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Very Confusing Movie "Inspired by" the Book Series.
Honestly, I do not know what they were thinking. If I hadn't read the book, I might have tolerated this movie, maybe gave it a 7/10 even. But the fact is, I read the books. I read a series that could have made a very interesting franchise and was expecting to watch the story of the books I read. During the first 45 minutes or so, the movie stuck to the original story and only mixed up characters for no apparent reason what so ever. They kept the name "Emma" for Jake's love interest but completely mixed up her character with Olive, which I do not understand. How is this justified? Why do that at all? I understand changing the story so it becomes one movie instead of a franchise but why mix up the characters? Then for the second half of the movie, they diverted tremendously from the original story it became a whole new unrelated story, and rather silly in my opinion. and This is the bigger problem with this movie, it started with high potential and good directing choices, then at the end, things became absurd and childish! The silly "humor" people bumping their heads and such, WTH is up with that? why not keep the dark atmosphere and "seriousness" of the movie instead of turning it into a silly cartoonish like series of events?
I would have been very happy if they stuck to the original story, I would have been satisfied if they changed the story but kept the characters straight, I would have tolerated the movie if it was directed well, but honestly instead I was very disappointed.
BTW, I'm not sure who the intended audience is supposed to be? It is certainly too graphic for children, and too silly for adults so who is it for then?
The should have picked a different title and said it was inspired from the book, made it either a serious movie all the way and intended for adults or a silly action movie intended for children.
What a shame Tom Burton.
I just watched the first two episodes, and I laughed out loud!! Sure, many of the jokes might be stereotypical, but it's all about the delivery, and the delivery is very smart! Also, I'm already very intrigued about Amy's back story, seems interesting! I think I'm hooked, can't wait for the next episodes to air.
This show sort of reminds me of parks and recreations, which I absolutely loved. There are many shows these days that are either dramatic, Sci Fi, which makes for good TV, but a show like this is always needed. This shows is definitely funnier than most new comedy series. I have missed seeing America Ferrara on TV, good to watch her again. For me her character is the most interesting up until now. The creepy guy is very creepy as well, fulfills the description. The only character I do not like is Dina, she is just annoying and too stereotypical.
I would really hate for this show to get canceled. Seems all good comedies are getting canceled these days, while the bad ones get to stay
yea just flush those books down the toilet and write another story
Terrible terrible movie! i was looking forward to watching the movie before I read the books. I'm pretty sure I would have hated it even if I hadn't read the books. first the soundtrack was awful and made no sense. It only added cheesiness to the movie. the acting was terrible in most cases. the effects were kinda stupid and exaggerated SPOILERS now for the plot and characters. from the minute the movie started, the plot started changing but hey small differences are alright. but things got way out of hand, I don't understand how they'll make the second, third etc movies after they've changed the plot so much. they also missed a lot of things that are key to the rest of the story.
when Clary's mom is kidnapped, we see her drinking the thing and fainting, which is something we should figure out in the third book.
also, nothing happened in the institute. the portal does NOT look like that, and if you go into it untrained you'll just end up somewhere you've been thinking of lately, you don't get lost in limbo!!!
Simon is turned into a rat, NOT kidnapped by vampires for no apparent reason. and BTW vampires have nothing to do with the cup! Clary notices the bite marks on Simon's body... no she doesn't
Luke is not held captive and tortured by the two guys that follow valentine, it's a normal conversation. BTW the movie did not highlight the very awkward relationship between valentine and Luke. Luke used to be a shadow-hunter, where did that go ?? Hodge turn good again at the end? since when? and there was no spell it was all in his head... really?? and he does not give the idea of telling them they're brother and sister. Jace sees valentine and recognize him as the father he knew, the father he saw murdered. they did not tell us anything about the circle and the uprising, and they made Clary's mother look like a housewife who just ran away. she planned an uprising she is no ordinary women. and BTW, no one know of valentine's experiments and he didn't give his blood to Clary and Jace, he gave them something else. and he does not know that Clary has special powers by then, and neither do we for that matter.
as for the character, they were all wrong!!!!! good guys first: Clary is way over dramatic, she's supposed to be strong and reckless not a whiny teenager. I like lily Collins but I think this movie might have ruined her career. Her and her mom's hair color is wrong, it should be the shade of red you see a mile away, not dark barely noticeable red.
Izzy is fierce and astonishing. there is nothing special about the character in the film. note: she's supposed to be very tall.
in general, Izzy and Alec's character aren't as strong as they should be
Luke: we are supposed to hate him until we find out he was faking not caring, but no we figure that out the first five minutes and the element of surprise is gone.
Magnus: he has cat eyes, where did they go? that is the most unique thing about him, instead he just has light eyes
Jace: he is supposed to be super cocky and he always has something sarcastic to say. in the movie he is quite mostly. he is not head over heels the minute he sees Clary, not at all. I'm not sure what else to say, but the character was all wrong.
hodge: I was expecting and Einstein look not sure why. he wasn't so bad, but of course the whole betrayal thing is much a bigger issue than they show it in the movie.
Lastly there is Valentine. They ruined his character completely. talk about bad casting I mean seriously?? first of all, where did the white hair go?? he has silvery hair and pitch black eyes... he is elegant in general. he is a big man, broad shoulders " this was mentioned a lot in the book" he is very very smart and charming. he is a villain who believes in what he is doing not a crazy guy who just wants to kill ugh and raise demons. I was so excited to see who they cast as valentine and wanted to see how the white hair would look.
Anyways, I'm not going to be watching the sequels. this was annoying enough
Robin Hood (2010)
I've had this movie for two years, and I kept postponing watching it because I did not think I will like. I had an image in my head for Robin Hood and I did not see Russell Crowe as Robin hood at all.
Anyways, a few days ago I had a test so I wanted to waste time. Dare I say it was time well wasted. I absolutely loved the movie. Russell Crowe was amazing for the part and he convinced me to say the least. Cate Blanchett, who I usually hate, was also astonishingly good. It is a great Robin hood movie ! If I ever want to watch a movie that will inspire me and fill me with a sense of pride and glory, I would watch Robin Hood again.