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Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider (2007)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


[size=3][color=red]Ghost Rider, to put in the most shortest sense, is the most destructible, ridiculous, horrible, monsterous, repulsive, and shameful piece of crap I have seen in a long time. Its worser than Cabin Fever, more annoying than Garfield, and as thrilling as a House of the Dead sequel. There is no reason or logic in seeing this movie, even if your into the whole gothic genre. I like the style of gothic movies, such as Silent Hill, but this film is like a never - ending, painful excursion into utter despair. The director, Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil) should be shot or slaped upside the head for destroying something that could have been great. Maybe, just maybe, if they hired someone like Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), its possible that the film's ideas could be coherent with its style.[/color][/size]

[size=3][color=#ff0000]The plot, like we care, stars off with an Evel Knievel, daredevil (ha - ha) stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage), who sells his undesirable soul, when he's just a kid, to the devil in exchange to save his dying father. Well, obviously, you should not make deals with the devil, when his father dies in the next couple of scenes while performing a death - defying stunt. As an adult, Johnny encounters his childhood love Roxanne and Mephistopheles, or the devil for short. Little does Johnny know that he is summoned under the devil's control and he becomes the ghost rider when day turns into night. The ghost rider's role is to serve the boss of Hell by capturing demons that have escaped from the pitches of fire and are creating havoc on Earth. Big deal![/color][/size]

[size=3][color=#ff0000]Cage tries desperately to portray a Texan stuntman, while the CGI tries to perform the ghost rider. I have nothing against Cage, especially when he's been in some decent films, such as Leaving Las Vegas or National Treasure (which happens to be a guilty pleasure of mine). But, all of the acting is one - dimensional, no real enthusiasm into their characters. The devil is just an old fart with a Van Helsing, Dracula face, Johnny's love Roxanne is your typical damsel in distress, and the demons are like small - time punks from a 70's sitcom. Nothing good can also be said of the film's dialogue, which hurt my ears everytime a character was trying to be dramatic, especially during the romantic sequences. As for the action sequences, they look fun and cool in the previews, but their actually just a terrific bore. Plus, the horror had me laughing forever. Ghost Rider miraculously turns from a cheesy, comic book breakdown to a hillarious, unbelievably bad film.[/color][/size]

[size=3][color=#ff0000]The only real pleasure I got was from the Ghost Rider himself. With a black jacket with spikes on them, a flaming skull, and a fire breathing chain as a weapon, this character has some style. I also liked the scenes where he's riding vertically up a building and how every car explodes as he rides down the city streets. This is a film with real potential, yet the director, unfortunately, takes it, and with a hellish hammer pounds it into a piece of garbage. Ghost Rider is without a doubt one of the worst, or the worst, films I have ever seen this year and all time. It is also a major disappointment from a director with colorful energy, but with a major lack of brain cells. After seeing this film, I felt my head was on fire too. Yeah, from getting aggravated on the fact I spent eight bucks on a piece of shit.[/color][/size]

Bridge to Terabithia
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


[size=3][color=red]Bridge to Terebithia is a film that not only I cannot categorize it in a genre, but I'm also incapable of what to think of it. Its based upon the award winning children's novel of the same name by Katherine Paterson, so for the children's sake this adaptation stays true to its original source. In the beginning credits, we are introduced to young fifth grader Jesse Aaron (Zathura's Josh Hutcherson), a boy interested in the fields of art; yet he is constantly bullied at school and doesn't get much appreciation at home. One day he losses at a running contest by his new neighbor Leslie Burke (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's AnnaSophia Robb), who is a young girl also receiving the same harassment as poor Jesse does daily. Soon, the two children become close friends and entertain themselves by venturing off into their imaginary world called Terebithia. But, in reality, their actually just playing in the woods.[/color][/size]

[size=3][color=#ff0000]However, 'Bridge' is no Pan's Labyrinth by a long shot. Guillermo Del Toro, in his film, had the young protagonist girl switch from war time in Spain to adventure time in fantasy land in a separation of scenes. This film on the other hand goes from playing child - like games in the forest to fighting off monsters in a collaboration of camera shots. But, in the end the comparison between these two films comes down to a simple 1:1 ratio. The main matter at hand is Bridge to Terabithia's undecidable decision of whether it wants to be a school "Simon Birch" drama or a Narniash fairy tale. Fortunately, the film stays in a balance. There is no bumpiness of reality and fiction fighting each other to see who can win the race. Instead, they gradually work together, in order to produce the effective experience.[/color][/size]

[size=3][color=#ff0000]Bridge to Terabithia is a great start off to the year of 2007, and to a year of family related flicks. Unlike last year, which had How to Eat Fried Worms, Night at the Museum, etc., etc., were probably looking at an enjoyable, next eleven months of successful children movies. All of us hope we won't recieve a sugared - up, slap - stick feature like Unaccompanied Minors, but instead a sophisticated film with heart. This is that kind of movie. One that captures the beautiful wonders of a child's play, and displays what friends do what friends should always do: have fun, live life, and appreciate the gift of relationships. Bridge to Terabithia is funny, sad, and unique. You'll most likely enjoy it, even if your kids don't.[/color][/size]

Little Miss Sunshine
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


[size=3][color=red]If you have ever seen a dysfunctional family on the verge of a breakdown, then the Hoover family must be that family. In Little Miss Sunshine, Olive (Abigail Breslin), a sweet little girl with a dream, has just won the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. This sudden plot point event is the catalyst that pulls in the rest of the Hoovers into unspeakable, yet comical, disaster. Each member of this family have equally troubled lives, in which their own souls are fractured beyond description. The father, Richard, is a man who is destined to become something great in life, even if it loses his own job. His son, Dwayne is your typical teen, who is not so typical. Dwayne is a small time follower of Nietzche, and has also taken a vow of silence, in order to be separated from his family. Alan Arkin plays the foul - mouthed grandpa, Toni Collette is the mom, Sheryl, and her brother, played by Steve Carell, is a suicidal, homosexual scholar named Frank. So, to put it in a nutshell, this family is pretty screwed up.[/color][/size]

[size=3][color=#ff0000]Unlike National Lampoons Vacation, Jhonson's Family Vacation, and other wacky based family mishaps, Little Miss Sunshine is a winner. It is a heartfelt, hillarious expedition with surprising results. Also, it is one of the best films of 2006, and the most delightful sleeper since Napoleon Dynamite. I'm especially glad that it has been nominated for best picture, best original screenplay, best actress, and best supporting actor. I still can't believe Abigail Breslin was nominated for best actress, and she's only six! Wow, that makes anything possible. Anyway, one of the true aspects of Little Miss Sunshine is that it has characters that are three - dimensional. Their not simple cardboard cutouts put on display for comedic entertainment, but real people, people with life in them. The bounciful, energetic Olive, the suicidal scholar, Frank, these are characters that are certainly bizarre, yet they are believable. Plus, another great element are the laughs of 'Sunshine'. They don't disappear from your ribcage, but instead stick to you, like a fruity piece of bubble gum. Of course, this is not exactly anything of a masterpiece; however it is a branch of a possible masterpiece. The whole family roadtrip disaster has been done, that's the mother tree of this cinematic history. It began with National Lampoons Vacation and from there, everything else grew. This film is the biggest branch of its origin, and it will forever grow, just like a heart - filling family tree.[/color][/size]