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i watched an interview with David Goyer talking about how he wrote
superman, there he said, that after one point where he was stuck in the
beginning, he chose not to look as much comics as reference as before
and to concentrate in the same influences Siegel and Shuster had when
they created the character. What he wanted was not exactly glorify the
great superman we know from his many incredible stories in comics, and
instead create a character with a function in a logical world, just as
he did in batman begins. Thats how Goyer does it best, and i was afraid
of that because it proved great in begins and dark knight, but lost my
love a little bit in the dark knight rises. I thought maybe the guy was
not the better choice for a superman movie. But what he did was
creating a world with a character with a deep inner journey facing an
upcoming disaster which will make him choose between the two sides of
who he is, the he followed the logical conclusion of the story. He
"Goyered" it. Now we needed the best visuals to complement this, they
needed somebody to "Snyder" it. And the pair (as contrary as many
critics who call this movie a train wreck think) were awesome, great
stuff, they made the superman movie i can watch repeatedly and have
Actingwise, they were great, Cavill was charismatic as a good small town boy (and he made me question my sexuality), I'm happy to see him as superman in next movies. every other actor was great. script wise, it suffers from Goyer's problems (also present in batman movies) its good dialog but few times we have a line that is good as a reflection of events currently happening, but its not really a believable line, but thats the guy and thats how he writes, and i don't want to change him because he did a pretty exceptional work, i don't think there's a single bad line in the movie and i loved the dialog a few times, like with his father and with Zod. visually: freaking awesome, the battle of Smallville was incredible and the last battle was great as well, I don't think they abused the action, I actually thank them because the bar was raised in my opinion. the villains were pretty believable, I liked them, their reasons were very logical and I understood them.
SPOILERS: i think the story was fluid and i don't get the critics, I have been watching many reviewers trash this movie, and they act like true imbeciles, their hate is unjustified, its basically nitpicking, just because the movie don't do cheap laughs and a lot of people die (did they watch the same movie as i did, superman didn't have a single moment, if he had saved people falling, thousand more would have died because he would have been kicked in mid air and sent to the other side of the city, he had to fight, if he didn't win we were lost. he is trying at hes best but hes new at this, hes not thinking right now about anything else as beating this assholes. Also when goyer talks about this he says this: we wanted to make very clear superman its not god, he is limited as any real living creature would be, you now what, they did. He could have suffered more after watching the city destroyed but i think this could be addressed in the next installment without changing things.
my problem was, why didn't Kriptionans, knowing they were going to die, let Zod die right there right now?, did they not know they would be liberated as soon as they would die, messing up everything in the first place? at least Lara new they would destroy everything as soon as they're free.
about the killing thing, of course I'm not happy to watch superman kill someone, but that was the only option he had, for that not to happen, the story had to be different. i didn't like the moment but i wouldn't change the story at all. it was not only a murder but a decision for the character, maybe not built for the superman we know, but for this new Goyer superman fits perfectly. he had to choose between the two sides of himself which had been in conflict since he was a kid.
the movie was a great start, i think Goyer have to be part of DC universe after this, his tone is part for the experience, but i think he has to have a lot of chats with other visions before the JLA. anyway, I'm psyched for what he will come out with between batman and superman in their classic world's finest fashion, i just want to see the fun of that in the big screen. also flash and wonder woman which i love and green lantern which is a good character as well, the martian, all of them done right, could be the most epic experience ever, i know people love the avengers and i do too, i gave their movie a 10 out of 10, but the justice league is incredible in comics and TV, they are the best team in existence, if they do them right in the perfect story, prepare for the box office success that will define the next decades
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i really like the iron man series, even 2 (i loved Sam Rockwell). This
movie took the funny tone of the previous film but it became something
else, its a thriller with a journey for our main character. The story
is not bad at all, it has some corny moments but for me it fitted
what the movie does great is generating all the conditions (with a good fluid story) for the action set pieces, which were probably the best in marvel universe, maybe even challenging the avengers. The sequences are very well thought: there's a sequence in which tony has to fight the villains just by himself, no armor, and instead of being boring it was a great scene. The action is smart and freaking awesome, the last fight was incredible.
the actors are of course great, the story will probably bother some orthodox fans but if you take it easy and accept the cinematic continuity is different (i think there will be 3 fictional years between avengers 1 y 2, and they haven't lived together or do anything else than brawling for one afternoon in new york) you'll see this was truly a great film. And what a start for phase 2...
SPOILERS!!!!!!!: guy Pearce was the best freaking villain in the marvel universe so far!!! he didn't have the charisma, attitude or violence of Sam Rockwell, Jeff bridges or mickey Rourke, but he was way smarter, equally ruthless and just too damn bad ass!!! also he built his own superpowers and his plan was actually pretty good. Iron man has the best history of actors playing villains and Pearce nailed it as the villain, he was AWESOME, i actually think hes the only villain with a plan that makes sense.
this show isn't as memorable as the first one, but i don't see a vast difference between the writing in this show and the writing in the other DC animated shows. It really has some great great moments. I would say that its just not as legendary as other shows except for moments like when batman uses the green lantern ring or when the joker riddler and penguin decide to bet the city on who kills batman first, but the episode "Artifacts" is a must see for any batfan, is incredible, is one of the best animated love letters to the character and the bat community. the 2 episodes with superman are good too. most of the series get a 7, but the episode artifacts gets a 10 for me
i really really liked prometheus, after checking reviews on the
internet i really wasn't expecting a great film, but i got it. maybe is
the fact that I've never really cared for the alien series, but I
didn't see the problems with the story a lot of people did. there are
some plot holes, and some times in the film they just create more havoc
instead of answering the questions the movie made, but that's OK, its
not done in a stupid way, and every one of this questions is left open.
i think that's actually cool in a movie, of course there are important
things yet to be explained in sequels, but again, that's OK. The
visuals are freaking mkther fkker incredible, and the story is not bad,
the main theme of the film might be cliché but i don't agree with it
has been done a million times before, and anyone that says this is
running by the same logic of saying all action films are the same.
prometheus is a movie to watch at the earlier showing, not because of the daylight outside,but because this movie is best to be seen without many people in the theater, immersion is key for prometheus, but i think it pays. don't expect a new way to tell a story, a innovative narrative or an original idea, but expect a great way to tell a story, a great use of a narrative we know from other films, and a good premise based on an idea that might not be new, but will always haunt humanity
this movie is OK, but id say don't waste your time with it, its not
great, i was having a good time with the first half, which tries to
tell a great story, that is not that great, but then it goes into
stupid twists that ruined it for me. yes there was naruto sannin mode,
and some great sequences but nothing that left me with my mouth open...
maybe except for one sequence between konoha's shinobi A.K.A. z
warriors against the giant digimon the movie uses as a final boss.
the animation is great but the movie is idiotic for me, i think that is a waste of great work from artists and animators.
The lost tower was supposedly written by masashi kishimoto or something like that, but it wasn't great either. I prefer to think that he has never put a finger over pierrot's creations because that would explain why naruto's core story is that awesome and why the filler material sucks so much
Please if you haven't watched it yet, don't read my review or any other
review, just go and see it!
if you are not into marvel movies, if you haven't watched every other previous installment of the avengers, you won't find this movie very appealing to you. But, if you have watched every previous movie, if you like the characters, then prepare yourself, because Joss Whedon has put together one of the best movies ever made by man!!
thats the thing about this movie, its not really a movie on its own, i mean, it expects you to know the characters, and thats just what it has to be. This is not really a movie but a cinematic experience. If the other marvel movies are as getting to know somebody, flirting with that somebody, foreplay, the avengers is sex. Thats the best way i can put it.
You can really fell that Whedon knows and loves this characters, because he takes the core elements of each of the avengers personalities and uses them for building the problems, the humor, the companionship. I have to say this is the best team assembly i have seen. This movie has the best humor, the best action, the best acting, the best characterization, the best everything.
For the first time, i felt a nerdgasm, I'm not lying or exaggerating, i felt it.
Any person who criticizes this movie did not get it at all, did not get the point of it, because the avengers will change cinema forever, i mean it.
I love good movies, i do, i know a lot of movies and I'm not a person that watches only Hollywood movies, but i can say this. The avengers is one of the best experiences i have ever had in my whole life. i will see it at least 3 times more
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i was a fan of the crisis in two earths, it was kind of stupid in some
parts but i thought it was brilliant (spoilers OWLMAN WAS AWESOME).
This movie was good but i thought it could have been much better. The
villains could have killed the whole league and i would have liked to
see the plans done better. The plan to kill the league was good but
very poor executed. It would have been awesome to see the league
fighting a real real threat. anyway I'm just nitpicking, it was good
fun. but i want to see more under the red hood material, not just
because of the dark theme, but the writing was better too. thats it
Spoilers!!! The legion of doom sucks, bane was a pussy, what did he expected when he chose not to kill batman? star fire could have killed green lantern but she pussied out, cheetah didn't wait to see if wonder woman died? NOBODY waited to see what happened to the members of the league, only mirror master did good but he could have done it better...
this movie was a little difficult to watch, the timing and pacing have
been taken from the comic itself, and sometimes this makes the overall
experience a little weird... its like 3 pages in a comic book last much
longer and make a much bigger impression than a few minutes in film.
what I'm trying to say its that this is a complete scene by scene
adaptation of the comic book , but the experience is different. the
comic book is on my top best of all time, but this movie was not that
don't get me wrong, i recommend this movie, but its weird, and its even weirder knowing that i have read all this before but it left me with a compete different sensation. the ending seem way less climatic in film than it does in the graphic novel, but its still good.
what i like the most about the film is the fight against the swat team, that was great, i love the moment when batman saves a cat.
i cant really bash on this movie because i liked it, but I'm probably going to watch it not as much as other dcau animated films. i also have lowered my love for miller's writing, and you can see a lot of him on this story, but thats bashing on the comic book and that would be very wrong.
the movie is exactly what its supposed to be, id say see it
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my Chiquita and I chose a movie from a pile of DVD cases owned by her
roommate, and it was this piece of garbage. She fell asleep and i had
to fight this terrible movie all by myself. Im being too harsh, the
movie is not terrible. It tries to be good, but it fails.
My main concern with the movie is not the acting which i don't think is bad, some actors in this movie are better than others who are famous.i thought the main actress was pretty decent. What i didn't like at all was the plot.
The main character is this woman (there are like 20 characters in this) who teaches English is high school, she is not very good at listening to others or trying to understand them. There's also this guy who came back from Iraq and lost his girlfriend, He hates life and runs away from it from town to town. And finally this other woman, struggling mother of two boys, lost his husband in Iraq. And some more other characters, mainly the widow's son, One day the two main characters are visited in different ways by a supernatural woman. She tells the young veteran to fix a house and tells the woman to be prepared. The woman swaps lives with the widow (whos she had been insensitive to before) and now the two main characters have a specific mission: He has to forgive himself and help the struggling family, and she has to understand this family to learn her lesson. I said swap lives but we don't really see that, because the other woman never appears again in screen, her family acts like nothing is happening so we assume there is somebody living her previous life. The main character never tries to make contacts to the being that is living in her body! She just goes with it (she's supposedly fighting it at the beginning but she doesn't really do anything that matters) Lets skip to the predictable end. The family overcomes their problems and the guy forgives himself. They have the corniest scene with Christmas lights 6 months before Christmas so the dead father can see them from the sky. The teen boy finishes his paper about his dead father and he can rejoin the basketball team to win the match just at the last seconds. The struggling family loses the house but somebody pays anonymously for a new house just by their previous house. And the veteran guy joins the supernatural woman in a quest for saving souls.
Problem with the swap lives' thing. The teacher returns to her body after learning her lesson, one week later. She basically re lives the whole week in her body while the other woman re lives the same week in her original body as well. Somehow, the things reach the same conclusion, the family lives the same moments with the veteran and so on, wouldn't two different people make different choices?. Also if angels can appear in peoples lives giving them visions of the lives of others, why are they secret, they should go all out helping the world so no more wars could happen. The movie was like a longer touched by an angel episode, and that show was bad. Maybe I'm wrong and this movie is a parallel dimension/time travel masterpiece.
I thought it was bad. Its my fault, i should know better, every movie with basketball scenes cant be great.
i feel bad for giving this movie a 6, it deserves a 6.5 in my rating
system. Its better told than the 2nd one, but aside from the effects
and action sequences, well it sucks.
I'm surprised that people like this better than transformers 2. my guess is that they hated the 2nd one so much that this could seem only better. Because this movie is not better than the second one, its just told in a better way (slightly).
Im sorry if you re a united states citizen, but every movie that goes for the proud us flag waving in the back style of script fails, and fails in a big way. Bay movies are no masterpiece in my opinion, they are written for people who are very different than me and my kind of people.
don't get me wrong i enjoyed the movie, but i knew what it was. The action scenes are awesome, like really awesome, specially the falling building scene and the final battle: the new bad guy fought off all the autobots like a MACHO, and he gets killed in the most pussy way. the dialog SUCKS, in the name of freedom we declare you the war?? damn that was bad. At least there is no mudflap and his brother who were awful in the second film.
for me there were like 6 big plot holes and did i mention the dialog sucked? but the acting was not bad for me. another thing that bugged me, Malkovich, Mcdormand and Turturro are all major Coen brothers stars, are they friends with Bay or what?.
i didn't hate the movie, the action was awesome and only that gave it the six points i gave it. i would like to give it more because i gave the previous movie a 7, but i will change the score of the previous film to 6 as well, because thats is the score the trilogy deserves.
Bay should go on a mystical trip to other cultures and return to filmaking after at least 5 years, he should change his views because he is being toss aside of whats really cool nowadays
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