One of the movie recommendation I could give on this summer 2009. Land of the Lost brings a hilarious plot loaded with great effects and lots of funny scenes. On this movie, Will Ferrell brings to life Dr. Rick Marshall, a frustrated scientist who three years after being kicked out of the science department for his theory of Time warps and blowing up his interview with Matt Lauer from Today's show is reduced to working as a teacher at the George C. Page Museum until he meets Holly Cantrell whose finding urges him to create a tachyon amplifier to enable time warp travel. They go to the Devils Cave attraction where the finding was found, hiring its tour guide Will Stanton. From this moment on, the whole crazy experience starts, bringing all the fun and laughs through dozens of crazy experiences, like being chased by dinosaurs, a giant crab, dealing with Cha-Ka (an ape-caveman creature) and sleestaks, until they finally get their tachyon amplifier back, find the back door that will bring them back to the present time again.
Will Ferrell could be considered one of the weirdest and funniest actors so far. I've been following him since he was part of Saturday Night Live and later movies, and I've got the best laughs from every single of his movies, due to his extremely weird humor and boldness, for example, the time when he literally peed his pants in front of national television during the MTV Movie Awards 2001, when he presented one of the awards with Ben Stiller.
As a huge Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) follower, I waited for the chance to watch his most recent movie, Race to Witch Mountain. I wasn't expecting much action, violence or adult humor, since it is a movie from Walt Disney. Following other similar movies, Walt Disney offers us Race to Witch Mountain, a plot for the whole family. What is the movie about? Jack Bruno (The Rock), is a taxi driver who is picking up and dropping off passengers to the UFO convention at the Planet Hollywood Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. While picking up and dropping off passengers, he drives off, noticing two children, Sara and Seth sitting in the back seat of the cab. They tell him they need to go to a certain destination and are willing to pay all they have ($15,000) to get there. They lead him to a run down house in the middle of nowhere, the place where Bruno and the kids start being attacked by a "Siphon", a creature built to destroy a certain target in this case the children, They are next pursued by government agencies trying to retrieve the children for experiments. Finally, they are joined by Dr. Friedman (Carla Gugino) at the UFO Expo, who is familiar with outer space and travel, who finally helps them to get to their spaceship and be re-united with their relatives.
Personally, the movie didn't bring the action and humor I expected to get, having such a good cast. There were some scenes that I considered simply boring.
Knowing so many friends who have gone through similar situations, the plot of this movie offers a romantic and fun point of view of all those professional couples who try to progress on their lives and are afraid of having kids, since they could greatly affect their careers, professional projects and success. A comedy loaded with funny scenes and situations. A good movie to be watched by friends or couples on a relaxing weekend at home.
I really enjoy Ben Stiller's humor and movie style. Being a loyal movie follower of both, Ben Stiller & Jennifer Aniston, this movie was a big hit when it came to the theaters in 2004. We can enjoy a really funny and spontaneous plot from the very first minute in this movie, when Reuben gets married and plans to enjoy a great honeymoon with his wife (the beautiful Debra Messing) on a paradisaical beach, and from that very moment we can enjoy all kind of crazy and funny situations, showing the meaningful and important changes and risks anyone can take in his or her life, especially when extreme experiences and love are on the way.
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a really funny role in this movie as the crazy, weird famous actor "wannabe", loyal friend who always tries to give him some "helpful" advises.
Following the sequel, Transformers 2 (Revenge of the Fallen) is loaded with action scenes, lots and lots of explosions and an excellent plot, offering action, suspense, comedy and drama from the very first minute to the end of the movie.
The story begins when the Autobots and the military are being waging a secret war against the Decepticons. As more of the giant robots continue to resurface, though, it becomes apparent the Transformers have been part of EarthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history for longer than theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d led mankind to believe. One group of bureaucrats from the US goverment even wonders if the Decepticons are only appearing because of the Autobot presence. Desperate not to leave Earth undefended, Optimus Prime turns to Sam Witwicky and asks him to help them, someone who will convince mankind that the Autobots should be allowed to stay among them. Sam refuses to believe he can help, though, wanting to go to college and live a normal life Ã¢â‚¬â€œ as normal as possible with the strange thoughts and visions that have haunted him since being exposed to the All SparkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s primal energies two years earlier. SamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s refusal will have harsh consequences for himself, the Autobots and possibly the entire world. The Decepticons fallen leader, Megatron has been resurrected and brings with him an ancient evil from the Transformers own history to fight against the Autobots, human race and take control of the Earth.