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I liked it a lot, especially the beginning. I didn't know much of the history behind the first space orbits, esp with the pilots. Seemed like the govt treated pilots pretty poorly back then (shocker). I liked seeing how hard they had it before they went up to space and even in space sometimes like with them not telling Glenn his heat shield was disintegrating. Yeager was a very good character, a sort of space cowboy and I enjoyed seeing comradery among the astronauts. Some of the space and sky cinematography is also great. The only part I didn't really like, was in an attempt to tell a lot of history with many characters in relatively short time (3hrs) they never delved deep enough with the characters.
The movie hasn't aged well, it obviously was more relevant at the time with more Soviet Cold War hysteria. While it has a few gags n chuckles, its stuff you can see a mile away and gets dragged out. I did like the Walt n wife character though, but overall its a boring pass.
Mildly amusing and funny at times, the movie has a heartwarming message. The prob is its very formulaic and tame compared to today's comedy standards. The plot isn't that interesting and film doesn't hold up as well over time, altho still somewhat charming. If you're a Stewart fan I'd give it a gander, otherwise I'd prob pass.
It was a bit propagandish with those "sneaky Japs" and talking about being leather necks doing great by their country at the end. However, if you read the real story on the island the Japanese were very brutal to them. Some of the other historical facts of this place are also not right. The beginning started off well and charmingly funny, but kinda got boring towards the second half. The characters were one-dimensional and the script n story corny.
The original to the House on Haunted Hill-the classic haunted house film. Not quite as exciting, but better done n kinda corny like the remake. What I liked about this version was the house itself (grand gothic Victorian mansion) and the scientific explanations for things, which is often lacking in bad horror films. The backstory of house was kinda stupid tho. Also, the main character wasn't very likable. I found Theo to be more likable n interesting as she comes off like a secret lesbian psychic. It wasn't particularly scary more a psychological thriller, but it was interesting to follow along and see what would come next from the house. Directing style was pretty good for the time as well. I wasn't expecting the ending bc it ends totally different from the remake, but it was a decent ending.
Almost as good as the original. Great acting, great history, great dialogue and good directing style. Storyline not quite as interesting or as believable esp when the Indian Sioux massacre story came in (altho important didn't seem to fit). I forgot that Sioux story and the starvation but damn, the govt really screwed over Natives so much. Just like the first film some horribly graphic scenes, I can't believe someone said they watched this in school how was that allowed?? I really like that they kept the same actors and focus on the same family. The characters are so simple yet so pure and easy to like. Kristina and Karl have such a great love story. The ending was kinda sudden for a movie that otherwise moved along somewhat slowly. A long film that runs even longer than the first, but a good conclusion.
How much suffering can a group of ppl take? No idea the Swedes had it so rough back then esp bc now its like supposedly they got it made compared to us. Truly makes me appreciate my ancestors more seeing the struggles immigrants had and have to go thru to get to America. Glad I'm not living in that time period. However, I still think many immigrants from 3rd world countries or places like India also come from very hard times like this still. The hardest working ppl Ive ever met are often immigrants and Ive worked in many industries. A very dark film and I can handle dark pretty well. I don't know which part was worse, the beginning or the boat ride so graphic and awful with much death. Im used to handling a lot of death in my job but Jesus little kids, babies, young ppl? Reminds me a lot of Angela's Ashes. I'm not surprised at all that this was based of a book bc of the level of detail, as the best movies are. The directing was very good and really made u feel like u were going along with them in their shoes. Good acting, great shots, good storytelling and script. Long movie but went super fast and I saw the extended original version. Excited to see the sequel!
A tear-jerker that is an autobiographical film on Lou Gehrig. One of the greatest baseball players, helps me understand some of the heritage behind the Yankees and why ppl are superfans. Btw him and Ruth its easy to see why, altho they are clearly 180 degrees different heroes from one another. This film follows Gehrig from his immigrant upbringing with his 2 close parents, to his baseball career and marriage til the beginning of ALS. I knew the disease was named after Lou Gehrig, but I didn't know anything about him til watching this. A man who never had it easy, but truly loved the ppl close to him and worked hard to steady his craft- so tragic to have died at only 37. The film is often humorous and while not the most dramatic/interesting it is entertaining enough and nice to know the background behind the name/disease. No idea watching the film, but found out later Babe Ruth plays himself.
I enjoyed it altho some of the big name stars advertised for this film like John Wayne are only in it for a few minutes despite the advertising. It was a big old blockbuster with many big stars, a epic, semi-historical and patriotic film. It went from the time of early settlers out West in the beginning of the 1800s to the early 1900s with the establishment of small towns and law out West. All while following this Prescott family thru the generations. It was a longer film, but it didn't feel like it bc it covered so much and went over things fast. Some scenes really showed the power of nature back then like the buffalo stampede and the white rapids down the river, those scenes were shot very well for the time period. The cinematography of America throughout was breathtaking. There was just enough action scenes and just enough of plot and just enough of singing but not too much of any of it. There were some racial slurs in this movie and they kept referring to Natives as Injuns, but that was how they were called back then so its historically accurate. The only real down part was it was a bit shallow at times bc it moved so fast and it was very predictable with the good guys always coming out on top usually.
A movie set in WWII about POW soldiers with honor and bravery at stake. The film has some pretty tense scenes esp the tunnel escape. Reminded me a lot of being stuck in a prison even tho it was a prison camp, but honestly was pretty stupid of the Nazis to put all the escape artists in one camp where they could bounce ideas of each other and collaborate. You really see the ingenuity, courage, and camaraderie of these men. That poor German luftwaffe wonder what happened to him. However, other than escaping the film didn't have much going for it and I found myself sometimes bored.
One of those classic films you just have to see before you die. The age old story of bondage, rich elite vs poor commoners, and religion done spectacularly. Its horribly long and everything is a bit over done (acting, time, costumes) much like Cleopatra but its rather entertaining esp the beginning half. I remember some of it from my childhood but of course you don't get everything as a kid and plus I remembered some stuff wrong. I enjoyed watching Moses go from loyal to the Pharaoh to a man of his own and God. Towards the end it started getting kinda clumsy/rushed, boring, and aged. The temples, pyramids, statues and costumes are amazing and very grandiose-Egypt is just fascinating in itself. I didn't like what happened to poor Nefertiri-first her true love is taken from her and then her son. Wth kinda bs is that? Also, Moses kinda comes off a bit crazyish towards the end with the over dramatic acting. Some of the script was worded heavy or delivered stiff. Many of the special effects are dated. Film moves fast for an older and very long film. I think this film would be good remade today.
Decently made as far as special effects and visuals, but boring compared to the original. It really wasn't funny like the first one and didn't really add much to the plot or anything.
At parts esp the middle half it started to drag. The ending was abrupt and just didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. Also, being good friends with a murder mystery novelist was too convenient and dumb. This film hasn't aged well, as the main heroine just goes along with whatever her schyster husband does with no questioning or arguing *eye roll.*
The last half of the film went a bit too dark for me. The beginning was very sad but somewhat relatable and rather interesting with cat/mouse game n all the symbolism. I felt conflicted throughout the film, esp bc the predator was poorly-casted I think as a good looking man (yes I realize predators come in all shapes/sizes but still). That one rape scene tho was horrible to watch. Also, the bad guy was nice altho moronic to her at the end while Angel she didn't seem to have that much of a connection with and treated her almost as bad as the bad guy. It was confusing to me a bit her decisions later on and that's where the film lost me. It started getting a little too artsy-fartsy, nihilism. Instead of really exploring the issues it seemed to take the easy way out that she just kills him, when most women of that time in that situation would've had to prob just live with their predator n move on. Reminded me a lot of that 2016 movie Lady Macbeth. I thought the beginning was very good and the lavish cinematography of the English countryside was beautiful. The main actress is stunning. By the end, I just am glad I'm not living in those times esp as a woman. I'm also glad once again I'm a woman in America.
I found myself pleasantly surprised by this film, the further it went on. I found Harvey to be incredibly amusing as the pretentious little boy who was always getting himself into trouble due to little guidance. Then when him and Manuel got together it was friendship magic. *spoiler alert*** I couldn't help but cry when Manuel died, hit in the gut like a Disney film. The ending was a bit abrupt, but the rest of the film was quite entertaining. Besides the great characters, I enjoyed the realistic depiction of fisherman and theyre bravery/hard work. A touching film, families can enjoy.
Very formulaic, campy, and shallow. I didn't really care for the male lead who was extremely stubborn. The best part of the film was the music and most of it wasn't that great except the main hook. A snoozer.
this movie reminds me for some reason of princess bride (I think the main character in particular). anyways my husband hates old movies and even he liked this one. it was action-packed, interesting, funny, well-scripted, and heavily character driven and moved fast for an old one. I liked following Capt. Blood thru the years and how he evolved due to different challenging circumstances. The love story was cute and loved the heroine costumes and the set of beautiful plantation Jamaica. What I also enjoyed is this is an old film telling an even older tale about way back in the day with slaves of white nationality as well, of pirates, swordfights, and of old trials that were basically a mockery of justice.
One of the scariest and most well done horror movies I've ever seen. Def a lot of jumpy parts in this one. I enjoyed the main story and the background story of the demonologist and his psychic wife. It was fairly realistic. The only things that annoyed me were the ending def started becoming over the top with special effects and there was little to no background on the family that moved to this haunted house (what brought them there)?
its a long cartoon anime film that somex drags, but animation is well done and its action packed. im pretty sure most kids will love this film, as the kid characters are well done. the plot is ok, but the details such as the score are great and especially like the ending when they find laputa. I felt bad for the robots and that the army destroyed such a beautiful city. laputa reminds me a lot of the lost city of atlantis.
one of the better plays turned into a movie ive seen mostly because of the acting by main actress. there wasn't a lot of action to this film, like most plays its just dialogue which can make it move slow at times. also the ending scene was confusing to me as to why papa was the way he was, I guess most of it is implied like in many old movies but its just confusing when they dont come out and say it. seems like papa had very puritanical thoughts about sex because perhaps he was a pervert/incestous. one of the most romantic films ive ever seen tho, almost wish it would've been more about that. loved that lil dog Flush.