I'm pretty sure when Shakespeare made "Twelfth Night," the play in which this movie is adapted form, he didn't ever think it would be made into a teenage high school drama/ chick flick/ rom-com. Bynes, Tatum and Cross deliver good enough performances, added on by a FEW good scenes and one liners that make this movie somewhat good. However, even tolerable performances can't camouflage this movies sloppy and recycled dialogue and the plot line of a girl disguising herself as a guy for one reason or another that's been done too many times. You could for a long time about all the things this movie did wrong, but I won't. Luckily, it is mildly entertaining, and as mentioned, the performances by the main cast were alright. Avoid this movie if you can...
Yes, admittedly it is a mindless presentation of explosions and things blowing up, but that's not to say it wasn't both engaging and exhilarating. At the very beginning, I thought that it just another generic Die Hard spin off with a bunch of dull old men talking in suits for half an hour. Luckily, it's kick started by a surprise death, and throughout, the movie delivers surprise twists and big action sequences, never leaving audience disinterested. The dialogue that goes on is filled with witty and subtle one liners, and while most of the characters were pretty dull, the heroic and vulgar Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and the suave and smug villain Kang (Rick Yune) make for some great good guy/bad guy chemistry, all wound up in an eventful, exciting and well executed action flick.
A dynamic and incredibly brisk film, done with an original and imaginative form. It is a lot of fun, but also a bit tiresome. It is easy to keep up with and fast paced, with a plethora of references towards beloved cartoon characters. It's never ending explosion of movement may be engaging to some, but was so overused it became dull. However, Bob Hoskins' deadpan yet lovable demeanour and delivery make for a lot of fun, and the energetic and epic Roger Rabbit is definitely over the top, but can be forgiven as it's in humorous cartoon format. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a combination of a criminal investigation within an explosive, cartoon world, and while the idea and the the characters are great, the execution falls a little flat.
A truly awful kids movie, aimed at kids who will wilfully sit through and hour and a half of crappy script and pretty bad acting, only to come out enjoying it... Older audiences, however won't be so lucky, and although it's rendering fast pace and charm provide a little bit of a silver lining, Sharkboy and Lavagirl is nevertheless a failed piece of work at the hands of the same guy who directed the generally popular "Spy Kids." While it does it get credit for being pretty original, the dialogue is dry and the humour is just not there. A definite disappointment, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is a long, boring and cheesy family movie, that's there only to appease it's younger audience, and the idea of putting into 3-D was a bold and unfortunate route to take.
Though perhaps it didn't live up to the standards that were held by many Astro Boy fans, this heartfelt anime picture manages to tug on the heartstrings while creating a range of comedic scenarios. Freddie Highmore and Nicholas Cage try their best, but I can't help feeling as though as they were the wrong voice actors to portray such popular figures. Nevertheless, Astro Boy possesses visuals to impress most and characters that will appeal to kids. It has fun theme to it, however teens and adults won't feel as engaged as the movie's target demographic. In the end, Astro Boy is good enough, and it has a simple, well paced plot to please it's younger audiences, and create a tolerable time for it's older ones.