This was absolute crap.
I mean, I realized going into this that the… MoreThis was absolute crap.
I mean, I realized going into this that the science behind this was not going to be factual in anyway, but I was willing to suspend my disbelief because the premise looked interesting from trailer. I had decided it would be a fun take on a "what if" situation.
But this movie was just so ridiculous from start to finish. So this guy you barely know keeps grabbing onto your arm because he wants you to deliver some mysterious briefcase. Why the F did you not scream or something? I mean 3 times, she tries to walk away and he grabs her. Scream and grab attention to yourself, kick him, I don't care. Also, when the drugs finally kick in and her powers start developing, that whole scene was pretty laughable to watch. I love Scarlett and I do think she's a great actress...but not one of her better acting moments. I also really take issue that she seemed to care for her friends (by giving them health advice) and obviously was hunting down the other drug packets to save people but then didnt seem to care about the giant massive pile-up she just created. What about all of those people's lives? Also, the the "romance" sub-plot was just not needed. The cop made a completely valid point when he said "Why do you need me?". She honestly really didn't. But instead the movie decided to give them an awkward kiss where she then explained that she needed a "reminder". I know he later on in the movie helped kept the bad guys out while she focused on some experiment....but couldnt they have come up with a better idea to keep him around? And also, why did the bad guy take so effing long to shoot her. Here she was sitting in this chair in front of him (her mind was time-traveling for like 5 minutes as she sees the Victorian age, native americans, dinosaurs and ape-humans)...like he could have shot her so quickly....but we get the most contrived cinema cliche...where the bad guy has to slowly walk up behind her and slowly raise up the gun, struggle to pull the trigger. *Rolls eyes* . Then we he finally decides to get trigger happy, she has already disappeared into a puff of smoke. No really, she just disappears.
And I feel like, its a shame really. Because if this movie does bad the studios will probably blame that it was a female lead for its downfall. Which is BS. The fact it had a crappy script is the real answer. The CGI was just ok, as well. Seen worse, but have seen better.
I really enjoyed the music aspect of it, even though some of Greta's… MoreI really enjoyed the music aspect of it, even though some of Greta's (Keira Knightley) songs sounded similar to one another. The things that were really bugging me was a)Adam Levine is NOT an actor. B)There were so much sexual tension between Greta and Dan that I felt went nowhere. C)Ended rather abruptly.
Other than that I felt like it was a pretty enjoyable movie with good acting. But at the same time its not anything overtly special. I would probably buy the soundtrack, but I dont think I would rush out to buy the movie.
Although the film starts off quite slow, I thought it ended up being a… MoreAlthough the film starts off quite slow, I thought it ended up being a very interesting portrayal of war, and what you would do survive. I didn't care for the voices that Daisy heard in her head. It was kind of distracting. I didn't care much for the incest either. I would eyeroll anytime she dreamed about him shirtless too.
I mean, the film certainly wasn't the best thing ever, but I thought it really got interesting once the war broke out, and they got separated.
I remember thinking this looked kind of dumb when I saw the previews,… MoreI remember thinking this looked kind of dumb when I saw the previews, but it got such good reviews that I decided to check it out and.....I felt like I should have stuck to my guns. It was pretty dumb. Don't get me wrong there was some amusing parts to it that made me chuckle. But overall, I felt really embarrassed that I was watching it.
Will Arnett as Batman was awesome and so was Liam Neeson as the Bad Cop/Good Cop. They were the saving grace in the movie.
It did start off kind of slow. Plus, John Lloyd Young was pretty bad.… MoreIt did start off kind of slow. Plus, John Lloyd Young was pretty bad. I kept thinking, this has got to get better or I just can't seem myself staying the whole way through. However, once it got to the part where the band really started coming together....it did get better. John's acting as well. Maybe its because he was trying to portray a 16 year old in the beginning, but I don't know. His mannerisms just seemed....off. He wasn't convincing. I thought Vincent Piazza who played Tommy had really consistent acting throughout and was easily the best for me. Erich Bergen was also very good and consistent in this. I'd rank him in the second slot. My Sister, thought he kind of looked like Tate Donovan (which I could see), but I was also reminded of Macauley Culkin (at least when he got the beard). I really liked the end scene. Having them sing as old people, and they spin around and are all young again. And then, the very end being the "true muscial" part. Where all they all danced and sang to "Oh What a Night" in the streets. It was probably one of my favourite parts. One last negative part, the scene where they were driving with "The Angels" girls, it was very obvious they were in front of a green scene. My Sister and I laughed at our mutual agreement that it looked like something out of an old Bond movie. Otherwise, I did end up enjoying it for the most part.
I loved Angelina in this. She was magnificent. I also loved all the… MoreI loved Angelina in this. She was magnificent. I also loved all the set designs and costumes. I can easily see that getting a nomination. However, I thought Sharlto Copely was a bit miscast. I think he was trying to go for a Scottish accent, but it just ended up sounding weird. His own south african accent kept slipping in at times. I also didn't like the 3 fairies (Thistletwit, knotgross and Flittle). They were kind of annoying, and the CGI that they used for their faces were pretty bad. They also didn't really explain what happened to Aurora's mother. I also didn't care much for Philip. There was something ver "boy-band" about him.
I did like Elle Fanning as well as Sam Riley. And even though I found it a bit predictable, I liked that it was Maleficent who brought Aurora back to life. I kind of like how disney lately has been bringing that message of "You don't need a man to save you" and also that the first guy you meet doesn't always equal "true love". There was also a few moments that made me laugh. Particularly the scenes with Angelina's daughter Vivienne. It was kind of funny to see Angelina show disdain towards her actual daughter.
The film was very slow paced. It starts to get a bit interesting when… MoreThe film was very slow paced. It starts to get a bit interesting when *spoiler* Lucien kills David, but I was bit bored before that. I didnt find anything really interesting about what they were doing. I did think Dane and Michael C hall were the standouts of the film though. Both very good actors in this. Daniel radcliffe wasn't bad, but I dont know I kind feel like maybe he was concentrating to hard on getting an American accent right, that it effected his performance. He was just ok in this.