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.
Horton Hears a Who! is the newest movie from Blue Sky, the creators of Ice Age. It's based on the book by Dr. Suess. Long story short, Horton hears a voice on a speck and learns that a city of Whos is on it. Horton then takes the responsibility to find a safe place to place the speck, so the Whos can live in peace. But almost every animal in the jungle Nool is determined to destroy that speck, which perches on a clover flower to keep safe, because Sour Kangeroo convinces them Horton is teaching the children that there are small people.
I'll begin by saying this is a positively positive review. Let me continue and explain why. First off, this movie is hilarious. But what would you expect from the people that brought you Ice Age? It has a variety of different brands of humor. Like random (that would be the character Katie, like her line "in my world, everybody's a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies!"), and slapstick humor. Lots of it. It's flowing at you non-stop. And when they sing "Can't Fight this Feeling" at the end, I was almost in tears. It's oddly beautiful. Second reason, the imagery is absolutely beautiful. Everything is colorful, vivid and detailed. You can tell they put a lot of work into each character. Because this movie's animated, Dr. Suess's world comes to life. The zany crooked looking trees and houses. Everything is just like the books. Third reason this movie is so fun, the characters. Every single character has a unique personality, and you fall in love with them when you first hear them speak. I don't know how they do it.
So go see this movie if you have a good sense of humor. I'd actually say it's the funniest animated movie I've ever seen. It's very enjoyable.
I loved the first movie, and I couldn't wait until this one. I'll cut to the chase, I loved National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
The good things: almost everything. This movie is like excitement and adrenaline had a baby and instead of breast milk, it was fed steroids. maybe thats too exaggerated, but still. The car chase and platform scenes were especially pulse-pounding. Another good thing is the humor. More of it. And it doesn't suck. Everyone in the theater laughed. I heard people gasping too in excitement. And this movie is very clever. All of the things found, like the actual book of secrets, to the plank in the resolute desks. it's intriguing how they go around the globe and sneak into the most daring places to find some amazing machine holding a clue. Like the Oval freaking Office. Some moments I wondered if they actually had to break the law to film some of the scenes in this movie. "I'm going to kidnap the president of the United States". That kind of stuff makes your heart skip a beat.
The bad things: The plot is almost exactly the same as the first movie. Benjamin Gates tries to get to the treasure before the antagonist, and they end up sort of teaming up to find it together. but this time, the antagonist DIES! GOLLY!! What seems very similar is that line he says. "I'm going to kidnap the president of the United States". Yeah? Well in the first film, doesn't he say the exact same thing but changes kidnap to steal, and president of the united states to declaration of independence? So this movie isn't anything new, just the same old thing. BUT 10 TIMES BIGGER!! if you liked the first movie, just know you'll basically be watching the exact same thing, just revamped. that's all. Another thing is the acting. It's not horrendous, but it's not the best. You can easily look over it though.
Overall, go see it. It's an incredibly exciting movie, brilliant, and pretty much hilarious too.
I thought Enchanted was a very fun and great movie to watch. It had very funny parts, happy parts, all that stuff. What makes it so cool is that it combines CGI, animation, and real-life. And all three categories are great. The CGI characters look cartoony enough to laugh at and enjoy, but real enough to feel like....well, they're real. Another cool thing is that the movie basically takes every princess movie plot (snow white, cinderella, etc.) and mixes them together. It's like fifty princesses in one princess! A problem I had with the acting is 'Prince Edward' would be a little too silly sometimes, and it got annoying. Another problem is 'Gazelle'. Sometimes you just want her to shut up with her perky little voice. And she'd always have a dumb look on her face. That was just obnoxious. But still, it's great. All the guys might not be so enthusiastic about the musical numbers, romance, and pink fruffley dresses, though.
So, go see this movie. It's enjoyable and fun. Oh yeah, "for the whole family."
wow, now this movie was great. I'll start by listing the bad things: acting was second-rate, kinda corny dialogue (but hey, that's the Transformers right?), too human-like robots (but hey, THAT'S the tranformers too, right?), and the humor was only chuckle-enducing. And now for the good parts: AMAZING CGI!!!!!! awesome fight and action scenes, gorgeous transformation scenes, even though they were slow (which kept the dazzling effects working even longer), the government was very government-like, not like other movies when the filmakers didn't really know how the government would handle things. The action scenes aren't cut off to other scenes right in the good parts or suspenseful ones, thus ensuring you satisfaction. And the characters are loveable. likeable. well, enjoyable. lol.
So all in all, this movie is a must-see. It's great fun, and will have you chompin' your popcorn the whole way through. You can decide for yourself. I recommend it. It would've gotten 5 stars, but the acting and other bad things brought it down one star. still great though!!