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The Hunger Games (2012)
Although most of the recommendations I got were accompanied with the phrase "the movie was too slow", I disagree up to a point. I would have enjoyed it more if it was just a bit shorter... some scenes were not that crucial for the plot. But, never the less, 90% of it was enjoyable for me. Here's a breakdown of the formula according to me: Cast - spot on; Acting - good; Story - very good; Costumes - horrible; Make up - not good; Special effects - average; Idea - already seen but it was refined much better; Directing - Bad, not sure why these directors today like the shaky camera that much. One of the most important aspects of any movie is that the audience needs to be able to see what is going on without developing a headache. The camera is shaky all the time, even when there's no need for it. Apart from that it was OK.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
This is not a great movie. It's just OK.
I had seen this movie a few months before I found out it was amongst the nominees for the Oscars. I thought to my self, hey, I saw this thing, but I don't remember anything apart from what the leading actor looks like! Then I thought, well... it is covering a very disturbing and sensitive area of today's political world so it should be acknowledged.
After it won the Oscar for best picture of the year, I had to go see it again and so I did! It didn't change my mind. This is not the best picture of the year, not by a long shot. I know the subject is very popular, disturbing, important etc. but a political statement is not the only thing we're looking for in the "best motion picture of 2009". What about the directing, acting, photography, music...? they are all average. Nothing special about this film. No goose bumps, no memorable scenes, just plain old indifference (quality wise).
You should see it though, it's not like it is a bad movie or anything. You won't be wasting your time and money, you won't be disappointed that much, but, you will wonder if this thing really deserves to be in the list amongst the "great ones".
Prison Break (2005)
It held me captive till the very last episode and then some!
Shows like this one come along only so often and it's a total shame if you miss this. The writers did an outstanding job and the actors delivered awesome performances! I was unable to stop watching at the end of an episode and usually welded a few of them together in one sitting.
Almost all of the characters are so well written and played that you have no choice but to feel something. And this is what you're looking for! Characters that you either love or hate, not ones that leave you indifferent. The heroes will have you on your toes throughout the entire thing... hoping that their plans work. And the villains.... oh, the villains, they will make you so angry that you'll find your self thinking about horrendous things you would do to them.
Robert Knepper plays (the heck out of) Teddy (T-Bag) Bagwell, and although a villain, he's my personal favorite character in the show. His face, body language, accent, lines... make him one of the top villains in television to date.
The only reason I gave this show a 9 (out of 10) is that every once in a while you'll run into the "soap opera" formula. This is only a minor issue, but it's there.
This is the climax of the entire Star Trek franchise
Star Trek: The Next Generation is the very best of Star Trek! We can simply say that, without a single doubt, these series changed Sci-Fi television history and maybe even the tech world as we knew it.
You can't beat this show... not by a long shot. What we have here is a vision, so far ahead of its time that one might place its creator, Gene Roddenberry, right next to Jules Verne. I would!
The overall look and feel of the show is yet to be exceeded. We're talking' all angles here! From the designs of the uniforms, the ship, computer interface etc... to the visual appearance of all the species our heroes encounter. Just take a look of the design of the bridge, would you change a single thing in there? I wouldn't! Even today, 20+ years after the pilot episode was aired, it still looks realistically futuristic and flawless. These are the series where the "trademark" Star Trek computer UI design was first introduced. A design, so slick and unique, that all future series of the franchise had no choice but to inherit.
About the characters. Honestly, some of the actors performances were not that good, but they will grow on you and they do improve along the way. The thing is, the bad actors were all shadowed by Patrick Stewart's AMAZING performance. His character, Jean-Luc Picard is the ultimate Star Trek captain! Maybe even the only captain (or any kind of commander) that is charismatic enough to be in charge in ANY Sci-Fi show I have ever seen (and I've seen a lot of them).
Personally, I've never been more satisfied with a Sci-Fi show to date. Would love to see the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) and its crew have at least one more adventure.
Very cute characters deliver a wonderful message
I'm not so sure that I can say that it's the best Pixar cartoon so far, but it's definitely the best cartoon of 2009. I actually enjoyed it very much. Took me on a joyful ride by telling a life story with all ups and downs along the way.
Very cute characters, funny stuff all over, hilarious stuff every now and then, universally tasteful artwork and an extraordinary message placed in a descent plot.
I think this cartoon would be great for people of all ages. It might not be at the very top with the great ones like Shrek, Finding Nemo... but it's the next best thing.
Star Trek (2009)
An extraordinary experience
I wouldn't dare to call my self a "hard core" Star Trek fan but I have seen all series/movies except for most of the '60 ones, which is a bit of a bad thing when watching this movie. Keeping that in mind, I must say, I loved it!
Cool & balanced special effects, great casting, even better acting (in most cases) and an worthy plot. Personally, I would've lost the somewhat irritating lens light glows all over the movie and tuned Chekov's accent down a notch, but, apart from that, everything else is perfect.
Still, this movie is best for Star Trek fans. It's not like you must know all there is to know from the franchise but still, you would experience this movie better if knowing a few of the basic things, I think. If not, then it might be a perfect place to start?
Død snø (2009)
Amateur, Cheap overall BAD!
My God! Was this movie made with a budget of 100 EUR (camera included)? If this is something that a few kids from film school (home)made, I would give it a passing grade. That's why I rated it 2 out of 10. This is one of the worst zombie films ever! I have no idea why (OH WHY)it has such a high rating. Started watching this film thinking "you can't go wrong with Nazi zombies", well, I was wrong. Awful effects, worse camera, bad jokes, no plot and overall bad movie. Imagine getting together with a few friends and your camera to make a home video, have a few drinks while someone writes down a plot, get up and say "action". That is what this thing looks like to me.
Death Proof (2007)
It's Tarantino alright
I loved it! As always...he gives you another excuse to do something bad :-) Unlike some reviews... I don't think that Tarantino is running out of ideas. To be honest I did like the "like a virgin" from R.D. and "foot massage" from P.F. dialogs better, but just like those lines were different than anything else we had heard in the movies before them, this movie is different than anything I've seen before it. From the split feel of the camera, right down the middle of the movie, through the realistic sexapeal of the not so sexy cast, to Quentins own foot fetish, this movie kept me in my seat even without giving me some complex story plot. Just like always, Q.T. takes an ordinary conversation, the kind we all have every day and still manages to turn us into ears, writing his signature all over it. If you're not a Tarantino fan (and I'm talking of ALL his work...Kill Bill and Jackie Brown included) you might not like it.