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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Thoroughly entertaining - most will love this movie!
This movie is packed with action which is varied and REALLY well done. There is humor (often missing in action movies - levity is a nice addition, since comic relief often adds a LOT of entertainment value). The screenplay is VERY well written. The main and supporting actors perform beautifully. I wish EVERY movie had these elements! Such good entertainment is why I am addicted to movies. Almost everything that happens is logically addressed (which is always satisfying). Of course, you can pick apart this or that in a few places. If that frustrates you, then you can go to the blogs and put in your 2 cents or see what explanation others have. And for ME, throw in some sci fi and make me have to think a bit - what's not to love? Whatever you do - THOROUGHLY enjoy this movie!
The After (2014)
SOOOO bad - WHAT were they thinking???!!!
This pilot is SO BAD that we couldn't even watch it until the end. It is a slow, boring, terrible script, with no appeal. The minuscule plot limped along at the pace of an injured snail. I have no clue how something this bad gets developed this far without SOMEONE at Amazon looking at it and calling a halt! I had such high hopes - am a big X-Files fan by Chris Carter. There's nothing compelling about his characters in this pilot or his messy, boring speck of a plot.
I guess I need more lines to post a recommendation. Well, it starts off for about 5 minutes with some potential. Then there's the big incident that gets dragged out ad nauseam. The characters are a hapless lot who you would never find bunched together in real life. And the script has the characters being obnoxious, lame, stupid, whiney, etc. The script is just juvenile (f* words all over the place) and drags on and on while you think "IS THIS GOING ANYWHERE? GET ON WITH IT!"
My recommendation is DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.
Covert Affairs (2010)
Thoroughly entertaining spy show with terrific characters!
This is the first good spy-type series I've seen since 24 (looking forward to its return on FOX)and Alias (such fun with all the disguises, gadgets and mystic aspect). I was SO happy to have recently discovered Covert Affairs! This show is thoroughly entertaining if you enjoyed 24 and/or Alias. And - stop comparing - they're all different. I definitely enjoy the characters in this show. I am now into the 4th season and, even though there are some things that should be made logical with just a few sentences of explanation, and there is the inevitable craziness in all shows - like getting from the U.S. to Europe in just the right location in the middle of nowhere in - seemingly a few hours instead of a day - just in time for someone (like the elusive Ben, Eyal or Teo) to save Annie's life. Of COURSE, we're happy - big phew! And who cares if it's implausible - it's a TV show that needs to keep moving along. Purists will nit pick, but I would say anyone who likes this genre will find it totally intriguing entertaining and compelling. I always look forward to seeing what twist is coming up next. I hope it keeps going for years without the writers getting bored and killing off the best characters and ruining the series.
Jurassic Park (1993)
See "Jurassic Park" on the BIG screen! It's GREAT!
I just saw the amazing and entertaining "Jurassic Park" in 3D on the "big" screen. It was wonderful to see this Spielberg classic again. It was iconic in 1993 and the excellent plot is just as riveting and intense in 2013. This screening is quite an unusual opportunity. It is such a terrific movie that I immediately emailed all my movie-going friends and family to rush out and see it while it's available in theaters (SOOO much better than seeing it on your TV). Anyone would enjoy this story (unless they're really timid) - especially if you've never seen it before (maybe take your kids or grandkids)!
I didn't think 3D added much to the film - probably because it was so awesomely well done when it was originally released - and still is today. There is added depth, but I haven't seen a re-release of any film in 3D that was worth it to me, so I don't usually waste my money on them. "Avatar" set the bar for 3D so high (to me), that I've been spoiled, and don't even find new films living up to its standard. I did see a 3D trailer for "Iron Man 3" at this screening of "Jurassic Park" and it looked quite good, so I'll give it a try (fingers crossed). But the chance to see "Jurassic Park" in the movie theater venue is WELL worth it!
"Jurassic Park" did revive my fear of Velociraptors! I hope they NEVER find a way to clone those dinosaurs.
Excellent Sci Fi movie - do NOT read spoilers!
I SO enjoyed this movie - always LOVE to see a very entertaining sci-fi film. This one really must be seen on a big screen. But don't let anyone tell you about the movie plot (which is excellent)!!! If they start to do so, stick your fingers in your ears and hum! Don't be tempted to read spoilers!
Part of your fullest enjoyment of this film would come from everything about it being a surprise. If you like sci-fi, you will thoroughly enjoy the plot line, the action, the actors, wonderful visuals of earth, the music and the well-done special effects.
Just watch the trailer if you need to be intrigued. It is a well done representation.
In Time (2011)
Waste of a good idea and your time
I really love a good science fiction movie. I hate to see a good kernel of an idea (the time idea) be executed with a totally ridiculous, implausible, lame and illogical plot. Such a shame. Don't be sucked in, as I was, with good-sounding previews. It is a simple-minded ploy to push a political agenda - the rich are evil and soulless - the poor are helpless, exploited and imprisoned by "big brother".
There are fabulous screen writers in Hollywood and elsewhere. Surely there is a sci-fi lover among them who could have written a very plausible, suspenseful and satisfying screenplay starting with the "time" idea, that would thoroughly entertaining. I can't believe anyone would have spent $ on making this movie. They're lucky they recovered their investment.
This will teach me to read the reviews on IMDb before wasting my time and $.
HUGE waste of time! No plot! No information! No Personality!
Considering the hype and the great anticipation by scifi enthusiasts - Prometheus is a complete let down. I've seen all of the Predator movies - all of the Alien movies. They are ALL 1000x better than this excuse to play on their names and plots. Oh - a plot? There was a buildup to what could have been a "plot" but ultimately - there is NONE! We don't know what led them to this planet - who the characters are (we aren't invested in any of the characters - know little to no back story) - what the point is (except for a couple of thinnest blah blah at the end) - how an android knows so much (would that we did). Geologists (an intelligent, well-educated population)should be TOTALLY insulted - as you will see. Overall - guys seem to like the action - the props and special effects were there to make a good movie - too bad there wasn't a screen play with a story that made a good movie. Surely someone should have known not to have wasted their $ making this movie until there actually WAS a story. You should save your $ - wait to watch Prometheus on NetFlix (when it's free)!
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Impressed - Excellent - can't wait for next installment
I didn't read Ayn Rand's book in college. Now I feel I've really missed something. It's hard to believe that 50+ years ago she observed the issues that are happening today. Luckily, I found the free Cliff Notes on-line (since the library copies are out) which are detailed and worth reading (good explanations, if you were confused by anything in the movie). The movie was well done. I didn't feel it was a budget independent film. It tells a good story which happens to have an amazing number of parallels to today's economic situation, today's political climate and today's politics. I cannot beieve a 5.7 rating - seeing all the 10s. Believe me, Atlas Shrugged is really SUCH an interesting and entertaining movie for anyone with enough intellect to be interested in these issues, that I assure you, you will enjoy it.
The Expendables (2010)
Totally for GUYS!
We went to see "TheExpendables" because of the User Rating of 7 in IMDb. It's such a GUY movie - no plot - all fighting with a fair amount of blood and gore- the thinnest plot ever! I asked my husband - HE would give it a 7 - egad! Do NOT be fooled. Numerous movie lines delivered by the old timers (whom I adore) were disappointingly mumbled and difficult to understand. Several of the action scenes seemed to be played at a higher speed to make the fights look more vigorous. And the cut and paste of some of the action scenes make them difficult to follow. You have to just give up and enjoy the fighting for the sake of fighting (which is pretty much the only appeal of this movie). I expected a decent plot with the terrific cast of action hero actors. Obviously that wasn't the objective of this movie.
The American (2010)
Boring - little plot - no dialogue - predictable
This movie was like watching paint dry. There is little to no information to make you care a bit about the whys or wherefores of what the character does. You're suppose to "intuit" everything from an emotional range between serious and frowning. There are many overly long looks at Clooney's face as "Jack's" character is revealed. He's a bad person but I "intuit" we are to cut him slack because he likes butterflies. I didn't feel the painstakingly slow "character development" worked. Clooney must have accepted this role because his face is on-screen 98% of the time (noticed he has big ears for the first time). The dialogue is next to zero. And in the end - ehhhh - give me a break - how cliché. Believe me, MOST of you will feel you've wasted your time and $. My husband fell asleep - lucky him.