advanced weaponry and further succeed in the war. So now, Steve must fight his way through the war and stop Schmidt before he executes his ultimate goal for world domination. Can Steve stop the mad tyrants and prove to be the hero he set out to be. Your goanna half to watch the film and find out.

I will say this, for those of you who have yet to see this film, let me at least provide the ups and downs that come to mind. So there were several faults' I found in this film. The script itself doesn't provide anything new for the audience and really isn't as strong at times as most people would think. In addition to the film being really predictable and the inclusion of several unnecessary scenes included in first half of the film for Dwight's sake. I also felt the film was way to short and could've explored more areas of the story instead of being rushed until the very climax if so. Now, putting all of that aside, there were other aspects of the film I really enjoyed. The film had a nice mix of thrills and humor at times and it never seemed boring if so. I do have to admit; the film was far more faithful to Joe Simon's and Jack Kirby's original comics and truly succeeds where the previous adaptions of Captain America have failed. The set design's really captured the 40's setting so carefully put in place. Also, the action sequences were fantastic perfectly shot with such realism. I really have to admit, thought his films have been anything but wonderful, Chris Evans was just literally outstanding with his performance and his portrayal of the good captain wasn't over toned, but done with a realistic quality and sharp enthusiasm if I might add. The other ensemble casts are individually brilliant with their performances. And as far the other half of the script goes, the film did at least have a substantial build up to the ending, which was really interesting. So I can say while this isn't the second coming of Saving Private Ryan or Apocalypse Now, the film had its strengths and weaknesses in all the right criticisms. My tomato meter rating is a 68 percent. Captain America: The First Avenger, in my opinion, is worth seeing, is the third best comic book film of the year, but is far epic.

Inception

Inception

(2010)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well, I really have to say, Inception is a virtually thrilling, complicated, and a wonderfully written film with such brilliant aspects added in an interesting set-up. In the film, a skilled thief and corporate spy named Dominic Cobb(Leonardo DiCaprio) is hired by a wealthy business owner named Saito(Ken Watanabe) to perform an illegal corporate espionage by entering the mind of a company rival named Robert Fischer(Cillian Murphy) and plant an idea within his subconscious mind. In doing so, Saito promises to clear Cobb for the murder charges against Cobb's deceased wife Mallorie (Marion Cotillard) that Cobb might return home to be with his children. From there, Cobb assembles a tactical team consisting of his partner Arthur (Joseph Gordon Levitt), an identity forger named Eames (Tom Hardy), a chemist named Yusuf (Dileep Rao), and a graduate architecture named Ariadne (Ellen Page) and together, each person must work there way through Fischer's dream and fight off projections of Fischer's militarized subconscious while trying to complete the almost impossible heist. Can Cobb extract the information in Fischer's mind and commit the act of inception. Your goanna half to watch the film and find out.

I will say this; this is truly a new age masterpiece and finally offers the exact qualities no other film from this recent decade could provide for Dwight's sake. Well for starters, what might be an impossible script is simply a thrilling and breathtaking plot filled with in-depth characterizations and mind blowing ideas that work well. I mean really, the film takes bold inspiration from past films such as The Matrix and Oceans Eleven and turns it all into something fresh, thrilling, epic, exciting, and visually provoking. I have to admit, the film had a wonderful ensemble cast and they all were fantastic with their performances if so. I do have to point out; the film was so beautifully shot with such effort. Hans Zimmer's score was just wrenching with emotion and chills, and by golly, is the best soundtrack of 2010 if so. Also, Christopher Nolan proves once again he has a touch of gold when it comes to film making and he literally creates a world that challenges your mind and show's a side of the mind that is at times questionable and psychologically correct. And I really have to point out, the visuals are really outstanding. My tomato meter rating is a 93 percent. Inception, in my opinion, is worth watching, is a well constructed piece of entertainment, and is the third best film of 2010.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

(1989)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well I really have to say, Field Of Dreams is a humorous, and a heart warming film with an delightful mix of fantasy and sports that's rarely enjoyable. In the film, an Iowa farmer named Ray Kinsella(Kevin Costner) is constantly hearing voices in his own corn field. He realizes the voice is telling him to build a baseball field. In doing so, a several of the 1919 Black Sox players, including the ever loving Shoeless Joe Jackson(Ray Liotta), come to the field to relive the good times and play some baseball. In doing so, Ray continues to hear the voices and tries to figure out the exact message the voice has been telling him while trying to find a solution to paying off the debt that could cause his family to lose the field and their home. Can Ray get his loans paid off and find the answer he's searching for in the field of dreams. Your gonna half to watch it and find out.

I will say this, the film is really underrated and is easily the second best film of 1989(#1 being The Dead Poet Society). The story was surprisingly filled with humor and memorable moments throughout the entire film. There were several times in the film that had me in good laughs. I also found interesting about how the film itself blended in fantasy with sports, which to me, seems almost impossible to put together. BTW, not to spoil the ending, but the film's end was really heart warming. I also have to say, the cinematography was really well shot in several aspects of the film. I also thought James Horners score was just literally fantastic. And while many might say that he's not a quality actor, Kevin Costner's performance was at least decent. The other performances were a little cheesy. The only performance that really was incredible was James Earl Jones himself. He's a fairly underrated actor with a voice unlike any other if I might add. His lines were really well done with seriousness and added humor and this is is one of his best films outside of The Original Star Wars Trilogy. And once again, the film had a very inspirational message planted saying that all dreams can be accomplished with faith and belife. My tomato meter rating is a 94 precent. Field Of Dreams, in my opinion, is worth watching, is both funny and enjoyable, and is the third best fantasy film of all time.

Super 8

Super 8

(2011)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well, I really have to say, Super 8 is a thrilling, suspenseful, and a perfectly constructed mystery written with unique depth and respectful homage. In the film, a 13 year old boy named Joseph Lamb (Joel Courtney) and several of his friend named Alice Dainard(Elle Fanning), Charles Kaznyk(Riley Griffiths), Preston(Zach Mills), Martin(Gabriel Basso), and Carey(Ryan Lee) are shooting a low budget zombie film to enter into the Super 8 Film festival. Eventually, while shooting one scene one evening, an unexplained train wreck occurs and releases something from secured cargo. As the film progresses, strange phenomena occurs all over town, people soon are abducted without one trace, and something vicious is set lose on the town. So now, the group decides to uncover a supposed government conspiracy that could explain the reasons for these strange occurrences. Can they find out about this conspiracy and survive the chaos. You're going to half to watch it and find out.

I will say this, the film is by golly, the first film this year that actually is an original idea and really is an entertaining joy ride. Well, to start off with, the film's story was literally shrouded in mystery and doesn't seem to give itself away until the climax, which made the film both suspenseful and enjoyable. The script was kept at a steady pace and added a slight amount of depth and emotion, which seemed interesting in some cases. I also have to admit, the film was incredibly thrilling and I truly didn't know what to expect halfway through the beginning. As far as everything else was, the film does indeed pay both tribute and homage to several classic B Sci-Fi films of the late 70's and grinds it into something fresh. However, there were faults I could find in this film. The supporting cast really doesn't have much to offer in their performances and although this is an original story as I said, some of the film is a little to similar to Stephen Kings Stand by Me and Steven Spielberg's Close Encounter of the Third Kind. Other than that, the film is quality entertainment with several twist mixed in. And I really have to point out, the visuals are simply fantastic. My tomato meter rating is an 82 percent. Super 8, in my opinion, is worth watching, is the second best blockbuster film of the summer, and is a sentimental piece of work with a combination of suspense and emotional proportions.

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