Dreadful, in every way. Except MAYBE some little Sam Raimi signature directorial moments. MAYBE I’ll give it that. Otherwise this piece of shit will probably be my least favorite movie of the year. Terrible acting , writing, pacing, everything. And the effect, holy shit, it’s 2013, these were terrible, some of the fakest looking things I’ve seen in years. They obviously shot 90% of this movie on a green set. And while that’s true of many movies these days, I generally am not thinking about it during every scene, but here everything just looked off. There is a difference between a fantasy world and a cartoon world, but no one involved with this film seems to get that. Awful.
I AM THE LAW. I enjoyed this, a lot actually. Way better than the Stallone version. It felt like a very small story, 80% of the movie is in a single building (sorry, a MEGABLOCK, right off the MEGAHIGHWAY), located in MEGACITY ONE). Usually for a movie adaptation you go for something a bit bigger than what could almost pass for an episode of Dredd: The TV Show, but it worked. Karl “Frowny Face” Urban was awesome, and he never took off his helmet which was a great touch.
They did go a bit overboard with the slow-mo effects. I get it, the drug makes things slow. Only showing it about 4 times would have been plenty. There was one time when it went on for WAY too long. But whatever, small complaint for an overall kickass movie. Even that part I was whining about looked very pretty. I wish I had a chance to see this in 3D, it looks like they really took advantage of it, and you know, you can’t spell Dredd without 3 Ds.
A bike messenger thriller. And it was actually good. Good for a night in with nothing better to do. Exactly what it needed to be. Van Alden the Creeper was way over the top and I loved it. JGL had short hair. The plot, in the end, ended up being really small. I thought it would connect to this big conspiracy or something, but it was just a dirty cop and woman trying to get her kid back. And it all worked out in the end of course. Overall, thumbs up.
This was pretty awful, but god damn they are all so charming it’s hard to say I disliked it. Bad writing, silly story, but decent acting and it was fun. Also I watched this about a month ago so I don’t have the details I usually like to include, oops.
So this was not good, yet I found myself oddly fascinated by it. When I first saw the trailer I immediately dismissed it because the concept was just too ridiculous. How could they possibly explain how people stop aging and then have a clock in their arm that determines how long they live? Turns out they can’t. The first line is a JT VO saying something like “We don’t know how it happened, but it did, we’re genetically engineered.” Ballsy move and I’m kind of ok with it.
None of the actors did a particularly good job, not even JT. He needs to be charming and funny. The script was just plain old silly and much of it was unmemorable. But like I said, I was oddly fascinated. Why would they cast people clearly over 25 when the entire premise is that no one is over 25? It’s not like there aren’t plenty of 25ish actors out there, just look at any movie or TV show about high schoolers. Cillian Murphy is 35 years old for Christ’s sake, and he looks it. But this really doesn’t matter. It feels like the screenwriter or the producers just had this idea “what if you had a life clock in your arm man? That would be CRAZY!” and they went with it, somehow got funding, and here’s what we got. It was actually pretty fun. I could see this on How Did This Get Made.
Adorable. Anna Farris always is. The movie was as cookie cutter as they come, with a couple self referential lines thrown in there to keep it from being completely corny (I know where he lives, why don’t I just go wait there?). It’s ok though, her and Chris Evans were great together and there were plenty of funny moments.
Holy crap was this bad, but in such a laughably good way that I actually enjoyed it, I’d say it was my favorite of the series so far in that respect. Four words: Telepathic Werewolf Senate Meeting. There was so much that I just didn’t understand, like why Edward needs to be such a wild sex freak and what is imprinting and why is Bella even in this movie if she does nothing at all? Crystal was able to clear up most of it, but there were even some things where he response was just “shush, that’s just how it is.”
This movie should have been the first act of just “Breaking Dawn”. The conflict with the werewolves was lame, the wedding and honeymoon went on WAY too long, and the corniest/best character, the head Volturi guy, was only in it for like 15 seconds. I actually am looking forward to seeing TTS:BD,P2 when it hits blu-ray because if the werewolves are any indication (and even the minute or so we got at the end of this movie) then CGI vampire baby is going to be epically and awesomely bad.
This was decent, enough funny moments to make up for the lame ones. With different people in the lead roles I’m not sure it would have worked. I also had lowered expectations due to some pretty shitty reviews but really, come on, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a body switch comedy with multiple poop jokes in the trailer. It actually surprised me in some parts, with the weird fetishes that Ryan Reynolds’s character had, I figured he was just a typical pussy hound, but then boom, a pregnant lady is coming over for some loving. And the tattoo at the end was great. Also was that the same statue from When In Rome?
I have two problems with this movie:
Drinking the blood, really?
Happy ending, wtf?
Those points aside, I thought this was pretty solid. It looked great, and if this director does Uncharted I’m sure it will be awesome. Decent story, no bad acting, good music. Going into it I thought maybe the pills would end up being a placebo, but it soon became clear that wasn’t the case. I really wish they had not gone with the happy ending, maybe let DeNiro’s character win since Cooper really did reach too far and not earn his place. I bet there was an alternate ending on the real bl-ray, but we only got the rental version.
This came highly recommended by the Horror etc. podcast, they called it a true diamond in the rough, I’d say it was more like a cubic zirconium. It was shot very well, the acting was pretty good, and the overall mood was perfect, but the story just didn’t do it for me, and nothing was spectacular. Some of it was above average, fewer parts were below average, but there was very little that really wowed me.
The vampires were basically just night zombies, I prefer vampires that look more human. And why did the guy get to be a super vampire at the end? The ending of the movie was good, where the main guy just leaves the kid and the girl because he sees that he has taught him everything he needs to know. I like to think that he then just headed south and did it all over again, he wouldn’t be happy just sitting pretty in Canada without vamps to kill everyday.