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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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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.

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Knowing

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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.

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United 93

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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.

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Disturbia

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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.

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Quantum of Solace

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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.

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