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I saw this movie with my friend who is a girl, and at first the movie started out like an unbearably predictable love story full of pop but no substance, but after the appearance of the first "miracle" (possible spoiler, unintended) this movie picked up pace and became more mystical! Some have claimed "this movie make sense." I can see that, but will add love doesn't make sense either, it makes other things make sense; on a deeper note, religion itself doesn't always make logical sense, which is why the concept of faith exists, it also makes sense of other things! Some say "It's weird for the devil to be portrayed as a jaded yet-well- kept hobo," I thought that was odd too, but then I remembered Jesus conquered hell and had the keys to death's gate, so it makes sense the former king of the earth is out of a job and has lived in darkness and isolation for millennia, surrounded by constant salvation, I can see why the devil'd be jaded. In closing, if you watch this with maturity and reverence for depth and abstract concepts then this movie will hit a heart string and be a good choice. If you go into it expecting the typical love fluff, then you'll be sorely disappointed! I don't usually say this, but GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A tour de force for indie film future-star director Brian Wimer and the rest of the cast from the little big town of Charlottesville Virginia and the surrounding area! An eclectic blend of silliness and comedy in this 2010 popcorn horror flick, the acting is spot-on for the tone of the film, the pace is well aligned and the writing couldn't have gotten any better for the material given. Not for everybody, but well worth it for the originality and the enthusiastic direction! Pros - Originality, hilarity, great pacing, and a terrific stress reliever, very entertaining Cons - rushed in parts and trite at times Overall, a great little film that's worthy of its praise and fully open to criticism. If you want to be entertained and enjoy respites of stress go see this, if you're in a mood for deep, inspirational, reality, this probably won't be your cup of tea!
The summary says it all! This movie doesn't deserve a lot of praise, but for a frivolous teen movie, it's a gem! It captures the whimsical insouciance of the immature high school life! (at least what I remember of it) With its hopeless outcasts, hormonally charged degenerates , and awkward egotists, the movie is a lighthearted romp through a small town that's full of predictable fun and incredulous events as is the staple of teen comedies. Do NOT watch this thinking it will be anything but a silly, borderline-pitiful, genuine teen flick that will appeal to the biggest, open-minded teen genre fans! Entertaining and clean enough for family movie night.
Imagine a non prudish version of AGV, this show is funny and irreverent, it is reality hilarity, so catch this when it comes out again, you won't be disappointed! That said, my only fault with the show is the guy they go to narrate it, although talented, I don't think he fits in well with this type of show! His talking lasts too long and detracts from the video at some points, plus his voice isn't smooth enough to actually sound sarcastic, at least to me, plus we never get to see him, so we shouldn't have to hear him so much!. No offense if you read this! No major cursing, nor is there much different from any other reality show as far as explicitness goes, nice family comedy if your kids are up that late! Good job truTV
Matthew Mconaughey does a mature hippie like no one! Kate Hudson is the base to his acid making a balanced solution of comedy and fun. I rarely come across a movie like this that makes me laugh out loud and feel truly entertained. Well-timed "random" explosions help keep male viewers involved --we love blowing stuff up-- yet not forgetting the ladies out there with a permeating-but not-overpowering love story. Fol's Gold is wholesome, family fun that would win an award for best fluff movie! It never takes itself seriously nor gives the viewers reason to do so either, which only adds to enjoyment, so grab some popcorn and prepare to be entertained for a while.
This movie gets a 6 from me for gratuity, poor story, and robot lips!
In the first one, the general action had somewhat of a purpose
throughout, and was more of a family-oriented movie reminiscent of the
cartoon a toy franchise, but this offering delivered a weaker story
where the action was more nonsensical and purposeless at times; the
Megan Fox was just as hot as in the first, but was more "sexed up" in
this one. In the first, the character was created to make a
testosterone-prevalent "guy flick" more inclusive and watchable by
girlfriends dragged to the movie. However I'm not sure why she was in
this one. The parents, who were supposed to be the "very irritating"
comic relief in the first, were an unnecessary, unwelcome addition to
Mudflap and Skidmark or whatever his name is, the two bots who transform into a neurotic ice cream truck were flamboyant and racially stereotypical -- much like that Jar-Jar joke --, but weren't a big part of the story, so weren't as intolerable as most.
The Sound was impressive as was the CGI and FX, but the addition of curse words was silly and extreme at times! It excludes a lot of its fanbase, kids who were enchanted by the first movie ie. my "nephew" probably won't go see this. If seen, see in theaters as to get the sound effects and the bombast of the movie! It is worth seeing once!
The movie started out with much explicit sex in a park and keeps
getting graphic as the movie progresses, very refreshing compared to
most of the "unrealistic" silly porn flicks out there. Cheeky doesn't
try to be what it isn't in that it doesn't try to go into a mystery or
thriller when all it is is a skin flick. The nudity in this isn't
offensive (except to prudes) and although very graphic at time (T n A n
P) it's never inappropriate or gratuitous; a refreshing erotic
masterpiece for Tinto Brass!
In short, this is not a family flick, but it isn't offensive or vulgar in its soft-core glory; a true gem of erotica.. too bad it's in Italian, I hate reading my movies!
Just saw this last night on Sci-Fi channel, and compared to the other
Sci-Fi premiers me and my dad sit through, this certainly excelled! The
acting was a pretty bad and the story and plot were quite weak as I
fully expected, and all the other elements of a great movie, ie. plot,
back story, believability, character development , character
chemistry... were pretty much weak, but there was genuine heart and
effort in this movie, great potential too, and if this was picked up by
a better director and actual writers then this would easily start a
cult trilogy with a lot of fans.
The aforementioned weak story and other things i said were still there and the problems everybody seems to have with it seem to stem from their expectations, when they saw it, they expected to see a masterpiece, when I saw it, I just wanted it not to suck, or they saw it in theaters and paid to see it, boy, that would've sucked badly and I sympathize! I caught this basically for free on satellite, so my expectations were low, I didn't lose much other than an hour or so from my hectic life, and I got to spend that time with my dad, so my experience was totally different from others and I and my dad were quite pleased.
All in all this movie's great if you aren't expecting more than a relaxing hour or so, don't pay money, or sit in a dusty movie theater seat. This movie is what is; a joyful, lighthearted escape from reality with some great action, impressive cgi, and a pretty leading lady... can't act, but she is cute!
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This movie was definitely a disappointment, and had a lackluster
soundtrack. The original movies, flawed though they were, came out at
the birth of "the cgi era" so their effects weren't special, but they
looked like most every other sci-fi film of the time and were at the
time "cutting edge."! The Source granted was based on the Highlander
story, but fit in more with the late 80's than the early 21st century.
The original had a edgy soundtrack, that fit the story well, even the
TV show which came out much later incorporated the original music,, why
did they try to update the song by making it tame and horrible, it felt
like a "crooner version". Music is ageless, if it stuck with the
original movie, and stood the test of time for decades, then don't mess
Adrian Paul is the ultimate Highlander, so I rented this because of his character, that wasn't as good an idea as I thought though. Duncan was a jaded warrior as opposed to Duncan in the TV series, where he was the altruistic hero capable and willing of dealing with anything. The guardian was more laughable not to mention out-of-place as "the guardian of The Source" who didn't do a very good job as he was traipsing all over creation to kill the immortals or something. Methos was and is one of the best secondary characters in the story. The Source itself was enough to motivate the immortals. A little rough language at appropriate times, but the violence was more silly gore than shocking, so it's probably not a good flick for young kids, but older kids might like it, but why would they, there's so much better out there! Worth a watch for a popcorn fix, but I'd try to catch it on TV.
I'll break this down to some basic elements I think people are focusing
Predictability: Yes, a cutting edge movie like this has to made with a lot of influence from what's been done before; if it's completely made up, it becomes silly, much like some of the original sci-fi movies... so give me a break on that issue plot: um, loose yeah, but the genre itself is kinda silly, not that I dislike sci-fi, so it fits the genre nicely.
Writing: I've heard people say the writing's awful... Oh come on, the writing fit the story perfectly. No one watches sci-fi expecting Academy Calibre writing.
Acting: Much like writing, it fit the story. Not Oscar-worthy, but it's sci-fi.
Did I hit on some of the reasons a lot of people panned this movie? If you're one of the people who watched this sci-fi movie thinking it's going to be Oscar-worthy, please do everyone a favor and sew your eyelids shut and relinquish your "armchair critic's" license, because you're taking movies way too seriously, and you're biasing your opinions. This movies not meant to be epic. It's supposed to be a fun, energetic, escape from reality. It's a masterpiece of SCIENCE FICTION; a marvelous popcorn flick that is not as pretentious or outreaching as many people make it out to be. I don't understand how anyone can say this is a bad movie and still be talking about a sci-fi movie.Science fiction started out as an escape from reality, it's inherently campy and often incredulous; Stealth fits the genre perfectly.
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