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I LOVED it. And I didn't think I would. I almost turned it off after about fifteen minutes because I was kinda tired, it was late, and Vin Diesel doesn't look nearly as hot without hair. But, I held out and I was given a real treat. It was excellent! Mr. Diesel can act well and is not just an action movie star. I found myself rooting for the smart ass mobster. I agree that Annabella Sciorra was good in her very small role and I wish we had seen more of her. Another thing, damn those guards for breaking up that hot, little scene they had going there. But, I digress and say that this movie was a filled with great laughs, good story line, and enough drama to make you really care about the characters. Definitely a thumbs up picture.
The Stock Market looks boring in this movie. I missed the glamorous shine offered to us by The Boiler Room and other works like it. Then, again, it could be the age of the movie. There is no doubt that Charlie Sheen shines here and Michael Douglas is twistedly brilliant.It is an excellent business and stock marketing movie, but seemed rather dry to me. It is classic and offer plenty of good quotes and lessons about money and life. The ending to me was a bit of a cop out. They could have at least given us a trial. But, I did learn that Gordon Gekko was wrong, because the fact remains that for people with a soul, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is evil".
Alright, this movie....is for lack of a better word: interesting. It has it's strengths and weaknesses. Strength 1: Vin Diesel looking, a walk through ten miles of broken glass just to drink his bathwater, HOT! I mean, this whole review could be about this fine specimen of man, but I digress. Strength 2: The acting was good. It seemed almost unscripted. The banter between the gang was perfect and very true to life. Weakness 1: THE ENDING!!! What the hell was that? I mean, let them be together! Bad choice Mr. Diesel, but because of those obviously frequent trips to the gym, I am willing to forgive. Weakness 2: Skipping over when they made love. I know it's petty and girlie and even slightly perverse, but I don't care! I wanted to see some skin. So, there's my review. Thanks.
Anyone who saw this movie and thought is was boring or corny, simply don't get the wonderful subtle elements within it. It was made to show how someone, completely devoid of sentiment can learn to love and appreciate the smaller and sweeter things of life. Everyone falls in love with Sara Deever (Theron) because all of us have some Nelson (Reeves) in us. We all wish and hope to be as youthful and loving as Sara. This movie is sad, but also a feel-good movie. It leaves wanting to appreciate life a little more. To quote the film, "It doesn't get much sweeter than this". This movie had all the elements of a great film. Great actors, message, and story. Just give it a chance and maybe you will get a second chance at life.
This movie was just very entertaining and fun to watch. Having seen it a bunch of times and loving it every time, I know what I am talking about when I say that it keeps you entertained and having a great time. It brings back one of the most and epic and disturbingly lovable characters in cinema history, 'Dr. Hannibal Lecter', and we also get the bonus, and it's a big bonus, of Edward Norton's amazing acting skills. Why hasn't he been given an Oscar yet? Anyway, watch it and you will be in for quite a treat. Also, I read a review that said, "better than 'Hannibal', not as good as 'Silence of the Lambs'". Well, that is comparing apples and oranges.
I read that back in 1984, there was a lot of controversy and protest about how it was corrupting the youth. In reality, the protest should have been about the movie itself and how horribly it was made. The acting was mediocre and bordering on atrocious. Bad casting, bad direction, bad everything basically. The idea of a killer Santa Clause is intriguing and if used well, it could be great in fact, but this movie just made me feel like I was being mocked for wasting my money on renting the stupid movie. Skip this and save yourself the disappointment, disgust, and the utterly nauseating experience. I thought the whole thing was a joke and beneath a 1/10 which I had to give it because IMDb Database doesn't allow a lower rating.
This movie has it all and more. It has the action, the awesome explosions, followed by the flinging of body parts and blood. Rambo was super cool. The acting was spectacular. This movie although great, it doesn't beat the first one because the first is not only just as great, but it is classic. Sylvester Stallone proved that you are never too old to blow up people up and kick ass. It was realistic, brutal, and I want to watch it over and over again. The acting of Julie Benz was good and very sincere. Even the annoying, minor characters had their own bit of charisma, charm, and added wonderful things to the movie. We have to to have bad guys after all. It was an action packed adventure for everyone who has ever liked action movies, Rambo, or has common sense. Thanks Stallone!!!
This film was the grandest of romantic comedies. Usually romantic comedies are not my thing because they don't have a good balance. There is either not enough comedy or not enough romance. I prefer a choice of classification and not a mix of the two, but I was pleasantly surprised with this film. It had me laughing, getting angry along with Jane, and even crying. It is cheesy and fun. It gives good insight and a great message. Katherine Heigl was adorable and James Marsden was hilarious and in Heigl's words: "Sexy". There was great casting with the other minor characters as well. The selfish, but sweet underneath sister was played by "Heartbreak Kid" kooky-girl, Malin Akerman, and the man that was pined after was played by the classic, but slightly boring, Edward Burns. He gives something to the film though. In the end, it wraps up to be a good time for all.
This movie was given an 8/10 purely because of Meryl Streep's forever amazing performance. This movie is truly haunting. "...There are still some things we have yet to imagine", is the slogan of this movie. This is true because some of the things in the world are just too difficult to imagine. Sophie's Choice dares to show us those true horrors of life. Kevin Kline was also incredible with his portrayal of someone with a schizophrenic disorder before the time when that sort of thing was recognized. Peter MacNicol had an easy, but still memorable performance. This movie has a place in history, due to it's disturbing and unimaginably painful decisions and ideals it drives our minds to, and Meryl Streep has raised the bar in way that almost no one could ever surpass.
I had high hopes for this picture, considering their was such a large and almost all-star cast. In reality what I got was kind of a half-ass try at a love story that could have been told so much better. The story line was a little faulty and the best thing was the landscape of the setting. Claire Danes is not as great of an actress as I thought. She has some talent, but she is just shy of Oscar material. The best acting was done on Hugh Dancy's part with his portrayal of the miserable drunk. Harris' appeal was unknown to me, and why everyone was in love with him was a mystery. The charisma was low and the story was weak. I was expecting a grand love story with magic mixed in and I didn't receive. I am sure to be more careful about how high I allow my hopes to get next time. So, thanks for wasting my time to Lajos Koltai. In all the misery and weakness of this movie, came some good. I cried at the end because it taught me something. Now I know that life should not be wasted and every moment is precious. It seems that life flies by. Being only an adolescent myself, maybe I have no real idea what I am babbling about, but I think that deep inside the poorly made cinematic adventure, was a message about how short and sweet life really is.
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