Three stars for me is a good rating. The movie had a nice story about a family caught in a tsunami while on vacation. The characters where not introduced well enough to get a real connection. The entire movie was about them trying to find each other so it got somewhat dull but not boring. This movie is worth your time if another one isn't available to watch. Otherwise put this one low on your watch list.
What do you get when you mix a perfect blend of comedy, action, horror, and romance? You get Zombieland, perhaps one of the best zombie films of all time. Perfectly casted and well scripted, our characters are real and believable. We cheer them on the whole time they travel through the zombie wasteland, and the ending in the Amusement Park is still one of the most entertaining zombie scenes of all time. Bill Murray makes an astonishingly vivid performance, as Jesse Esienberg brings up the laughs with his quirkiness. Although flimsy on plot, the story shines as just a goup of people struggling with their own humanity. Perfect for movie night, or to bring home to the folks!
This movie is about what you could expect from an action film. Bad guys take out the good guys, only a few are left, and than the good guys have to over take the bad guys (which,of course, happens). The action in this film is entertaining (I saw it in 3D), but it wasn't anything we haven't seen before. Bruce Willis was competent, Dwayne Johnson was about the same as every movie we've seen him in, and Adrianne Paliniki was better in Red Dawn. The shooting style was fine in 3D, but once again, there is nothing different in this movie.Fine for a popcorn flick, but I am sure there are better films to spend your money on.
I have to disagree with most reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. I liked the movie. It had a story to tell, threw a little twist in it and the cinematography was very good. I go to the movies to relax and be entertained, not to delve into someone's deep psychological problem, make a political statement, or waste my money on some deep philosophical movie. This movie will keep your interest.Enjoy
Oblivion is the movie to watch right now. Good story, cinematography, cast, acting, music. But it's the sound and visuals are what make this movie great. There is a sense of confusion instilled throughout the movie by the stark differences in the things on the land and the world Jack belongs to. On land everything is gritty and dirty, but it's peaceful. In jacks world everything has a clinical feel to it. It has clean soft lines, but the drones have a harsh menacing sound and seem to glare at Jack when they are operating. Throughout the movie you get a sense that the way things are is not how it's supposed to be. Even to Jack things just don't sit well with him.
I was worried that Oblivion wouldn't live up to the hype, but it is truly a great sci-fi movie.
Heather Donahue decides to do a documentary about the urban legend of The Blair Witch. She takes along two other film students, Joshua Leonard and Michael C. Williams, who are just as eager to do the project as she is. Their trip was planned to go to Maryland, interview some townsfolk, film some of the historic sites in the woods and return home. A year later their camera footage was found.
Directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez decided to break away from the traditional cinematography and go with a first person view of the events that take place. We actually watch the majority of the movie through Heather Donahue's eyes. It was pretty creative and went well with the story and the actors.
The Blair Witch is really a feeling movie. You have to pay a lot of attention to the film and really get into the mood the scenery and actors are trying to set. There isn't any monsters, no ghosts and no gore to be seen. You have to use your imagination and focus on the feelings of the actors.
Heather Donahue and the rest of the crew do some great acting to suck you in and make you really feel like you are there scared for your life right along with them. The story kinda stalls towards the end as it seemed like they added some scenes in to make the movie longer but not noticeable on your first watch through.
The Blair Witch has set a precedence for this type of genre that was fun and enjoyable to watch. I recommend The Blair Witch to any fan and look forward to more movies of this genre.
Viewing this was like experiencing all the pains of dating a supermodel with none of the perks. Expensive, bland, and predictable was the result of trying to combine The Terminator, Total Recall, and The Moon. It did not help they stole Star Wars sound effects which only reinforced the failed amalgamation that is anything but original. Freeman usually makes better choices and this is one he is sure to regret. His reasons must be found in the same place we will all ask why we watched it to the end, in oblivion.
Olympus Has Fallen starts off introducing the characters with a little bit of backstory. I won't go into detail but it seemed that it was designed just for the emotional kick in gut than something that contributed to the story. Once thats done we move to the present time and the movie kicks off.
Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), a Secret Service agent, is working across from the White House when the unthinkable (and unbelievable) happens. An attack compromises the Whitehouse and forces the President to seek shelter in an underground bunker with a foreign prime minister. Unbeknownst to everyone is that the foreign prime ministers guards are in on the attack. Mike takes it upon himself to wade into the battle and save the day.
Parts of the movie really stretch believability to it's limits. While other sequences are grounded in reality. Overall it makes Olympus Has Fallen really enjoyable. Once the action starts it doesn't stop. You will be on the edge of your seat until the end.
As far as action flicks go, this one is much better than the last. But there are some confusing and distracting elements in the plot that detracts from the overall movie. Another thing I expected was a bit more humor. Compared to the last movie Retaliation was all business.
For the action scenes alone I would have given this movie 4 stars, almost 5. But the side plots interrupted the flow of the movie without contributing in a meaningful way.