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post #13456 of 16183

As I mentioned many pages ago, I very rarely will watch an animated film. The only time I do is when I hear other adults singing its praises and the overall critical reception is high. That was certainly the case with this one, and I have to say that I found it to be just a fantastic film with a great heart. I loved every minute. 

 

"How to Train Your Dragon" - 9/10

 

 

post #13457 of 16183

I've always been kind of partial to superman, cause my very first "date" was when I was about 11 years old, and my female friend next door's mother drove she and I to see Superman II at the theater. To this day it remains as one of my favorite memories. Anyway, I had very high expectations for this one...Christopher Nolan AND Zack Snyder? C'mon, that's gotta be a sure thing, right? Well, yeah..sorta. I thought the first part of the film (I seem to be saying this a lot lately) was fantastic. I loved the back story of Krypton and I felt the way they portrayed young Clark Kent and his struggle to not only discover his true identity but at the same time figure out how he fits in in this world was really well done. I found myself connecting emotionally to the character - actually to a couple of the characters - and I was engaged throughout.

 

I loved the job that Michael Shannon did as Zod, but for me that was a given. He's one of the most talented actors working today, and if anyone can bring an intensity to a character, it's this guy. But I think in the second half I sort of felt the gravity of the most common criticism I heard prior to seeing this film - that the CGI and all the over the top action in the end just took away from the film. I didn't deduct as many points as many did, but I really found myself wanting more STORY. I wanted to go back to the beginning of the film and start over, but this time staying more into the character of superman/clark kent. I sort of wanted Zod to just go away and quit ruining what had started off as a really good film. Anyway, I did think it was a good movie and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do in the next one. 

 

"Man of Steel" - 8.2/10

 

 

post #13458 of 16183

They weren't originally teenie bopper books with cheap writing and characterization? Hm.

 

Metalsonata <--- Mean. :-P

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Hunger Games and the Twilight series. They really cheapened the books and turned them into teenie bopper films with cheap directing and acting.

 

On the other hand, the best I've seen would have to be the Harry Potter series.

post #13459 of 16183
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They weren't originally teenie bopper books with cheap writing and characterization? Hm.

 

 

I promise they weren't. The Hunger Games series was extremely gritty and detailed, and the first movie left out all the bits that made the books great. For instance, Rue's death was so much "better" in the books, but they cheated her out of it in the movie.

 

Twilight was ruined by the casting of actors who only have one facial expression.

post #13460 of 16183
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As I mentioned many pages ago, I very rarely will watch an animated film. The only time I do is when I hear other adults singing its praises and the overall critical reception is high. That was certainly the case with this one, and I have to say that I found it to be just a fantastic film with a great heart. I loved every minute. 

 

"How to Train Your Dragon" - 9/10

 

 

 

 

I'm the same way, often skeptical about animated films.  But one day a while back, I was home and bored, and it was about to start on HBO and I figured,"what the hell" and gave it a shot, and I was really impressed by that movie.

 

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I've always been kind of partial to superman, cause my very first "date" was when I was about 11 years old, and my female friend next door's mother drove she and I to see Superman II at the theater. To this day it remains as one of my favorite memories. Anyway, I had very high expectations for this one...Christopher Nolan AND Zack Snyder? C'mon, that's gotta be a sure thing, right? Well, yeah..sorta. I thought the first part of the film (I seem to be saying this a lot lately) was fantastic. I loved the back story of Krypton and I felt the way they portrayed young Clark Kent and his struggle to not only discover his true identity but at the same time figure out how he fits in in this world was really well done. I found myself connecting emotionally to the character - actually to a couple of the characters - and I was engaged throughout.

 

I loved the job that Michael Shannon did as Zod, but for me that was a given. He's one of the most talented actors working today, and if anyone can bring an intensity to a character, it's this guy. But I think in the second half I sort of felt the gravity of the most common criticism I heard prior to seeing this film - that the CGI and all the over the top action in the end just took away from the film. I didn't deduct as many points as many did, but I really found myself wanting more STORY. I wanted to go back to the beginning of the film and start over, but this time staying more into the character of superman/clark kent. I sort of wanted Zod to just go away and quit ruining what had started off as a really good film. Anyway, I did think it was a good movie and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do in the next one. 

 

"Man of Steel" - 8.2/10

 

 

I feel like your rating is spot on. Was the movie perfect? No....but it was not nearly as horrible as the haters have made it out to be....and I, too am looking forward to the next one.

 

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

I promise they weren't. The Hunger Games series was extremely gritty and detailed, and the first movie left out all the bits that made the books great. For instance, Rue's death was so much "better" in the books, but they cheated her out of it in the movie.

 

Twilight was ruined by the casting of actors who only have one facial expression.

 

I have no experience with Hunger Games, either books or movie.  But I got quite a laugh out of your take on Twilight, and I'm inclined to agree.smile.gif

post #13461 of 16183

Looper   3/10

 

Even with fairly high key actors as main characters (Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis) the acting was so-so, the plot was totally lacking, didn't make sense, had a lot of scientific inaccuracies even if it dealt with an abstract subject and had a lot of plot holes. The directing was good but it really felt like a half-assed movie especially with an extremely weak ending. On paper, it's an interesting idea but the execution was very, very poor.

post #13462 of 16183

For those we love - 7.5/10

 

This was pretty awful until the last half an hour when it scored some major points. This one really made me think a LOT. I could barely sleep after watching it at night.

Anyway, this one is about Kamikaze pilots during WWII. I watched this one mostly as a history lesson. I don't know how accurate it is. It's an interesting subject to read up on.

post #13463 of 16183

FLIGHT - 8/10

 

Denzel doing what he did and does best biggrin.gif

post #13464 of 16183

Fast & Furious 6-  Very good show. Fast cars,explosions, jokes, this show reeks of manliness. 9/10

post #13465 of 16183

 

 

Holy crap.....serious body count in this one. In that regard, I am reminded of the last Rambo movie, which happened to also have Julie Benz play a role as she did here. 

 

I wouldn't have paid theater pricing to see this, but as a free view on Crackle, it was OK.

post #13466 of 16183

The Lone Ranger (2013): 3/10

 

It has a couple of bright moments, but it's hard, if not impossible, for them to shine through all the bloat, sterile CGI action, and bizarre tonal inconsistencies. 

post #13467 of 16183

Identify Thief - 8.75/10

 

What can I say..have to admit I loved this. It was a fun movie to watch and had a lot of funny parts. I expected to hate it but I didn't. It's just the kind of movie I need after such long hours at work.

I normally don't like Jason Bateman but he made this one work for me somehow. Both of the two main characters did well together. Yeah the main character is incredibly annoying.

 

The storyline is as bad as something out of "Dumb and Dumber" really. Especially those bad guys..

 

This one reminded me a lot of something like "Nothing to Lose", "Due Date" and a few other movies.

 

Some of the comedy didn't work and was awkward.

 

Oh and I totally expect some of you to give this a 3/10.

 

It seems there are a lot of comedies out there that most people hate that I like. I loved the movie "Envy" so much that I immediately watched it a second time blink.gif

 

I went onto rottentomatoes and it's one of the worst movies listed.

post #13468 of 16183
I loved Identity Thief. I think humor is often very polarizing. Many different types of it, and what one person finds funny another one may find annoying.
post #13469 of 16183

 

Going into this with the proper expectations, I was pleased to discover it wasn't half bad. It was even pretty good about as showing him re-loading the double-barreled shotgun he uses, instead of the gun never running out of bullets like you'd see in some movies of this type. 5/10

post #13470 of 16183

Much Ado About Nothing (2013): 8/10

 

As it does in the original play, the subplot (main plot?) involving Claudio and Hero drags a bit--neither are as compelling as the supporting cast is, and their romance leads the story into some dark places, which I've always felt clashed unpleasantly with the witty comedy that surrounds it. Nonetheless, this is a fine adaptation of a classic comedy (arguably a template for so much of what we see in modern rom-coms), and Whedon and his cast of actors/friends prove themselves to be more than capable of taking this material on and doing it justice. Not only do many of the actors speak Shakespeare's lines with incredible naturalism, but physically there's a lot to admire here as well, particularly in the more 'slapstick' roles of Benedick, Beatrice, and Dogberry. (Played by the always wonderful Nathan Fillion, who steals every scene he's in.) Two of Whedon's greatest strengths as a director are his love of banter and how he directs his actors--he obviously gets a lot of mileage out of both strengths here. Highly recommended.

 

Please excuse any oddities with this review. Writing it after a very long drinking session, of which seeing this movie was part. 

 

Bedtime now.

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