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Not was I expected
To be honest, when going to the cinema I was a bit afraid of what would come but I was surprised to see a very interesting interpretation of this Bible story. The story of Noah and his quest, slightly influenced by some fantasy stuff and a bit of action. I was pleased to see that is was not overloaded with explosions or "overlorded" with it's Christian story. A really nice balance was found to not loose the important points out of eyesight but keeping it visually and story telling wise always interesting enough so that you are willing to follow. It has somewhat solid acting and so for me it was time well spent and I do recommend it. It won't become member of my all time favorites but still....a surprisingly good movie.
Oh crap !
Should you see this movie.....? If you are a monster and dinosaur fan under 16 and you haven't seen Pacific Rim yet, definitely ! And maybe if you have on a rainy day off and you are bored from internet and you absolutely do not know what to do. And if it was for the last reason, even here you do not feel that this movie will stay longer in your brain as exactly this rainy afternoon. At least I will have latest by tomorrow completely forgotten about this movie and this is the good thing about it. Only scene which has left me with a little "wow", that was when the army forces plane jumped. That was visually interesting and with the Space Odyssey 2001 sound laid under even acoustic wise interesting. All the rest, but really all the rest of the 118 minutes left, I have seen already 5 times in the last 2 years. What was the point of doing this movie ? I will tell you. Only point about this movie is keeping the people at work. So many salaries are in such a Hollywood crap that they often do not care at all what they are feeding the audience. This is somewhat sad and certainly sad for Ken Watanabe, the actor from Inception (he played this time so lousy) and the people from Legendary. Binoche was only in it for her name and to fool the willing to pay audience that there could be some real acting in this film. And why, why, why, always the same f.....g kind of story ? Muscle army husband has to leave his family to fight the monster and cutie blonde wife and cutie kid are left behind but for sure, 1 hour later, for some reason, back in the middle of the war zone. And sure, Godzilla (or it's counterparts) had to be fought by Americans in San Francisco, but hey, so intelligent, in the Chinese quarter. That makes it feel so real Japanese. No, I really hoped for something at least similar to Pacific Rim but this is by far not the case at all. 3 points out of 10 for quiet flawless CGI and some nice 3D moments in the beginning of the movie + plane jumpers. So it's not complete rubbish but nearly.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Sad and very touching
If you are America fan or not, if you like tattoos or banjo play or not....that does not matter for liking or disliking this movie. Those are just the surroundings. What it is about is true love and how beautiful everything can be...till..life is showing it's dark and sinister side. And then, most important, how to live your life from now on...is it even possible to go on ? If out there is only darkness, if there is only tears and sadness, if I needed you.... would you come to me ? It's one beautiful movie, amazing soundtrack and some very touching acting combined in a story where I would say that only life can write it like this. I give it 9 points out of 10 but beware...it is really a sad movie, beautiful somehow, but sad.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Well done !
I give it a rock solid 8 out of 10.
The action : was nicely paced and decent to watch. End-fight cutting was a bit lightweight and disorientating but maybe the good man had no other choice because of the raw material or the wishes of director/producers...?...who knows. Did not ruined the film.
The story : absolutely fine nice plots, dialogs, characters etc. That was all the time easy and interesting to follow up.
The acting : How the two little love-birds interacted was simply beautiful and refreshing. A gem ! I swear that I found out only after watching the movie that they are in real a couple as well !! So cute all that. Here and there I found Garfield not funny when trying to be funny...but hey, that was only in 2 or 3 scenes when chasing the bad. Speaking of....Jamie Foxx as villain was a nice choice as well.
Music, settings, costumes, sounds, sfx.... all flawless. I was happy to learn that Hans Zimmer can still surprise me. I knew that he can annoy me but here I have nothing but compliments for the score.
-------------- Under the line : Part two felt a bit more sound than the 1st part and I'm still under the impression that I had an enjoyable time in cinema and that the money was well spent. This movie has to offer emotion, action, fantasy, sci-fi and what remains most is that cute love story with cute Emma and Andrew. I could not ask much more from a Spidey-movie. Well done!
So full of clichées
The good aspect of this film, Bloom found a way out of his "Legolas and the 7 Smurfs" image. Quiet good acting from him and his partner Whitaker in this policier. Under the line I even would say that movie was somewhat entertaining and therefore not lost time or money. On the other hand it is so full of clichées, that you here and there need to smile. That smile will fade then quickly when the next one got shot, tortured or something cut off his body. I would say a 6.5 at best but as this is not an option I give it a 6. To good to be bad and to bad to be good. And to fill the 10 lines of text, I can add that it was interesting to see some surroundings of South Africa but not enough to go therefore in Cinema. DVD will do it, unless you are a huge Orlando Bloom Fan.
Again and again and again
After all this time, I still have in mind how great it was to see the 3 LOTR-films. The big battle scenes, all the settings, creatures and characters.....wonderfully crafted fantasy movies after Tolkiens books, which I red. The first part of the Hobbit was leaving me then already with a "ok, nice" feeling. Because somehow I'm maybe not fanatic enough to go on and on with Elves, Dwarfs, Orcs and the tales of the little Hobbits. Seems nothing new or unexpected could come after the first 3 LOTR-movies. Time passed by and Hobbit part 2 comes out...who ran into cinema again..? ME. Why ? I don't know. It was just again about Elves, Dwarfs, Orcs, a Dragon and the tales of the little Hobbits. What did I expected....stupid me. So, what can I say...a absolute must for real fans because it is well made. For myself, I'm pretty sure now that all other Hobbit-related movies by Peter Jackson will be seen at best only at home on a rainy week-end. I'm getting saturated. And the idea of the producers to let pass by so much time between the parts wont help them next time....I hope ;)
Blades of Glory (2007)
Let me put my Poem into you
That is one of the most funniest movies I know. It is rare in these times that I can watch a film over and over again. It is perfectly written, acted and overall very nicely crafted. It is a perfect parody on that ridiculous seriousness of this sport. The lines are so funny and the story is hilarious. Sometimes it hurts my stomach because of the laughing. Here at IMDb's it is completely underrated. Maybe from Dumb&Dumber fans ? I have no idea why this movie is not at least rated around 8 Stars. Because of this movie I watched more Ferrell stuff like -The Anchorman- but as so often, I hardly can smile at most of the Hollywood comedy's. This one is something else and makes me laugh every time I watch it ! I give it a ten out of ten. It's flawless.
Man of Steel (2013)
Zack Snyder directed, as an example, Watchmen, a film I really liked. Christopher Nolan wrote/directed stuff like The Dark Knight, Inception and Memento.....all films very high up in my personal rankings. I could now go on with - Russell Crowe, an actor I really like......OK, I think you see where this review is leading to....that film was an disappointment. With this representation of these Krypton alien folks it looked like Christopher Nolan wanted to give Zack Snyder the possibility to re-live the success of 300' and Russel Crowe the possibility to show himself again as the heroic Gladiator. Well, both fail. All that is paired with a mediocre and pale super-hero in nylons. I'm not able to point something out what I did not saw much better before in another movie already. Everything, from costumes to camera over to the score from Hans Zimmer, everything felt like "c'mmon, let's make quickly a block buster". Big names all over, big budget, big super-hero story....what in heavens name can go wrong ? Yes, indeed : everything ! Superman deserves better.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Food for your soul
Soul, mind and body, they all have similar needs and they all need to be taken care of. Coming out of this movie I heard my soul burping like my body after a good meal. Technically, this movie is so basic as a movie may can be but it's content is something what made my mind drifting away. And this is what music, photography, theater, paintings and all arts in general are all about....to stimulate and move your feelings and thoughts in a surprisingly way. If you can come up with something like that and it had cost just a couple of bucks, than it means there is a lot of heart in it. And this, you definitely can feel. Two more things.....I was never a Bob Dylan fan and Rodriguez should have used the name Sixto and he would have become famous :) Enjoy this film folks.
The English Patient (1996)
In my top 100 and will stay there forever
Sometimes I just don't get it with the ratings of the IMDb. I'm writing this review because I'm shocked to see this film at a 7.3 rating. This is so ridiculous. It is really hard to point out a film which is better told, better crafted, having a more deeply love-story and such a overall fascinating aura. I do understand that everything is a question of taste but this masterpiece is so full of beauty and drama that you simply can not rate it under 8. If you do not like it so much = 8 , if you like it = 9 and if you love it's pure beauty = 10 And now go and watch this movie. You wont regret it if you like romance and love story's and beautifully crafted films.