Adapted from a Stephen king novel, I had high hopes for Carrie to be a hit. The movie posters always seem to portray a horror thriller that is different from the others. Especially when this was the third adaptation of the novel, I expected something far more refined. However, I was left quite defeated at myself to think the movie may be great. It simply wasn’t and I do not have a slightest clue where it went wrong.
Was it too simplistic a plot or was it too unjust? I have no idea because I haven’t read the book and I don’t intend to. The book was written in 1974. So, I feel that it’s better that the movie is set at that time and not in present time. The start of the movie was cliché. The way Carrie found out about her powers was too frustrating to watch. It was boring and unentertaining. I wished that god or the team of extractors from inception would plant the idea of something like peter parker’s discovery of his powers into the screenwriter’s head before he or she had written something down.it just didn’t make me feel as if telekinesis was actually a great power to possess. Later towards the end of the movie, Carrie had pig’s blood poured on her (so it was revealed, the blood on her wasn’t caused by her killings. Hence, it totally ruined her scary image. ) and she completely went berserk after that, hurting everyone in the ballroom which was the unjust part. I think the best part of the story was the extremely small and tiny love story between sue and her boyfriend who died after being hit by the bucket.
The ending was soon to be the most irksome part of the movie. After killing Chris and billy Nolan Carrie reaches home to a mother who tries to kill her. I was not surprised, considering her mom had become the religious freak she was. But she killed her mom in the end. Later, sue appeared at the house trying to make things right again. For some strange reason, Carrie was able to use her telekinesis powers to determine the gender of Sue’s baby. Can telekinesis really do that? Carrie then brought sue out safely and burned the house down, killing both her mom and herself. Maybe Carrie should put a curse on the baby? It’s just a suggestion to salvage a movie that was already bad.
There has not a good record of female directors in the movie industry and this movie certainly did not do them any favour. To end it off, a bad adaptation or a bad novel is still a question, but one thing’s for sure. It did not turn out right. I’m still a fan of king’s novels and movies like 1408, just not this one.
Quentin Tarantino seems to be a protege of Scorsese, producing movies which trivialize and exalt brutality and violence by suggesting that there is something funny and cool about killing and torturing people. This movie, like Mean Streets and Silence of the Lambs, is beyond sick. The producers behind such films want our society and civilization to fall into a new Dark Ages where there are no morals, no hope and only the belligerent and sadistic rule. The movie is filled with A list stars in order to make it easier to swallow but, it is definitely a poison pill. All of Tarantino's movies seem to be about killing and how you are supposed to see it in a humorous light. God help us.
This is one of the most enjoyable suspense-filled rides ever produced by Hollywood from the days when bad guys were bad and dignity was a recognized value. Audrey Hepburn's acting really reinforces the tenuous nature of the predicament she finds herself in, after her wealthy husband dies and leaves her a small ostensibly valuable airline bag filled with seemingly worthless personal effects. Strange men enter her life claiming that her husband lit out with a fortune that all of them had stolen from the Nazis during the war. The plot has more twists than a pretzel and is guaranteed to please, right to the surprise ending.
Not even for one second can you even come close to predicting the next stage of the plot. Although I did know the next line to be spoken a few times. There are so many twists you will get a sore neck! HA! The acting is good, the story is awesome and the movie will keep you interested throughout. I was not expecting much from this one and was pleasantly surprised if not shocked at the depth of the writing that took place to make it. The characters are likable and well thought out.
Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horseman, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real.
The world's greatest illusionists - "The Four Horsemen" - pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances. The super-team of illusionists shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of an elite FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher
Ender's Game is one of my favorite books from when I was a kid. I had high expectations and the movie did not disappoint me. The only thing that could have been better was the length. I think it could have been a bit longer in the beginning. I'm hoping for the directors cut extended edition to solve that issue.
This is one of the most crude, embarrassing, and plot-less movies I've ever seen in my life! I'm ashamed of the directors and producers, and I would be humiliated if I was one of the actors or actresses in this film. We watched about 30 minutes and couldn't take it anymore. "Date night" or not, we got up and left. That should speak for itself!