Anyone who enters the movie hall with a predefined mindset of the famed Scorsese films , he/she will have dissapointment. Apart from the over usage of famed F word , it was filled with overacting and over obscenity with no particular reason. I regard Leo as a great actor and he has indeed put up a great performance. But as the movie goes on , u will strings of overacting performance. The second half and particularly towards the end as the pile of mess rises , Leo and rest of the star cast puts a good performance. But on a overall scale , its not upto the mark. I swear on Martin Scorsese movies . His gangster, dark and mafia themed movies are among the best ones i have ever seen. But for some reason , i do not why he tried himself in the corporate world , which is actually different for him. His recent past movies have all been different . Be it Aviator , Shutter Island , Hugo and now the Wolf of Wall Street.
After seeing the movie , i cannot recall any memorable scenes apart from Margot Robbie's beauty.Kyle Chandler screen presence though can be regarded as reticent but has been the most effective and impressive of all starcast.
The movie i believe has deviated from the fundamental reason on why Jordan Belfort failed in Wall Street. It was rather too much focus on SEX , DRUGS , OVER AGGRESION and F words. They totally deviate from the core plot.
All i sum up..Its not worth watching until and unless u are a really lazy person and unmatchable patience to bear 3 hr Douchebag .
Best movie of the year!!!! My boyfriend and I see alot of movies and I'm rarely impressed but the make up and action was great ! I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen constant entertainment with the jokes and story. So hands down this movie is the best i have seen in along time.
This movie could of been better.... I liked the action parts but didn't like all the lovey stuff it's about hercules son of Zuse the story line wasn't my favorite but great cast. Needed more life like fighting it wasn't what it was hyped to be kinda a disappointment with the fight scenes. Wish it was what everyone said it was going to be really let me down .
I think the script was written by a high school sophomore. The dialog is stupid, there is not real story here to tell, and I kept wondering Why Did They Even Make This Movie??? Unless it is a bloody reminder to stay out of wars. So far, the worst movie of 2014. 4 SEALS go behind enemy lines to take a picture in the day light. WAIT...isn't that why we have DRONES? Why send SEALS when it is plainly a RANGERS Opt. Why not only send 2 guys. Why let the goat herders go who are clearly Taliban...why not just leave them tied up? Nothing makes sense except that the Opt is screwed up. Maybe this is just another antiwar film? Watch the previews and you'll have seen the whole film. I should have gone to see the Walt Disney film about Mary Poppins. At least the acting would have been better.
A year since An Unexpected Journey happened for Bilbo...now what? Well, the journey goes on, of course even if Peter Jackson may be stretching the material a little too far...or so a lot of us think.
The first chapter in his Hobbit “saga” (a small children’s book compared to Rings, we know) started everyone, Bilbo, Gandalf, the Dwarves et al on their adventure. This was An Unexpected Journey, a worthy prequel that thankfully didn’t desecrate on any of the Lord of the Rings movies, despite the many ideas that Jackson had on how to present this story.
There were problems with it though: the introduction of the Dwarves dragged on and on and the new “revolutionary” 48-frames-per-second filming technique Jackson used for it barely showed any difference on how the many other 24-frame live-action films in the last 100 years or so have been made.
Happily though, Jackson seems to have fixed these problems (okay, he’s still continuing the whole 48-frames thing, but that doesn’t matter a jot) as The Desolation of Smaug moves swiftly along and doesn’t pause for breath or needlessly detail every last aspect of each new character one by one. It’s also worth mentioning that no reminders are given to the audience which is rather refreshing in a way, given that some of us had to suffer through each one before each Rings chapter kicked off, even if we had seen each film many a time at the pictures or on DVD before their official cinema release.
The Desolation of Smaug isn’t perfect, the plot does strain at times, but it’s certainly Peter Jackson’s most wildly entertaining, staggering and strangely enough, absolutely terrifying film so far.
The frightening moments come in the form of Beorn (Mikael Persbrandt), a Skin-Changer who may be a little too much to “bear” for the small ones, but he’s nothing compared to the – somewhat recycled - creepy Spiders from the Rings films that will still leave arachnophobes, new and old, squirming in their seats. There’s another one...believe me, there IS another one...but we’ll get to it later.
As far as action goes, this Hobbit chapter delivers in astounding quantities with plenty of arrows flying and fist and sword fight sequences, something the first one lacked. Jackson also makes up for it with a stunningly executed barrel chase down a river that’s up there with Indiana Jones either trying to dodge a boulder or being pursued on mine-cart. Even if some of it is a little on the unbelievable side, so what? In 3-D, the final scenes in a treasure-laden cave have gold coins and jewels flying towards you and you’ll want to grab some of them yourself. But whatever dimension you see this film in, whether it’s the battles or the gorgeous-looking Middle Earth sets; it will still grab your attention.
Martin Freeman reprises Bilbo and continues to feel at ease with his role, the same for the Dwarves, Ian McKellan as Gandolf...need I say more? Rings fans will be pleased to know Legolas is back, played once again by Orlando Bloom, and he, like all the other Rings characters and actors portraying them, hasn’t changed a bit. New cast members include a terrific Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-Town and Evangeline Lilly playing female Elf Tauriel. Her character, however, is a bit of a disappointment. When she’s in action, she shines but when she’s speaking, she seems bland and lacks the spirit and fieriness of movie heroines like The Cat from The Dark Knight Rises and Avatar’s Neytiri.
But the star turn is Benedict Cumberbatch providing motion-capture and a voice like Scar from The Lion King on an amplifier for the most startling movie monster since Jurassic Park’s T-Rex...Smaug the Dragon. Forget Gollum, this dude’s the real deal. He practically scared the living (insert your own expletive here) out of me. The third dimension also makes him all the more petrifying. He will leave cinema-goers having nightmares for weeks and would even make Spielberg soil himself. God only knows what lies in store for us once the last instalment arrives. Until then, this beastie boy needs to be in the Rogues Gallery along with Kong and Godzilla and Cumberbatch needs some kind of recognition for his work here, perhaps an award.
All in all, The Desolation of Smaug improves on An Unexpected Journey in every way possible. Yes, the Tolkien purists may be ticked off by the many diversions from the original Hobbit book but in this case, they’re moaning about nothing. What’s more, once the film starts and they’re stunned by this true spectacle, only then will they shut up.
Similar to the first Hobbit except with less story and more action. Unfortunately the action sequences are relatively boring and didn't do much for the film. Why there are so many dwarves in this film I do not know. Most of them are just useless and don't do much of anything. I can't tell if there is supposed to be some sort of love triangle going on between Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Tilly, and the dwarf or half-dwarf guy whatever he is. The idea of a love story between an elf and a dwarf didn't improve the film. Another relative failure by Peter Jackson considering that the other films were quite a lot better in comparison. Watch the original trilogy Lord of the Rings again because they will be more enjoyable.
An interesting film that makes you think of the actions of some people 150 years ago. This film had great acting (up until Brad Pitt). There was a good storyline but in the end it just leaves too many questions left unanswered. In the end I was waiting for a twist to happen but it never came. Considering that this is based on a true story makes the film better. See this one but just don't spend too much. 6/10
A hot blonde doctor strips Wolverine of some of his powers to make him a little more human. And an old buddy tries to take away all of his powers. Good action flick and plot. Acting was good and the movie was really good. I always enjoy these new releases and look forward to the next one.
went to see "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" tonight. Though not, by any means, a cinematic masterpiece, it certainly was a step up from the Thor debacle I witnessed a couple of weeks ago.
Stiller apparently had the wisdom not to even try to translate James Thurber's sublimely humorous writing to the big screen. Instead, he went for something completely different from a comedy: a 21st-century romance/adventure. It really doesn't have anything in common with the original story other than a main character prone to daydreaming. Despite my misgivings about the probable association, in the public's mind, of this movie with James Thurber, the cinematography and the soundtrack nevertheless made it worth the price of admission for me. Many scenes were filmed in Iceland, and it is just plain beautiful country. The winding roads along the ocean and through the mountains would make a great course for a marathon. The choice of "Space Oddity" for the mid-movie inspirational music interlude was also a plus. If you're looking for Thurber, you won't find him here; but if all you need is a pleasant, non-mind-bludgeoning escape, you could do a lot worse than this movie.