This is such a wonderfully funny movie. I have a friend (a couple, actually) that have this thing in their mind where they think that black and white movies and TV shows will always be boring. Well they are obviously wrong because this movie was so funny. The actors and actresses were outstanding. The plot was very creative. This movie had such an atmosphere to it, it is hard to explain. You would think that Frankenstien would be a scary, giant person, who seems like nothing but a bulldozer. ***SPOILER*** But really he is a person who has been taken from the dead with an abnormal brain. The jokes are just full of humor that everyone will find hilarious. This movie will teach you a thing or two with how to handle angry mobs as well. I highly recommend this movie to anyone. This will sure put you into a good mood.
The movie really stuck with the plot and had a lot of substance to it. It really made me feel like I was in New York (the biggest jail in America in the movie). Foreboding it was. The movie wore and unrelenting dark cloak around itself; never was there a dull moment in the movie. It also was intuitive in the problem solving and took you inside the movie transferring all of the moods to you. When I would watch Snake get hurt or win something, I could swear that I could feel what Snake was feeling. During the most suspenseful parts of the movie, I felt very fearful like I was in that same situation. Every scene would flow very naturally to the next one. There were no unconfident places in the acting and in the moving picture.
Kurt Russell playing Snake Plisken. Bravo! I loved his acting so much. Kurt Russell looked like he was actually Snake in real life. The acting was so natural and confident. Never was there a part where he seemed like he was a different character; very smooth and flowing.
I highly recommend this movie.
I have to say the acting was horrible in this movie. I was very disappointed with Arnold as Mr. Freeze. It was like they were trying to learn the lines as they were acting in the movie. I was never really a Batman person to begin with. I do have to admit that the horrible acting did make it funnier than it was originally supposed to be. And the costumes seemed that they are made out of rubber than fabric. There is really nothing else to say about the movie. I wouldn't recommend seeing it unless you need a really good laugh.
Now I have to admit, Robert Downey Jr is my favorite actor in the world, but I don't base what I think of the movie off of who is my favorite actor. This movie really put in the knowledge of who Sherlock Holmes is. I have read some of the books as well. However, Sherlock Holmes never said in the movie "Elementary, my dear Watson". The director really put into thought of who he was and the time he was in (As well as people's fears). It was very suspenseful, and you really had to look at the small details in the movie to find out (Even though you would know in the end) how Blackwood did what he did. It outwent what I expected from the movie.
Robert Downey Jr did I great job on the accent and the grammar. I notice in a couple of movies that Actors who are not British who play a British character will get the grammar wrong. He portrayed the actor quiet well, really. Sherlock is a very hard to understand character too. Especially in this movie where he is exposed in a very dark fashion. Robert Downey Jr. did his homework on Sherlock, and put more of a wonderful and exciting twist to this character that I love.
Jude Law playing dear old Watson. Even though Watson is portrayed as a bit short and chubby, Jude Law did a great acting job of Watson. The character was very delightful and witty with his come backs to Sherlock. Jude Law seemed he could have been Watson if Watson was a real person.
Rachel McAdams was an ok actress when it came to playing Irene. She did play Irene well, but, I guess you could say, made the character of Irene a bit boring to me. Other than that she did the expressions of how Irene felt about Sherlock very clear and not vague.
Finally, Mark Strong as the dreaded Blackwood. He made Blackwood seem very frightening and clear cut what role the character plays in this movie. I was, to be frank, a bit frightened myself when I watched Blackwood. Strong really put such a dark unrelenting fabric around Blackwood, which really put flavor into the movie.
Overall this is a must see movie. It never gets boring.
This movie is the most thrilling movie I have ever seen, and the first alien movie I have ever seen. I have screamed twice during this movie, which I never scream during scary movies. The movie was very consistent and suspenseful. *Spoiler* They didn't mess up who was the alien and who was not an alien like some other movies I have seen. Kurt Russel was superb in that movie. He portrayed the character very well. Like how he was a very logical man and had some sort of a dark feeling about him, but reacted well to the situations that he was unfortunately put in. You have to really keep up, however, on what is happening and has happened in the movie. This movie keeps you waiting till the end and thinking to the end. Overall this is one of those movies that can really get you into the sci-fi thriller movies. After watching this movie, I went on to watch War of The Worlds (2005 with Tom Cruise), and many other sci-fi thrillers. The best conditions to watch this movie to get the full affect is: At night, all of the lights turned off. If it is snowing, that makes even more of an affect. If you are watching this movie on a mountain, while it is snowing, it gives you the greatest affect of the movie.