This movie opens up with a huge storm that starts to wreck some havoc. so the father and son quickly move to the convienant store knowing the power has been knocked out, however they are unknowing of the crazy situations that happen after they get their.
alot of people B**** about the fact their is a crazy religeous woman in the movie, I personally think it is genius, it just adds to the insanity of the overall situation, and plus its a movie people, its not like all christians/catholics whatever are crazy like that... (at least not the majority ;) )
other-dimensionally creatures begin to appear, starting with a giant creature that by the looks of it is not the most friendly around, then it goes on to other archetypical creatures that took alot of creative thought and planning to pull off in a world like this. I personally thought that the creature design was amazing, every single one had their own terrifying look.
so the story goes on, they avoid one catastrophe after another, until inevitably they have to retreat from a cult from of loony nuts. (religeous nuts) they escape to their car, get attacked, lose the majority of their team, and it comes down to 5 people.
these 5 people drive and drive (the only part i thought was corny was the fact that i could not imagine how you could drive at all in a mist that thick, but HEY ITS HOLLYWOOD, ITS OK) they run out of gas and are stranded in a seemingly middle of nowhere.
heres the part where people decide the movie sucks, although I personally thought it was great (I guess you would have to read stephen king books and appreciate his evil endings to appreciate an ending like this, although it was not originally in the book.) man is stuck in the middle of nowhere with 4 others, including his son, man pulls out gun, 4 bullets left, theirs 5 people (including him). Our main character decides he does not wish his family to be killed by giant monsters with acid silk lances or to be ripped apart by giant tentacles, so he makes the most rational decision in a situation such as this, he kills everyone (including his son) except him. for their are only 4 rounds in the gun, he gets out of the car, screams for a while, and attempts to get killed by a monster. at the last moment the fog clears as the army is finally clearing up the mist (unless it was just a giant cloud that passed over them and is continuing to wreck havoc wherever it goes.) and watches as the army come out of the clouds with trucks of survivors. man screams, camera fades.
My arguement to this great ending is the fact that is wasnt some stupid disney fairytale ending. It was a clever dark ending (just like the ending's from the saw series, jacob's ladder, the descent, etc.) It was an ending that was more based on realism, what would actually happen in a situation like that. I know for a damn fact if i was in a situation like that I would have offed my kid and my friends, as well as myself as well. I had to write this review because I got tired of reading all these bad reviews for a good movie, if you like a movie that has a REALISTIC ending instead of a STUPID ending, where they dont find a giant ammo shed with a built in mcdonalds and set up camp until their childrens children finally run out of bullets, then this is your movie, however if you want expect any happiness to come out of a situation like that, then you need to go back to watching dragon tales. have a good day ;)
9/10 stars, amazing movie. PLEASE MAKE DARK TOWER MOVIE STEPHEN KING!!!!
The Mist basically followed closley to the book written by the famous Steven King. How it opened after a huge storm that caused the main character to have to bring his son and neighbor to a supermarket. But right before he goes, he and his wife notices a very strange sort of fog or "Mist" that was slowly drifting over the lake that was located right in front of their house.
So he goes to the market and after what feels like a earthquake, the horror starts. idmitially a side character is killed. What dissapointed me was that the gore in this movie was totally fake. You get introduced to all these creatures throughout the film, and finnaly in the last 30 to 40 minutes is when you should know all of them.
Also, the wierd lady that kept going on about god probably angered some people because it is against their religion.
It was sad when the protaginist arrived at home to find his wife dead after getting killed by the spider creatures.
What dissapointed me was that he ended up killing all of the characters in the car that he was in to try to escape the mist. He shot the old man and lady, his girlfriend and son. That was not in the book so it disturbed me that they had to get him to kill his own son. Then, he gets out of the car and tries to get the creatures to kill him, only to find that rescue was only a few minutes away.
Overall, I thought it was kind of a maybe movie, with a few good parts in it here in there, but it wasn't the ending everyone wanted.
I watched the director's cut DVD a long time ago (well, some of it). Yeah, it's pretty old. But this review is for the people who haven't seen Beowulf yet (basically no one), and are thinking of buying the DVD, if they haven't already.
Don't. The reason why? It sucks.
So, I was sitting on my bed. I waited in anticipation for the movie to start, listening to the supsensful warrior music building up. And finally, here it comes, the coolest-looking movie begins........in the midst of a drunken party, with a fat, half-nude digi-Anthony Hopkins orchestrating. Okay, so not what I expected. I also didn't expect to see a man tackle a woman to the ground, lift her dress, and apparently give her cunnilingus (but don't worry, it was covered by a table). Nor did I expect-or really desire-to see another man mopping his tongue accross a maiden's bust. Yep.
So, about-ohhh-two minutes into the movie, I'm ready to turn it off. But, I give it some time to see what happens next. Oh yeah, some mentally retarded, 5-year-old burn victim-named Grendel-get's a headache from the noise of their fratboy fun, and comes over to poop the party. Overly-barbaric mindless violence and gore ensues.
So, everyone, except the king-whose toga keeps slipping off his body....*shutter*-and his whore (or daughter, frankly I don't really care which) get brutally killed, and blah blah blah, Beowulf comes to save him some days (or just one day, again, I don't care) later. By now, I'm expecting some quality action and well-thought out battling. Oh, hey, no.
he strips naked, swings from a chandelier, and snaps Grendel's arm off in a door, after introducing himself of course. Movie's over for me.
It's a brutish, hypersexual load of meaningless waste (from what I saw, but I doubt it got any better). Not to mention the digital renderings (because why use actors when you can clone them in such detailed CGI so they look EXACTLY THE SAME?) look all creepy and hollow. Unfortunately, the lowest rating possible was 1 star.
Based on the commercials, I thought this movie would be...ok. After the first few minutes, I knew that it would be a very loooooong movie. The commercials were misleading. It's more about a guy who has sex with women after cutting their hair to bring in business to the salon. It was horribly awkward, and the funny moments took up about a minute of screen time. I would definitely SKIP IT. I found myself occupying myself with the Jr. Mints that I had, instead of watching the movie. I also think that it was VERY crude. It deserved an R rating. There was a fair amount of swearing, though the innuendo made it truley deserve the rating. And I wondered why the theater was empty when we got there...
Take a tip from me if you like the indi movies so far. My tip is buy the extra large popcorn, sit back, and enjoy. Yes be prepared to be blown away with action-packed scenes and super duper high tech as Indi falls to great depths and meets a new side kick. His son? maybe. Just find out!
Old Harrison does us proud at his fine age. He's still got it? ooh yes. some may say its cheesie and unbelievable. No. No way is it cheesie. It's unbelievable? Yup but hey be honest what else is indi for?
I saw Indiana Jones last night and walked out of the theater totally bummed! This was a stupid movie. I realize that the Indiana Jones movies have over-the-top moments, but at least in the first three, the impossible was made to look believable. This one was like a cartoon. I was actually bored. There were unexplained scenes that left you wondering, "What was that all about?", and the ending was terrible...aliens??? This movie was a fantasy/science fiction flick...not an adventure movie. Fantasy is fine if you know that's what you're going to see, but don't sell it as adventure. This gets one star just because I like Harrison Ford.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Started out fine and is a good movie to see if you have nothing else to do, The problem with the movie is the story line compared to the last 3 movies was dull and obvious.
There were also sequences in the movie that made a peron go Duh, snake as a rope, fridge protecting you against a nuclear explosion, surviving a niagra fall like fall 3 times and have the boat only get destroyed on the last fall and everyone survives????
Though it was entertaining, and hey thats what we want right, atleast make the movie believable.
As far as im concerned the movie had alot of hype but in the end it may make george and stephen alot of money but its the black sheep of the 4 films.
The beautiful story begins with Cleveland Heep finds a girl swimming in the water pool of the building during the night. Accidentally he slides bumps his head onto floor and falls in a faint right through. The girl rescues him tells him her name is Story, and she is a Ã¢â‚¬Å“NarfÃ¢â‚¬Â character of bedtime stories. First, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know she is from the past when I see the movie scenario. She comes out with no warning, surprises every one. Suddenly, something is onto her, chases after.
The past must be scary to her new world. Thanks fully, may god in heaven. The entire guess points me to this new direction, this world, in which heaven may be set boundary. The plot has attracts me in the drift.
The story is also bedtime story contained two kinds of people. One live under the water and one lives above it. How those two survive like themselves? Good idealism. Is there a doorway between their inhabitants? I have point at something plot isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t clear. Writer/director is fool toward the context of it all. I believe his frantic Ã¢â‚¬Å“Six Sense,Ã¢â‚¬Â is a joke. Having never seen movie Ã¢â‚¬Å“Unbreakable,Ã¢â‚¬Â never being a fan, I have always focused on his twisted outgoing direction and his intensity. He is M. Night Shyamalan. His two other movies, Ã¢â‚¬Å“SignsÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Village,Ã¢â‚¬Â have similar plots.
Why does movie, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lady in the Water,Ã¢â‚¬Â attract me is that story has magic. The lady is stranger, is really nymph, known as Ã¢â‚¬Å“narfÃ¢â‚¬Â being live under the water in lengthy period. She is some character I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen in years. Director Shyamalan makes it unusual to judge the quality. I feel lack of sympathy for him and the production. If her character can somehow change a bit, it will interest audience more. So that, I like other directors try to make productive at least, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like Shyamalan. It is as I see dead people in a six sense. Exactly, it is opposite what Shyamalan wants to reveal. Now, it is spoiler, Ã¢â‚¬Å“one who chases after narf is the scrunt - is the wolf.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Lady must floods back to her original Blue World. Is she okay with her intrusion to world above water? Now she must forget her fool rush in. Her chronic home Blue World, which means hue is not color is very silly. It stays bored in a like world, being not all above her, which suggest her homesick is reason live on another world.
I hope that I can have child beside me, tell story to her that movie suck the way it sucks. Director has gift, however, he is only one hit wonder. Like the choices, I have to be clear that his movies are very pro America, and pro Hollywood. Consider its originality, he always within circle, try to make his breakthrough.
I like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lady in the Water,Ã¢â‚¬Â being his transition. The movie stirs me a bit, for example, when I grind banana split ice cream then I eat it, I find the ingredient that makes it likable. The movie like that, not only plot needs to fix, but also characters show childish.
By now you pretty much know what to expect when you go to see an Al Pacino movie. You wait for those moments when his eyes bug out and he starts to scream for no apparent reason. This has become a Pacino trademark, and he is often criticized for it. His acting style has become somewhat of a joke to many critics but you know what? I love it. Pacino is now a screen legend, an acting icon, and his outlandish emoting befits his stature. The problem with 88 Minutes, the new psychological thriller directed by Jon Avnet, is that there just isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t enough of that explosive Pacino to keep us interested.
In a dreary, rainy Seattle, Pacino plays Jack Gramm, a well-known forensic psychiatrist and professor at a local college. Prosecutors often use his professional opinion to help convict criminals, and nine years ago his testimony led to the conviction of Jon Forster (Neil McDonough), believed to be the notorious Ã¢â‚¬Å“Seattle Slayer.Ã¢â‚¬Â On the eve of ForsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s execution, a woman Gramm knows is found murdered in the same brutal fashion as the SlayerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s previous victims. Suddenly ForsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s guilt and GrammÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s motives are thrown into doubt. Was this killing done by a copycat? Or did Gramm help to put away an innocent man?
As if this wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bad enough news for Gramm, he also gets a call on his cell phone informing him that he has eighty-eight minutes to live. The movie from that point on, I assume, plays out in real time, although I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a stopwatch on it. Gramm must now try to uncover who the killer is before his time is up. Why exactly 88 minutes? That answer is revealed at one point in the story, although I presume itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mostly so that the action can fit neatly within the running time of the movie.
The plot is standard boilerplate thriller. Everyone seems suspicious to Gramm, including his pretty T.A. (Alicia Witt) and an argumentative student (The O.C.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s Benjamin McKenzie, in an underwritten role). As more pieces of the puzzle are revealed, even Gramm himself starts to look like a suspect. What I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t understand is, why is this mystery person going through the effort of framing Gramm, if he/she just plans on killing him in eighty-eight minutes anyway?? And while weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re at it, why is Gramm trying to solve this case himself, instead of calling the police? The script throws characters and plot twists at the audience in an attempt to keep us guessing, but by the end we really donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care. Take your pick of which character you think is the culprit, and you have a good chance of being right.
Al Pacino is one of those actors, along with Edward Norton and Daniel Day-Lewis, who is always good, even if the material is not. When one of these guys is on screen I am always mesmerized by his performance. But Pacino, who is in virtually every scene in the movie, cannot lift this movie above its standard serial killer conventions. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tough to evoke dramatic tension out of countless cell phone conversations. All I kept thinking about was how fabulously coiffed his hair was. Neil McDonough isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t given much to do as the alleged killer except rant and rave in a TV interview. 88 Minutes is rated R, although it was barely more graphic or gratuitous than an episode of say, Criminal Minds.