Sunday, March 9, 2008

Movie Reviews: The Return

It's been a while since my last blog and this time I will start again by reviewing the movies that I have watched for the last three months.

DECEMBER: Magical Month

1. Stardust - Whew! I loved this film. Yeah, I love fantasy films. This type of fairy tale seems to be really magical and I was impressed. The story was really cool, doing everything for the one you love but finding and knowing the path to the RIGHT one that will also give you love seems really good. The magical atmosphere, action, mystery and adventure were combined together for us to be delighted on this film. There were also unexpected events and situations in this movie. Really cool film.

2. Enchanted - Love the songs on this movie, really magical and entertaining. Also the lead atars of the movie seems to be the perfect choice on this film, hehehe... This is for the entire family, everybody will enjoy it. The idea of animation to live picture is another plot for this kind of project, I guess this is something not that new. Don't forget the special effects, wow that was really cool especially the battle scene between the princess and the witch, two thumbs up!

3. The Golden Compass - I think this movie combined all the elements of an excellent film. Great actors, best selling novel that results to great script, great production design, unbelievable special effects and controversy with regards to the church. Overall, I liked this movie, yeah I'm fan of fantasy and Mr. Bond. Anyway, the ending seemed to be "bitin" but I can wait for it's 2 more installments in the following years. The adventure on this film is really likeable. It is also for the entire family. Just hold tight to your beliefs and don't be fooled by what you see on this movie, just enjoy the magical experience.

JANUARY: The Three Great Actors

1. I Am Legend - This movie is really short but the content and the message that the film want us to retrieve was really predictable but cool. Will Smith proved again that he is a versatile actor, can do comedy, action/adventure and drama. But on the bad side of the movie and coming down to only having one major character dominating the majority of the screen time, things can go from interesting to boring really fast.

2. National Treasure 2 The Book of Secrets - When I watched the part 1 of this movie on a cable channel, I said to myself that the plot seemed to be the same with The Da Vinci Code, finding clues until reaching what you want. Nicolas Cage made a very clever and exciting performance on this film. Good thing on this film is the "comedic" ingredient, you will not get bored. I can say that this is better than the first one. The historical lessons on this movie is a bonus to the viewers.

3. The Heartbreak Kid - Ben Stiller is really an excellent comedy actor. I just didn't like the ending and I can't stop saying to myself on him the word "TANGA!"... hehehe... Yes the movie is funny but I just didn't like the story plot of not learning from your mistake. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there's no lesson in this movie. It should have been much better. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie.

FEBRUARY: Horror and an Action

1. The Mist - This movie promises mist, scares and critters. A really heart pumping film. I can say that this was the most evil, sinnister, horrific, horrid doomsday movie I've ever seen. The idea that the monters on this movie is not by nature but by science is a wonderful plot. What I just don't like is the ending... Grrr... it was so depressing.

2. Saw IV - I think I did not like this part of the Saw saga. I saw the first three parts of this film and for this, I was really disappointed. I don't know but the scenes and situations were not that exciting as the previous ones. Also the story plot seemed to be not solid. I can't follow clearly on how to react on each scenes. The ending sucks. How come a certain people did all those gruesome activies and games. Sorry, I just didn't like this.

3. Vantage Point - It is an action film that the main topic is the safety of the president. The directing was great! Also the editing, loved it. Divided by several situations and people involved in the totality of the film, it was perfect. The story is also excellent, there are a lot of twists and they are really unpredictable and unexpected. The ending is very good.


Anonymous said...

in the Heartbreak Kid, their case for making Stiller's first wife into an annoying monster, etc. was totally un-convincing... it made him look all the more like a lame-o

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