I feel like the fast movies are getting better as it goes on from every movie and amazing to see how it went from a street racing movie to a heist film to a spy action. Also one that should not be taken seriously. It's a blockbuster action movie that you should leave brains and logic out before seeing the movie. Seeing these characters as a team go on glide trotting missions to stop Cyberterrorism using sporty cars and tactical fast tanks. Does these missions even require them to use cars? Probably not, sure there is other ways they could have handled it. But than it wouldn't be a fast movie, would it.
The action sequences are big, loud, and insane. From the opening sequence, in Cuba, seeing Dom race with a burning car was fun. Until he meets Cipher that persuaded him to betray his team. Without giving away details, on Doms motivation to do such a thing against his family, it's best to see for yourself. The film also takes place in New York and has one insane scene when Cipher hacks into computerized cars for her own control and leading a wave of cars to invade a convoy. Last, the chase sequence with the cars being chased by a submarine was fun in a overlong battle that takes place in Russia.
The cast was still great and it was fun to see Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham taunt each other when working on a team. Helen Mirren has a brief appearance and is well worth it. Scott Eastwood was also a fun addition as a rookie to Mr. Nobody. Charlize Theron as the villain was a perfect choice. But sadly, she does not have much to do besides her menacing threats and being in a command room throughout the whole movie. The film does have its twist and turns in the direction, when characters family limit is tested. But in the end, the central theme will always be about family coming together.
The Fate of the Furious is awesome and does best for what it is trying to do which is entertain with crazy action sequences. Great cast. Fun to see these characters work together. Has its cheesy dialogue humor. And I hope to Watch more.
Going into this film I imagined a much darker film. Had it been more silent moments I would have been a much darker film.
I felt invested in all the characters. I felt invested in all the characters somewhat emotionally.
I liked how much Batman was in this film.
I was really surprised that I was not more scared in this film. I was expecting to be scared of Joker in this film.
I felt emotionally invested in each of the main characters due to their losses.
Harley Quinn acted exactly how I imagined where her main devotion lied with Joker.
Joker reminded me of pimp version of Mark Hamill's portrayal Joker but not as scary in this film.
I loved the music from the songs to the score.
I loved that we got to see hints to the Harley Quinn 1990's cartoon costume in this film.
My problem was that the way the lines were said in the trailer gave a much more powerful emotional and comedic impression than I got while I was watching the film.
I thought that the main villain was not big and dangerous for film.
Once Enchantress turned into a belly dancer was a weird. It did not fit with the character who we had seen earlier in the film that was mysterious. One thing I did not understand about Enchantress was what she was doing with the portal. Why was the villain Enchantress were using a similar idea as seen in films like the first two Thor films, Spider-Man 2 or The Avengers by building something to destroy the world as we know it by means of a portal. The plan was never explained enough to understand what she was up.
I liked #Diablo had a great story and felt bad because he killed family.
The characters, relationships, and chemistry between the characters; are the best parts of the film.
The flow to the film seemed a little off.
The way that #Flash and Batman were utilized in this film I felt was adequately used to only introduce them to the stories of the villains back story. I did not need to see a lot of them. And this film used them the right amount.
Will Smith as Deadshot was probably was the best part to the film.
I was pleased with Harley Quinn's portrayal felt like the portrayal that I imagined her to be.
Some of the feelings were not as strong enough as I had imaged to feel sad or cheer like I felt like when I watched the trailers.
Some songs I did feel were a bit out of place because some of the music did not give me the emotional response it could have with no music or different music such as Deadshot trying to get #Diablo. It made some scenes anticlimactic.
Some cuts made scenes predictable like showing Katana's samurai sword just before Harley Quinn stables #Enchantress and I thought that that should have been not shown until Enchantress was stabbed to show the surprise.
I was expecting the bar scene to be much more powerful emotional and climatic scene than was presented in the film.
The Joker and Harley Quinn was like a Bonny and Clyde relationship.
I think we needed more Enchantress back story as a witch.
I think that there was too many songs back to back and in some ways we needed them spread out with fewer songs so that we are cheering in excitement.
I thought that the origin story to Harley Quinn was not strong enough emotionally. It could have been told better with different music.
The ending to this film showed by #Diablo was so important to the team because he was very much underutilized in the scene.
I loved #Katana in this film. There was enough mystery in the character where I found it interesting. I loved the story behind the sword and how the hair looked on her.
Boomerang happened to be the character where we had no clue what kind of character he was or why he was even in the group at all.
Amanda Waller was a character where you never felt quite sure if she was a good or bad character from the beginning even to the mid credit scene it made you question where she stood.
This is a film where I would be interested in seeing another film like this with different villains. This films mid credits sequence hints to the Justice League.
This movie is HILARIOUS! I haven't laughed so hard at a movie this year ad much as I did during the opening scene of this movie. The jokes range from over-the-top (how do you like them apples, etc.), and the message might speak to some. I also really liked the animation style, especially in the food characters.
My only complaint with this movie is how raunchy it was. I'm not against foul language or crude humor, but there still needs to be some context with it. When a f-bomb is used every other sentence, it really waters down the effect when language like that could, as Spongebob would say, act as a "sentence enhancer." I was desensitized to the language after 10 minutes of film, so it never effected me when it should have.
Overall, if you can handle some really heavy profanity and humor more offensive than Deadpool, you'll love this movie. If you've ever been offended by language, sexual humor, or racial stereotypes, this movie is not for you.
Also the lack of four in the movie as he spends some time missing effects the move as alone is not as strong a character. However, Peter continues with his wit and his funny comments which breaks up the film . If you like the books or the films go and see this film but it does struggle with the fact you are waiting for the climax.
Rob Hunter says it best:
"Karyn Kusama's overdue return is a serious slow-burn walking a carefully constructed line between suspicion and paranoia that mesmerizes through its frenzied conclusion".
Featuring great dialogue and a narrative that is very (almost too) in-the-moment, this is Linklater's new film and his signature style slightly suffering from the post-Boyhood effect.
Though hardly a patch on Linklater's decade-defining Dazed and Confused, there's actually enough here in Everybody Wants Some to make us all want to relive the '80s Everybody Wants Some isn't quite the disaster I was expecting (hoping?) it would be. But not entirely a classic, either. Good enough though for a modern audience.
This is a great film for indie musicians to watch, and of course fans of music in general; this movie does point out some true tips. This is certainly a film that will be in our personal DVD collection.
'10 Clover-field Lane' is a perfect reminder that films can still surprise us, delight us, and horrify us in a way that's never been done before. Mark my words, Dan Trachtenberg will be a force to be reckoned with in the future. His feature length directorial debut is a showcase for his absolute confidence and strength as a storyteller and filmmaker, and I can't wait to see what he does next.
Of course, it always helps to have the likes of J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot standing behind you, and their experience and talent absolutely boosts this film into the stratosphere.
As far as acting is concerned, Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives her best performance yet, and shows us a strong lead character who's completely believable in a situation that plays out like a horrible nightmare. Speaking of bad dreams, John Goodman turns in a performance unlike anything he's ever done before, and manages to be both strangely sweet and unbearably creepy. And John Gallagher, Jr. nails his roll perfectly and adds some much needed levity to a story that's almost overwhelmingly claustrophobic.
I've been thinking about what film I could use to compare '10 Clover-field Lane' to, and while I think even a comparison to a specific film might give too much away, I feel safe in saying that it is absolutely Hitchcock. It's a brilliant, brilliant movie that's told in the best possible way: by showing, not telling.
Go and see it as soon as you can.
If anything, City of Gold could use a dash more Jonathan Gold. Only toward the end does it reveal he grew up in South Central, where his earliest memories were tanks growling down the streets during the Watts riots. At twelve, he was a cello prodigy. At twenty he was grinding the cello in a punk band, and soon met his wife, Laurie Ochoa, at the LA Weekly when she was an intern and he a proofreader. Twenty-five years of marriage later, she's still his favorite taco truck date. And despite the last decade of accolades, he remains punk at heart, staggering at a Vietnamese joint named Pho Kim.
One of the film's funniest scenes is of Gold's brother Mark, an environmentalist, taking him to task for supporting sushi restaurants that sell blue-fin tuna. "Jonathan is eating everything I'm trying to save," he sighs, though Mark is grateful his brother decried shark fin soup. Yet City of Gold's most resonant moment is Gold walking through an art museum with his son and daughter, passing on his father's love of culture to the next generation. When his boy asks why a figurine doesn't have eyes, Gold explains that sometimes the facts of a portrait aren't the priority — a philosophy his reviews serve up with every plate.
In his latest character, Sacha Baron Cohen plays Nobby Butcher, an alcoholic football hooligan separated from his brother- the now MI6 spy Sebastian. Circumstances mean that they reunite and thus hilarity ensues between the two chalk-and-cheese characters, first in the town of Grimsby- which is depicted as a depraved hellhole- and then South Africa. I am not Baron Cohen's biggest fan though I enjoyed the character of General Admiral Aladdin in The Dictator which had a strong element of satire running through it; poking fun of Arab dictators as well as the hypocrisy of the West. However, this character did not work quite as well as the accent was a more than a little off-the-mark and the jokes were 'kicking downwards' for the most part. The working-class 'scum' had absolutely no redeeming features whatsoever as Ricky Tomlinson and Johnny Vegas were wasted as beer-swilling extras.
I did laugh a handful of times but with the amount of gross-out gags in this, it tried its very best to make me hate it. It also has a scene involving elephants that I really wish I could unsee. I think I need a bath in Dettol.
I would have liked to see the Furious Five play a more important part in this movie; although we've pretty much seen all there is to see about their abilities in the previous two films, I couldn't help but feel that the writers were a little too eager to move them out of the way in favor of the new characters. But I do think having Tigress as the lone "survivor" to help Po was a nice touch, as we glimpsed the strength of their friendship in the second movie, but this film certainly brought it out in full.
While Kai may be something of a run-of-the-mill villain, there's no denying that he's gorgeously animated, perhaps on par with the showy and elegant Lord Shen from Kung Fu Panda 2. Still, the "frustrated famous character who no one remembers as famous" joke (or as I like to call it, "Star-Lord syndrome") feels like a retread from countless other movies. But it is a movie for kids, so I can't really hold that against DreamWorks.
Some of these shortcomings would be detrimental to most movies, but nonetheless I think Kung Fu Panda 3 has pulled its weight fairly well (pun intended?). The majority of the film has been otherwise interesting, visually appealing, downright emotional at times, and of course funny. While it's hard to measure up to the bar that was set by the previous movie's tear-jerking third act, Kung Fu Panda 3 concludes the trilogy (unless the studio REALLY wants to make three more) on a satisfying note.
Journalists from around the globe called such an experience spending time in the Kabubble, sheltered away and yet directly involved in the front lines. Fey's cohorts on the front line of journalism include Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman as well as a Marine Colonel played jovially by Billy Bob Thornton and the Attorney General of Afghanistan played incredibly not seriously by Alfred Molina.
Baker arrives and gets thrown to the wolves and uses her I don't care about life attitude to get involved in a gunfight straightaway leading to her being embraced instantly by her peers. Much drinking and carousing ensues thereafter and everyone becomes very close. Not very close are Baker and estranged somewhere on assignment in America boyfriend Chris (Josh Charles) who gets caught cheating on Baker on Skype of all things. Suddenly finding herself single, she is drawn to the oddly charming Iain (Freeman) and a more serious side of the film ensues as a result of this new relationship.
Its a different look at the war in Afghanistan from the side of the journalist though the reality of everything is still the same. It starts out very funny then has a long lull and could easily have shaved off 20 minutes from the nearly two hour running time. Though enjoyable there is little about this movie that screams out to be seen on the big screen. I'd wager this is much more suited to a night of Netflix or Red Box.