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The Adjustment Bureau
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This film just boasted potential, and it delivered pretty well. It flirted with the "God's Plan" type vibe to things which I think they could of went a different way with to make it more edgy with mystery like Dark City and the Matrix. Once I got over the fact that these officers or angels made little changes to keep everyone on a sort of specific not so specific path where working for the man upstairs the film begin to loose its appeal.

Though the the fact that you could defy the plan made things interesting, but the message can be taken wrong with just that approach. So the main focus is the love story which is sporadic at best and lakes appeal. Then you look at it as basic as possible, Guys in Suits with powers beyond the protagonists understanding, desired love, and defiance seems to brings things gelling together in a not so epic vibe like the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind had going for it.

Watching Matt Damon chase the girl was rather enjoyable however and this film had a lot of directions it could carry it and that's the only thing that keeps you guessing on whats going to happen next. Unfortunately the plot was about as basic as it was going to get with "Suited Angels" chasing you around to keep them on "God's Plan" while the main character chases after his desires. But the entire magic doors was pretty cool. The characters are mysterious at parts and one could dive in with there own imagination very easy.

All in all this film has its identity crisis in mixing genres, but it does well at entertaining and that says a lot.

Rango (2011)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Rango, granted is a kids movie and I would say it might bore some children. Some things they wouldn't understand, but the film does take a Western Style film approach and turn it kid friendly. It really reminded me of Fievel Goes West, not in the plot and obviously not the animation. However in how a once serious western plot was turned kid friendly. It is the next generations kid version of a western.

The animation was done very well, the characters are enjoyable, the plot is predictable, and the humor seemed to needed hydration (pardon the pun). Some of the best humor in the film a child wouldn't even get (Makes you feel old doesn't it). Plus there are some serious moments such as mild violence and mild death developments in which I think the film could have been rated PG-13. Though I think the world has adapted to some of these things a little better. So if your a little over protective of your child and don't feel comfortable exposing him/her to these things then go rent My Little Pony and work yourself up to escaping your comfort zones.

In reality most children will enjoy this film and most adults will at least walk out and say it was ok. However it is not the next "Finding Nemo" or "Toy Story" by far, but it is the only modern children film that I can think of that has brought a very well done western theme.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well, it was not my favorite of the films. However it was very entertaining and sent off the series just right. To keep things simple I honestly think they should of made it into one movie. We enjoyed a lot of action in the Part 2, but we also lacked the development we had in Part 1 of Deathly Hallows. One nice thing I did enjoy was the hunting of the horcruxes. However the entire ending seems awkward as the characters didn't look aged all that well. I think they should have brought in other actors for that bit, but I understood they wanted to use the main crew.

Skyline (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I Knew it would be bad, and I still watched it anyways. Thank you Netflixs for taunting me by showing it on watch instantly. This film feels to me like a heavy dose of cloverfield meets Independence Day with a little Event Horizon mood and some left over props from the Aliens series. However I did enjoy the special effects for the most part, but I found the story rather dull. First off it starts off with the beginning of the invasion then we do a time jump into the past that was really unnecessary and wasted time. Another annoying moment was a fast paced time progression scene, which was also unnecessary.

The alien invasion plot gets about as elaborate as "Oh Snap, Run the other way" and the small cast is picked off quickly. The two main characters never really develop substance other than they're lovers. Which deals a nice twist in the end, but the entire movie just bums you out that you end up going "really?" and that is the end. Just when the getting was getting good.

All in all, just say no to Skyline.

Unstoppable (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's hard to write a review about a film about an unstoppable train plot, it definitely did not derail from the synopsis.

I however found the film rather boring, lack of excitement, and Denzel Washington and Chris Pine act fine as well as all their co-stars. However it wasn't engaging enough for me, it progressed slowly, and the film came to a quick halt for me just like the last minute saving of the train.

All in all with Washington's and Pine's faces on the cover of poster I half expected some more screen time and maybe some drama with some back story of the characters that get intertwined into the plot for a twist at the end. Like maybe the train was really sabotaged or something, but it as real gets. It's never too show boating of a film, every time I think there might be a twist, there isn't and I found myself starting to think about other things then watching the film. I felt like I had to force myself to finish it and it took away from enjoyment of what someone is suppose to receive from watching a film.

I would not recommend this film to anyone else. Unless maybe they where a large fan of the actors, director, or trains. That's about it. Otherwise it's hard to concentrate on "Oh it's a run away train."