The film wasn't as good as I thought it was gonna be. In a weird way,… MoreThe film wasn't as good as I thought it was gonna be. In a weird way, it felt like Besson was doing an homage to his past films like La Femme Nikita and The Professional. The film is visually stunning and the special effects and action sequences are good. But the story is a mess. It needed a rewrite. I would have liked to have seen what Lucy was like before she got the drug inside of her, and you get very little of that here. The film kind of reminded me of movies like Limitless, Transcendence, Wanted, Inception, Matrix, and Lawnmower Man to name a few.
Scarlett Johansson is great in these action roles. I like her better as Black Widow than Lucy. I feel like I have seen Morgan Freeman play this type of role before.
One thing that really bugged me in the film was the editing. I didn't like the editing here. I thought the cuts to all the animal imagery was not necessary and annoying at times.
This film could have been so much better. It kind of reminded me of… MoreThis film could have been so much better. It kind of reminded me of movies like Along Came Polly and the Freddie Prinze Jr. film Down to You. I liked Along Came Polly, much more than this film. This style of the film is off. This feels like a TV sitcom. I felt that the audience track was missing. Also the film needed a better director. I keep thinking if Kevin Smith directed the film, it would be so much better. Everyone in the cast is great, they just need a better director and script.
I had a mixed to negative reaction to the film. It felt like I was… MoreI had a mixed to negative reaction to the film. It felt like I was watching 2 movies that didn't connect well (the romance and the husband stalking wife). The film needed a major rewrite. The tone was also off. The film reminded me of movies like Sleeping With the Enemy, Enough, An Unfinished Life, and Message in a Bottle. The big confrontation at the end seemed very predictable and not surprising.
I thought Julianne Hough was miscast here. In my opinion, she didn't have a good on screen chemistry with Duhamel. Another actress in that role, would have probably done a better job. However, Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, and David Lyons are great in their roles.
Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan steal the film. If only they starred… MoreCharlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan steal the film. If only they starred in it, rather than just be in it for 2 or 3 scenes, then the film might have been better. Scary Movie franchise isn't as good as the Naked Gun or Hot Shot comedy franchises. I kind of missed Anna Farris here. Ashley Tisdale is no Anna Farris. The film did have a few funny moments, but not a lot.
I had a mixed to negative reaction to the film. They had a good idea… MoreI had a mixed to negative reaction to the film. They had a good idea for a film but they didn't execute it correctly. The film needed a major rewrite. I liked Bad Teacher a little bit better than this film. Segel and Diaz have a great on screen chemistry but need a better script than this. Jack Black has a funny cameo appearance. I thought the scene at Rob Lowe's place was too over the top.
Congrats to Zach Braff. He does a great job both acting and directing… MoreCongrats to Zach Braff. He does a great job both acting and directing wise here. I thought this was a better film, than Garden State. I could sympathize and relate to Zach's character in the film. I loved the songs that are in the film.
The film is well casted. Kate Hudson is really good here and has a great on screen chemistry with Zach. Mandy Patinkin is wonderful here play Zach's dying father in the film. Josh Gad is funny and touching as Zach's brother in the film. Joey King and Pierce Gagnon are great as Zach's kids. I loved the Scrubs reunion in the film, with Donald Faison's cameo appearance in the film. Jim Parsons was hilarious in his minor role in the film.
The only thing that I didn't like with the film, has nothing to do with the film itself. It was that Zach got the financing through kickstarter. Kickstarter and Indiegogo should be for up and coming independent filmmakers that are trying to raise the financing for their films and not for people who are already famous and established in the business.
i definitely recommend this film.
The film is really good. It kind of in a weird way reminds me of… MoreThe film is really good. It kind of in a weird way reminds me of movies like Music and Lyrics, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, and Serendipity. I was surprised that some of the film was shot in my neighborhood. The film really does comment about music now and the hardships of an independent singer trying to make it. I know singers like Keira's character. If you like shows like American Idol and The Voice, then you will like this film. The music in the film is really good.
Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo shine here. Keira has a great singing voice. She has a great on screen chemistry with Ruffalo. Both Adam Levine and Ceelo Greene are great in their supporting roles.
I definitely recommend this film.
Great job James Gray. This film surprised me, I wasn't expecting it… MoreGreat job James Gray. This film surprised me, I wasn't expecting it to be this good. In my opinion, it is one of James Gray's best films to date. The cinematographer is great. The last shot of the film, is amazing. The performances are really good.
The film kind of reminded me of movies like Moulin Rouge, The Illusionist, and Unfaithful just to name a few. I am surprised that the studio released the film now during the Summer rather than wait till Fall for Oscar consideration. The film deals with how women, especially immigrant women were treated during those times. There is a theme of forgiveness and redemption in the film. The only negative was the pacing, however, cause the performances were really good, and it was well shot, I didn't mind the slow pacing of scenes here.
Marion Cotillard is very good here. She gives an Oscar worthy performance. Joaquin Phoenix is also good in a complex role here. This is his 4th time working with Gray. Here Phoenix plays someone who mistreats and disrespects Marion and the other women that work for him, yet at the same time, you feel sympathy towards him. Jeremy Renner is also good. The film has the romantic love triangle. I was kind of surprised at the outcome of the confrontation between Phoenix and Renner towards the end of the film. Renner's character is the only male that treats Marion's character with respect, yet he has flaws too.
I definitely recommend this film, especially for the cinematography and the performances of Marion, Joaquin, and Jeremy.
This is now my new favorite film of this summer so far. The apes have… MoreThis is now my new favorite film of this summer so far. The apes have done it again. This film is a bit better than the previous film. One thing that I love story wise is the evolution of the characters, mainly the apes. Here they can speak. I also do like that they use sign language too. The special effects here are amazing. Also Matt Reeves does a great job here directing wise. This film will make you laugh, cheer, and even cry.
I have said it before and I will say it again, Andy Serkis should get some Oscar for this film and his performance as Caesar. He is amazing here. In addition, Toby Kebbel is also amazing as the evil ape Koba. The big showdown at the end between Caesar and Koba does deliver. Jason Clarke is good in his role. I am curious to see what his take on the John Connor character will be like in next year's Terminator sequel. Keri Russell is also very good.
The surprising weak link of the actors comes to Gary Oldman. I was kind of surprised by the short screen time he has in the film. The showdown between him and Clarke at the end was a big disappointment. Gary does have some good scenes in the film. I am wondering if they shot more scenes with Gary and left them on the cutting room floor. That might have hurt his character, which wasn't fleshed out well.
I am definitely looking forward to the next installment in the franchise. I feel it is leading to the apes ruling the planet. I definitely recommend this film.
I had a mixed reaction to the film. The film seemed a little… MoreI had a mixed reaction to the film. The film seemed a little predictable. I was also questioning their casting choices. What bugged me the most was that the film felt like a TV show and not a movie. It kind of reminded me of movies like Primal Fear, Class Action, The International, The Firm, just to name a few.
Eric Bana was ok, but I thought that Clive Owen would have been better in the role. With Rebecca Hall, she was also ok, but thought that Rosmand Pike would have been better in that role. I didn't think that Bana and Hall had a good on screen chemistry. Jim Broadbent was a bit over the top in some scenes. The best one in my opinion was Julia Stiles. She steals the film and she is in a few scenes. She also seems like she doesn't fit with the rest of the cast.