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The Wolverine totally surprises me (in the good way). From what I saw
in the trailer I'm pretty sure this gonna suck but after giving it a
try I glad I did went to see it. They truly revive the franchise and
now it is so much joy watching it.
I love the story. They connect it well with the previous movies without trying too hard. What best was they decide to concentrate on develop a better story and does so by developing each character and overloading it with zillion mutant. It is basically 2 hours of fun and action and despite it is PG13 it is ain't soft.
In-fact there is very little characters in the movie. The casting was not bad and the acting was better and well suited than some Hollywood big name that was in previous installment. Hugh is at his top physical form, Tao Okamoto as Mariko is just stunning!! Truly gorgeous!! And despite it is her first movie she did a magnificent job. Other characters are also suited well too.
The action sequences and the fighting moves are just awesome. Add to that the change of location to the beautiful scenery of Japan really help the movie from looking very cliché.
All in all I love the movie. This is just the Wolverine I was waiting for. Can't wait for the unrated version that they going to release on the DVD - will definitely adding that into my collection. Highly recommended while it is still in the theatre.
This is nothing short of Monster Inc.; I love it through and through.
Yes, the story is not fresh like the first movie but it is still great
with a very good connection between the two. Seriously, this movie is
so much fun.
I love the story it is about friendship, competition, getting to know oneself, teamwork and so on; very much suitable for kids, as well as pretty fun for adult too. There are quite a lot of funny scene and a lot of cute characters too.
I love the creativity and how they connect the two movies. Plus with so many characters you will enjoy it even more (somehow they managed to give perfect screen time to each character).
So that is it. I love it and I highly recommend people see it while it is still on the big screen. It is fun, great animation, cute, good story, and really funny.
I didn't quite know what to expect from this movie. The trailer looks
very promising so I decide to watch it. In the end it is nothing more
than a B grade action movie that is very well made with utterly rubbish
Not kidding when I say that the story is like the work of the undergraduate film student. It just plane predictable, boring, weak and full of clichéd dialogue, the whole thing is just not working out. The characters were also one dimensional and unbelievable. (Never know that prisoner in the maximum speak are so mild manner between each other?)
Anyway it wasn't all bad. The look and feel of the movie is very good. The casting is awesome. Actually the reason I watch was for Guy Pearce. But this character does him no justice. Everyone else is so-so.
In the end I decide to watch something else before coming back to finish it the next day. It wasn't good and it was not that entertaining. The writing is just really bad.
Verdict: Don't think I will ever watch this again.
I will keep this short as I'm one of many who enjoy this movie through
and through. I will say it right here in the first paragraph that I
highly recommend it. It is highly entertaining with good substance and
well written story. There are still some down part but overall it is
just truly --- "awesome".
Like most Tarantino movies the story is well written, rich in character and every second it can surprise you. Truly deserve its Oscar for best screenplay. My only complaint was "the third act" it started to get a bit playful and out of place (when Tarantino make a cameo). Still I enjoy it thoroughly.
The best part was the casting and acting. I read that Will Smith was actually the first choice but Jamie Foxx really nails it. I like him here so do the character of Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz.
Overall - I love it. I need not say how the production is because it is good (simple as that) and very creative. High in action/ not that gore (easy on the eye)/ well written/ well act, nothing more could I ask for.
Rating: 8.5 /10
Decent, is what describe best for me for this movie. It is fun to watch
and it has many suspenseful sequences and very fast pace story. Problem
was once you saw it - it pretty much "ordinary".
Well I can understand if people were disappointed. After all it is one of the most anticipated films of 2013 and for the past 2 years they have been giving glimpse of the movie. But it turn out to be "so-so".
I think the whole Rated PG 13 destroy almost everything. Zombie movie with no bloodshed, who the hell think that? It turns into very mildly violence movie for kids. And while there is no violence they also decide to rewrite the story that everyone can understand. I heard that it was so different from the book that Max Brooks (Novelist) don't want to involve with the movie.
Anyway it wasn't all negative. The movie is extremely suspenseful and if you don't expect anything at all it can be fun and a great time passer. While Brad still look great and give a decent acting everyone else was flat.The fighting sequences though not very grand as hope but still very much fun from start to end.
I still do recommend it but don't have a high hope and you might actually enjoy this movie.
Even with no expectation this still didn't quite live up to anything at
all. None the less it is still mildly entertaining and pretty well
made. Good for the boring afternoon that you have nothing to watch.
This is the retelling of the children classic book Hansel and Gretel and makes it darker for the adult viewer. I must say the story is pretty decent and not at all complicated. There is a good enough background story with loads of action sequences.
Well that got to be the best part of this movie because action is almost non-stop and the fact that it is rated "R" killing and slaying is delivered all the time.
The casting of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Bond's girl Gemma Arterton is probably the smartest move. I suppose this really drawn in many viewers (including myself) - Gemma Arterton really looks good here.
The set is very small but they did a good job here (thought many scene look very setup). Overall the movie is good for the first time viewer. It is not all bad. Worth a try out.
There are so many reasons why I wanted to watch this movie first it
is directed by R. Zemeckis, second it is starring Denzel Washington and
third the trailer look pretty cool. And as usual R. Zemeckis's live
action film never a disappointment though it might not be for everyone
since the trailer is misleading and you end up expecting something
Flight is about an alcoholic pilot who saves hundreds of live when his plane went malfunctioned. Though dubbed as "hero" he is being after by the National Transportation Safety Board as they suspected him of his intoxication that led to plane clash.
This is a drama of a man abused by alcoholism and how it affected his life. Not a thriller of CIA chasing around people trying cover-up plane clash. The story itself is pretty much slow but very well written (though a bit overlong).
But it was actually Denzel performance that truly brings out the best of this movie and so is the rest of the cast. It is good to see a good old fashion movie rely on great acting, good script and great direction. It is really that good.
Overall it was a good movie, very well done. But sadly it is not really the kind of movie you going to re-watch it again and again. A good film that you hardly watch it again like Sleeper / Seven years in Tibet/ Gandhi/ Master and Commander/ The way back etc. (I hope you understand what I meant)
Recommendation: Worth a try
This time Superman get the real reboot with real director and
production team, and because it was made in the twenty-first century
the word "reboot" mean that it has to pack with - shaky cam shot/ loud
noises/ never stop action sequences/ a lot of CGI/ and choppy editing.
It has it all except trying to write a better screenplay. Never the
less the movie is still is fun to watch and the kid will love it.
Don't want to get into much detail of the origin of Superman because more or less people already knew it. The story itself has great potential but somehow they didn't manage to put that well into the screenplay and all you have is a much underdeveloped characters and many scenes skip too fast that you hardly feel for the character.
I must say the casting of Henry Cavill is superb. This role serves him well and he did a good job with it (A lot better than that pretty face in Superman Returns). Michael Shannon as General Zod and Russell Crowe as Jor-El was acceptable, but other than that was just not good enough. Even Amy Adams she look so old and sloppy here (her character is so dreadful).
The reason I went to see this movie was it is directed by Zack Snyder. I enjoy most of his work. And this Superman was leaning toward the good side (though not by much). What he did here was pretty good cool villains with cool armor/ better Superman outfit / high amount of action to enjoy/ and great casting of a real looking Super of a man.
Anyway I don't think this really add anything new to the franchise. If you have seen Smallville or other superman you probably have already seen it only this time it was a much better production. I think it will do great once it come out in DVD cause it doesn't matter if you see this or not.
The experience was great, it was fun/ heartwarming/ humorous at time/
and well written and executed. Yet for me it still lacks that "wow"
factor of many great movies. And at the end by a week or two I cannot
quite remember or care about it anymore.
I thought the movie was written really well but it was the actor's performances that really bring out the best out of this movie. The story of a man with mental illness tries to get back his life by trying to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things change when he met mysterious girl Tiffany.
I thought Brad performance as a mental patient was really good, much better than I give him credit for all this time. I thought he was even better than Jennifer Lawrence whom also did a remarkable job here (though not really an Oscar worthy). What they both did as for the rest of the cast is what really save this movie from going straight to DVD kind of movie.
Apart from good cast/ great performance and well written lines and story I can't really pinpoint anything else that standout. It was fun to watch the first time, but somehow I don't quite crave for more of it. At the end it is just another good romcom.
Recommendation: Worth rental, see if you will like it because I don't really see anyone will watch it repeatedly.
This felt more like a new episode of the Iron Man franchise because
what you see here is what have already seen before (only with different
villain). But none the less it is still is fun movie to watch.
This time around Stark dealt with his personal health, his love for a girl, his obsession with the suit while trying to save the world. Like I said, this has been told since the first Iron Man. So what was the different between this and its predecessor: almost none (maybe a little darker and more serious and that's good)
The main reason why I went to see this was for the fact that they casted Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce, I love both of them. They did a nice job as a villain, only wish they have a cooler role and not Mandarin. This character is a little too comical.
The good thing about this movie is they able to maintain good sense of humor/ more screen time for Gwyneth Paltrow/ very stylish / and more or less nonstop action scenes. Plus the scene where Tony stuck in a small town with a little kid who help him pick himself up add a little different to the series
Anyway I do recommend this movie (especially for dull Saturday evening with your kids). It is still is fun movie to watch despite the story get a little stale.
Rating: 6 /10
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