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The Book Thief (2013)
Good, but there's something missing
The movie as a whole is great. It's a nice story about a girl and her experiences during WWII.
The problem with the movie lies in things other than the story.
When the movie starts we get a narration by a character that we learn is death himself. This I found to be very interesting, The problem is that Death speaks so few times that he becomes unnecessary. I would have either given Death more times to speak or not have him in the film at all. He ends up not bringing anything to the story.
I also don't really understand why it's called "The book thief". Sure she does steal books, for a small part of the movie and it is (sort of) the catalyst for her starting to write and become an author in the end. But it could just as well be called "The father" seeing how he is the most important character in the movie and HE is the real reason she starts her creativity and HE is the reason she starts being interested in books and story's in the first place.
Then the movie kind of trip's itself in the third act. So many bad things start to happen that in the end you kind of stop caring just in time for the final scenes.
And then there's the "Return of the king" dilemma. The movie acts as though it's over 3 times before the it finally ends. First everything explodes and there's a fade giving the impression that it's over. Then we fade up and we see that Liesel is alive. She then collapses and another fade. Then we fade up again and we see that Rudy is alive...then he dies and we fade out again. Then we see the text "2 years later" and Liesel is working in Rudy's fathers shop, and Max comes in. Another fade. We fade up again and we get to hear Death talk about how inspiering Liesel was as a person.
And now that I'm writing this I see how it may read as I hate the film, but I don't' I like it, it just has a lot of unnecessary parts.
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Just like every other sitcom
I was excited when i saw that Chuck Lorre was making a new show and it was going to be about "nerds". And i watched a few episodes...actually i saw 2 seasons, but now i can't stand it. All it is is oneliners and Sheldon explaining something simple, but in an overly complicated way. And every now and then, he fails to understand regular social behavior. To me this is not humor. This is a simple and repetitive, filled with stereotype characters and topics that has already been used in basically every other sitcom ever. There is however a way this could be an awesome show...if Leonard killed Sheldon in the last episode. This would make everything credible, I would have...
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
I am still kind of unsure about this movie. I saw i last night and I liked it. Good suspense, good acting, interesting plot. However... There are a lot of weird things in the movie that then never really explain. Like the hats...What was up with that, seems stupid, why use a hat to control these beings(?) Why not something that they cant just take of, and why not something that that doesn't make them look like members of a bad boyband. Same with the water, they don't explain that either, just that it makes them not function fully.
And the religious undertones where just to much. And that is something that i personally kills a movie. And the question "Are you angels?" just came out of nowhere and changed the entire movie. Up until that point i really liked the movie, after that question I could not think about anything but the religious undertones.
I just had to get that of my chest, sorry.
Good movie with some mumbo jumbo bullshit packed into it.