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Zoom (2006)
3 years ago via Flixster

Abysmally uninteresting superhero film. After enjoying Sky High, I thought this would be similar, but all it was was Tim Allen doing his same old routine of being a loser, having a revelation, ending up a hero with a scene of kids beating up Chevy Chase with a weather machine for no reason whatsoever. Talk about boring.

Alice in Wonderland
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook

I enjoyed this film. Definitely leans towards Burton's more bizarre workâ??but then that's what he's so famous for.

Avatar (2009)
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook

This film gets full marks for presentation. Most of the characters are well written and endearing, except one who was pretty much an over-the-top cliché military colonel. The basic core plot was also predictable from start to finish.

But what makes this film not only watchable but a must-see in theatres is the presentation, including the setting and effects. All the creatures created for the world of Pandora are truly wonderful, magical and deserve the silver screen treatment.


It was very cool how Jake interfaced with his Na'vi clone that had been created from his late identical twin brother's own DNA. And Director James Cameron really seem to cover just about all the bases in regards to how this technological marvel of the 2150s works. Cameron also worked wonders at creating other possible technologies for the human race to use in 2154, from control consoles to airships. Nor did he miss a beat in creating the Na'vi, their forest and creatures.

It was really neat to see how the Na'vi's own braid strands were used to link them to the creatures they rode. Other concepts, such as their link to the planet, are not really new to cinema, but they are concepts that seem can never be stressed enough to the human race; and this was a nice fresh presentation of them.

But, while this film may even surpass box office spoils from Cameron's earlier Titanic, if he had really wanted to make this film truly epic, he would have worked just a little harder on the plot. But I suppose when you've spent so much time creating a world and backdrop so marvellous, it can be easy to fall victim to the George Lucas syndrome of coming up weak on plot. Okay that may be a little harsh: Cameron's latest epic at least had a plot; Lucas's last three SW flicks: nada. My best suggestion is to simply accept the plot for what it is and enjoy the world that Cameron has created—it's one that far exceeds Lucas, btw.

My final rating 4/5

Up (2009)
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook

Not being a huge animation fan, I was quite surprised to find myself enjoying this as much as I did. Pixar did a fantastic job. The story is quite endearing with a lot of cute touches. What's even more amazing is the Venezuela settings are realistic because the production team all went down their and basically did the journey that Carl and Russell went on in the movie; gotta love those DVD extras. I haven't yet watched all the Blu-Ray extras. The story is also quite endearing and I love that the creators based Carl, Ellie and their house on their own experiences with their grandparents.