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I've been a fan of Speed Racer since I was a kid. Not a massive fan
mind you, but I enjoyed the show. When I sat down opening night in the
sadly half empty theater, it felt like I was 9 years old again! Speed
Racer is a wonderful, WONDERFUL film. Its a heartfelt family story with
a bit of cartoon sensibility. I'd even go as far to compare it with a
Pixar Flick. I think the problem with no one seeing this is that, well,
many people forget what its like to be a kid. The sense of WOW
apparently dies out after the age of 15 and if its not a a tear jerking
fest or something that a certain director does, its gets poo poo'd on
I would recommend this film to both children and adults, as, besides Pixar, there aren't many films that a child and parent can sit down and enjoy together.. Speed Racer is one of those films that one can.
I love the works of the Coen's body of work. I love that in their
careers they have managed to create films that are almost polar
opposites from their previous works. They always craft fantastic
stories with great characters..
Which is why No Country is disappointing as hell.
The story is all over the place, the Tommy Lee Jone's sheriff is basically useless, and the build to what seemed to be the eventual showdown between Bardem and Brolin's character is turned sideways and thrown out the window for some pseudo philosophical BS..
This movie is in the same vein of Burn After Reading, a movie that's really about nothing.. Except Burn After Reading was far better at being a movie about nothing.
In the end, this movie did nothing but anger me to no end. It built up so well, only to drop out about 3/4 in.
I had hopes for this film...
But after watching it, I was more disappointed than anything.
This goes to show that Marketing can make a film... As the trailers completely sold me...
But upon viewing, the truth is that this movie is all over the place...
The dialog goes from norm to awful, the action is good in parts then kinda lame in other parts...
What this movie needed was a dialog rewrite (or voice overs cut in other places) About an additional 5 mil for the "BIG" action sequences as the FX looked a little "EH" and it needed to be R rated, as this PG13 bloodless action doesn't cut it.
ITs not a BAD movie, its a weak movie....
It looks like it was cut to hell and that there's a lot more to this movie than was edited for this cut...
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You know, for once, i would like a movie based on something i hold near
and dear to my heart to be made with some dignity and respect.
Yet, this still hasn't come true.
I went into Resident Evil 2 with low expectations. After seeing the first one, and it being HUGE LET DOWN (im a fan of the games, hold em near and dear) Cinematicly, i didn't have huge expectations for this one. But, man, i never knew something could fall so hard, so fast.
Resident Evil 2 ( i not even bothing with the lame subname) Is at some times a cool movie. But those cool scenes are few and VERY FAR. The problem with the cool scenes is that it quickly becomes INCREDIBLY STUPID and LAME.
EXAMPLE (this might be a spoiler to some)
the characters are in a Graveyard. Zombies start coming out of the graves, there every were. The characters start pumping bullets into the zombies. When they start running out, Alice starts going Kung Fu on the zombies and Some how kills all of them by kicking and breaking their necks (which not only is stupid, but inconsistent, as it was laid out early on that the zombies can only be killed by a Wound I.E. a shot to the brain. You can snap their necks, but by all means, they should still be going)
Basically, its a poorly made film. Its not a Horror film by any means as there are little scares (the only one is a cheap SOUND scare when a tanker hits a car and it makes a loud "BOOM" in the theater) but it also is a very poor action film.
1. The make up effects are just god awful. Nemisis, who is suppose to be this UBER BAD ASS MONSTER, looks like a cheap holloween costume. When he first shows up, the make up looked fine, but towards the end of the film, it looks like the makeup artist simply gave up and just made a big mask for the actor to wear. That, and that Nemisis is suppose to be almost 8 foot tall, but in some scenes, he's barely over 6 and a half feet. The zombies are just plain crap. The "NEW" zombies, or just recently dead zombies, look like actors with powder sugar on their face. The old ones are OK.
2.The shotty editing. To much quick cutting in the wrong places, and its very over used.
3. The SCRIPT. This movie PROVES that Paul Anderson should NOT BE MAKING FILMS (or at least writing them) I mean, the man made Mortal Kombat 1, and he managed to get that right, so why cant he do it with this game, it should be so simple. Like every thing else of his after mortal kombat, it reeks of Horrible dialoge, Lame, halfed ass character who don't know what the hell their doing half the time except going around and trying to do something BAD ASS in EVERY SINGLE SCEEN that they are in. ALICE ( and i profess a love for Milla) is the WORST action star out there. She was good in 5th element, but the thing that made her good in that was she was hot and she said almost NO lines, especially in English. Jill and Carlos, after playing resident Evil 3 the game, its like shooting an arrow through my chest. Nothing good about them at all. All of the Dialoge is corny as hell (the one good line out the film that actually put a smile on my face was said by the token black guy who refers to another popular game)
So where to place the blame for his heap of a mess, PAUL ANDERSON. Man cant write, (watch Alien vs. Predator and tell me he can) the poor director of this garbage must cry at night for having to do this junk. Yet, the American Populace ATE IT RIGHT UP. So what dose that say, well it says America Loves Crap for Movies (how do you explain Fast and the Furious, or..You go Served *shudders* making $$$$) so of course, we'll see more of tripe like this.
Movies are dead. After seeing this, i have lost a lot of faith in movies, and mankind it self. Please, don't bother seeing this, save your 90 minutes and do something useful with it, like take a walk, or pet a puppy.
The thing with Nepoleon Dynamite, is its subtleness in its comedy. It
reminds me a lot of Wes Anderson's work (but lacking the camera work) I
liked it. Lots of people liked it. Those who "didnt" understand it and
thought it was retarded, well that's there opinion. But its kinda like
a British comedy, or better example King of the Hill. King of the Hill
is funny, but to those people i know who came from Texas, they get
every joke, and they laugh twice as much. Its just all a matter on what
you find comedy.
And another thing to those posters who put stuff like "im sorry, but it ain't..." I cant stand these posts. Sure your all entitled to your opinion (hence this site) but to give off an attitude that just because you don't like it, means everyone else wont, as your opinion is the WORD of the land.
So, in the end, just see the movie if you want, and make up your own mind.
Im a fan of violent cinema. I like shocking things. I love Japanese Cinema. I've seen all kinds of stuff. Then i heard about Takashi Miike Ive heard about his movies. I couldnt find any of his stuff except for bootlegs on DVD, and im iffy about buying things. Then i found a video store that rented some of his stuff. I rented FUDO first. MY GOD, it was UNLIKE ANYTHING I HAD EVER SEEN. The blood, the SEX, my god the sex. The killings. Dear god. Since then i have taken up my lifes work to watch everything this man puts his filthy hads on. If you love Japanese Cinema, YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM.
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This is basicly Versus with out the great kung fu. That dosn't mean it isnt a good film. Spoiler if you can consider it. The basic plot of the film is four guys who play a little game. Find a random person on the street, kidnap them, take them out to the middle of a forest and hunt down and kill the poor soul for fun. Little do they know that this time out, there's something in the forest that is not pleased and brings back the people they've killed for a little vengance. The movie is very low budget, but thats what makes it work. Like Versus, you can see the influence of EVIL DEAD and a hell of a lot of kung fu movies mixed, though on a limited budget. Also, like Versus, non of the charecters have any names, so you have to go off of calling with what their weapon was like KNIFE GUY and CHAIN WHIP GUY and so on. All in all not a bad film, and only running just under an hour, is a great little gem for fans of indie horror.
Never in my life did i want a movie to kick my ass so hard. Never did want a movie to be so good. I prayed to god for a movie to end all movies. Sadly, my prayers where not answerd. The sequel for the Matrix, while not a bad movie, is far from a great movie. The fight sceens where ok at best. The only ones that caught my eye was the 100 Smith vs. Neo and the freeway chase. Thats it. This has to be the biggest hyped letdown since GODZILLA. The fights were poor, if you want to see better fights, trackdown VERSUS. But hey, make your own decision for your self.
All i can say is, Oh My God. This movie had to have been forged by the hands of Lucifer himself. I'm a fan of the original, but this debacal of a sequel is just hard to watch. It tries to tie in with the original, but it suffers from HIGHLANDER 2 syndrome. COMPLEATLY IGNORES the basese of the original. I swear i almost had an anerysm watching it. Best bet, STAY AWAY
I saw Daredevil, and i must say it was excellent. Ben Affleck was a surprise, though im not a person who hates Affleck, I like just about everything hes done, but I did question him being Matt Murdock. But he pulled though. He made more of an impression on me as the charecter than anyone who played batman. EVER! The fight scenes where superb. Yeah, of course some of the CG incerts are obviously fake, but so are those of SPIDERMAN and BLADE 2. Over all, possibly the closet comic book movie ive seen to nail the mateial so well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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