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I dunno why people hate this movie, or why have they rated it so low.
Oh wait, I kinda do. They just don't get it.
Before CGI, before VFX, all people had were real magicians doing elaborate and jaw dropping acts, in theaters, where live audiences were entertained, not some recorded and processed show.
The movie essentially captures that golden age and blends a heart-warming story with magic.
Stellar performances by Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. An absolute delight. A must watch, whether or not you like magic.
I was anxiously waiting for the release of Wreck-It Ralph in India, as
I'd already fallen in love with the movie ever since it's trailers
showed a scene where all my favorite video game characters were sitting
in a circle and discussing their problems.
As one of the millions who grew up playing video games, starting from 8- bit systems to the highly sophisticated and complex PlayStation 3 era, I really enjoyed the movie. It's a sweet, fun ride from start to finish, and good use of 3D is made here. The animation is solid, as usual. Story, screenplay, voicing, everything was great.
I'd really recommend this movie to everyone.
Let's be honest. All the previous Marvel films leading to the Avengers
were great - story wise, acting wise, effect wise etc. Iron Man I & II,
Thor, Captain America all turned out to be (surprise) box office hits,
and one can see the point. So, when at the end of every movie, a post
credits scene was shown depicting that there is something even greater
planned, the expectations were raised pretty high.
Joss Whedon (Firefly, Cabin in the Woods) took into account that set expectations, of both comic book fans and non-fans alike, and put together a superhero flick that'll rest proudly as the conclusion to its predecessors. The screenplay writers, the VFX studio, the actors (Robert Downey Jr. has always been my favorite) all deserve credit.
An action packed, blockbuster movie that already has every record broken and every voice cheering, The Avengers is one of the best movies this year. A must watch, even if you're not into this stuff. 10 on 10.
I'm sorry, but I've to say that people's taste in movies is getting
worse by the year. They seem to give high ratings to mindless movies
and fail to appreciate the good ones.
The Big Year is a beautiful drama-comedy picture, starring 4 of my favorite comedians - Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Jim Parsons.
It is a touching and heart warming story, which has it's comic points and showcases most valuable life lessons - family coming first, the price people pay for being the greatest in any field, choosing between priorities etc.
It's a wonderful effort and it deserves a watch, and the a minimum 8 star rating.
I don't usually review Harry Potter titles although I'm one of the
biggest fans. I went for the final installment first day first show
(couldn't wait any longer like I did for the others) and I wasn't
disappointed at all (I never have with this franchise).
The movies have gained as much of a following as the books itself, but this one takes the cake. I'm assuming that the Director, story-writers etc all worked under a lot of pressure as they had to live up to the expectations of millions of fans worldwide, and they did a hell of a job of it. The visuals are excellent, and since this movie only captures the second part of the book, there wasn't any need to gain momentum as the story progresses; the movie had us enthralled from the very beginning.
I'm thoroughly saddened that this is probably the last Harry potter movie that came out (fingers crossed). It's like there's nothing more to look forward to. Yet, J.K. Rowling and everyone have enchanted us beyond our dreams all these years, so I bid adieu to you, Harry Potter, the boy who lived. Excellent. 10 on 10.
Well, this doesn't surprise me at all, because I've quite got used to
it. This is just another example which shows that almost perfect
movies, with a solid story, great action and superb effects is not
likely to impress mass audience around the globe.
Given the score, rates, and box office revenue generated, people would give it a miss. I'd suggest otherwise. This beautifully crafted film is sure to please viewers of all genres.
The story makes a radical but very rational and logical point. Actors Christian Bale, Sean Bean and the others do justice to their roles.
A fantastic sci-fi action fest. I'd recommend it to everyone. 9 on 10.
I've always reviewed Michael Bay movies, because I've actually liked
them. All of them. This is because I consider Michael to be among the
top ranks of directors, at par with notable names of today, like
Christopher Nolan etc. I believe everyone has an area of expertise. For
Nolan, it's creating something which will utilise every single neuron
in your brain, and you'll still probably not figure out the actual
story or get confused in between. With Bay, it's creating "awesome,
mind-blowing" scenes of mayhem, action, destruction, and
larger-than-life CGI and VFX shots. Both are very good at it.
Like I've pointed out before, the Transformers movie DO have a story. The first one was excellent in all aspects. The second, a little bit disappointing (only on the story part), I'll admit, but then, that's the problem with most sequels isn't it. This one, the last one probably, had to go out with a bang, and that's exactly what it did, so I don't really get what people are complaining about.
The story is better than the second, though not quite up to the first; the IMAX-ready shots, complete with excellent animations of transformations and added VFX, CGI etc are again the USP of the movie; Shia, John, Josh, Patrick, Frances convincingly play their part; eye candy gets replaced by eye candy, so no complaints there. The 3D increases the viewing experience, but like the pioneer of 3D movies James Cameron said, it's always better to shoot in 3D with his Fusion camera rather than convert it later (makes a hell of a difference).
I again stress the fact that critics will do what they're meant to do - criticise. You want action, you go watch this movie, and you'll be surprised that that's not all there is to it. All in all, very entertaining, despite the run-time (all Michael Bay movies are long) and an IMAX 3D experience not to be missed.
Well, to be honest, after you've seen tons of trailers about the
amazing VFX constructs which the power ring is supposed to make
(including the mini-gun, now a favorite) anyone, like me, would be
excited to watch the movie as soon as it hits the screens. After coming
out of the theater though, I'd say I was mildly disappointed.
The story (familiar with Green Lantern: First Flight and adapted from other comics too) and the screenplay weren't satisfying, or should I say, weren't worth a superhero movie. I mean, the direction was good, even though the director had worked on only James Bond movies before, so this is like a whole new realm for him. But for whatever the reason, I personally think the writes could have come up with something better, or at least a better ending (fingers crossed for the sequel).
On the plus side, amazing VFX, including the constructs and the fully- CGI power suits of the lanterns. Some people complained about a lot of green, well, my reply to them would be "look at the title". Well- choreographed fight scenes and entertaining to watch (at least once).
If the story/screenplay would have been a little more thought out, I'd happily given it a 9. A only-for-comic-book-fans, one time entertaining movie.
A well written, well directed, even well acted movie with some superb
effects, X-Men: First Class is one of the 'good' movies that came out
Apart from some really-hard-to-make-out inconclusive goofs in the story line, the movie is not just better, but also a lot darker than all the 3 sequels. Although I guess, mindless uncensored description of killing is what the director is known for.
A well revived franchise, X-Men: First Class is a must watch for comic book fans and movie goers alike. I'm glad they didn't release this movie in 3D, which is becoming a trend with every other movie nowadays, whether it is necessary or not.
You might have an opinion. All I say is don't force it on others. This just shows what the masses really care about. I hold similar opinions about Transformers 2, Hulk (the original Ang Lee version of 2003), and all other M. N. Shyamalan's stories, including Lady in the Water. I haven't watched the cartoon series yet but I have to say I was highly impressed with the concept and how the movie was made. I don't know what you people were expecting him to come up with. The guy has a talent for story telling, and I'm all for the movie. The conversion to 3D might not be a smart move but the movie was by far as good as any action movie that came out in the recent years. I say this for myself and from almost all my friends. Hats off to him. Eagerly awaiting the next 2 sequels.
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