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While critics and purists alike were bashing Phantom Menace, real Star
Wars fans like myself were jumping for joy as a new adventure in that
galaxy far, far away hit the big screen. The film tells the story of
the younger Obi-wan Kenobi and how he and his Master Qui-Gon discover a
ten year old Anakin Skywalker. Ewan McGregor fits in Obi-wan's boots
very nicely and Liam Neeson is perfect as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. But
the real star here is Darth Maul, played by the extraordinary Ray Park.
With his double-edged lightsaber, gravity-defying acrobatics, and
wicked Sith tattoos, Maul clocks in as one of the baddest villains in
the Star Wars universe. The handicap lightsaber fight near the end of
the film is the best in the saga (although this might change with
Episode III). And of course i have to mention John Williams amazing new
score. Star Wars just wouldn't be the same without it's wonderful
Now, there are some problems, i will admit. Jar Jar Binks is annoying as hell. I guess kids like him, though. I also didn't like how characters kept accidentally beating the enemy, like when a blaster gets caught on Jar Jar's foot and keeps firing or how Anakin is just pushing random buttons in his fighter and blew up a whole ship.
These are annoying but forgivable flaws in an otherwise great adventure. Cynics be damned, Star Wars still rules!--8/10
I think it was a little better than The Lost World in the storyline department, but in the action department, Lost World prevailed. The first Jurassic Park is still unrivaled by its follow ups and i don't think it ever will be. In the third installment, Dr. Alan Grant returns to help a couple look for their lost son. Their is a lot of bull in the movie that makes you say "Thats impossible" but it is an adventure flick. Their isn't enough people getting eaten, they just disappear and you must assume their dead. There were a few good action scenes and it was cool to see Sam Neill back in a JP flick. Its a cool film to check out in the theaters but it could have been better. 6/10
Analyze This is one of the funniest movies i have ever seen. Being a
huge fan of the crime genre, i thought it spoofed the those type of
films perfectly by not going so far as to mock them. It also shows
Robert De Niro's by far funniest performance, as well as Billy Crystal.
These two have excellent chemistry and a great supporting role by Chazz
Palminteri gives the whole movie an authentic and believable feel. The
best part and one of the most hilarious scenes in cinema has to be when
Crystal must pose as a mobster and gives a speech at a meeting with all
the five families present. And also De Niro' first visit to Crystal's
has me rolling on the floor in laughter.
Analyze This, while underrated by a lot of folks, is one of the best comedies you'll ever see. 9/10
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