In an alternate reality where humans evolved to be incapable of lying, one man goes around fixing the world with his newfound gift of telling lies.
I thought this movie was great. It seemed like it was a bit low budget (otherwise they would have gotten Jim Carrey to star in it), but it just goes to show you that big stars, glam, effects, epic music score, and overall truckloads of money don't necessarily make a good movie. The world has no religions or fictional stories/movies because no one can ever concieve saying something that is not true. Buildings are named for what they are really all about, and other charming aspects pop up throught the film. I felt this idea was a great original aspect to work with and made for a romantic comedy that you will like even if you hate romantic comedies. And here's another good reason to watch it: I read on wikipedia that...
'The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops rated The Invention of Lying as "O - morally offensive".'
^Gosh, do you suppose this group is biased against anything that doesn't follow their scriptures to the letter?? What the hell are they rating movies for, lol? I guess they have a lot of big fat zeros to hand out. ET: zero! Raging Bull: zero! Citizen Cain: zero!
Anyway, other critics have pointed out that people in the movie blurt out things on their mind even when unprovoked to do so. But imo, this is necessary. Without saying what they really think, the people could constantly respond with, "I don't feel like answering that question right now". Thus, they could easily withhold the truth which is the bases of lying in some cases. Example: Did you kill your boss yesterday? Response: I'd rather not say. Therefore, people HAVE to blurt things out or the movie won't work. The movie is also much funnier when people talk so frankly about what they really think of others.
There is a well placed Cat Stevens song, and overall the movie was a blast from the very beginning, for me anyway. I found the words "genetic" and "loser" got used too repetitively, and some of you would probably rate this movie less than what I did, but you should still watch it for the sheer sake of seeing something different.
^ that is awesome as i had wanted to see this movie. i thought it was going to be great, and it's got that one guy... Gervais, right? he's funny, from what little i have seen from him. i enjoy him. ^_^
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
The classic tale of Ebenizer Scrooge, and his encounters with the three spirits of Christmas past, present, and future.
Honestly, i wasnt looking forward to this movie. But i have to say, i was impressed, and i really enjoyed it. This is the best version of the tale that my father read to me as a child when i needed help with a book report for school. At first i thought it was stupid how it was animated, but i must say that this was a very realistic animation, all of the characters looked very realistic, and in the end i didnt even mind that at all, in fact i enjoyed it. It was really dark though, i cannot imagine seeing this as a kid without going home and getting nightmares. A few "jump" scare scenes, really dark atmosphere, and honestly i can see this scaring a lot of kids. I guess for a dark tale it fit in just right. I cannot think of any complaints. I didnt see the 3D version, i guess thats a complaint lol. Amazing movie, classic story, and overall great. If you enjoyed the story, definitely see this. I will be getting this on DVD.
The classic story of the Grinch in a long full length movie.
Well i thought it was good at times, bad at times. Some parts made me laugh, but this movie DRAGGED on toward the end. Its way too long. The acting was good, Jim Carrey captured the Grinch very well, other than that it was average. It was a neat twist on the classic story, but i never cared for the original, even as a kid. A good few adult jokes in it as well. If you liked the original, check it out if you havent yet. If not, might as well just pass.
Considering this page starts with the Wizard of Oz a review of Avatar no matter how good/bad needs time for consideration.
I really don't by into the Central Ideas here.
As the recent news on the Predator drones shows, Robot remote military units are vulnerable to hacking countermeasures, and with the cost of the military hardware.
Why build what your enemy could take over?