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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Entertaining but not amazing
My biggest gripe of the first film was that it felt too much as a rehash of the original Raimi spiderman film so I assumed the second one would be much better because it had the chance to form it's own story and universe, instead of closely following the storyline of previous films. And yes it was better than the first film but was it " amazing"? No, not yet.
The biggest fear I had was that it would had too many villains and story lines and I was partly right ( however it was not as bad as I thought it would be). Sony just wants to build its universe as quick as possible and set up as many story lines as possible but it's going too fast in my opinion. To build an natural superhero universe it takes time and effort. Don't try to cram too much into one film.
The best thing about the film are the performances of the leads. I adore the chemistry between Garfield and Stone. Stone shines as Gwen Stacy and she is one of my favourite parts of the new films. Jamie Foxx and Dane Dehaan were also great in their roles. Giamatti was a bit too much over the top but he was fun too watch.
The pace and tone felt a bit uneven. At times was the film even a bit corny ( but I guess that's the tone of the comics so I can live with that). The film was a bit too long and I would have like to seen more Electro ( his powers were awesome) and to take a little more time to develop the story of the green goblin ( perhaps span it over a couple of films). I personally would have cut Goblin out of the film ( not Osborn, just his transformation), added more Electro and cut a few scenes.
( Another note I would like to make is the weird use of the music: the music was really well done and sometimes even creepy,like during the appearances of Electro. Almost every time there was some dubstep along with Electro so that was really weird but it had an epic feel. Oh yeah , the music during the end credits didn't fit with the tone of the film)
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Drunky Dwarf reviews : Birdemic: Shock and Terror ( 2010).
Waw, just wow. U know that feeling when you're having a conversation and then the conversation stops because you don't know anything more to talk about? That is pretty much the dialog for this movie. U can't call it dialog either, it's like 45 minutes of dead silence. This movie is so uncomfortable, it's more comfortable to watch your grandmother making out with a giant pink furry unicorn with a Justin Bieber face then watching this movie.
The problem with the acting is that it feels so unnatural. It's like you're watching a bunch of robots who are programmed to walk to this place, then do that. They don't give any motivations for their actions. If u would replace the main actor with a tree, i wouldn't notice it. My guess that they are taken from the p-business ( IMDb is forcing me to censor this word) .That would explain why the bed scene is the best scene in the entire movie.
Let's talk about the plot: there is a guy and he earns a million dollars or something. He meets a random blond girl in a café and he seduces-es her with a creepy smile. So they drive around and they visit her mother, they go to work and visit an Irish pub! Then suddenly........ a random singer sings for them. The bland guy dances the same for 5 minutes. Oh yeah there is something with birds too in the last part. And speeches about global warming , long LONG speeches from the most random people ( a tree-hugger?)
The plot and the characters are so stupid. Everybody who worked at this movie should be ashamed. The plot makes no sense and the writers , sorry the writer, who is also the director, probably also the editor, producer, sound editor and donut boy, was permanently high. The most random thing about the movie is that when the birds start attacking the main characters, they just go in a random house to see other random people. Then they start riding with their magic car. A car that randomly spawns stuff that they need. "Oh look, it's a machine gun!" " It's a fishing rod!" " And there, a AK47" " Oh hey, Godzilla eggs here!" " OMG , a nuke" OK maybe those last ones weren't true but if they indeed would happen i wouldn't be surprised.
Let's talk about the biggest problem of the movie. U don't care about the story and neither do the characters and the writer. For example: children just had their parents killed, they don't care, they just want a happy meal? Somebody just died, OK they are sad for like three seconds and then it's OK again. They don't even censor the other cars. It's not an apocalypse when you see everybody driving around. ( maybe the birds learned to drive?) The filmmaker obviously didn't care to make a good movie so why should we care ?
This is one of the worst movies i have ever seen. Everything about it is bad. The ending is terrible; it is all so bad. If i ever watch this movie again i will puke out birds everywhere. The movie's biggest enemy is not the birds but the director itself ( and the hungry kids).
( Btw : in case u don't know, the special effects are really bad).