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.
We had a chance to watch a screener, and it was really good. A lot of times with independent movies you will have sub par acting and poor camera quality. Not so with The Cherokee Word for Water. Both Kimberly Guerrero and Mo Brings Plenty are terrific actors. Their portrayal of Wilma Mankiller and Charlie Soap really gave me a sense of what they were going through when trying to help the other people of their tribe. The camera work is terrific, great scenes and lighting throughout the movie. If you have a chance to see The Cherokee Word for Water don't hesitate. And if you don't have anyplace in your area showing it then go to tugg.com and request a screening.
I really liked cars, a story about a racer at the top of his game who found out he needed a little bit more than just winning races. Great story about a person trying to find his place in life.
But planes is all about a plane who only wants to win a race. And the only thing he has to overcome is his fear of heights. I expected so much more from Disney with this one. Even Cars 2 was better.
It's as if they wanted to spend the least amount of time making the movie just to get it out so they can sell more merchandise. But Disney has never done that right???
Anyway kids will love it, and you'll have a few laughs but the film is totally forgettable. It's only barely better than most of Disney's straight to dvd releases.
Elysium is a great sci-fi movie. It's a little bit rough and gory, filled with a political message, but still entertaining.
It's set in an almost post-apocalyptic world. And thats not really the correct term. There was no apocalypse that lead to those conditions. It is just a slow decay of the working population and a huge rise in the top levels of society. Things are so segregated that Elysium polices the world without any input from the people of earth. Even then the Elysium police force only does enough to keep the non-citizens (people of earth) in line to protect their own people and investments. You have an almost perfect utopia right up next to a functional dystopian society where all of the downtrodden are reminded daily by a big floating disc in the sky that there is something better that they will never have.
Were so used to seeing zombie flicks where all the zombies are slow and uncoordinated. WWZ keeps the zombies as unintelligent single minded beasts but ups the ante by giving them a huge physical boost. WWZ also does a great job in showing how fast a contamination can spread when given a 10 second kill and convert from even the slightest bite.
The way it is written this movie is more like a prelude to the rest of the story. If you love zombie / contamination style flicks then go see World War Z and you will probably enjoy it. If not then you won't be missing anything.