INSTANTLY ONE OF MY TOP 3 FILMS OF ALL TIME. Wow what an awesome movie. Brilliant directing, brilliant acting, brilliant screenplay, brilliant script......BRILLIANT EVERYTHING. Maybe i'm more biased towards liking this film because of my occupation, but I can't see how anyone could not like this movie. Leonardo DiCaprio's credibility and overall awesomeness happens to go higher and higher after every movie he releases....bring on the nominations for both him and this film!
Two and a half stars, which is an equivalent to 50%.....which equates to a FAILING grade. This movie was a complete let down. I wasted two hours of my life and I am 11 dollars poorer than I will ever be. Giving this movie a 74% (passing) when it was full of "anything goes" type moments is beyond me.
I'm over a decade and a half late, but I finally watched Donnie Brasco. Went in not knowing a clue about who or what the movie was about, but afterwards I was left feeling stupid. Stupid because I didn't watch such a great mobster/suspense film sooner. It's pretty awesome to see Johnny Depp in a role where he is not playing a pirate or a man with scissors attached to his hands lol; if only he could get back to more of this real life acting. I enjoyed the movie and thought it flowed really well.
The franchise just got taken to the NEXT level! Here is an example where the sequel has outdone its predecessor. Long story short, this movie is a major win on all levels and it was really well done.....what's not to like?
Lower rating than the first? I thoroughly enjoyed the first, but in my opinion....this film beat it in every aspect. In the love, action, CGI, any department......it was better. Seeing it in IMAX was also a plus, but either way it would rocked even in regular 2D. In my review for the first Thor, I wrote about not caring too much for the Thor franchise before actually viewing the movies, boy do I regret that decision. For me, it easily rivals, if not beats, the Ironman franchise. At the moment, I don't know if a third installment is in the works, but I sure hope they have another film in mind!
It's about a week away from the release of the second Hunger Games, and until now I had not seen this movie, nor had I known what the series was about. I just heard "it was awesome, so watch it!" It's no wonder why this series is it hit in books, and was later turned into a movie. The script and storytelling is very original and unlike anything that's been done before. Is it a bit cliche? Yes, but in a good way. I don't like when films are too cliche, but in this movie..... it JUST fits and shouldn't be questioned. I loved the movie and can't wait for the second film next week.
So this might be a bit embarrassing, but I didn't know this was a true story upon first watching the movie. I feel like I heard about the situation in 2009, but I didn't follow it too closely to know what had happened. Let me just say this.......the movie blew my mind without me knowing it happened in real life. After the movie when I read up on it and saw some pictures, the movie easily became 10 times better. Maybe I did myself some justice by not knowing what occurred so that I could be surprised by what happened in the movie. All in all, the movie was top notch. I particularly loved the way it was filmed; very real and in your face. Bravo.
Genuine, hilarious, and raunchy..... didn't know a film could have all three. The movie had tons of good laughs and moments throughout, definitely a fresh type of movie that the comedy genre has been missing. Well done to you Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Holyyyy smokes. Never have I seen something as visually awesome as Gravity. It would be impossible to fully describe how amazing this movie was as a whole. I saw the film the first day it came out (today) and my only regret was that I saw it in regular 2D. If you are reading this and you haven't seen it yet, don't make the same mistake and pay the extra couple of bucks to see it in 3D or IMAX. Before the movie is out of theaters i'd like to go back and watch it in IMAX so that I can truly max this movie out. All I have left to say is that it is really going to be a long time until we see another film with this type of cinematographic quality. Off to bed now.....current status = blown away.
If the word "engaging" had a movie associated to it, it would be Prisoners. There are few movies in which I literally approve of everything and this was one of them. The box office needed a film like this, too much time has gone by since I've seen a quality thriller/suspense movie like this one.....BRAVO!
I was immediately captured from the beginning and stayed engaged throughout. I will forever love a movie that can do that from the get go. I had no idea the movie was going to turn into a sci-fi midway through the movie.... it was shocking at first but I loved it afterwards however. The World's End is a great movie that definitely doesn't disappoint and is funny throughout.
Great script, but HORRIBLE acting. I guess that's what you get when you bring on a truck load of no-names to fill your roles. Everything else was on point (the killing scenes, the suspense building, the sets, etc.), but the acting brings the movie down in rating just a tad.
I had high hopes for Kick-Ass 2, but I was let down. The movie wasn't awful by any means, but it lacked originality. It brought nothing new to the table, and if anything...only got more bland from the first movie. One thing that did get get better from the first were the fight scenes. Impressive to say the least!
Wasn't bad, but wasn't great. I felt that the movie could have been a bit longer in length, it almost seemed as if certain parts were rushed. The CGI was on point and even exceeded my expectations. All in all, it was okay.....and I enjoyed it.
I didn't like Insidious at all, and all this movie did was remind me of that movie in small doses (same director must be why). It definitely didn't live up to all the hype and high ratings on RT. Overall, it was an okay movie.......kinda feel like we've been there done that already. On to the next one.
As of writing this (November 2013), this is arguably the most visually pleasing movie I have ever seen. But just like the summary above notes, it does seem to have more style than substance. For as brilliant as it is visually, it is very cliche and at times predictable. All in all, it is an amazing film that is groundbreaking and is an instant classic in my opinion. I would have given anything to have gone back in time to have seen it in IMAX however. Bummer.
Going into this film I said to myself, "I hope this isn't a flop, and I hope he doesn't begin to go downhill from here". Wow was I wrong. Let me put it this way.....it takes a lot for me to cry tears from laughter.....this stand-up did the job. One of the funniest things I have ever seen. Period.
By no means did I think it would be a bad movie going into the theaters, but I also didn't think it would be a great movie either. With that said, I was surprised by how good the movie turned out. Great action scenes (CGI), great suspense, and an overall great plot.