Saw a couple lately, though I would bump the thread.
I must first say that this movie exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. That's not saying much, though, because I expected it to be utter ****. So you can see where I was surprised when it turned out to be a pretty solid movie. The acting was good, Carrell was about as close to spot-on as you're going to get for Maxwell Smart. I think some of the writing was done by Mel Brooks, which gave the movie a very true to the series kind of feel. Some of the gags were hilarious.
On the negative side, it was very predictable, and what was supposed to be the plot twist towards the end was poorly done. Hathaway as 99 was not good.
So, rent the movie. No matter how much you will hate to admit it, you'll enjoy it. And it has a cameo by Bill Murray, which makes it awesome.
I usually don't go for the completely over the top, flying-through-the-air kung fu movies, but this one seemed promising. Jet Li I couldn't care less about, but Jackie Chan doing a martial arts movie without any sort of buddy aspect thrown in was too much to resist.
So, yeah, the movie looks amazing. From the first shot of the terraced fields of a Chinese farm, my jaw dropped and didn't get picked up until the end. The effects were sparse, but great when they were present. Plot was so-so, but who watches a kung fu movie for plot?
Oh, and then there were the fights. Ho-lee ****. Like I said, the flying around and shooting crap from your hands annoys me, and that only came into play once in a while.
So, definitely enjoyable, especially the scenes with the Monkey King. Jackie Chan is really good, and I guess the other talent isn't bad. Except for the white kid, of course. White teenagers learning martial arts is never a good mix.
Started as a sensible, somewhat serious movie, slowly skid into comics. It was relatively fun to watch, mostly because of the humor elements, but otherwise, it lacked any concrete point and didn't leave anything for me to think about.
I was kind of expecting it to be a lame sequel, which is why I wasn't in a hurry to see it (seeing as I liked the first one). It started off a little shaky and it didn't have a nice straightforward narrative tension and plot structure like the first one, but it turned out to be so funny that I let all that go. Worthy sequel.
James Bond 21: Casino Royale 2006
Bond Girl: 9/10
Title song: You Know My Name by Chris Cornell
Song Rating: 10/10
HOLY SHOOT, It's a new bond.
And looking more than awesome, he starts off with a P99 and spends no time to increase his kill counter. But on his way to his great awesomeness, comes the MI6 with problems which was brought to them by Bond. But being Bond, and totally awesome poker player, he is given a task: to rid the world of one evil financial planner. It leads to meeting a financial planner of his own: Vesper who provided Bond with the funds from the British treasury.
But with responsibility came power, and with power came powerful foes. He soon falls into the enemies hands. But mysteriously, he is let free. Perhaps thinking of a new career as a baker, he ends up in Italy and submits his resignation via email. Which his retirement is cut short when MI6 emerges with another problem with Bond's email. Soon he finds Vesper co-operating with the enemy. And Bond being himself get's noticed and they flee. During the escape, his girl gets killed.
Bond, now seeking Solace, quickly tracks and hunts down the Mr. White who is responsible for Vesper's death.
James Bond 22: Quantum of Solace 2008
Bond Girl: 7/10
Sequel rating: 7/10
Title Song: Another Way To Die by Jack White & Alicia Keys
Song Rating: 7/10
This continues the story from the previous flick, Casino Royale. If you haven't watched it yet, well it's too bad because Vesper, his girl, dies.
And shortly after, he catches Mr. White who was responsible for her death. It starts with lots of twists and turns on a mountain road as the henchmen chase Bond, and of course he gets away. During the interrogation, the MI6 soon finds out that he has employees everywhere. And in a twist a MI6 agent turns against them and helps him escape but unlucky agent gets killed in the process. Of course MI6 would like if Bond didn't kill every one of their leads. But Bond being Bond does his thing: entertain us in every minute of the movie.
Better review to come later
In the end, he is in no need of any QUANTUM of SOLACE.
This movie is utterly hilarious. VERY fun movie to watch, in fact there were many times in the movie where I missed a funny line because we were still laughing at something that was just said. The couple that went to it with my wife were seeing it again for the 2nd time and still loved it.
One thing going for this movie for adults is the R rating. Almost all movies these days go for the PG-13 rating to maximize their audience, but then that limits what they can say/do on screen. Plenty of very funny F bombs in this movie. A word of warning: if minors dropping F bombs will offend you this would be one to avoid. The rating is derived almost entirely from the language, there's minor skin shown in a couple scenes, no sex.
I haven't laughed this hard at a movie in a long time. Highly recommended.
An action television dog is raised to believe that his script is true, and that he has super powers. He escapes from the movie studio because he is trying to find his "owner", who is just an actress. He befriends a stray cat and a runaway hamster who teach him how the real world is and travels across the country to find his owner.
Honestly i liked it, i dont care for Pixar movies but i liked it. It was actually pretty funny, and i really enjoyed the plot and the characters. Great family movie, but anyone can enjoy it.
Saw Juno the other night, it was as good as I hoped it would be.
Oh, and I saw the Return of Captain Invincible. Not even a singing Christopher Lee could make it worthwhile. Oddly enough, the songs weren't the bad parts. I guess because they were by the guy who did RHPC.