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The Change-Up
½

There's almost nothing I would like to say about this one, in fact I can't really think of much to say about this.


It's a gross out comedy film with Jason Bateman, a family guy (love that show) who is also a stressed out hard worker all the time, and Ryan Reynolds as a "I don't care about anything" type of guy who is also an actor, apparently a guy who does straight up pornos, or as this movie calls them, lornos (O.o). There just explained the whole movie for you.


Coming from the writers of the Hangover, I expected a whole lot more from this, but I think I laughed once, and chuckled a few times. It's sex jokes are horrible, they're not funny at all! I am so disappointed in these guys. And not just the writers, but the cast for even signing for this movie! I'm even saying that to the super hot Olivia Wilde, I love you but come on, either do Tron 3, or take of your clothes. Either way, I'll be happy. Here all of you made me mad.


If it wasn't for me seeing this with my mom, I probably would've walked out and went to see something else. But damn I feel ripped off. Also, while I was taking the escalator to the downstairs part of the theater to see this, I noticed a kid screaming "DADDY WHERE ARE YOU?", and his dad came out behind him, and OMG wouldn't you believe it. It's Danny Glover (2012, Saw, Lethal Weapon)! Seeing him made me realize "son of a bitch, I love living in southern California"! I walked up to him and asked how he was doing and all and had a nice little chat with him before walking into the auditorium to see this piece of crap. But yeah in essence, I don't recommend this. Just skip it. There you go, my shortest review ever.
The Change-Up: 3/10


Josh

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
½

Soooo..... Prequel? Sequel? Remake? Reboot? Huh? Well, whatever. Being that I'm an insanely huuuuuge movie buff, I'm wondering if it would come as a surprise to any of my fellow readers that I haven't seen ANY of the Planet of the Apes movies. Well does it? Because I sure as hell have not seen any. Not the original, not Beneath, not Escape, not Conquest, not Battle, and most definitely not Tim Burton's supposedly god awful remake. Walking in to this one, I felt really really uneasy about seeing it, for a few reasons. First, when I want to see a movie I see the trailer and read the synopsis a few times or so. I've only seen the trailer for this one time when I went to see X-Men: First Class. Second, I really didn't have any desire to see this, despite hearing really good reviews. Seemed like a flick where I had to put my brain to work a little bit, where I could've just seen Cowboys and Aliens, a popcorn flick where shit gets torn up! Anyway, so my friend did I coin toss. Heads: We see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Tails: We see Cowboys and Aliens (Which despite hearing bad reviews, I still want to see, and still intend to soon). Considering which movie I'm reviewing right now, I'm not so sure I need to tell you which side it landed on. Tails of course! No I'm just kidding heads, but wait why the hell am I talking about coins when I'm taking up all of you guys' time? You clicked on that link from that message I sent you because you thought I'd be talking about a movie that has apes killing people. Well you've been punk'd, or Rickroll'd or whatever. You know what screw this lets just get to the review already! Sheesh!!


Alright now that that's over, (NOTE: This is a pretty detailed plot synopsis I'm giving so beware this might contain "major spoilers", and gives away about 90% of the entire film. If you do care about being spoiled, skip to the next paragraph, otherwise proceed at your own risk), this movie stars James Franco as a scientist who has been working for years on a cure to Alzheimer's. His dad (John Lithgow) suffers from it. For some reason, they test it on apes before they get the green light to use it on other humans. So Franco discovers an interesting outcome to one of the apes after the drug was used on her. After an incident, the workers put the ape down and soon was born her offspring. The symptoms of that drug from the female ape was passed onto the offspring when he was born almost immediately when the mother died. The symptom was pretty much the ape being super smart. Franco's character raises it and keeps it for many years, until one day a huge incident happens with a neighbor, and he is sent to an animal control facility where he and many other apes are tortured by Dodge Landon (Tom Felton aka Draco Malfoy). This character makes Draco look like a pussy and please please excuse my language. Soon Cesar (the main ape (Andy Serkis(you may know him best as Gollum from Lord of the Rings trilogy))) develops to that small cage lifestyle, and communicates with the other caged apes, he ingeniously finds a way too sneak out of the facility and retrieves the drug, and soon all the apes become insanely smart, they break out, and run amok on the city and some serious stuff goes down, including toward the mid-end of the film Cesar actually screaming the word "NO!!!" I was so taken aback by that (but in a good way), the last time my jaw dropped like that watching a film must've been when Vader first told Luke he was his daddy. Anyway, soon Cesar would eventually have to confront Franco's character one way or another. I told you to proceed at your own risk. I just told you about 100 min of the 2 hour movie. Don't blame me.


It's great how during the credits, we get the idea that they could be setting up for a sequel, but unlike so many other big action movies we've seen this year, we're not promised one. We're just told that one COULD happen. Would I like to see a sequel to this? Is this worthy of one? Did I even like this film at all? My answer is..... Yes (well, for the most part). Now I've heard so many people rave about this film. Hell, even CO-HOST from spill.com gave it spill's top rating: A "BETTER THAN SEX"! The guys on that site don't give out too many of those. And the thing is, I can see where everyone was coming from this. I can see what everyone really loved about this. Hey I was having a great time. I was sharing some good ol' popcorn, and having two really good hot dogs (and my Diet Coke, sure as hell can't live without that). I think my problem is probably the fact that I walked in thinking I was gonna see a different movie. I thought it was just gonna be big stupid apes, ripping up planet Earth. Well boy was I wrong! But that wasn't a bad thing. The other thing that I will not stress is how long the middle dragged. Boy oh boy, did it drag for a long long time. It must have taken up about 75% of the film. Like 40 minutes for the beginning, an hour for the middle, and 20-25 minutes for the end. That would probably be my big complaint, you could've probably just had taken out the middle and use a bit more screentime for the big action climax. Oh well, it's still fine.


There are some roles that James Franco just puts up a terrible performance at, there are some where hey it's just a whatever or okay go at it, and then there's that 127 Hours performance where your mad a t Colin Firth for stealing his Oscar (I'm mad at The King's Speech for even being made!!!)! So with Franco, you really don't know how good he'll be seeing his history. Let's just say with this movie, the boy went to work. Very good job with this one. Two hours was a good enough running time for this. By the time the end came around, I was thinking Gremlins meets Titanic. Weird huh? It's because at the beginning it's interesting, the premise is layed out, and we have some very very cute shots of this tiny chimp, and then as he grows and does more awesome things, it remains so cool to watch what he's doing, but then at the end, it gets scarier, and he's an evil primate kicking ass alongside a bunch of apes causing a huge war on the Golden Gate Bridge. Seems like Gremlins, and the disaster at the end: Titanic. I don't know maybe it's just my retarded mind saying stupid stuff. Obviously this wasn't like any other review. Not acting my quote on quote "professional" self, and just acted lazy, and said what came to mind, but hey that's what writings all about. Wait how did I get from talking about coins, to apes, to writing? I guess I- YOU KNOW WHAT?? WHATEVER!! I'm out. To sum it up, it was fun, I enjoyed it, and I thought it was good, but not great, and I highly recommend it to everyone. Why do I highly recommend it if I didn't absolutely love it? Because I have a gut feeling that whoever's reading will like it a lot more that I did. Just a hunch, but considering the reviews I've read, I;m sure you'll love it. I'd like to see a sequel I suppose, but Hollywood, please, give it time. Okay? Don't make come down there or I'll- tell you not to make a sequel!!! Ugh... Hollywood. You guys want me to shut up now don't you? Okay I'll shut up now.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes: 7.5/10


Josh

Captain America: The First Avenger

It's been a little over a week since this came out, and I'm still contemplating why a lot of people didn't like this. I mean sure the reception was for the most part mixed but come on, the people that didn't like it, bashed it! Why??? My personal opinion is being a great flick. Many people complain about too much superhero blockbuster crap just because we're getting those all the time, but personally it doesn't bother me. Why? Well because about 95% of them are done really really well. This is absolutely no exception to that. Really well done superhero film. It's deliberately showing us the mistakes and flaws that Green Lantern made, and it gives us a new, fresh, more period piece superhero action summer popcorn flick that's entertaining to say the least. It has everything it's supposed to: Great characters, a hot mistress, good writing, entertaining action, staying true to it's adaptation, and of course........ A Stan Lee cameo. Marvel sure as hell never forgets to do that.


The walking flag (Chris Evans) starts out as a scrawny kid from Brooklyn who attempts several times to enlist in the army, but he's too small. He's got heart but no muscle. He volunteers for a project by the military. The project turns him into a super solidier and also somewhat of a product mascot to make money off of, and to promote for some dumbass reason. They fight germans and nazis, and the evil Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). With a lot of action and a time period set in the 40's and a simple enough premise, it calls for a fun fun movie.


I was actually confused at first when I heard it was set in the 40's because he was due to be in The Avengers next year, along with Iron Man, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk, when they're stories took place in the current. I was confused by that, but like always, I just went with it. The last 2-3 minutes explained everything about how they would be in our time period but as much as I would like to, I'm not gonna spoil anything even though I can. I'm gonna try and resist the temptation for that though. Oh yeah and like every Marvel movie, you should stay for after the credits if you wanna see a bonus scene, and what's new for a change, a trailer after the movie! They kind of did the same thing with Back to the Future Part II a little bit, only they made this trailer look good!!!


I've been nitpicking on multiple reviews about how bad some of the antagonists in movies were for the respective movie that I reviewed at that time. However as far as I'm concerned, when it comes to Red Skull, he's a pretty good villain. But hey it's Hugo Weaving, he played one of the most sinister villains ever, Smith from The Matrix. But Red Skull was good. He had interesting character development, an intriguing objective, ruthless menacing antagonizing work, and not to mention a very cool look (with or without the face lol.)


Just like in Thor, I didn't think it would, but I must say all of the comedic stuff put in here was hilarious. Very fun time I had in the movies, I saw it in 2-D, but I understand this was one of the rarest times where 3-D actually worked for a movie like this. I can actually see that. But oh well, didn't have the money for it. I also had no idea, but in the lobby where the tickets were purchased for all of the movies, I happened to see Larry King. Anyone know who that is? Very famous talk show host on CNN, he's been around for like ever, so I saw him taking pictures with people and buying tickets, and I said to myself "Gee wouldn't that be funny if he was actually gonna be seeing Captain America in 2-D the same room I am? Sure enough, not only was he in the same room, same row as well. How funny. But that aside, I will say I liked this better than Thor, and Incredible Hulk (and Iron Man 2), but not the first Iron Man, that movie is untouchable. I do recommend this, please check it out, it's fun. I guess all I can say is now, I am super pumped up for the Avengers movie, and I'll be first in line to see it next May!
Captain America: The First Avenger: 8.5/10


Josh

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
½

So, no offense to the big Harry Potter fans out there but....... Yeah this movie kinda sucked. The acting was bad, the special effects looked terrible, and it was the worst film of the franchise that probably deserves every Razzie award that is they have. It was just one god awful film. Yep. And just in case there's a few people out there who still don't know that I'm just kidding, or being sarcastic, I ask those people to look for a sense of humor. This movie kicked ass! It was one of the wildest rides I've ever had at the movies. It was awesome. As surprising as it may be, I've never read any of the books. I am a watcher, not a reader. Yeah that sounds kind of lame, I know but seriously. So because I haven't read the books, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I actually walked in with a prediction thinking Harry might die (of course within the process of ridding evil). And while (SPOILERS) I wasn't completely wrong, it's not what I had in mine. But whatever it was just a stupid prediction, but getting back on topic, this is an absolute must see. It is the #1 summer blockbuster movie this year just like Inception was last year. Best movie of the year? Best film of the franchise? Beats every other film I've seen in the past seven months? My answer to all that is a big fat HELL YEAH!!!


Part 2 of the epic conclusion has Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) close to finding the final horcruxes which contain pieces of the soul of the dark wizard Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Their objective is to destroy all of the horcruxes so they can destroy Voldemort. They also have the help of their other fellow Griifyndor friends Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), Fred Weasley (James Phelps), George Weasley (Oliver Phelps), Seamus Finnigan (Devon Murray), Cho Chang (Katie Leung), and Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch). They have the help of some of the Hogwarts staff as well such as Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) Minerva McGonnagal (Maggie Smith, who has a few comedic lines surprisingly), among many others. Together they battle all of Voldemort's death eaters such as Bellatrix LeStrange (Helena Bonham Carter), Lucius Malfoy (Jason Issacs), Wormtail (Timothy Spall), and Fenrir Greyback (Dave Legeno). It's the huge final reunion for all of these characters building up to the final battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.


What a great film. I can remember when these kids were small adolescents that were auditioning for these roles and ten years later, not only have their characters developed, but they have developed in real life as well with top notch acting from all of the kids. We've seen them grow right before our very eyes. I will never know this for sure being that I haven't read the books, but I assume that this adapts from the book perfectly capturing everyone's minds who read the book. One huge compliment I must give is the back story they did with Severus Snape (Alan Rickman). Once were revealed of his past, we're revealed of almost everything that has not been told to us in the franchise before that, so pay good attention in that scene. You gotta love all of the special effects and CGI work that gets put into here. We see some more giants, and trolls, and spiders (eckkk), and a bald guy who doesn't have a nose but yet still has nostrils.It's all fun. The 3-D is as usual pretty dark, and a waste of money, so either see this in regular 2-D, or possibly iMAX.


If I had one problem about this film, it would probably be the running time. It is two hours long (not including credits). Out of all the Harry Potter films, isn't this the one that should be the longest, not the shortest? I mean after all, you spent seven films, seven very long films building up to the epic finale, and when the finale comes, it just dashes by really really quick. This is the only Potter film where I wouldn't mind a near three hour film at all. It would be a great great conclusion to it. But oh well, it's over and done with. The wand fights are one of the many things in this franchise that are so cool to watch, they're as cool as the lightsaber duels in Star Wars. But in here, you get more wand battles than you expect. Many people on Rotten Tomatoes messaged me after I saw this, and asked if I cried. You know, there were so many deaths in this film, both good and bad, most of which you could've made more dramatic then when Dumbledore died. But no, if someone dies they're just like "Aww that sucks. Oh well, lets move on to find the rest of those horcruxes mate." But out of all scenes, the prologue that takes place nineteen years later (which might seem kind of cheesy for some with the main characters showing their age by loads of make up), that is the scene I started to get choked up in. Mainly because this is the last time we're ever going to see these guys again ever. It's very very sad.


One thing to note on is that the last fifteen minutes of this film, there were people in front of me and in back of me that were weeping! They were crying out loud. Those are true Harry Potter fans showing their love for this series that has lasted for ten great great years. My favorite one was the fourth one, but it is easily replaced by this. All eight films were great, and though I'm very sad to see it go, to be honest I'm glad it's finally done with. It's been a great decade long run for this series. It's started when I was in elementary school, and now ten years later this fantastic franchise finally comes to a satisfying end. A series you couldn't possibly ask more from makes it easily one of the best movie franchises I have ever seen in my life.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 9.5/10


Josh

Horrible Bosses

I would've loved to see Vince McMahon in this movie. If anyone is a famous horrible boss that you can see on TV, it's him. Now this movie is the second movie of the year where I was dead wrong on how good or bad it was going to be. Personally, I thought this was going to be a terrible, boring, R rated comedy. I thought it was gonna be another Hall Pass movie which is probably one of the worst movies I've seen this year. After all Jason Sudekis was in it (and this). But no, it turned out to be a movie that I would like to present an award to. The award is called "The funniest movie since The Hangover" award. Yep. That funny.


This stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis, and Charlie Day as three hard working average joes who hate their jobs and lives because of their bosses. Bateman's boss is the super evil Kevin Spacey, Day's boss is the sexy sex crazed bitch Jennifer Aniston, and Sudekis' new boss is the psychotic druggy Colin Farrell. They soon make a crazy idea on killing each others bosses and seek help from a guy named Motherfucker Jones (Jamie Foxx). Oh what? Oh you think I'm kidding? You think I typed in a swear word because I just randomly felt like it (even though I do a lot anyways lol)? No, the name of Jamie Foxx's character in this movie is Motherfucker Jones. I am not kidding about that.


I don't care how over the top this flick was, weather it was a really slow joke that was building up, or weather it was a really quick fart joke, all of the humor in here worked superbly for me. There was even a gag they do in horror movies that they do here, which is the infamous jump scare cat. After this happening many times, eventually while entering one of the bosses homes, one of the characters whispers "Watch out for the jump scare cat!", or something like that. I don't care what anyone says, Charlie Day had no problem in this movie. His boss was Jennifer Aniston, a girl who was sexually harassing him the whole movie, trying to finally have him give in to her and do it. Can somebody tell me what the hell is wrong with Charlie Day? Okay okay sure he's engaged in this movie, but come on! This is the first time I ever found Aniston remotely attractive let alone super hot. I was wishing for at least some nudity. After all, that's the only reason why I have the Friday the 13th remake on DVD! Well, sort of, but I digress.


The film starts out really really slow, but when it takes off, boy does it take off. The chemistry between the main characters is so funny, I would actually like to see a sequel of this, or at least a similar project with these three. Their misadventures don't just happen randomly, they end up paying off somehow. Honestly though, I never thought there was one dull moment in this film. When they start breaking into their bosses houses, it starts to get really exciting and thrilling as if it were an action movie. Then once there in, it gets really really funny. I honestly can't wait to see this again, I had an absolutely fantastic time. The premise, the misadventures, and Kevin Spacey's character and well, I guess the entire movie as well is extremely over the top, but I thought it was a funny experience to a point where I was almost tearing up while I was laughing my ass off. Despite the fact that I wasn't fully satisfied at the end of the film, I don't really mind too much. I can still say that it's honestly one of my favorite films of the year. Do I recommend seeing it? Absolutely. Just as long as you bring a group of friends and see it with a large audience. It's a really really fun time. I never expected to have one from this movie, but sure enough, I did.
Horrible Bosses: 8.5/10


Josh

Green Lantern
½

Ya know, I don't think there's too many people who liked this movie..... That was just sarcasm by the way, I know there was a lot of bashful, disappointed moviegoers and critics that downright hated this. I kind of consider myself to be tough when it comes to movies (some of you may notice through my reviews). But as surprising as it can be to some, I did not hate this movie! I mean sure I didn't love it, and for the most part didn't like it too much, but I really didn't HAAAAATE it either. I thought it was just okay. After waiting and waiting for a live movie of this forever, we were all praying that this wouldn't get screwed up. I'm normally very good when it comes to predicting if a movie is going to be good or bad just by the look of it (the last film I can remember predicting wrong was Sucker Punch). I have to admit, I thought this film was gonna kick some serious ass and blow me away. After all, it was directed by Martin Campbell who directed what might be my two favorite 007 films (GoldenEye and Casino Royale). Sadly enough, it was unfortunately not what I predicted. Did it suck? For the most part, but it didn't suck as much as everyone said to my point of view.


Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan, an obnoxious kid who tests planes, he does it because he loves to fly. After an accident, he stumbles upon a dying purple alien, who gives him a lantern and with his famous words, costume, and ring, he becomes the very first human green lantern. His only fault is that he is not fearless which is something a lantern should be. Soon enough he begins training with other aliens including Sinestro (Mark Strong), which is a villain the writers screwed up in my opinion. I don't know what it is, but in this movie Sinestro's character traits kind of remind me of Severus Snape. Later on Hal's defending the world against evil.


There was something big missing from this movie, I can't point out what it is though unfortunately. It is colorful, the special effects are awesome, in fact the only thing that I can complain about the effects is what everyone has complained about: That this movie is more greener than Batman Forever. No I'm just kidding (even though that's true) but that Hal's outfit and mask is not a real outfit and mask, those too are special effects. Did Spider-Man have a CGI outfit? Did Batman have a CGI outfit? Did Iron Man have a CGI outfit? Did Thor have a CGI outfit? Did Captain America have a CGI outfit? Did the Fantastic Four have CGI outfits? Did- (-someone in the back yells shut up to me-) OKAY OKAY!!!!! lol. But you get what I'm saying. Having a computer generated costume for a superhero looks stupid. I'm sorry if you disagree but to me, it would've been so much better if it wasn't. But after all of the nitpicking that I'm doing, I will say that this movie wasn't a horrible disaster. I can at least say that the Tomatometer rating for this is a bit too low. Why didn't I hate this? Well, I can't really answer that. I'm not quite sure because there were things in this film that worked for me, and things in this film that didn't work. I'm sorry for being a bit unexplanatory in this review, but then again, some of the film is as well.


I will warn some that we do have a cliffhanger at the end, so it does appear they'll be making a sequel. However from my understanding, this film did not do so well at the box office. The last time I checked the gross for this wasn't too long ago, and at that time, the gross didn't even surpass their budget. So even though were already in the year 2011, I think it's safe to say that the world was not ready for a Green Lantern movie, and from the looks of their gross, neither were we. I say when someone gets a great idea for this, reboot it, don't make it a sequel. This is what happened with Ang Lee's Hulk in 2003. The Hulk looked horrible, and it was a mediocre movie with not so great writing, for the most part, that's what this was. But then five years later someone came and did a different hulk movie, and it turned out to have better writing and a better looking hulk. Hopefully the result will be the same with this in a few years, and we can forget about this one. I'd like that but until then, I love this film, but I didn't hate it either, it was just okay.
Green Lantern: 5/10


Josh

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Man. Is there anyone out there who truly loved this? The first film was a bad film that I admit was bad but I liked anyway. It's even in my top 15 films that I liked but everyone else hated blog. The second film I will say till the day I pass on that it was one of the worst films I had ever seen in my life. Now onto the third film, and I pray to God that this is the last one. The ending seems like it would be, but one could only hope. In this third film, director Michael Bay learns from only some of the mistakes he made from the second one, but only some. Unfortunately it still does not save this film at all. It is still a piece of crap. Not as big a piece of crap as the last one, but still a piece of crap nonetheless but considering I'm only giving this film a 2.5, you can only imagine what I would give number two.


Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is back and not better than ever as the kid who for the most part at the beginning of the film has absolutely nothing to do with anything. Everyone has forgotten about his huge fight with the Decepticons and he's pretty much worthless. Other than screaming, crying, and talking pointlessly to his old Autobot friends, he has almost nothing to do with this film. His new girlfriend Carly (Rosie Huntington Whitely) lives with him, or maybe vice versa, but when we look at her face, we can only scream at Megan Fox saying "Why did you have to call Michael Bay Hitler? Now we have some blonde with an ugly face replacing you!" Well that's just my honest, rude opinion. This movie also breaks grounds by having an actual human antagonist (Patrick Dempsey), Carly's boss. We've had some undeveloped mean asshole characters in the last two, but we actually have a human antagonist in a movie filled with Decipticons. Mhm? We have the returning Transformers but I just don't want to talk about it. It's pointless, and I honestly don't know who watches this for the plot. Who cares about spoiling this?
-----SPOILER ALERT-----Megatron gets beheaded, Optimus realizes Earth is truly their home, Linkin Park plays us out during the credits, the freaking end!-----


Oh man. You had to make this film over two and a half hours. You just had to! Why doesn't Michael Bay go back to making Bad Boys movies? Oh wait a minute. He actually is I think. Search it on this site, there's one already planned for 2013! As of right now that is. But honestly as for the three Transformers films, after the undeveloped characters, the zoom in on the big action scenes, the stupid stupid logic, the dumb things hidden over many many years in the film, racist robots, boring fight stuff, and happenings, and mis-happenings that have exactly no pay off whatsoever, this trilogy was a walking nightmare, especially, ESPECIALLY the sequels. Overall I'm glad to be done with this. This is a film that causes critics to overlook big budget superhero summer films these days. Enough Said. Not gonna even go any further, that's it, so long.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: 2.5/10


Josh

Zookeeper
Zookeeper(2011)
½

This is the first movie that I ever saw at a premiere. I live a few blocks away from the Regency Village theater in Westwood, CA, which is no ordinary cinema. It only shows one movie, and keeps it anywhere from two weeks to a little over a month. Due to having a friend work there, I get to see most of the movies there for free. So far they were The Green Hornet, The Rite, Just Go With It, Unknown, Hall Pass, Take Me Home Tonight, Red Riding Hood, Limitless, Sucker Punch, Arthur, Soul Surfer, Priest, The Hangover: Part II, Super 8, and The Green Lantern which I will review next week. Every movie that I want to see that doesn't come to that theater, I see at the very expensive, but super awesome AMC theater. While this Regency theater does almost no business, it does display many premiers from time to time with the red carpet out, and all of the movie stars being there. It's a very old theater, and has premiered some of the greats such as The Terminator, Star Wars, Spider-Man, The Simpsons Movie, Erin Bronkovich, Cast Away, among about 1000 others. I knew this movie was gonna suck. And it did. But I mainly went just for the experience (and to see the film of course).


This stars Kevin James as a zookeeper who's been trying to win a girl forever. Eventually he find's out the animals in the zoo talk, and they give him advice on how to not be himself so he can win his girl. With the help of them, and his co-worker (Rosario Dawson), he does almost the Bad Teacher thing except you know, PG stuff.


This is a really really short review. What can I say? It's horrible going in, and horrible going out. There's only one scene where I did laugh quite hard in, which was the TGI Fridays scene. Every time that gorilla was on scene, my boredom went away for a little while. But other than that, I'm sorry, it's a worthless piece of family comedy crap that I can't recommend. I was surrounded by annoying parents and their annoying little kids who were falling out of their seats, laughing their asses off. I was thinking at one point, "Gee I wonder what their reactions would've been if they saw Jackass 3D with all of the penises in it." A movie that I laughed my ass off in, they would be crying. A movie they laughed their asses off in, I was crying inside saying, "Get me out of here!"


Still though, it was a great experience. I got a high five from Rosario Dawson. I also got to shake Jon Favreau's hand, the man who directed Elf, also one of the greatest superhero movies of all time, Iron Man, and coming soon Cowboys and Aliens. I also got to see from a far distance Kevin James, and Adam Sandler. I don't like them, but their "superstardom" in person is still pretty damn awesome. It was a good time, I hope to go to more screenings, and premiers, and yes, I'm glad I went, even if the movie sucked the big one.
Zookeeper: 3/10


Josh

Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher(2011)

For the most part, I really don't need an introduction here, because RT's consensus pretty much said it all. Cameron Diaz is hilarious in it in my opinion. Other that that, nothing else really does this dirty talking R rated comedy justice. I will say I laughed. A lot. I will say, that even though I did laugh, I know many of you wouldn't. This just isn't a comedy for everyone. So aside from all the nitpicking, and very small praise that I would give this, the big question is did I like this movie, or even care for it at all really? My answer is............ Not really.


This film is directed by Jake Kasdan who must not take film making 101 seriously because despite shes funny, he makes one of the most obnoxious, self centered, whiny, "hateable" female dog character in the world, and shes our protagonist!!! Anyway Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) is that character who is a teacher, and hates her job beyond belief. She's in the process of getting out of her job and finding a guy who will take care of her. All she was really searching for is if he's good looking, and if he has money. She runs into a new substitute teacher at the school she teaches in named Scott (Justin Timberlake). After meeting him, she wants him, and tries to do insane things to get him (ex: getting surgery to make her boobs bigger (I'm not kidding about that!)). Russell (Jason Segel) is the P.E. teacher with no future who wants her, and Amy (Lucy Punch) is the crazy lunatic rival teacher across the hall from her.


What else can I say after telling you guys that? I already established that there were few parts in this film where I laughed like hell. However, It's raunchiness to me dragged the movie down to a point where I just didn't care anymore and guys, I'm a person who likes raunchiness. One of my favorite comedies is The Hangover for heavens sake! The way Cameron Diaz treats everyone around her is almost like were seeing Diaz's true colors. Like in real life! If she wasn't in this, and was replaced with someone else, this movie would've been terrible. But with Diaz in it, she's the person who gave me the most laughs, so Cameron Diaz, thank you for that.


Unless your the person who loves stupid jokes, and kinda mediocre R rated comedies, this is definitely for you. To be honest, I'm kind of all over the place about this. I don't hate this movie, but I sure as hell didn't love it either. Unfortunately however, I think I ended up walking out of this film not liking it, more than I wish. I have seen Cameron Diaz in some interviews, and to be honest, after seeing her in real life, it's almost as if she's playing herself in this movie. Sure she's hot, and she has money, but hey, I guess not all movie stars are friendly. So do you think Cameron Diaz is obnoxious, self centered, and a (pardon my language but) bitch in real life? I'll let you decide........... -A'hem- But the answers yes.
Bad Teacher: 4.5/10


Josh

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)
½

You don't have to be a genius to know everyone's high standards for Pixar. What Pixar always does that Dreamworks doesn't do is that for everyone of their films, they make me care. For everything! When it comes to the Toy Story trilogy, Ratatouille, Up, and Finding Nemo, those are easily without a shadow of a doubt some of my favorite films ever. Monsters Inc., and WALL-E are considered to be masterpieces which I won't deny but they're not all the way up there. A Bug's Life was good, but out of all of their films, it was the only one I didn't really care for, and The Incredibles and Cars were very very fun. Personally, I would've loved to see a sequel for The Incredibles rather than Cars, but I was on board for seeing a sequel from Pixar, especially after seeing Toy Story 3. I believe they made a Cars 2 to lighten people up about the original movie because from what I understand, Cars is the only Pixar film that is hated by some. Screw those people because I loved the first one! Well, I finally saw Cars 2. All I can say is: Never again will I ever have 100% faith in Pixar ever again! Ever!


This sequel is about Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) in the first ever world grand prix against rival Francesco Bernoulli (voice of John Turturro) and many other unknown cars. McQueen's crew that joins him across the country for these 3 races are some of his Radiator Springs friends including Luigi and Guido (voices of Tony Shaloub and Guido Quaroni), Fillmore (voice of Lloyd Sherr), Sarge (voice of Paul Dooley), and Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy), who randomly becomes involved with a pair of spies, Finn McMissle (voice of Michael Caine), and Holly Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer) who are trying to solve a crime.


First of all, the villains were so forgettable, I don't even want to mention them, I don't want to remember them, I just want to forget about this movie and try to remember when ALL of Pixar's films were good. I find it funny that this is rated G and yet there are guns, violence, torture, and death that cars are applying to other cars. Despite that Larry the Cable Guy as Mater does happen to try to carry this whole movie on his back, he can't support the whole thing and it does fail. If this was a Dreamworks film, I still wouldn't have liked it, I just wouldn't be as disappointed in it like I am here. Hopefully their next sequel (Monsters Inc. 2) will be better. I can see their next film (Brave) being very good, and I really had high hopes for this, but this was one instance where the other people were right about this whole espionage spy crap getting put into a racing movie by Pixar is completely stupid. I'm sorry, but it really is.


There are two methods that sequels usually take, weather they're trying or not. Method 1: They're trying to follow the exact same format as it's predecessor, taking no risks and trying nothing new (ex: The Hangover: Part II, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines The Karate Kid Part III, Rush Hour 3, Psycho II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, etc). Method 2: It tries to do something completely different from it's predecessor/s changing it's theme, plot, or something else weather it works or not (ex: Exorcist 2: The Heretic, Rocky IV, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors, Hannibal, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Matrix Reloaded, etc). Cars 2 conveniently chooses method 2 and unfortunately happens to fail with it's path, ending in the result that kills me to say that it's not only the worst Pixar film yet, but it is Pixar's first bad movie. Let's hope that it's it's only one.
Cars 2: 3/10


Josh

X-Men: First Class
½

Usually when I go view a film, I always see it from either it's opening day at the earliest to maybe a week later at the latest. It has been three weeks since this film came to theaters and I'm just seeing it now. I guess I do that for the most part because of movies getting old rather quickly as they're always being replaced by newer releases. They usually only have a few weeks to be worldwide in theaters. So at my last moment, based on highly praised reviews by moviegoers, X-Men fans, and professional critics, I went to go see this. In case you guys didn't know, I don't care for X-Men. The first one I thought was okay, the second one (which is considered by many to be the best of the franchise), I didn't like and didn't see why everyone was making such a big deal out of it. You don't need to be a genius to know that they screwed up the third one. The first prequel, which was about Wolverine is considered to be the worst, which is actually the film I happened to like. So yeah, everyone's favorite X-Men, I didn't like, and everyone's least favorite X-Men, I did like. On to this film. Along with Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and Superman (1978), this film (from what I have read) have actually landed on some magazines and other articles (with those other films up there) on their personal top 10 best superhero movies of all time. What I say to that is: BULL-----SHIT!!!!!


The second of most likely many more X-Men prequels to come features a very young Charles Xavier (James McAvcoy), Raven aka Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) who would later become Magneto. Together they find people who are special just like them, mutants. They find such people as Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Armando Munoz aka Darwin (Edi Gathegi), Alex Summers aka Havoc (Lucas Till), Sean Cassidy aka Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), and Hank McCoy aka Beast (Nicholas Hoult), as they take on Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), and Emma Frost (January Jones), who are trying to wipeout humanity and start a World War III-like battle.


To me, this movie is highly overrated. Calling it one of the best movies of the year as of June: tolerable. Calling it the best X-Men movie of all time: maybe. Calling it one of the best superhero movies of all time: starting to piss me off. Calling it one of the greatest movies of all time: you need to be shunned!!! But as far as my complaints go with the reception it received, I don't have much complaining for the movie itself. It did what it did, and it made me care about X-Men again. I was very surprised and will give high praise to Kevin Bacon's performance in here as the main antagonist. There's your villain of the month right there. The rest of the cast is given what they're given, and the script, visuals and everything else here made this prequel a very fun movie.


I know for sure they will make yet another X-Men prequel (possibly involving Storm, the cast of this one, and/or Wolverine), and when they do, I'll walk in and out with a smile on my face. There's also a hilarious Wolverine cameo snuck in there. There really isn't much else to say about this one. I didn't love it as much as everyone else did, and it might become unforgettable to me later on, but X-Men: First Class is a good, solid chapter in the franchise that is worth watching if you have the free time for it.
X-Men: First Class: 7.5/10


Josh

Super 8
Super 8(2011)

Writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams, and producer Steven Spielberg work together to make a massive 80's sci-fi flick that might as well said Spielberg made it himself because it has him written all over it. For most of the kids in this film, this is actually their first movie, and boy what good performances they give. Abrams superbly made this to be a great watch as we can notice how "Spielbergy" it looks. It is one of the, if not the best movie of 2011 so far.


This not Super 8 film about a Super 8 film is about a Super 8 film that stars Joel Courtney as Joe, a kid who lives with his dad, and has the hots for a girl named Alice (Elle Fanning). Also in it is Preston (Zach Mills), Martin (Gabriel Basso), Cary (Ryan Lee), and Charles (Riley Griffiths) who is the director and writer for a Super 8 film they are all working on. One night when they're filming a scene by a train station, they witness a train crash which is down right the most over the top explosion for a train crash ever. A train runs into a truck on the tracks and from that explosion, you'd think Michael Bay would be directing it! Anyway after witnessing it, and swearing they would never speak of it, strange happenings begin to happen in the town such as people disappearing, the power going out often, and eventually these events become so serious, that the military becomes involved. The movie is so slow paced that you begin asking yourself "Wait, isn't there supposed to be a monster in this movie?"


Despite the fact that it was really slow paced, it was very enjoyable (at least for me). As I was watching this, I was reminded of many random films involving kids, Spielberg, monsters, or other things from the 80's and 90's. I was reminded of such films as Stand By Me, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Stephen King's It, The Goonies, The Sandlot, and a few others. The film that the kids are making is called The Case which is a super low budget Super 8 film that is pretty much just a silly, and some how cute zombie film that they are trying to put into their local film festival. I thought it was very interesting how we actually got to see their entire film during the credits so don't leave the theater just yet.


Overall, I enjoyed it a lot. Original? No but it seems that instead of remakes now, were getting films with classic inspiration, at least it'd be a good replacement for stupid remakes. After all, I was very pissed off when I went to see this and saw a trailer for a remake of Fright Night( >:O )! Anyway, at the end of the day I do recommend this film. It's a horror film you could take your kids to. Sure there might be some foul language (most of which by the kids), and there might be some jump scares (only this time, they are when you least expect it, being they usually happen while someone is talking), and the kids keep talking over one another which can be very annoying, it still was a fun watch. So if you can get past that, and realize that the movie is not focusing just about the monster, that the monster is only part of the big story, I'm sure you'll like this film just as much as I did. So long Fast Five. Super 8 is probably so far, my favorite film of the year (even though Fast Five has a higher rating from me).
Super 8: 8.5/10


Josh

The Hangover Part II

It's finally upon us. The sequel to which some people (and me) consider the funniest movie of all time, we finally have Part 2 to The Hangover. As I'm writing this, the movie has only been in theaters for five days, and I've read constant reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, IMDb, Roger Ebert, Richard Roeper, Andrew Barker, Christy Lemire, and many many other critics and websites for this and whether they thought it was good or bad, every review I've read said the same exact damn thing: It was pretty much the same exact thing as the first one, it was copying the same format, it's like it remaking itself instead of adding another chapter, whatever, you get it. I was walking in, expecting, frequent "re-do" jokes from the first one, and some old gags from the original which to be honest I wouldn't mind too much, and then I saw it. I could not believe the amount of jokes, gags, quotes, and other things from it's predecessor that I saw and heard, like oh my god, everyone wasn't exaggerating! And yet, it still didn't bother me too much.


The sequel to the highest grossing R rated comedy once again features Dr. Stu Price (Ed Helms) who is now getting married to a young girl named Lauren (Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch)) in Thailand. Accompanying Stu is the calm (and for the most part normal) Doug (Justin Bartha) and his new bride Tracy (Sasha Barrese) who is now apparently pregnant but to my knowledge, that was actually not mentioned once in this film. Also accompanying Stu is Phil (Bradley Cooper) who's the loud mouthed, playboy-like man who really doesn't give a f*** about anything, and Alan (Zach Galifinakis) who's the lovable, dumb, fat, goof-ball, with a room filled with posters, and WWE action figures, and who always happens to get himself, and everyone else in trouble. Attempting to go out for one drink, the four guys go out and bring Lauren's brother Teddy (Mason Lee). Instead of the peaceful, beautiful place they were in Thailand, they instead wake up in a bug-infested, gross, messy, trashy, hotel room in Bangkok, and from there, they have to solve the mystery of why they're in Bangkok, where is Teddy, and a bunch of other stuff, in a day, so they can make it back to Stu's wedding in time, rinse, rather, repeat. In the words of C-3PO, "Here we go again!"


Despite the fact on how many times they do over the same jokes and references from the first one, they still happen to make things different. It doesn't get anymore random than monks, Mike Tyson tattoos, drug dealing monkeys, ice boxes, elevators, strippers with dicks, loose fingers, pig guts and Paul Giamatti (who I hope we'll see again) and all of it going down in Bangkok town. Director Todd Phillips really pushes the MPAA's limit as far as seeing how much content he can really squeeze into something where he can maintain an R rating as far as graphic nudity, a huge "fuck" count, and many many more things.


If you can get past all of the content, and you can accept the fact that it repeats the first one, knowing that it could never top it, I think you can be able to enjoy it, like I very much did. It sure as hell didn't top it, and it was way darker, but it's still a fun time for some people. There is a third one already being planned, and all I can think of for that is that out of all of the guys, there's only one who's not married! ;)
The Hangover: Part II: 6/10


Josh

Kung Fu Panda 2
½

In my personal opinion, I gotta say that normally, most of the movies Dreamworks makes, pretty much suck. Maybe it's because they don't put as much work into the writing as Pixar does. You see, so far Pixar has made eleven films in the past 16 years that they've been in business, and all of them were very well done (the only one I didn't care for was A Bug's Life but I can't deny that it was a very well done film). Dreamworks on the other hand has made twenty-two films in the past thirteen years that they've been in business and it's really only been 50/50 with them. Their normal gags are squeezing in fart jokes, or funny one liners that for the most part surprisingly work and always try to come up with new fresh pop culture ideas. As far as the movies are concerned, some were good (Over the Hedge, Flushed Away, Megamind), some were very good (Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda), some were bad (Bee Movie, Madagascar (debatable), Shark Tale, Sinbad and the Legend of the Seven Seas), and some were very bad (Shrek 3 and 4, Madagascar 2). So out of all those was this good? Was it worthy of the super awesome original Kung Fu Panda? My answer is..........Yep! Sure was!


The awesome fat panda who was once serving noodles in a small outdoor restaurant is now the great (and yet still lazy) dragon warrior highly praised all over China. Now Jack Black as Poe teams up once again with his mentor Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu, and the Furious Five who consists of Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Jackie Chan as Monkey, Seth Rogen as Mantis, David Cross as Crane, and Lucy Liu as Viper as they take on Gary Oldman as Lord Shen this time around who is threating to destroy the Kung Fu tradition with a big, powerful, new weapon and it's up to the big, fat panda to take him down.


One thing I really liked about this one is that we get into the origins of Poe learning more and more of his past, most of which involving his parents, no not the goose who raised him. Honestly, I'd be surprised to see anyone watch the first one not chuckle a bit when you find out this panda's father is a freaking goose! The action, cinematography, and plot was great for this sequel. The last scene in this film where you know they'll be making a #3 just kind of makes you think it's gonna suck. Just like Shrek 2 was really good, but then Shrek 3 was really bad, I'm sort of afraid that that's gonna be exactly the same case here.


To me, the biggest flaw of this movie was Lord Shen. How many times have I said it already as if I haven't bashed Blackbeard enough. In order to be a good villain, you gotta be an asshole! You gotta make us hate the crap out of you! The same thing applies to Tai Lung from the first one, I just couldn't take him seriously after a while. Well maybe I'm being hard on this because after all, it is Dreamworks, but still dammit I just couldn't take this "all mighty powerful evil lord" seriously enough. See the thing is with Dreamworks, the one thing that they try to do more than make a good movie, is making you laugh and I don't have a big problem with that for most of the movies and definitely not this one, however you could definitely tell the difference of this and Pixar where in Pixar, they make you care before making you laugh which is very notable in films of theirs like Toy Story 3, Up, and Monsters Inc., among others.


Really though, I do admit, I fear for #3, as it looks like it will be almost the same thing as Madagascar 2 which would suck. But overall, this really is a good movie, especially for a sequel, lived up to the awesomeness of the first one, and probably was just as good as the first one, with minor flaws. I do recommend seeing this even if you are not one for Dreamworks but enjoyed the first one. With Dreamworks, it's just a hit or miss, big or small, but this was a fair hit in my book.


Kung Fu Panda 2: 7.5/10


Josh

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
½

Alright here we go. I've been waiting to see this one for quite sometime, and over the months I've been on and off about expectations. Maybe it's because I was studying all of the pros and cons about On Stranger Tides. I'll just say the biggest ones. Pro: Rob Marshall (director of Chicago) is directing this. Con: No Orlando Bloom or Keira Knightley.

The fourth installment of the franchise stars as always Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, now a true iconic hero in cinema, which I can't deny being that he made #12 on my top 30 favorite good guys list. It also stars Penelope Cruz as Angelica an enemy and lover of Jack Sparrow at the same time. Also, it stars Ian McShane as Blackbeard the main villain in this and Angelica's father, and captain of Queen Anne's Revenge, and reprising their roles, Kevin McNally as Gibbs who needs no introduction, and Geoffrey Rush as the returning Barbossa, who is now one legged. Everyones goal here is to find the Fountain of Youth to live forever, with the help of maps, compasses, brains, mermaids, zombies, other people, voodoo dolls, swords, and so many other very random, but creative things that they can squeeze into this two hour and fifteen minute movie.

Prepare for this long paragraph as it will be taken up by the problems of the film (in other words, THERE WERE A LOT OF PROBLEMS). #1: Blackbeard. So lets talk about what the big main antagonists are supposed to be? Assholes, stuck up, powerful, angry, violent, being an actual leader, mean, and most important, does whatever he/she can to make sure we hate the crap out of that person. Ian McShane did not do or was not any of these in my opinion. His humor wasn't funny, he wasn't as menacing as expected, he didn't lead his evil crew the way it would usually happen, and after awhile, just bored me. #2: The fight scenes. Never did I think I would become tired of sword fighting. Unlike the other three, they didn't make them funny, or exciting. Not one bit. #3: The love stories: Jack and Angelica seem perfect for each other I guess, but I just didn't find myself interested. Much more we have a christian falling in love with a beautiful mermaid? Uh-huh............ #4: Use of 3-D. I'm sure anyone who saw it in 3-D had fun. Well after the waste of money for Thor IN 3-D I decided just to go with IMAX on this one. Despite that I didn't see it in 3-D, I saw what they were doing to make those audiences with the glasses to jump. Swords pointing at the screen, snake jumping out, mermaids jumping out, and well that's about it. This is something that horror movies do, and now we have to see it in a blockbuster like this? #5: Thin script. This movie had a flat, thin, plain script. Nuff said. I could go on and on about the problems but I'm taking up way too much for just one paragraph. Moving on.

The thing that I think everyone just can't praise enough is Johnny Depp of course. Out of all the crap that's in this, he ended up saving a lot for this, carrying the entire movie on his shoulders. He doesn't disappoint playing Jack Sparrow for the fourth time. He's as good in this one as he was in the first which is the film that he was nominated for an Oscar. The visuals, chases and most (not all) fight scenes as usual were fun. When they do reach the Fountain at the end, it is pretty cool to look at. Just like Thor, and Fast Five, this does have a post credit scene which definitely isn't too important, but I'm already 100% sure that we will see a fifth one.

So even though the flaws in this were huge, they were many things in this film that saved it. Out of all four Pirates films, I'd say this is my least favorite one, but still none of the films have reached that limit where I would call it terrible. It's hard to pick a rating for this one when so many bad and good things came out of this, so I'm going to split it somewhere around the middle. It's a decent installment to the franchise where though a lot of people would disagree with me, I don't think beat #3. Anyway, when it comes out, I'll be up for the fifth one and so far Fast Five still remains at the top of my favs this year. I don't know what will beat it, but this sure as hell didn't.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: 5.5/10

Josh

Priest
Priest(2011)

Scott Stewart, I thought we already established that we didn't want to see any more stuff like this especially after what you made us go through with Leigon. This is the first review in a while that I just want to keep very short. I don't want to waste more time on this then I already have to.

Priest stars Paul Bettany (Leigon (oh god)) as Priest, and well, yeah. Do you really want to know anyone else here. Nobody really deserves credit for this piece of crap. Well Brad Dourif is in this who you may know as Billy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and the voice of Chucky from Child's Play. Priest is a Priest who defies the rules of the church, breaks his vow, and flees the city to rescue his daughter which is something you find out way later but I honestly just don't care about spoiling this or not. He has the help of a "friend" and "love-interest" as we see all the time now.

Together they do what any priest does these days and that is...........fight vampires? Oh. Okay? I guess. I just find it funny that you walk into this film with low expectations and you walk out and realize it was worse than you thought it was going to be. That happened to me with this one. The 3-D is the same old trick. Just vampires jumping at you in the glasses, a sword or bullet thrown at you, or just whatever stupid cliche's they can come up with.

Overall, it's not fun, the action is fun I admit, but that doesn't do anything than maybe bumping it up a point or two. They do the famous jump scares with all of those other horror tricks that aren't scary, except they do this countless times which only makes it annoying. It's not worth anyones money, so don't waste your time. I don't recommend this to anyone so I hereby sentence this movie to burn in Bonesaw's movie hell, along with Sucker Punch and Arthur. Die!
Priest: 2/10

Josh

Thor
Thor(2011)
½

Marvel Studios hasn't made a bad film in a while (most recently in my opinion the Fantastic Four movies, or maybe the Punisher sequel), so you may be wondering is Thor the bad avengers movie? The big marvel disappointment of the decade??? Nope, it sure isn't. While it could've been so much better, and didn't surpass the Iron Man films, it won me with same old cool effects and a nice story here where the action and writing were so good that even though this is 2 hours, it seemed like maybe 45 minutes! They just flew by! Okay maybe not so good (about the action and writing), but still typically pretty damn awesome.


It stars Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) as Thor, an arrogant man who lives in Asgard in one of the nine realms of the galaxy (I guess haha), who is about to be crowned king and a scene later in a very entertaining fight scene disobeys his dying father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), and his powers are relinquished and him and his powers and his hammer are cast out of Asgard and conveniently land in New Mexico on Earth around 5 minutes apart. He meets Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), her wacky funny friend Darcy (Kat Dennings), and Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) where they teach him about living as an ordinary human being on earth which I thought was very entertaining for the most part with action, comedy, and slight drama all at the right times.


I for some reason can't help but thinking of the movie Bolt when I was watching this (weird I know). Tom Hiddleston is also in this as Loki, Thor's evil brother, and the main antagonist. I'm not gonna say much about what happens because I don't wanna give away much. A few things though. Don't see this in 3-D because first, it has you throw away around 3-4 extra bucks, and 2, they don't make much use of it and there are a few dark fight scenes and 3-D's dark anyway so you can't see much and there were times I had to take off the glasses to watch it in it's more blurrier way because it was brighter so in essence, it really just isn't worth the 3-D. So I advise just to go see it in 2-D. Just like Iron Man, there is a post credit scene at the very end so if you don't have to run to the bathroom, and you got nowhere else to be, stick around for it. I won't say what the scene is because it'll ruin the movie for the most part.


While the character Thor was pretty awesome in here I sill say they could've got someone better to play him (no offense to Hemsworth). One of the cool things about Thor which most of you might know already is his "alternate ego". Ya know their other identity! For example, Peter Parker is Spider-Man, Hal Jordan is The Green Lantern, Bruce Wayne is Batman, and Clark Kent is Superman, but what's cool about Thor is Thor is just Thor. He is who he is. He's not hiding anything, he's not living a double life, he's just Thor. And shut up for everyone saying "well he's a god, not a hero of course he's only one person". No, people who say that are just dumb-asses trying to sound smart and put you down. He still is a superhero people!


One problem this movie might've had is the fact that this movie seems so distant from The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man (and from the looks of the trailer, Captain America) which isn't a good sign for the Avengers movie with them next year. Well even though I may sound a little negative with this, my thoughts about this film are farrrrrr from negative I'll say. Anyway, could've been a lot better, but it's your typical fairly good action packed flick that's a good but not great start to the summer blockbusters this year. Didn't like it as much as Fast Five, and I did see it again right after this sneaking in to the auditorium next door to Thor once it was done. They were both good but ya know, for me, Fast Five > Thor.
Thor: 7.5/10

Josh

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)
½

If you loved the first four, hated the first four, liked some of them, hated some of them, or was just not interested in seeing this one, or are not interested in any of them, I just want to let everyone know how much I highly recommend this one (especially for those who saw the first four, doesn't matter if you liked it or hated it, see this one!). Forget about Thor being the start of the huge anticipated stuff later this year, this to me is truly the start of the summer movies right here!


It stars as always Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Vin Diesel as now three fugitives for breaking Dom Toretto (Diesel) out of prison (as we saw in the last film), and are now hiding out at Rio in Brazil. In a job they were going to do for money, Mia (Brewster) takes a car with a chip in it with many files, but together contains an amount of $100,000,000 inside it. The Rock stars as Luke Hobbs, the badass, hardcore, elite DSS agent assigned to bring them down. The three get a team of people to help them use that chip to open a vault containing the money, owned by the most powerful man in Rio, Hernan Reyes.


What's weird is what everyone should know by now: they're really no longer movies just about racing, it has now become sort of a heist film as well. In my personal opinion, the writing here is better than all of them. I say this beats every fast and furious movie by a landslide and brought back almost all of our loveable, favorite characters from 1, 2, and 4, and are introduced to some new funny faces in here as well. The action is there when we need it and it's very well done when it's there as well as the comedic stuff that we see there, because sometimes I really laughed my ass off in this one. It's so good that (minor spoiler alert) I don't think #6 will be able to top it (we do find out there will be another. To find out why, and how, stick around for the credits).


If you really really don't wanna see this, I still highly suggest to rethink that over. I loved every second of this movie, and is the first really good film, and so far the best film I've seen all year, and I'm proud to say I will be seeing this again once I see Thor (and I'm not a type of person who goes to the movies over and over for the same one). Very good film, with my highest praise.
Fast Five: 9/10

Josh

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)

Wes Craven is awesome! C'mon now like it or not you gotta give it to the guy, I mean he made Freddy Kreuger and put him in one of the most greatest slasher movies ever A Nightmare on Elm Street, he's known for making two other very classic horror films (The Last House on the Left, and The Hills Have Eyes), made a recent failure My Soul to Take, and the iconic horror/comedy/spoof franchise Scream. I love the Scream movies, yes even the third one. The first one remains one of my favorite films (probably somewhere around #20-25). I loved how it celebrated my love for horror movies. Scream 2 is the sequel that shocked everyone. Nobody ever thought it was gonna be anywhere close to good. And while it's not better than the first one, it's certainly a great sequel, especially when there really aren't that many good sequels in the horror genre. Even though the third one wasn't great, I still enjoyed it for what it was, and thought it closed the "trilogy" nicely. Eleven years later we have Scream 4, and while it's not the best one of the series, I'm proud to say that the franchise is once again alive and well thanks to this one!


Neve Campbell reprises her role as Sidney Prescott who returns to her hometown of Woodsboro, for her new book tour. Courtney Cox and David Arquette reprise their roles as Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley. There is now a new generation of students that join the cast as well such as Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew) who plays Sidney's cousin Jill Roberts who goes to Sidney's old school Woodsboro High. This film also stars Rory Culkin (Signs) as Charlie Walker, and Erik Knudsen (Saw II) as Robbie Mercer as two horror movie nerds that also go to Woodsboro high, Hayden Panettiere (I Love You, Beth Cooper!) as Kirby Reed who's Jill's best friend, and many many more people.


My problems with the movie were 1. The first 10 minutes, 2. Without spoiling who, I did happen to like a lot of these characters but unfortunately most of them were getting killed off, and 3. When we find out the main killer's motive at the end of the movie and why he and/or she was doing this. Just like Scream was celebrating horror movies, Scream 2 was celebrating the sequels, and Scream 3 was celebrating the trilogies, Scream 4 is celebrating the crappy remakes today that we all know and hate.


The reason why this review is so freaking long compared to my other ones is just because I have a lot to talk about here unlike a few other ones that I have reviewed in the past. Well even though this movie might've been very flawed, I as a die hard Scream fan very much enjoyed it and am glad that this movie didn't ruin the franchise for me, and now all I can really say is, I cant wait to see Scream 5!
Scream 4: 8.5/10

Josh

Soul Surfer
Soul Surfer(2011)
½

Being a Christian, I kinda feel bad about ripping on this movie, but I try to be fair at all times. Before I get to it, I just want to tell you all a small story. I went to see this on a Thursday night at about 10:00. This was the first time ever, in the history of my life that I was actually alone in a theater. No one else went to see it that showing but me! It was a pretty creepy ,at least for me.

There are many christian-themed movies out there that are actually really good (ex: The Blind Side), but this one just couldn't pull it off. This movie has such a powerful story, and they could've gone so far with this, but at times it just got way too cheesy, and the writing was pretty bad, and at times just got to be stupid.

AnnaSophia Robb plays Bethany Hamilton, the teenage surfer on Hawaii who loses her arm after a shark attack, Helen Hunt as her mom, Dennis Quaid as her dad, and Carrie Underwood as her sister. After the shark attack which happens maybe about 30 minutes into the film, there really isn't much else that they could show that can entertain us.

Honestly I'm just gonna keep this review short but this definitely could've been a fantastic heart-felt touching drama that could've made tears running down my face. But nope, not at all. Soul Surfer has a great story behind it, but they really just screwed it up and they didn't make it work at all unfortunately. I will give them some credit for maybe the first half which I was kind of enjoying just a bit, but in the end, I was bored, and just couldn't wait to go home. Hollywood, what story are you going to screw up next?
Soul Surfer: 3.5/10

Josh

Arthur
Arthur(2011)

Coming from someone who didn't even like the original (maybe it just seemed so outdated for me I don't know), I'm going out on a limb saying this is so far my prediction to win the Razzie next year. Not that it's going to, or even being nominated it might not be, but as of April 2011, I gotta call it the so far worst movie of the year! Helen Mirren finally sold out. There's so many big time, Oscar winning, legendary actors and actresses that eventually sell out meaning they do a bad movie just for the heavy money as of the past few years (ex: Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, and many more).

This is one of the first movies in years where I honestly just couldn't wait for the credits to start so I could get the hell out of there! If your a huge fan of the original, I still don't recommend seeing this one! IT FLAT OUT SUCKED!!!!!

It stars Russel Brand as Arthur, a lazy, doesn't know how to do anything, billionaire that drinks, has sex, and plays all day long. Helen Mirren plays Hobson, his nanny, Jennifer Garner is the antagonizing woman that Arthur is forced to marry, to inherit millions of dollars (otherwise he loses everything), Nick Nolte as her dad, and Greta Gerwig, as the woman who he falls in love with. It's the same thing as the original, only much much worse.

If you haven't seen either and are curious, go for the original. This is a movie made for idiots. I'm just kidding, please don't be offended by that if you liked this movie, your not an idiot. But still, it takes a lot of crap to say that I really hate a movie (considering that there are a lot of shitty movies out there that I kinda liked), but I really hated this movie. Burn in movie hell and say hi to Sucker Punch for me!
Arthur: 0/10

Josh

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! This movie sucked! The thing is, I've been waiting for this movie since Due Date came out in theaters. That long! I've been counting the weeks down, eagerly waiting for it to come out and it finally does. I'm excited as it begins, and I stay with it the entire way through. Once it's over I leave the theater without saying a word, walking home (because I only live around 3 blocks from where it was playing), and once I get home I just screamed "F***********K!!!!! I waited 4 months.............for that???" I wasn't mad, just heavily disappointed.

How can this movie go wrong, especially with it being directed by Zack Snyder (300, and Watchmen)? I don't know how. It just did. It stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Abbie Cornish, and Jena Malone as five girls commited in a mental institution trying to find their way out and they do it by going through their minds. Emily Browning is the main character Babydoll who is the one that all the girls go to inside her mind. By the way just to let you all know, you really want to know how Babydoll enters her mind? You really want to know? Okay, bes sure to have that trash can in front of you to throw up in! She escapes into her mind.................by dancing. I am not kidding about that.

It's wierd but they escape the real world by fighting orcs, dragons, samurais, giants, fly airplanes, stand on top of moving trains, fire guns, go to fantasy worlds, and a whole lot more here. Sounds pretty cool right? Well it kinda is. Sadly however that's really the only good thing about this movie.

The visuals, special effects, and backgrounds are absolutely stunning, but everything else just sucks including the acting, the writing, the dialogue, and even the freaking soundtrack! Not to mention the way she gets to all of these worlds, and starts making them up in her mind is by dancing! :O Zack Snyder is now set to direct the insanely anticipated Superman: Man of Steel next year in 2012. After watching this, I suddenly fear for that film.

This movie could've been great. This could've been so original, so long remembered, so Oscar worthy even, so well done, so critically acclaimed, and just so great. But no. No sadly it's not. Sadly it will be forgotten and will burn in movie hell for all eternity unfortunately.
Sucker Punch: 2.5/10

Josh

Paul
Paul(2011)

Man. What a fun film! This movie is a sci-fi nerds wet dream, which practically means it's my wet dream. It's about two sci-fi nerds that write, draw, and make comic books( Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost) that are on a long road trip, stumble across an extraterrestrial in the desert, and hide him from the feds that are after him in this hilarious R rated road trip comedy. There's even an uncredited cameo appearance (only audio though) from Steven Speilberg!

Normally I hate any movie that references anything from the genre (unless it's Scream) but I actually thought that the references in this movie worked really well referencing stuff like Star Wars, Predator, Alien, E.T., Close Encounters of a Third Kind, and even Lorenzo's Oil!

Seth Rogen is the voice of the alien Paul, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost reunite after Shaun of the Dead playing Clive and Ghram, two english nerds that love everything sci-fi, Kristen Wigg, a christian woman who's faith changes after seeing Paul, Jason Bateman who's one of the feds trying to bring them down, and Sigourney Weaver playing his boss.

An unlikely cast fits perfectly for this movie that was so good, I was sad to see it end. Paul is an unforgettable sci-fi comedy out of this world.
Paul: 8/10

Josh

Battle: Los Angeles

Walking into this movie, I was already a bit mad, especially after watching Skyline the year before this, which was beyond the word terrible.

First off I wanna say that this movie features Aaron Eckhart. The only reason why I'm saying that now is because these group of characters are so uninteresting, so unimportant, and so undeveloped, you could've had a big-time actor be in this and it still wouldn't matter to anyone.

But for those who it does matter to, I just thought I'd mention that he's in it if anyone on this planet reading this would actually like to know, which I highly doubt. While I live in Los Angeles, and I actually recognized a few streets they were on, and the action is fun at times, the plot, the story, the acting (wait, what acting?), and unexplaned reason on why aliens are taking over just adds up to complete and utter bullshit.

It might be your crappy average alien invasion disaster flick, but in my opinion, it was much much worse.
Battle: Los Angeles: 1.5/10

Josh

Limitless
Limitless(2011)

Whoever thought a story about a guy doing drugs would make for an interesting plot? Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) is a writer who just isn't getting anywhere. His brother in law shows him a pill that lets you access all of your brain. In essence, you pretty much become a genius until it wears off about 24 hours later. Soon, he begins making lots of money, and enemies as well.

One of my biggest problems with this film was Robert De Niro's character. He first off really didn't have that much screen time, yet his named was tagged on the poster that he was starring in it. He also would've been a lot better as a true main villian rather than just an ass. I gotta say the real show stealers in this movie were 1. Bradley Cooper, and 2. the cinematography which was gorgeous in this movie, especially in the opening credits where the camera just keeps on going through the cars as if it were making you feel like you were high!

I did have fun with this movie, but I also had many problems, but without spoiling too much of this movie, I really don't want to say too much else.

I think I'm just going to leave it at that. My advice to you is give this a watch and see for yourself weather you like it or hate it.
Limitless: 6.5/10

Josh

Hobo With a Shotgun

First of all, my 13 Assassins review is canceled due to my local "independent theater" (if you will), replacing that movie, with this. Anyway to begin, I'm just gonna say this is definitely one of the bloodiest films I've seen in a long long time. But what did I expect really? An homage to the cheesy, trying to be funny but aren't, gory 70s-80s exploitation films is rather a success in my book. To be honest, this possibly might give Rodriguez's and Tarantino's Grindhouse movies a run for their money. In fact, I gotta admit I can handle a lot of stuff, but this film actually got to me as far as the violence went. I honestly can't remember the last time I was so disturbed in a movie. Seriously! However, it's not necessarily a bad thing because it was their intention. I can look past that though, and say that at times, it was very fun to watch.


This indie flick stars Rutger Hauer as what else? A hobo with a shotgun! Duh! He plays a poor homeless man who witnesses terrible terrible things, most of which are extremely disturbing on scene, in a rundown town if I've never seen one before. A girl named Molly Dunsworth co-stars playing a prostitute who befriends the hobo, and Brian Downey as the Drake who is practically the king (and asshole) of the town, along with his two sons Slick and Ivan.


This flick delivered all of the cheesy stuff that it wanted to, and thry did it right. With a 3 million dollar budget, they certainly did pull a lot off. One thing that was praised in everyones reception about this was it's comedic aspect. I strongly disagree, I didn't see any of that in this one. Everything else though, was done okay. I thought an 86 minute run time for this was good, and I think it definitely should get some more recognition.


The movies flaws were huge, but I don't think I really want to go there. I could spend paragraphs telling you all what this movie has in such short time, but why bother? If you have extra time, and you can take bloody stuff like this, then give it a watch. I won't be seeing this again, but I will say it was a very interesting treat.
Hobo With A Shotgun: 6/10


Josh

The Rite
The Rite(2011)

Man what ever happened to exorcism movies? They used to scare me to death! The Exorcist, Emily Rose, REC 2, Poltergeist, The Omen, (even though I wasn't too crazy about Omen and Poltergeist) they were all terrifying to see. Now we have the Rite, directed by Mikael Hafstrom (1408) who I can see gives an effort here, but unfortunately brings nothing new to the table when it comes to an exorcism film.

The story revolves around a young priest who goes to Rome to study exorcism at the Vatican even though he has doubts of his beliefs. He meets a man who begins to perform exorcisms with him. Most of the acting is pretty bad, the story is pretty lame (and at times boring), and of all the things it wasn't, it also wasn't scary (which is a lot to say because everything scares me! Steve Martin's face scares me.)

There's only one thing in this film that I can give credit to: Anthony Hopkins' (The Silence of the Lambs) performance. He was just as good as he was in any other movie he's ever been in and yet, thats still not good enough to save this movie from the absolute crap that this is. My advice is: skip it.
The Rite: 4/10

Josh

Red Riding Hood

Son of a bitch!!! This is Twilight all over again. Oh wait, this movie is actually made by the same guy who made twilight! Oh man! A so called "horror-romance movie" made just for stupid teens (I'll point out that I'm a teen by the way) that want to spend their allowance by taking a girl out to see this shitty ass movie.

It stars Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls) as Valerie, an innocent girl who is forced to marry a man, when she's already in love with another. Thats the semi-plot. The real story is there is a werewolf terrorizing a small village and everyones trying to find out who it is because it's revealed that it's one of the towns people.

The only person I can give credit to in this movie is Gary Oldman who pulled off a pretty good performance. He steals the show in this movie (for whatever it's worth(which really isn't much)). Just freaking skip it.
Red Riding Hood: 0.5/10

Josh

Just Go with It

Oh man not another one! Not another Adam Sandler comedy! How many Adam Sandler movies has the world been infected with already? Just please! Enough! This movie reminds me a lot of the movie Grown Ups: (which has the same star and director by the way) stupid, no reason for it, cheap PG-13 jokes, bad acting, bad writing, and an occasional laugh or two in the near two hour run.

It stars Adam Sandler, and Jennifer Aniston. This retarded movie is about a plastic surgeon (Sandler) who's lied his whole life to get girls. Now he sees the woman of his dreams (who's about 15 years younger than him) and lies again only to have his friend (Aniston) pretend he's his divorced ex wife, and her two kids to say that he's their dad. This one lie sets up a chain of wacky and typical Adam Sandler crap jokes which takes place in Hawaii.

If you saw Grown Ups, its pretty much the exact same thing (kinda). Mainly if your an average moviegoer who likes to laugh, than see it, you'll probably have a good time. I however am gonna go throw up right now. Adam Sandler, that was for you.
Just Go With It: 2.5/10

Josh

Take Me Home Tonight

I'm very suprised how many negative responses the critics gave this. I for one had a great time watching this 80's movie.

This stars Topher Grace as a 23 year old kid right out of college, works at Suncoast video, and has absolutely no idea what he wants to do with his life. His sister played by Anna Faris just got accepted into Campbridge University. Him, his sister, and his best friend (Dan Fogler), and the girl of his dreams (Teresa Palmer), go out on a once in a life time evening.

From stealing a car, snorting cocaine, losing your virginity, dance offs, an unexpected marriage proposal, going to two parties, and shouting the word penis to get you fired, it's great to see what happens and watching this story on how people have an absolute entertaining, unforgettable evening.
Take Me Home Tonight: 6/10

Josh

Rango
Rango(2011)
½

This movie thinks it's a very charming, family-friendly, worthy enough to be a Pixar film. Well it's dead wrong...But it is a very entertaining and fun film. It's a fantasy animated western movie. You can't be more original than that!

Johnny Depp plays Rango who's a household lizard who falls out of his owners' car in the middle of the desert. He has adventures in a small town who has a desperation and loss for water (so does Rango) and suddenly becomes sheriff of that town (you don't want to know).

There are fun and entertaining visuals in this movie as a lot of the sequences are great to lay your eyes on. There are a few let downs in this movie I admit, but overall a fun and games thrill ride from beginning to end thats great for the entire family.
Rango: 7.5/10

Josh

Hall Pass
Hall Pass(2011)

Sometimes a retarded premise like this is actually sometimes quite hilarious (ex: Hot Tub Time Machine). But I guess this movie just isn't one of them.

It's about two married guys that are sex-hungry (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) so their wives give them one free week off of marriage to do whatever they want with other people sex-related without consequences from them. After that it's pretty much what you'd expect from a stupid cheap sex comedy like this so I'm not gonna go any further with that.

But in essence, I hated this movie! I tried not to but I really did hate this. I really don't think I would recommend this to anybody I know. It's just not worth it, so I think I'm just going to end my review right there. An unsuprisingly bad movie.
Hall Pass: 1/10

Josh

Unknown
Unknown(2011)

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A SPOILER ALERT!

Liam Neeson is great as ever, the story is very intriguing, and everything that was going on had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! The whole thing that brought it down for me was: The twist ending. If theres anything you should know about me: I HATE TWIST ENDINGS! The Sixth Sense, Fight Club, The Tourist, Orphan, The Usual Suspects, Se7en, Psycho, Saw, Memento, Donnie Darko, The Empire Strikes Back, Scream, Kill Bill, Twelve Monkeys, and a hell of a lot more had this dumbass thing that I hate so much because for the most part it ruins the idea of what we thought we knew. Now I gotta say not all of those movies I just said I did not hate (in fact most of those I kinda liked) and a lot of those twists in those movies I just said did not harm the movie for me in any way, but Unknown sure as hell did!

This movie is about a man named Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) traveling with his wife to Berlin on business, gets into a car accident, and when he wakes up, his identity is gone and stolen from someone else (so we think) and after what happens in short time is wanted by police, and a few other men.

The whole way through is intriguing until Frank Langella shows up. He's the man who reveals the twist to us: that his name Martin Harris isn't real. He, his "wife", and the man he claimed who stole his identity, are actually assassins sent to target the biotechnology summit. His memory was altered during the crash so badly that he believed that Martin Harris was his true identity.

The movie was so interesting and fun that when I heard that twist pop up, I was as pissed as ever! Had that not happen, I would've loved this movie. But instead, it's an easily forgettable film that one should only rent.
Unknown: 4.5/10

Josh

The Green Hornet
½

Normally movies that come out between the months of January-March usually suck! But with that statistic theres always a few exceptions. This just happens to be one of those exceptions. The Green Hornet features Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express) as Britt Reid aka The Green Hornet, Jay Chou (Curse of the Golden Flower), Cameron Diaz (Shrek), and Academy Award Winner Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds).

While I realize that this movie received many negative responses, I actually found it to be quite an interesting however flawed story. But the thing that everything is there for is the action which is entertaining as hell to watch (By the way, they really don't use the 3D at all so watch in 2D).

Britt Reid is a partier who has money, riches, and fame thanks to his father who is the head of LA's biggest newspaper company, who dies which leaves Britt (a man who hasn't done anything his whole life) in charge of his dad's media empire. He meets Kato, who is one of Britt's dads best employees who made cars and other neat gadgets for him. Eventually, out of all the wackiest and stupidest ideas, they decide to become vigilantes who are posing as villains, that way they can get close to them. Despite something as stupid as that, it worked in my opinion.

Cameron Diaz's character is the love interest of both Kato and employee of Britt, while Christoph Waltz plays Chudnufsky aka Bloodnufsky the head of a mob who wants to kill the Green Hornet. I think I've said enough without spoiling it so overall, The Green Hornet is a very entertaining but yet very flawed film.
The Green Hornet: 7.5/10

Josh

Inception
Inception(2010)

Wow! Just wow! All I can say is Matrix trilogy my ass! I remember seeing this in theaters (twice) at the midnight showing the friday it came out not realizing at the time that it was one of the greatest movies I had ever seen. There is nothing in this movie that is flawed. The cinematography, the special effects, the score, and the story are all fantastically well done.

Christopher Nolan's resume is extremely impressive having some of the greatest thrillers ever (ex: Memento, The Prestige, Insomnia, The Batman films) but I think Inception is his masterpiece and I think its a big slap in the face to Nolan (who's been working on this project for about 10 years!) when the Academy chooses a stupid king who can't talk right over something as amazing and original as this. I also think Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, and Marion Cotillard should've all gotten Oscar nominations.


I'm not going to even describe the plot because 1: It doesn't have to be explained to tell someone how great of a film this is. 2: It would give me a big headache explaining the whole mind-bending fast pace plot that never ceases to stop to rest for a second. You'll either be on the edge of your seat the entire two and a half hour run, or at some point it will make you so confused that it leaves you at one point and never comes back. At some points, this movie gets so confusing that you might actually need to take notes on it just to keep up!


Inception just happens to be one of those movies where you have to see a second time because it will reward you. This is truly to me the best movie of 2010. It's not your average summer blockbuster where you see it, like it and forget about it a week later, but instead it's truly an original instant classic that will be remembered for many many years to come.
Inception: 10/10


Josh