10 out of 10
10 out of 10
8 out of 10
Mind you no one could have played the Master like Russell Crowe has, he held that film together, well it sure wasn't the director, to be honest it was a bit of a mess, but nice to see Ian Mercer (Gary Mallet) from Coronation Street in a small part...well marks out of 10...
1 for Photography...2 for the acting, 1 for the music total 4, big dissapointment...
I have said this on other film boards, l just cannot understand why people can't watch a film without picking fault with it...ok if you don`t like it don`t watch it, no one makes anyone watch something they don`t like, but instead of writing an epistle, just say "l don`t like it"....so in saying that..
I think LXG is excellent and l give it
Jellyneckr says this kind of film will appeal to the very young nly...well thanks for the compliment l`m over 50, and l have about 16 of the Young Indiana Jones films.....so l will give them all a good mark because l think they have kept the period and action up to par with the main films...do watch them if you can
Holland, Shane, & Pollard try and suceed, as does the rest of the cast, l love the way May in the Buffet always said how nice Mr Parkin was-l would think!..it was funny...pity if finished...but l enjoy the episodes that were made...
It`s a pale re-make of the 1930's film, and not half as good, the director Mr Kapur has tried to make a film using modern slow motion, l think to make some kind of statement with regard the action, it does not work at all, Heath Ledger is a good actor but not good enough to hold together a film like this, the only actor who stood out in my opionion was James Cosmo, and l think thats where Mr Kapur is let down, not many of the actors in the main roles are "know" so you don`t get that jelling of the cast.
I`m afraid l will have to say if you want to see this film in a proper way then you can't go wrong watching the 1950's version called "Storm Over The Nile"...this is how the film should have been made...l`m sorry to be negative but this could have been a epic film, and l did say could have been...
I have not seen this film, and will not, if you have to use such an awful idea to make films it`s time to stop, it was not all that long ago that the two sisters died during an operation to seperate them, so you think it's funny....because thats what this trash amounts to.
I am at a loss of what to say further...there are some very warped people in this world, if they think this film is funny they must be sick.
I`m sorry but l feel very strong about this matter.
For sheer entertainmnet value
Mr Verbinski has done a great directing job, the music while not up to Korngold's standards is a treat, and uncredited is Mark Ivie who was the Sword Master.
The acting is great Johnathon Pryce is funny, Depp is great and quite camp, Bloom is super...take the family...how they did the trick FX l don`t know but it's worth seeing twice...
10/10 don`t miss it
I have been watching films since I was 5 (Bambi) and in the 60's/70's Pasolini made films like this, 90 odd minutes of no story, good actors shouting and screaming at each other for nothing....give me "Where Eagles Dare" anytime at least that can be understood...
Out of 10-2 forget this one, no wonder British Films are doing so bad, sorry but thats how I feel
The interaction between "M" and Bond harkens back to the days of "M" Bernard Lee and Connery Bond...
See it and they you will know what l mean
I think Sean Patrick Flanery does a great job of playing Indianna Jones after all he is supposed to be 16/18yrs of age, how would he act....l also think the bringing real life characters into the series made it more realistic as a whole, l think it`s a great series and only wish l had more of them, l only have about 5...
Maybe we in the Uk and not as demanding.....:-)
9/10 for the series
I have read several comments on file, and l have not seen one that really thought this is a good film, until now, although not a masterpiece it was excellent, l think Sam Mendes has done a wonderful job with directing this film, and thought the "rain" sequences were the best l have ever seen in a film.
Not a fan of Tom Hanks all that much, l have to say he was just right for the role, Paul Newman and Jude Law were good, and l think we will hear a lot more from young Tyler Hoechlin.
The thing that made it special for me, and it takes a lot to do this at the very end when Michael goes back to the farm l got real choked up, thats got to be good to do that for me
Olivier and Fox add to the cast with Olivier doing his best to convey a hard part...
I have read in books that this film was a "bomb" and a lot of folk don`t like it, but why has every film got to have a message, why can't people just see a film for what is should be a bit of fun, l give this film
If you want some escapisum this is ok and it`s no worse then any of the TV series 'The A Team'...give it a try, the story line is not to bad either...come on it is a 'B' grade movie but live and let live...
Colin Farrel as Bullseye was far to over the top, and the lack of good lighting in the film put me right off, in the same mold as the Batman series....pity really....l still think Spiderman was better and that was dire....lets have another Zorro film...
There is a good story, and a twist at the end that suprised me, so come on people just view a film for it`s self and stop trying to analise it to much, we know the world is an evil place but at least in films the 'baddies' get their cumuppence, and l recollect that a number of years ago a similar kind of fate was handed out to a 'baddie' and the hero walks of saying....'shocking...positively shocking' and we all laughed....didn't we Sean!!!
10 out of 10
Anyway this is quite a good action film, there are some nifty Kung Fu bits in it, the story line is also good not to convaluted, and the fact that 99% of the actors are little known makes it better, if you see a "star" running round you loose a bit because you know who it is...#
Steven Segal did it better in "Under Seige"...but l thought it was an ok film and recommend it...
Marks out of 10.....7
First Aidan from Dublin has his facts wrong a bit, Richard Harris played the prisoner Abbe Faria who helps Edmond, the warder was played by Michael Wincott, and wasted in a silly part.
Well on the plus side the set in the Chateau D'if was superb, the fencing (what there was of it) was ok, but Edmonds goatee when he was the Count left a lot to the imagination, it was awful...
Guy Pearce was good but seemed to hog the film with his character, and l think there could have been more prominant actors in the lead roles.
All in all it passed time, but l will not watch it again unlike the Richard Chamberlain 1974 version which is very good...
Marks out of 10....a reluctant 5
It's nice to see Bruce Payne as a `goodie` for once, Lance Hendrikson did a competent job and Sharron Tweed was ok, the story line..well we have seen it all before but what do you want..it`s a cheap film..and it passed time on while l was doing something else, thats how l like to see films...
It was ok, the story was l thought strong one...well written...pity all the acting did not match it..
But as l say you get what you pay for...
To many films of this type try to take themselves to serious but all concerned are really enjoying making the film, and it shows on screen.
Some great musical numbers, big productions numbers, and altogether a great film...watch it and enjoy
The good points...the atmosphere was good, the sets were good, the acting (apart from Johnny Depp-mind you his accent was superb)...
The BAD points...(l have studied the Ripper Case-this is the known truth)
Fred Aberline was not a drug addict, he did like his drink though... Fred Aberline was not a psychic...Rober Lees was the Queens Medium and had dreams that he imparted that information to Fred Aberline... Fred Aberline did not fall in love with a prostitute...(this was a silly side of the film) Johnny Depp was totally the wrong age...Fred Aberline was an much older person....Johnny Depps age in this film would mean that he would not be in such a high position...
I think it is completely wrong from directors/writers to take some factual character and bend it to their way just to make money, my advice to anyone wanting to watch a good film about Jack the Ripper should see Michael Caine in "Jack the Ripper" or Chris Plummer in "Murder by Decree"
My mark out of 10....3