Doing a movie review for a film that is adapted from a book is usually very difficult for me. As a true bookworm, I will always prefer the depth and level of detail present in a book. My mind seems to be much more capable at building a world than most movie directors, and it can be very frustrating watching a badly made book adaptation. More often than not this is the case, with some exceptions (see LOTR trilogy), but I was pleasantly surprised with The Hunger Games. Read on for my full review. (more…)
It’s funny, because when I first heard of this movie coming out, I was a little disgusted. I am a big fan of the original series of movies, and this to me stank of a money making ploy. Thankfully, I was completely wrong! Read on for my thoughts on the movie! (more…)
What a wild ride! I went and saw the movie Super 8 last night, and I must say, I was super impressed (pardon the pun! :D). The movie is set in the late 1970’s and deals with a group of kids set on making a monster movie in the Super 8 format (for all you whippersnappers like me, that’s an old movie format that needed to be viewed on a projector after it was developed, as in you couldn’t watch it right away!!). It was directed by the powerhouse that is J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, and it shows, from the makeup and ambiance to the special effects and CGI. I absolutely loved it! Read more for my complete review!
There aren’t many movies that make me feel nostalgic, but Narnia movies definitely do. When I was younger, my parents gave me the BBC movies from television of the The lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Me and my siblings later watched all of them, but our love for the series escalated like never before. We read the books, and learned the mythology behind it. It is one of my happiest memories from my childhood. The new movies are definitely alive with the magic of the originals, and the books. (more…)
Ok, I must admit, I haven’t really kept up with Anime as much as I would like to. Personally I love anime, and think that it is a wonderful art form. Obviously, its not very realistic, but that is ok with me. What I am not sure of is the conversion of this anime to a movie. (more…)
“You must defeat my seven evil exes!” Scott Pilgrim is probably my new favorite movie. It has just about everything I could ask in a movie. Romance, Action, Subtle Video Game References, and did I mention action? This movie is more in the vein of film noir, but for video games or comic books. Although they were shooting for video game scenes, I think it came across more as a comic book. Either way it was extremely enjoyable. A am not normally a fan of Micheal Cera. I find him to be just a little bit dull, and somewhat stupid, but I have to say that his acting was pretty good. I still dont really like him, but he did well as the nerdy bass playing band nerd. It was definitely a movie for nerds, and most others might not like it. My wife for example thought it was quite stupid. Most of it was somewhat easy to guess, I will admit, but for me, this movie was more about the journey, than it was about the story. The premise is that the boy, Scott, meets and falls in love with Ramona Flowers, and must defeat the league of evil exes. The movie to me is more of a metaphor of dealing with one’s baggage, and that even though you might leave people behind, in your journey for true love, they are still going to be part of your life, whether you want that or not. Many scenes are very random, like at the beginning, during the battle of the bands, and actual battle takes place between Scott and first of Ramona’s exes. Everyone seems to take this in stride, like its not a huge deal. That is why I say, dont come expecting a normal movie. Enjoy the trip, and make your decisions on the movie, not on the actual believability, but on the acting and message that the movie has.
This movie isn’t very family friendly, so I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. In the end, it’s up to you whether or not you like it, but I say give it chance, and it might grow on you!
First of all, I want you to know that I am a big Twilight Fan. Wait! Don’t punch my man card yet! Let me explain! I am a big fan of the books. Doesn’t help my cause? Ok, fine, if that doesn’t help, then whatever. I blame my sister, she got me hooked.
Anyway, on to the review! So I watched the new Twilight Movie last night, and I have to say, that it somewhat irritated me. While the story line of the books and movies match, Bella just seems like a whiny emo kid, who can’t make up her gosh darned mind about who she loves. This is irritating because the books didn’t really give me that feeling at all. The books were more thought provoking, and really made you see inside Bella’s head, so you see why she is having a hard time reconciling her love triangle. (more…)