The plot of Meet Dave is pretty simple: the mini-sized aliens from the planet Nil, captained by Eddie Murphy, come to Earth inside their ship, a robotic Eddie Murphy, to retrieve an wayward orb and to drain the salt from Earth's ocean in order to save Nil. Murphy the robot is funny, and there are many funny moments, but the filmmakers try and add a serious note to the film, which kind of works. Also degrading is the little kid who befriends Murphy the robot, whose acting is pretty weak at times.
For this movie, I really donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know where to start. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just seen it and I have to admit that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m simply dazzled. Wanted is the kind of movie that simply blows your mind away, and, if you ask me, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be one of this summerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blockbusters. So, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s take this movie piece by piece.
The plot is intricate, and the characters develop throughout the movie. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is an accounts manager who works all day long in a cubical, has no self respect, whose girlfriend cheats on him, in other words, a man who doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a life. One day, Fox (Angelina Jolie) changes his life, telling him that his father was an assassin who was murdered, and that now he has to avenge his father. Wesley is trained and becomes a professional assassin, but he later finds out that he was actually tricked into killing his own father. The man behind this is the FraternityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Finally, Wesley will take his revenge on Sloan.
Now, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s analyze the proÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and conÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. The proÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s: the action is absolutely great and keeps you glued to your seat, and your heart races to see the next scene. The special effects are absolutely awesome, and the stunts which are pulled are absolutely mind blowing. James McAvoyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s performance is absolutely great, he evolves from an ordinary man to a professional assassin right under the viewerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eyes. The storyline is intriguing and I have to say that I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get the chance to get bored, which happens with lots of the movies which are made nowadays.
The conÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s: well, uhmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. this is kind of difficult. I can say that the characters of Sloan (Morgan Freeman) and Fox (Angelina Jolie) were a bit underdeveloped, but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s understandable because otherwise the movie would have lasted too long. Concerning the special effects, I have to admit that certain things to be way out there and impossible, but to my mind they just give spice to the movie and make it amazing.
To conclude, if you like action movies, with special effects, great fighting scenes and lots of adrenaline, then Wanted is the movie for you. As far as IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m concerned, this movie just made my day.
My rating: 10/10
Hancock is said to be this summerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blockbuster. Starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, this superhero action movie is definetly quite different from others in the same genre. Even though I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an overall good movie, I still feel that it could have delivered much more. So, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s detail a bit on this.
The plot is quite simple. Hancock (Will Smith) is not a Ã¢â‚¬Å“normalÃ¢â‚¬Â superhero as you might call him, because he has a drinking problem, he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seem to care about anyone else, and is consumed by the fact that he is the only one of his kind. One day Hancock saves Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), who is a Public Relations executive and who is going to change HancockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s life. Soon after, Hancock will discover that he is not the only one of his kind, as Mary (Charlize Theron), RayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wife, has the same powers as him.
First of all, the proÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s: I think that the first part of the movie was absolutely hilarious, and the accent was put more on the comedy side. At certain scenes I almost laughed my heart out, and this is a big plus for the movie. The fighting scenes were also good, even though there were quite little throughout the movie. HancockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s character was quite well developed, especially when his story is told in the second part of the movie.
The conÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s: I have to say that I expected more from this movie. First of all, the fact that there was no actual villain kind of pulled the movie back a little. It was just Hancock and hist story, and nothing more to keep up the suspense. Then, I noticed a shift towards a drama in the second part of the movie, where HancockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s story is developed, when he finds out that Mary has the same abilities as him. To my mind, this shift from action and comedy towards drama was quite abrupt, and if you arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t prepared for it, you might get bored during the second part. Overall, a few more action scenes, fights and some more special effects would have improved the movie.
To sum up, I think that Hancock is a good movie, but there are certain improvements in key areas which could have been made.
My rating: 8/10
This movie, overall, was a good movie. Not great, but good. I thought it to be a lot scarier, but it made me get some chills. It begins as a flashback to Britney Snow's past, when her obsessed teacher attacked and murdered her family. Then, as she thinks she's safe, her overly obsessed teacher escapes from the mental institute and comes after her. So now, as she is at her prom in a high-class hotel, Britney, her boyfriend, and her 4 friends must try to escape the madman who is lurking in the shadows of the hotel. But can they? Good movie with some twists.
As I began to watch this movie I thought it was going to be a simple action movie with a simple plot and no character development especially since the run time for this movie is only 90 minutes. I was wrong. The story shows you the same scenario over and over several times but how it gets to that is changed based on which character's vantage point and how that person got into that situation. Eventhough the movie is short you still get to understand the characters and why they did what they did. The action scenes are intense and the fast telling of the events makes it all of a more intense movie experience. As the plot unfolds you are at the edge of your seat wondering whats going to happen next. I was really surprised at how this turned out and if you are a fan of action/suspense then you are in for an entertaining time.
Get Smart is a movie where it is very funny without it trying too hard to be funny. It's also good because the movie is funny without delving in too deep into plain silliness. Steve Carrell is good as Smart, and Anne Hathaway and Dwayne Johnson are good supporting characters. It's nice to see a few familiar celebrities make cameos, too.
This is the funniest movie I have seen! It has action and enough comedy to keep you laughing for weeks! I know from experience. It shows Maxwell Smart (Steve Correll) team up with the mysterious Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) as they work together to stop an insane evil. Featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Agent 23. This is a summer blockbuster you don't want to miss!