Friday, December 26, 2008

Themes of Action

These four movies are all the same in the manner of action theme, they only differs on how the story, direction and the screenplay were executed to provide a comedy, hard action, suspense, thriller, absurdity and an intelligent era of such genre.

1. Eagle Eye - I found this film very entertaining for a modern day of action movie. But the story, its been done before and is not plausible. It doesn't have an original concept, it was too predictable. The action scenes, on the other hand were great but there are few unnecessary explosions that I thought was not much needed on some of the scenes. Some of the scenes were great, the visual effects were quite interesting and seems like giving you an adrenaline rush. This movie isn't just random action. The scenes were clever and intense, and the plot twists are pretty interesting as well, albeit sometimes corny or like what I said, predictable. I liked it because it has a "sci-fi" theme. On the acting side, I think Shia Lebouf did a nice job, very convincing and with sense of humor. Overall, the movie wasn't that nice or wasn't that bad.

2. Tropic Thunder - Our company rented a whole cinema house for us, they said it was from the teambuilding funds. We watched it in Vivo City. A scrumptiously twisted story with a filthy mix of a controversial comedy equals to Tropical Thunder. Super perfect cast and the script was awesome. I thought it was just a great comedy to begin with but when they started the opening scenes it was just amazing how funny it was. Whew! I loved this film... so hilarious, We laughed 'til our eyes were burning. I think the concept was something new, the actors were great... the best! All of them did a great job. Especially Ben Stiller being the actor, producer and director. What really impressed was the magic on how the comedy was instantiated with action scenes. The explosives were great and the action scenes... although not that impressive, it managed to show the lighter side of an action filled movie.

3. Quantum of Solace - As you all know, I'm a big fan of Bond movie, in short... I loved this film! Hahaha... Daniel returned os 007 and for the second time, impressed me with his portrayal of the famous secret agent. There is something in him that really suits to the role which is more violent and intense. Bond in this storyline explained how he started out and with each move you will see him developing into a more mature and less impulsive character. In this latest 007 film, you have to appreciate the fact that you can actually feel his internal turmoil, his drive and rage. It is perfect in its execution, flawless in its action, sexy in its choice of Bond girls and righteous in its devotion in making an AWESOME Bond spy movie. Kudos also the villain actor, he fits to the role. The action scenes were as usual as heart pumping, you can also see in each fight not some suave, predictable scene but a real struggle. On the screenplay side, the story fits right into ethos of the 21st century - environmental exploitation and government duplicity.

4. Body of Lies - My bestfriend and I watched this movie together, it was our first time watching together here in Singapore. The cast was superb, with lead stars DiCaprio and Crowe, for sure no question on acting performance. They did well and executed it the right way it should be, they did a strong performance. The storyline is really nice and it makes you keep thinking that what's gonna happen next. The story kept you guessing and it was visually gritty and the action sequences were top notch. Body of Lies has its own uniqueness and carries a strong action scenes. I think this is a great movie. I was entertained the entire time, there was thrill, there was suspense, there was compassion, there were thought provoking moments.


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