Not the worst movie I've ever seen, I'll give it that. Poorly-paced, boring, pointless gore-fest. This is not a superhero movie. I never read the graphic novel, and I never will after this. For fans only, it would seem.
It's interesting to see how much has changed in 50+ years. The message of peace has been updated and stands as a focal point for me, instead of the fairly impressive effects. Keanu does a great job and makes me want to go back and see The Matrix again. Not comparing it to the original, this is a good disaster movie.
I'm torn. There were many elements faithful to the game I love, including the characters, plot, and effects, but they screwed up bad with Max himself. He's such a pussy! He gets shot at more than he shoots others. He's always getting his ass kicked, he never wears the coat, there's very little action, and where's the naration? Not here.
Wonderful message, but I'm quite torn at the end. I almost want to cry because I'm happy and sad, simultaneously, which is a novel feeling, for sure. The beginning could have been paced better, but overall fantastic.
It was alright. I like Will Smith, and I think this was a good role for him. I really believed that he was as lonely as he was made out to be. The effects were some of the best I've ever seen in a movie.
After seeing this movie, art just looked so much better. So did Penelope Cruz. I mean, damn. Javier Bardem is fantastic, this time not playing a murderer, but a lover and artist. I dig Woody Allen films, I think.
They really should have called this movie "Bullet Time", since most of it is just that. Seriously, half the film is in slow motion. Because of this, the movie feels a bit long, but otherwise, it's great! I like the contrast between the first half and the second half as the hero goes from a normal life to his new one. The action is awesome and consistant, always going on and rarely relenting. I like a movie that has balls, and this one does. The brutality is unabashed with more headshot wounds than I've ever seen on film. Sure, much of this is entirely unrealistic, but it just looks so damn good! All the special effects are expertly done and visually believable. A nice twist at the end to shatter your expectations and a crazy-cool action sequence to go with it and you've got yourself a fine action flick.
This is the funniest Shymalalaman movie I've seen yet. It's always the same with his films: the protagonist is the only reasonable person in the enitre film, in a world of unbelievably shady and intense-looking people saying bizarre, cryptic statements. This time it's an overly whiny Wahlburg that just can't seem to get What's Happening. The grotesque and creative ways that the population of the film commits suicide is a great analogy as to how I feel about the whole thing. The one saving grace: the lovely Zooey Deschanel. Baby, those two stars are for you!
It was refreshing and weird to see Morgan Freeman not acting in a thriller/action film, which reminded me of Shawshank Redemption, which is good. Jack Nicholson basically plays himself, but with cancer, which is okay because Jack is funny to watch. The two work well together but falls short of buddy movie standards. Enjoyable to watch once, then tossed into the bucket.
It was incredibly adequate. I had to guess that this was a sequel, which I'm still unsure about. Ed Norton? Really? I guess so... The plot moved fast enough to keep me interested, but much too fast to care about anything or anyone in the film itself. Was totally worth it to see the last minute of the movie, though.
One of my favorite Jackie Chan movies, this one is all about ass kicking and exctiing chase scenes. This is the prime of Chan's career and is topped off by an incredible rooftop fight scene not to be forgotten.
If you're at all familiar with Strong Bad's "Dangeresque", then keep that in mind when watching The Protector and it'll be a laugh riot. I will always remember this movie as the definition of Typical Action Film. Right from the beginning, you know what you're getting into. Rent, don't ever buy.
What an incredible cast. Ledger's The Joker is a joy and spectacle to watch with a great script to guide him. Such a dark movie with guts to go all the way in that direction; I kept wondering how Batman would do it. A theme of binary choice is prevalent throughout as well as what it really means to be a hero. I also like the many cameos if you care to notice them.
My biggest complaint about New Police Story is that it contains the words "Police Story" in its title, while this movie is nothing like the classic Police Story films. In its attempt to create a dramatic storyline and tragic hero, it simply made me laugh, AT the film, not with it. A handful of decent fight scenes and stunts can't save this one from subsequent viewing.
Proves that Jackie can do many types of films; in this case: a buddy movie. The dynamic with his buddy makes for a funny and entertaining experience, with a good story (for the genre) and a fantastic end fight scene done well.
When I heard that this movie was frankensteined together from Jackie's early films, I thought it was gonna suck. I was surprised to find impressive fight scenes, a fairly decent story, and clever camera effects. Despite the final fight involving Jackie's double, the film seemed like a complete Jackie Chan movie, and a decent one at that.
Heavy on the story, which isn't very good. The few fight scenes that are shown aren't very impressive and really the film just crawls by. The final fight scene has Jackie wielding nunchaku, which I've never seen him do previously, and he uses them as well as you'd expect. The very end of the movie is awful, shameful, and bad. Best to skip this one.