Man, this movie has more guts than a lot of the Hollywood blockbusters out there. It gives you absolutely no origin story whatsoever, and I have to give it credit for not treating the audience like idiots, although it might be a little confusing for those who have no read the comics. Other than that, It's great. The story is complex and interesting, the characters all have personality to them, and it has some truly awesome action sequences as well. A fun movie to watch. Check it out.
"Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events" is a movie based off of the book series of the same name. What can I say about this movie, it's great, for children or fully grown adults. It actually does follow the source material quite well, and is told from an interesting first person perspective by one of the orphans that insinuates he is writing the series of books as he narrates this movie. It's a very interesting concept, but anyway, onto the movie. The movie, as do the books, follow the story of three orphans trying to find a new home after their old one was burned down and their parents killed in the fire. Soon enough, they meet Count Olaf, their horrible relative who, throughout the movie, constantly keeps trying to kill them so he can inherent their family fortune as their legal guardian. The first thing you will notice, just by watching the trailers, is that Jim Carrey plays Count Olaf, as well as his many disguised personas, and he does the role beautifully. He's truly a very interesting and unique villain in any movie, one minute you'll love to laugh at him, and the next you'll love to hate his guts. He plays the part well and, as Jim Carrey always is, is hilarious. This movie is full of memorable characters such as Count Olaf, the movie has an outlandish theme, yet feels real at the same time. Truly a well constructed, and fun to watch movie.
Okay, I'm just going to level here, don't expect a good plot from this movie. I mean, it's decent, but not great, basic premise is the devil kidnapped Ghost Rider's (Johnny Blaze) girlfriend and now he needs to fight the demons and save her, that's pretty much it. It does have a pretty exiting climax though, and it does take an occasional twist and turn, but not enough to fully immerse you. The main reason anyone watches this knows, is for its action scenes, they are fricken awesome. When you see the Ghost Rider shooting fire and whipping chains around (that are also on fire), riding his motorcycle at breakneck speeds, ramming into people (did I mention the motorcycle is on fire), and shooting fireballs (FIIIIIIRE!!). The action scenes are awesome, plain and simple. Nicholas Cage does a surprisingly good job of acting out the part, although some deliveries are a little "iffy" at times. The dialog is cheesy with a capital "C". It contains a bunch of one liners and puns, which at the right times are actually pretty funny. The cheesy puns and one liners actually does do a very good job of making it feel like a comic book, think about it, how many times has a comic book hero said something like "Stop villian!", or "That was shocking" (according to that cliche were the villain punches an electric box conveniently behind the hero), or even "You're out of your mind!". See? If you want an engrossing story and amazing acting, look elsewhere, but if you want an action packed, fast paced action movie with a cheese factor, then this is the right pick for you.
Alright, let me be perfectly blunt and clear with this one. If you compare it to other films today, with story, character development,and sh*t that actually makes sense..it sucks, but it's not meant to be that. It's basically meant to be made in a cheesy 50's or 60's B-movie, and it does a really good job of doing that. It pretty much has no story what-so-ever, (like any 50's or early 60's movie along the lines of campy action)but what it does have is gore, and campy humor(oh yeah, and lots of tit-shots) The basic premise is that Piranhas are attacking....that's about it. It makes no sense, and you can expect that from the entire movie. The other thing you can expect is the gore, in one particular scene a woman gets her face ripped off by a motorboat blade, the gore is awesome. The other thing this movie has going for it is the 3D effects, the movie is actually made FOR 3D, so it incorporates camera angles that actually COMPLIMENT the 3D, so you don't feel like you just paid ten dollars extra just to watch a bunch of blurry crap like those other awful, unnecessary 3D movies(by which I mean every freaking movie made today).Sure, many people may call this film "vulgar" and "immature", you know what I have to say to those people? Did you just forget how to have fun or something? Seriously, every single negative review about this movie can just be replaced with "nanannanananaaaaan", just bitching and moaning about the excessive gore and cheesy dialog without any story or substance to back it up. Oh really, because from a film called Piranha 3D, where the trailer shows Doc Brown ranting about a prehistoric species of Piranha, and a cliche, bad-ass black sheriff using a fucking auto-axe to cut hundreds of Piranhas in half would've had a beautifully crafted story and a very sentimental and emotionally satisfying ending. Get over yourselves guys. You're obviously not a very good movie critic if you can't figure out that the dialog is SUPPOSED to be cheesy, and it's SUPPOSED to be nothing but gore, and it's not SUPPOSED to make any sense at all, it's meant to be that way, it makes fun of itself. If you like story structure, interesting characters, and a well written script, go watch Forest Gump, because this movie has none of that; but if you want gore, crazy action, and campy humor, then look no further my friends!