This movie is exactly what you think it's going to be based on the previews and the fact that it is only one hour and forty seven minutes. It is an action movie with your over the top action sequences and kind of rushed storyline. I already knew that the film was going to be a five star film but it is definitely entertaining. I thought it was exciting and that the action scenes were well made, but it lacked the length of time needed to make this movie a better film. I enjoyed the characters that were introduced but felt that there were no explanations or background to them. The story that comes through does make sense and would answer some of the questions about Logan(Wolverine) but not enough for people to go absolutely crazy over. The film stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Liev Schreiber as Victor/Sabretooth, Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool and also returning for a small role is Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier. If you were going to see it I would still recommend watching the film because it is a good addition to the other films but it is nothing to go crazy over.
This is the film that people have been waiting for. Those who love disaster films this is the best one ever made. The story was well put together and it was filled with suspense you can cut with a knife. There are not too many actors really focused on to say great things about them but Nicolas Cage nails this role. He was superb. The special effects were amazing and surprisingly necessary to the story. Usually in these type of movies the special fx sequences take away from the story or are put in there just to try to make sure you are not bored with the story they are showing you, but not this film.
The film is about a professor of astrophysics at MIT John Koestler (Nicolas Cage)who is raising his son Caleb alone because his wife died a year ago and he is trying to do right with his son. Now he goes to an assembly at his son's school in which the school opens a time capsule full with drawings from kids 50 years ago predicting what the future would look like. All of the children receive pictures but Caleb gets a paper with only sequences of numbers, He takes it home and his father finds it and in the middle of night tries to see if he could make sense of the numbers. All through the night he works on this and figures out that the numbers are dates of disaster and the number of deaths and realizes that they are predictions. Now he researches and tries to prevent the disasters that have not occurred yet.
From the beginning you are drawn in and kept in suspense until the very end but after he figures out what the numbers mean the movie picks up the pace but successfully makes you feel like that you are not rushed at all. The disaster sequences are amazing and while I was watching the film I felt that I was right there with Professor John Koestler. That is how real it felt. I was drawn in and I felt like I was a victim who had just witnessed everything that happened. I did not feel like I was watching a movie but I felt like if I was experiencing it the whole time.
By the time the movie ends you feel satisfied with how everything turns out and it end great. I did not feel like the ending could have been better, it ended the way it was supposed to end I was happy with it. This is the best science fiction movie I have ever seen, it was intelligent, very tense and suspenseful. This to me is the greatest sci-fi film to date and will be for a long time.
Now I put this film as a drama but it is truly a true life depiction of the events surrounding United 93 on that unforgettable day.
I just recently watched this film and it is an amazing film. It was not too early to make this film because as the film is progressing you realize that it is made in the present tense even though the event happened in 2001. The director shows us only what the people in the story know and that is it. The film for those who may not know is about United 93 which is the flight that was crashed down by the passengers trying to take back the plane from the hijackers. The film is great because you know absolutely nothing about any body except for what any one would know at the point of the film. You are treated as if you are the people who are finding out that something is going on only when they do. The film switches back between the passengers on the plane, the National Air Traffic Control Center, airport towers, regional air traffic stations, and a military command room and while you are watching you are pulled in like if you are in those rooms as either workers or passengers. The film doesn't speculate Al Queda or Bin Laden because you are to never even now that there is anything happening in the future because of the fact that it is shown to you in present tense. The film is remarkable and heart wrenching to watch and it is not recommended for those who can't even think about the events surrounding September 11th. I was born in New York and lived there for several years and looking at those towers were a way of comfort, I can't explain why but it just was and watching this film hit me emotionally and I began to cry. I began to cry when they show you the second plane crashing into the other building. This film is unmissable for those that can find themselves able to sit through it because it is as accurate about the events as it could be and never sways off of the course it is supposed to be on not even for second.
When this movie first came out I really did not have any interest in seeing it due to the fact that I did not care for the kid in the lead role. I avoided it even though every one who saw it said that it was a good movie. I finally watched it the other day because now I like Shia Labeouf as an actor after seeing him in Eagle Eye and Transformers. This was an amazing film, I could not believe that it could be as good as it was. From the opening scene to the tension filled ending I was hooked. This kid Shia is on his way to being an actor every director wants in their movies.
The movie is about a kid named Kale(Shia Labeouf) who is confined to house arrest after punching a teacher during class. He has anger issues due to the fact that he blames himself for his father's death at the beginning of the film. So now he can't go 100 feet from a device that controls he ankle bracelet he has on or the cops will come a lock him away. Now that he can't leave the house and his mother(Carrie Ann Moss) took away his X-Box and internet he decides to spend his time spying on the neighbors. After several weeks of doing that he comes to befriend the girl who recently moved in next door and not too long after that they begin to suspect that one of the neighbors is a serial killer that moved there from Texas a few years ago. Now this is when the film intensifies and if you weren't at the edge of your seat already you will be.
How everything concludes is great. I can't believe that it was such a good movie. If you love suspense thrillers or you just so happen to love Shia Labeouf than this film would be something that you could enoy.
I went into this film just like every other Bond fan thinking that it was going to be something of a good movie and it was a real let down. I was particularly disappointed because of the fact that this was the first Bond film to be a direct sequel of the one before it. Most Bond movies were just Bond on another mission to stop the world from being dominated while sleeping with the gorgeous women along the way and they tend to be made in a formula style. I had hopes for this one because of the fact that it could have been different but really wasn't.
I really enjoyed Casino Royale because it didn't stick with the typical Bond formula and showed that Bond can be portrayed in a different light while still being suave and bad ass. Then with Quantum of Solace they brought it back to being about action scenes with very little story. The story had a good premise behind it but when you think you were going to get story to help you understand what happened you get thrown into another set of action sequences and don't get me wrong they are entertaining but it leaves no room for anything else to happen other than Bond being put into action scenes. Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good action flick but when you can almost say that there is too much action that's when it is a problem.
Usually in a Bond film you have the beautiful Bond girl do more than almost nothing throughout the film but this one doesn't have a script long enough to be there for any other reason to be there other than being a pretty face. Now getting to the story it is not hard to understand what is going on even though you never get enough time to get a full story setting in. You know whats funny, I think Judi Dench who plays M as a supporting role has more dialogue than Daniel Craig playing Bond the lead.
Daniel Craig is a really good Bond and continues to do well in the role but this time around they really didn't give anything to do than be in action sequences. I think I can understand why Daniel Craig wanted to do his own stunts because if he didn't he wouldn't have been in much of the movie. I wish they would have done it the same as they did in Casino Royale even though the film was directed by Marc Forester instead of Martin Campbell who directed the prior film. The way I see it is that for this film they wanted to make an ction film and in light of that forget to put in a story because the story feels forced in there like it was not in the original plan. If you liked Casino Royale you might like this one but to think that it might be as good or better than Casino Royale you will highly disappointed.
I technically want to give it three and a half stars because it was entertaining enough to deserve so. Most people didn't like it and I can see why but if you go in thinking that its going to be different than the other mummy films because its about a Chinese emperor than you are mistaken. The film is absurd and preposterous and is proud of it. The movie wasn't meant to take on a world of realistic possibilities it was meant to bring you into a fiction world where there are a ton of action and lots of the undead walking around. If you went in with that in mind then you can enjoy the film a lot better.
The film stars an almost entirely new cast except for Brendan Fraser returning as Rick O'Connell and John Hannah as Evelyn O'Connell's brother Jonathan. The new cast consists of Maria Bello as Evelyn O'Connell (replacing Rachel Weisz), Luke Ford as their son Alex, Jet Li as the Chinese emperor, Russell Wong as General Ming and Michelle Yeoh as Zi Yuan. At first I was upset that they had changed a major character but in the end it worked out. I got used to her and it didn't stop me from enjoying the film.
Now I would tell you what the story is about but as you can guess its about the same thing as the first two but a different mummy. I am not going to fight with anyone and say that the story is strong or the acting is superb but what I will say to all is that this is just a fun hour and forty five minute film. That is what it was meant to be nothing more. I found myself enjoying the action and the adventure sequences a lot. The story was somewhat entertaining in how they got to what was going on. Overall a rousing adventure. I am a fan of action/adventures and I am a fan of the whole series of the Mummy films. If you are looking for the award winning actioner than pick up No Country For Old Men because than that is more for your satisfaction. This film is fo people just trying to have a good time. I recommend it for those that have liked the other films because it keeps the same style of how events get into motion along with humor. Even though it was directed by a different director (Rob Cohen instead of Stephen Sommers) it still kept the same essence. Stephen Sommers produces the movie in case people were wondering. Good adventure film.
Before I started watching this movie people were telling me that this is a boring film and that it is not that good. I beg to differ. It is a well made film by long time director Brian DePalma. The film is filled with pretty good performances by a good cast. The Black Dahlia stars Josh Hartnett as detective Bucky Bleichert and Aaron Eckhart as detective Lee Blanchard. Also as the love interest of Lee Blanchard is Scarlet Johansson and in Bucky Bleichert's life is Hilary Swank.
The story takes place during the late 30's to the late 40's during which a gruesome murder of a young girl called the Black Dahlia occurs. Detective Bleichert and Blanchard take the case even though that they usually don't take murder cases and they have to solve the now most notorious unsolved murder in California history. The screenplay for the film is well written using James Ellroy's novel of the same title. The story moves along in a fast pace and it can be a little hard to keep up at first until you get used to it. It is a well plotted mystery with great twist and turns that keep you guessing til the end. All the characters play important roles due to some kind of involvement in this case.
I can understand why people would find it boring because if you can not get used to the pace of the story telling than you will sit there bored to death. It moves a little fast for itself sometimes but overall a great entertainment. I enjoyed the mystery and truly did not know what was going on until the ending credits began rolling. A great mystery definitely worth watching
While watching this movie I noticed that it was able to accomplish something some movies couldn't in the short period of time given in the story itself. It allows you to become acquainted with the family the story focuses on quickly but effectively so that when something happens you care about them. The movie stars Kevin Bacon as Nick Hume a father to two boys and husband to the beautiful Kelly Preston. It also stars Garret Hedlund as Billy D. the leader to a gang that is after Nick. Now Aisha Tyler stars in this film as Lt. Wallace and John Goodman is a gun dealer and gives orders to Billy and his thugs.
The film is about Nick Hume's "perfect life" which includes a great job and a loving family, but then in an instant this "perfect life" is taking away from him when his oldest son is killed during a gang initiation. This takes him and throws his life completely out of whack. When he is about to testify against the one who killed his son the lawyer says that they want to scare the defense into a deal that would only get the guy 3 to 5 years in prison. He is not happy with it and decides to not testify and take care of it himself by killing the one that killed his son. By doing this it starts a war with Billy and his gang.
Now that seems like a simple plot and to be truthful it is but the way the story builds the character development so quick and how it pushes the story along it really works. The oldest son is killed not even a half an hour into the film and yet you fell like you had more screen time to get to know him and care that if he gets killed. Kevin Bacon is great in this role and the movie is intense. Some of the action scenes are a little brutal but very effective. The action is almost at the same level of brutal as Running Scared(2006). Its an intense film and I had a great time watching it.
This movie was exactly the way I thought it was going to be and that is why I didn't watch it when it was in theaters. I just happened to watch it today because my family was watching it and I had nothing to do. I wish I did have something to do. The film seemed as if it was written by someone who has A.D.H.D. because the film trails off the central story into complete randomness. The basis of this film could have made a great movie but instead they wanted to make an action film filled with random action scenes that makes you care less for the film. The movie had actors that tried their best with what they had to work with which wasn't much to begin with. It starts to bring you a story that you could be interested in and then takes it away with an overdrawn action sequence.
The plot of the film is that a virus broke out in scotland and the place was quarantined and England built a wall to protect themselves from the virus. They send in military to check out the virus and find a cure and thats where it starts to really get out of hand with action scenes that are way too long and that are boring. There was even a complete scene that wasn't necessary which was like a concert with out having anbody sing it just played music and they burned a man and started eating him. The movie just jumps around way too much and not making the storys worth your wild to watch.
This film should have just stayed as an idea until a better screenplay was written for it. It was boring and one of the worst films I have seen this year.
I never thought that a film that primarily focuses about drugs and three guys who smoke weed all the time could be a really great film but it was. The movie stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as Dale and Saul who are two slacker potheads and they play the part to the teeth. They seem like they are being natural in their parts and together they are hilarious. The way that they play off of each other its like they have known each other for years. Well they actually have known each other for years because they were working together on the short lived tv show Freaks and Geeks. Freaks and Geeks was also produced by the producer of this film Judd Apatow. The third sort of main character is Saul's drug dealer Red played by Danny R. McBride and when all three of them are together it always get into a crazy set of events that make you laugh. Gary Cole is in this film as Ted Jones who is a major druglord who controls a police officer Carol played by Rosie Perez.
Going into the theater I had no idea what the film was truly about because the trailers never gave me enough to work with to figure it out and I loved that. The film is about Dale who is a process server whose job is to go around serving people subpoenas all day. In between serving different people he smokes weed until he runs out and needs more. So now he goes to his dealer Saul who has a rare weed called Pineapple Express and sells it to him. As Dale is about to serve the last person he had to that day he witnesses a murder by a man and a police officer. So now he has to run and stay alive while they try to track him down.
So without revealing any more of the film I just want to say it was hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing from the opening sequence to the final shot. I haven't laughed so hard from a movie in so long. This is one of the best buddy action comedies I have seen in a very long time. I recommend this film for anyone looking for a good laugh at the theaters.