When I saw this film I questioned what the hell I just saw, Its a mess of over the top bastards with guns shooting around everywhere - lesbian snipers, creppy puns and agents - and lets not forget ari gold from entorage (piven) getting drugged up and eing a bloody magician that everyone wants dead.
But in the end it ust becomes, lets throw as muh cool shit in as we can - even if the director pulls it off with great style.
There is very little I can say about this film, It changes the firefly tv show into something very differnt yet almost just as brilliant. The entire thing is great, acting, directing writing. Its whedon at his best - I do question if the film would have the same effec on sonebody who had not seen the tv show (everyone).
But then theres the end, which being the closing of the story does not give me a sense of serenity. A high on action, fast paced film like this tries to end morosley and slowly. And yet only succeeds witht he latter. I will not spoil it but 2 characters may sightly die and it may be very poorly handled with no emotion or closure.
In fact I ried at the end, half of the reason was because they killed my favourite character - the other half because they did it for absoloutly no reason apart from the fat that joss whedon was bored and also ecause of how little eotion there was in it. A dissapoitning end really, to a film that really is one long ending...doesnt that make it redundant?
No because it is also one of the best sci-fi film ever made and has had a great influence on films such as star strek and star wars witch really - should be inspiring it.
GRRR GRRR GRRR GRRR GRRR
An almost perfect film, its amlomost sad to wath for several reasons. Firstly this film is not a comic book film in the traditions sense, you could remove batman and it would be a masterpiece. Which of course means if you enter explecting to see xmen 3 your going to be dissapointed. ALso its brutal, penils in eyes, guns booming through the speakers and an eerie soundtrack. Its uncomfortable to sit though without flintching. Of course this is magnnified by the death of heath ledger which will look over this film for eternity. But you know the only thing that really keeps this film from 100%? Christian bale, he plays a good wayne, and even sometimes a good batman. And while im not hugeley against his GRRR GRRR, it does detract slightly, and it is so unfortunate. Its not so much when he interogates people, but when he actually does tone it down and hes just i normal conversation with say, alfred or the comishiner. Its nitpicking, but its there, its constantly pulling hte film down as you recall all those parody videos. When I first saw the film I loved it, 5/5, but now everytime I watch it I just cant help but laugh? Is it wrong to judge a film based on jokes made about it? Probably not, but their valid and it tarnishes a brilliant film. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
I enjoyed the twilight books, I dont know why, the romance was horrible, creepy even. The characters where souless and the plot repetetive. Bt something compelled me to read on.
The films are a similar story, exept that thing keeping me reading was gone. The first twilight was abysmally directed, the second was only slightly better. This film however is bound to blow away twilight 'fans' who have only seen the films ( god knows why theyd like it based on those 2 - probably just to look cool )
The film does not shy away from the fact edward is a complete creep, but the thing is you can wath it and go yh, he is a creep. They aknowledge that, watch it knowing your watching a reatarded girl fall in love with a creep. I basicly view it as a paedophilia metaphor. Thats not even a joke based on edwards age, thats really how it comes across. You can deny it, but if you watch it with that mindset it is actually a clever film. Ontop of that jacob contrasts completly to edward and is just an overall badass.
Not to mention the action is completly great and out of character for a twilight film. This is far loser to what the books where like in my head when I basicly inserted what stephenie meyer is uncapable.
I aplaud the director. He made a good twilight film!!! Lets hope the next one is like how that one was in my mind, with and extrmly graphic and violent sex scene hehe.
The crow 2 should have had the same tone as the first but had a new creative plot...what did it do? CHange the tone completly but make the plot identicle. The major differences here are, wait for it, wait for it, this is going to shock you. His girlfriend didnt die, it was....HIS SON!!!! and the villain isnt the captain from alien 4 ....HES BLACK!!!! Woah, is your mind blown?
And the darkness is ompletley replaned by wierd, surreal colours which would be interesing and articstic in other surcumstances...but the crow does not suit the colour purple. Its like barney the dinosaur is trying to avenge his sons death.
And vincent foreign guy does a poor job as the crow, hamming it up shockingly...and my favourite sene? Where he rund aroudn pushing over barrels in a high octane actions scene whih made me laugh hystercily. Just makes you apreciate brandon lee even more.
Having said that it isnt a complete dissaster, it could be wicked prayer......
The crow 1: A gothic masterpiece with great acting, badass stunts and fights.
The crow 2: Same as the first with lack of acting and badassery, everything is strangley coloured purple or green
The crow 3: Inventive, well acted and directed and yet sadly the budget was about the same as my pocket money.
The crow 4: HEY I KNOW WHAT WE DUN CAN DO, LETS KID THE KID FROM TERMINATOR, DRESS HIM UP AS QUEEN AMIDALA GONE EMO AND GET HIM TO SKIP AROUND IN MEXICO WHILE CHASED BY THE DEVIL!!! WHO IS ANGEL FROM BUFFY...TWIST!!
Yes, thats what they where thinking, and thats what they got. A steaaming pile of crow crap.
Juno is about teenage pregnancy and abortion, a subject that many would consider bleak and not a suitable candidate for film guaranteed to put a smile on your face, yet has been handled in a way that makes for a completely unexpected and unprecedented experience. Juno McGuff is a relaxed and assured teenager who has to learn to mature as she is struck with an unexpected pregnancy.
Juno is a film that rises above the cinematic trend and creates its own - look today, Ellen Page and Michael Cera are household names, films depicting teenagers - not as hormonal, stroppy wrecks - but as equally impulsive yet smart and witty people . The film does not shy away from teenage life, but also does not create a caricature of it which no doubt created some of the films success. The fact that it applies to all of us, adults, nor teenagers can be alienated by the slightly alien dialect used throughout. This dialogue is the maind draw of the film - each line more entertaining than any explosion or car chase and yet this comes at the cost of some of its realism. Plot wise, it sounds mundane, however the dialogue really makes it come alive as a film more exiting and engrossing than any blockbuster, blockbusters thatâ€™s realism is never called into question. The fact is that every character in the film seems to be capable of making intelligent quips at any second and this feels wrong - simply because the writer Diablo Cody is incredibly witty and smart does not mean she should make every character that way, and yet she does and really it makes the film better, as any other film with this plot would simply be dull, her writing is what makes Juno unique.
The director, Jason Reitman does a proficient job but rarely steals the show save for a few scenes such as when Juno enters a hospital planning to have an abortion. Another factor for the films success comes down to the actors, Ellen Page does a fantastic job as Juno doing all the role required of her and more. Juno MacGuff is a headstrong teenager who's actions are naive and spontaneous. Page owes much to the writing, but as proven by her other work in Hard Candy and Inception she is a superb actress and perhaps another would not have been able to capture the character so perfectly. Upon this, the supporting cast including J.K Simmons and Allison Janney are amusing and supportive as their roles as father and step-mother respectively while Jennifer Garner and Jason Batmen do well in their conflicting portrayals of a married couple, one being unlovable yet loving, and the other likable and yet devious. The actor that is of most interest is Michael Cera, Some would say change can not be seen in chronological order, its only when reversing and looking back over something progression you can see the development and it can be said with Cera. His roles may be similar, but subtle changes across each should be noticed. His latest role of Scott Pilgrim may seem similar at first, but if you go back you will find his role as Paulie Bleeker to be far more insecure and nervous but not pathetically so while as Scott pilgrim he is confident and yes all the more pathetic. All his small details, subtle facial expressions and gestures that really make the character.
The film is brilliant yet awkward in its approach to acquiring the high level of entertainment it supplies and you will watch slightly aware does not quite fit, but without the pieces there in the first place we could never have this great film thatâ€™s flaws could not be removed without removing a core part of what makes Juno the lovable, warm film it is.