The movie can only truely be enjoyed by those who have watched the series as it is a direct continuation of what's next for Violet. Great additional heartwarming stories, the animation, and songs are just like the series.
The movie is cute, charming and fun, also it is silly and stupid at times. The highlight is the energetic storytelling and the unique charm of the leading actress and not the detective work and mystery as one would expect from a Holmes movie.
I was surprised by the quality of excellence in all aspects for this animation movie considering it is a Chinese production and in 3D. The store is based on one of their popular mythological character Nezha, a naughty child with godly/demonic powers, reminded me a lot of Lord Krishna as a kid from India Mythology. The story is rich with emotions, character growth, struggle, adventure and laughs.
As for the animation itself, even though it is in 3D, it is really good, was refreshing to see how different it was from your standard animation offering from either Japan or Disney/Pixar.
Moneyball is a 2011 biographical baseball sports drama which focuses on a general manager attempts to assemble a competitive team based on baseball statistics then general method followed, that is a scouts' experience and intuition. The movie is well made, has some funny moments, got an excellent cast giving good performances but in the end it is just too slow. It deals in the office part of sports instead of the field, one really needs to be a fan of the team or of the particular sports to really enjoy it.
Altered Carbon: Resleeved is a good watch for the fans of the original series as it adds another chapter to the saga of Takeshi Kovacs, for others it might not be worth the watch. The writing and plot are weak, while the 3d animation itself is the biggest weakness of the movie, at the start, it looked clunky but you do get used to it by the end.
The movie's got among the best story you have ever heard, well either you will consider it amazing or absurdity. It is on time travel and the paradox and confusion which rises with it. As with every movie, I try to predict a few plot lines, what I didn't expect was that I would be right with every guess of mine and still the movie would go beyond even my wildest imagination. Always been a fan of Ethan Hawk and this time around the real revelation was Sarah Snook, she is brilliant in the movie.
Ad Astra is a boring movie which focuses on wear and tear of space travel on a human mind and some weird kooky father-son relationship. With over two hr runtime, no real story and minimalist visual arts it makes for a tedious watch.
With the trend of Superhero movies, Bloodshot is Valiant comics foray to cash in on the genre. Loved the plot premises but the execution left me wanting for more, be it technicality, production values or the script, it just doesn't match the Marvel or DC movies. Still, it is not bad just mediocre when you end up comparing to its competition. Vin Diesel gives his usual style of power-driven action, at times dumb at times fun.
Not Satisfying, the plot still had some unexpected twists and turns but the cheesy dialogues leave a lot to be desired. The acting was mediocre, felt like this was the weakest installment in this series spanning the nine films.
Charming romantic comedy but falls short of my expectation, maybe it is because I haven't heard much of the Beatles. The movie got interesting plotline, did feel they didn't capitalize on the wacky situation enough.
This is what a live-action movie based on a Manga should be like. Perfect casting, great swordplay, true to origin screenplay, it is a sure shot winner for the manga/anime fans of the original, for newcomers to Kenshin's name, it is a decent samurai movie. My only complaint was I wanted some of the music scores for the anime to be in the movie.
This is one of the best murder mystery movies I have seen. The amount of twists and turns is mind-boggling. The amazing screenplay is supported by the excellent ensemble cast. Besides the suspense there are lots of laughs, this was a joy ride all the way through.
This felt like a repeat of the best plotline and cast in the Terminator franchise which itself is not a bad thing. While it is missing originality it is still a fun watch, only complain it was a tad too long.
The trailer of the movie gave it a feel of fast-paced martial arts epic, but we only get to see little of the action and that too in the end. The movie is a slow-paced drama with lots of political intrigues, it is superbly choreographed, great to look at and has an enjoyable ending, but it is not what I wanted to see when I decided to give this foreign movie a chance.
A very different War movie, it's a winner from the perspective of filmmaking craft, but from audiences viewpoint it's can be either an immersive experience or a bore. I felt something was weird at the start, only later on realizing the movie was one continuous shot from start to finish. This capturing of war experience from one person perspective is at times surreal and at times dull. By focusing on the camera we experience some stunning cinematography but lose out on the plot and script.
Based on the famous Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The movie does a decent job of covering the events leading to this battle as well as capturing the pivotal turning point. It does suffer from a poor script, direction and acting, at times it felt like a B grade production film.