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Well i was first very happy to hear Mulder and Scully were coming back
to the small screen!2 iconic characters that made TV history in the
90's when TV shows were oh so predictable and save,they broke every
rule and made real TV quality.with over ten years apart and with a
increasing number of other groundbreaking TV shows like(the
wire,breaking bad,American crime)i thought the new x files would lean
towards these quality type shows and give us a combination of that
creepy storytelling combined with new ways of shooting TV shows with
great broad shots,amazing visuals combined with raw and realistic
feeling TV show but what did we get?
instead we got a c.s.i. type cop show with cheesy 90's overuse of supporting music,poorly shot like a soap opera,smooth guest actresses and actors like the prettier the better,an unbelievable feel to it,overuse of the nostalgia factor,too many inside jokes with takes away every seriousness a Fox Mulder acting like he just came of the Californication set,2 decent episodes being,founders mutation and home again but the rest a poorly executed rushed written set of episodes witch make the early 90's episodes look like masterpieces.
Everything they could do wrong they did wrong. The new x-files is a poor quality fantasy show that doesn't reach it 's level of quality it once had in a million miles.
Instead of this farce the new x-files should,begin all over again. Use complete different shooting ways,it should look like lets say true detective,it should use real great actors like in the wire,it also should have that freaky breaking bad feel,all this combined with that real edgy gore the x-files was famous for 20something years ago.That would be worth looking at!
I went to see the martian with high expectations,hoping to get a story that will take you by your throat keeps you on the tip of your seat and thrill you,surprise you...etc etc...i got nothing of the above!! instead i watched a very dull,predictable and very safe movie,Matt Damon,i really love as an actor but he never got to me,i simply was not taken by his acting,it just did not come across,the surrounding characters were so predictable,the young and beautiful captain,another young chick and a science head...the happy Latino...a German...oh please give me a break,who wrote this,and sorry to say but the name Ridley Scott seems to disappoint me more and more the last years.The scene where his garden gets blown away i saw coming from a mile,the science well,that was nicely done for a 10year your kid,but for me it looked like a Sunday afternoon cable movie,safe and predictable.There were so many things they could have done differently,also the music did nothing good for it.the photography could have been done so much better...i am very disappointed.
I so loved this story/movie,the story of an incredible task a human body/mind can accomplish at such ridiculous odds,and to bring this so beautiful to life on the big screen!!!i absolutely loved every second of the movie.And what about these high altitude scenes!!!Maby it was me,but i literally got stomach pain looking at this scenery so high up there,the mountains they must climb to do this absolutely crazy,brilliant stunt.!all i can say is it was a great homage to the actual documentary man on a wire!loved it so much!!!Gordon-Levit plays this part very well as most of his roles the last years you cannot help but like him,he comes across a tiny bit arrogant witch was necessary to pull a stunt like that.The music,is brilliant especially a certain moment when a classical piece kicked in you cant help but get chills down your spine.
i remember back in the day when ds9 started i was exited as a Trekkie there was a new series..on a station...etc with an Afr. American captain...wow that looked great,i kinda forgot about ds9 over the years because i remember back then it also slipped away from me...now i re watched every single season/episode again the last few months and i must say i completely disagree with most of the Trekkie's that this is one of the best star trek series out there!!!first the good,the captain,Mr Avery brooks is such a waisted opportunity that they put him in ds9 it's a shame,he alone kept me from totally stopping to watch ds9,his charisma and dramatic appeal carried this series to rating of 6/10.without his input i would have given this a poor 4/10.why?look the tone that is supposed to be so much darker is just a joke,every time i put on a ds9 episode and see this childish DAX character acting like a 12year old or these ridiculous Ferengi joke episodes or the ongoing honor/Kahless/Worf episodes,and don't get me started with this ongoing dominion joke,they tried to create something special but in the end it was just one long drag with this Wayone character...oh my god.then there were the good sides of it,the doctor who gradually turned out to be an okay character,his relationship with O'Brian who also had a decent part in this and Odo,the grumpy Odo who is in my eyes the second pillar to keep this otherwise sometimes childish series on a certain level.and this ongoing Bajor story was so tiring,oh yes i forgot to mention the great first years of gull Dukat!his line in an episode ''and why am i listening to this'' was brilliant!!but then they started to mess his character up with these PA wraith stories...oh boy what can i say...ds9 turned out to have some great episodes but a Lot of medium,and quite some very poor episodes,but overall the feel just wasn't star trek anymore.the name star trek/deep space 9 alone isn't justified,just call it free Bajor or something like that.oh i can name so much more things that weren't good about this series i just don't have the space for it.again it had a couple of good,or even great episodes like lets say about 20 to 25 but the rest is medium,to bad to ridiculous.what a waste for such a great character...Avery brooks...please give this man another chance
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so i finally managed to sit though the whole 4 seasons of star trek
enterprise...and well here's my review... as i am writing i even cant
begin to grasp the amount of flaws i detected in this monstrosity of a
star trek series.witch had its few....very few....good moments,but the
amount of bad,or even ridiculous episodes is plenty... the crew, oh my
god what a bunch of idiots did they put together,i mean if t'pol was a
real Vulcan and they put a higher species on a first grand mission with
these testosterone,patriotic,childish idiots no wonder the Vulcan's
kept humanity's progress on a hold. and what about the acting skills of
this bunch???clearly the one decent actor was...Porthos...i mean even
this dog had better acting skills than most of this crew...they
probably can act better than i describe but they are portrait in such a
dumb and ridiculous way all effort vanished in the blink of an eye.lets
take our helmsman,Travis may weather....just think about the moment
they first reached warp 5.....come on be honest,that looked so
ridiculous,like a Trekkie got 2minutes on a real star trek
episode...WAAAARRRP FFFFIIIIVVVEEEE....IN THE FIRST 2 SEASONS the
brilliant helmsman kept on acting like a 5year old in a toy
store...after the third season they wisely put him in the background
and in a few occasions let him ''act'' a bit more serious. then there
is our Junior president George w bush ....trip ''Heebie-jeebies''
tucker...and again,in the first 2 seasons he acted and behaved like
someone they picked up on some cornfield going off at everyone using
the most simple vocabulary and after a while they again wisely reduced
that way of behavior.having said that i kinda liked the way they
changed his stupid behavior into a person with a southern accent saying
what he thinks whenever he feels like it.this would have been an
interesting approach to begin with!
Malcolm reed...well we needed a British accent in there...and he has that ,,,but other than that...one of the most forgettable star trek character ever....
T'POL-well lets talk about 7of9 part 2....i mean t'pol,she was logical enough in the first one or two seasons until her neural pressure encounters with trip tucker...after that she started to behave like a disgruntled teenager,every scene with a little conflict she is shaking her head and rolling her eyes like a 12 year old...terrible!!!!
neelix2...i mean Dr phlox-possibly one of the most interesting character witch they just did not use enough,well typically enterprise,having one interesting character and not using him properly.
Hoshi Sato-okay i guess,does not bother me,one of the better characters.did not got on my nerves at all.so thats a good thing.
someone once referred to him as a poor man's Picard witch is a pretty good description,the character itself is okay,he does pretty logical things a captain would do,decisions etc...but the actor himself has so little color and is so predictable like a too obvious still good looking late 40's,early 50's kinda year guy.he just did not have enough of an impact after Kirk(the first)Picard(the older wiser type)Janeway(woman)Sisco(Afr.American),he could as well be just some insurance sales man just passing by...
but what bothered me the most was his way of communicating....why oh why does he have to use that 1930's kinda drama in every speech and turn his back on the person he is speaking to ???whats the deal with that cheap drama trick???at the end of the series he wisely did not do this kind of acting again,still whenever we saw this happening again after so many times it was actually enjoyable...like watching a comedy...oh there he goes again turning his back on everyone...
so....then the story's...while sometimes using classic star trek characters and themes of all the story's only a few really stuck with me.it was a bit too much meeting some alien,saying hi,we mean you no harm and then....bad alien...every encounter witch starts of good you know they will somehow make a 180 degrees turn and be the bad aliens we need!!!!just too much of these kinda cheap stories.as i said in the beginning there were a few really good episodes,and i really mean a few, Daedalus or Cogenitor to name a few where good star trek TV,there were more but not many,i would guess about 10 good episodes all together.and the ongoing Xindi abomination too long drawn out story like wanting to make enterprise this grandest of grand TV series was a try to do something different but the wrong decision,the season 3 was by far the worst of star trek i saw in my life.the Xindi in combination with the ridiculous t'pol trip love nonsense in combination with that scene where the captain himself disables this super weapon by an alien race far beyond humanity while charging the bombs and running away from this weapon we see behind him a feast of explosions almost alike a bad 1980 MTV music music video was the final insult to my taste as a star trek fan!!!!!
season 4 was a small step in the right direction,we clearly see some improvements,especially in the colors!!!!!i mean what kind of colors were used in the first 3 seasons???the whole ship,scenes,people had a fade Grey veil over them,only in season 4 did the show actually look right,with real faces and colors. BAD C.G.I.-finally the overused bad c.g.i. were yet another thing that stood out in this TV show.they had this new toy and decided not to use real ships anymore as if the crappy c.g.i. could be an improvement.it just did not look good,a lot of next generation space scenes looked better using real ships. finally i have to admit at the end we started to enjoy the cheesiness of some episodes,while this could not be the intend of the producers it did gave me a lot of good memories,where you see something thats so ridiculous (in the mirror darkly,storm front,etc...)you start to enjoy it.
i wanted to watch this one for quite some time but as it wasn't released in Belgian theaters i had to wait for the DVD release first of all i loved the photography of that movie,the scenery is beautiful the way it was captured it looked great but it's not all look the movie itself is pretty real and sweaty at times,you can get into this character when he was young,well not always(the scene in the amusement park was pretty groce...)but most of the time,and the part CRAIG played As a washed up Hollywood star was done brilliantly.but then i'm a Daniel Craig fan so maybe i was bias,but anyway the greatest scene was at the end when she gets that letter it tore me apart,i really found it worth looking at.
i was looking foreward to see this long awaited epic movie but...i was very disappointed aftwerwords,even in the first break i actually wanted to leave the room because of the ridiculous way this story keeps stretching the meaning of the word tension,i mean how many times can one escape at the last second from disaster??1,2 or 3times avctually in this movie it was i think 10times,it's just too much of a good thing witch took away all the pleasure one usually has to experience watching these special effects on a big screen,it took away all fun,i saw "knowing" a few months ago and it so much better even the special effects were so much better timed and just took you more than in 2012,it was like an avalanche of special effects well they loose their effect when used too much this is how i felt it,i was actyually pretty sad that they made a movie so expensive and mess it all up with a ridiculous story and totally unbelevable follow ups of last minute escapes,even my10year old son found this too much of a good thing.