From the trailer, I thought the film was gonna be really good. After… MoreFrom the trailer, I thought the film was gonna be really good. After watching the film, boy was I disappointed. The film needed a major re-write. It lacked thrills. It was easily predictable. I wasn't surprised by what happened in the film. The performances weren't that great. Tom Hardy reminded me a lot of Sean Penn here. I thought Gandolfini was better in other films than this one. He was better in last year's Enough Said.
Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga's performances at the only reason to… MoreAndy Garcia and Vera Farmiga's performances at the only reason to watch this film. The film could have been better. Andy and Vera have a great on screen chemistry. They need a better story than this one. It needed a major rewrite. It was predictable. I felt like I have seen this type of film done before, only better. It felt like, the screenwriter didn't know what to do with both character at some points in the movie. There are a few cute moments in the film. I thought Peter Riegert was good in his supporting role. Hopefully the next film Andy and Vera do together will be better than this one.
If you are a Bond fan that misses Pierce Brosnan playing 007, than… MoreIf you are a Bond fan that misses Pierce Brosnan playing 007, than this is the film for you to check out. I loved Pierce as Bond. He was my 2nd favorite (Sean Connery is my favorite) actor to play Bond. I like Brosnan better than Daniel Craig. Pierce is good in the spy genre outside of Bond, examples: Tailor of Panama, The Fourth Protocol. Seeing him back in the spy genre, shows that he stills has it. He is the best thing in the film.
The film itself was so so. It reminded me of movies like Assassins, a Jason Bourne film, The Killer Elite, The Mechanic, just to name a few. The film was predictable, but I found it entertaining. I wasn't surprised by the plot twist. I did think that some actors were miscast. The film has a style similar to the Jason Bourne films.
Luke Bracey is ok, but I think another actor in that role would have done a much better job. I found Luke a little wooden and lacking charm. I think Chris Pine would have been a better choice for that role. Olga Kurylenko (a former Bond girl) is great in her role. She has a good chemistry with Brosnan. Will Patton is solid in his role. Bill Smitrovich, I feel was miscast in his role. I could have seen actors like William H. Macy, Ed Harris, Danny Houston, Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Stanley Tucci, and John Turturro doing a better job in that role.
I definitely recommend this film,especially for Brosnan's performance. I hope they make a sequel to it.
The film was disappointing. It reminded me of movies like Wall Street,… MoreThe film was disappointing. It reminded me of movies like Wall Street, Boiler Room, 21, Paranoia, and Rounders. It is the same type of story of a young guy getting swept in to a world that is too good to be true, by a mentor with malicious intentions. They didn't bring anything new to that type of story here. Very predictable.
Ben Affleck is one of the best reasons to watch the film. He is great playing the villain in the film. I would love to see him do more villain roles. His character reminded me of Kevin Spacey's character in 21 and Michael Douglas's character in Wall Street. Justin Timberlake was miscast here. He was better in the Social Network. Emile Hircsh or Andrew Garfield would have done better in that role. Gemma Arteron is good in her role but has a little chemistry with Timberlake. Her character reminded me of Daryl Hannah's character in Wall Street. Anthony Mackie was ok here. I could have seen Don Cheadle play that same role.
If you wanted to watch this film, then I would say, check it out, only for Ben Affleck's performance.
I finally got to see Frozen and I liked it. It reminded me of movies… MoreI finally got to see Frozen and I liked it. It reminded me of movies like Maleficient, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, and Shrek. The story was a bit predictable, but it was very entertaining. I like the animation here. I also liked all the songs, including "Let It Go." All the actors did a great job with their voice roles. I definitely recommend this film.
Bravo to Lasse Hallstrom for directing another cooking/food movie. I… MoreBravo to Lasse Hallstrom for directing another cooking/food movie. I loved Chocolat. In my opinion, Chocolat was a little bit better. I also liked Chef better than this film. The film is wonderful, cute, and funny. Great performances from everyone involved. I definitely recommend this film.
Robert Rodriguez has done it again. I love these films. I can't… MoreRobert Rodriguez has done it again. I love these films. I can't believe it took close to 10 years for this new one. I liked the first film a little bit more than this one. I will say that a big negative is that the viewer can be confused by the film, considering the chronology starting from the first film. Rather than stand alone stories, this film does require the viewer to rematch the first film again, cause it is referenced a lot here. Rodriguez should have made it more clearer in terms of chronology, so that the viewer doesn't get confused where in the Sin City timeline the actions in this film come before or after the first film.
In a way, this is a unique film. It is both a prequel and a sequel, just like 300 Rise of an Empire, which came out earlier this year. They should have released this film 2 or 3 years after the first one. Also they should have not released the film in August. They should have released it in March, April, or October.
I love how both films get me sucked into this film noir type of world. I like film noir films. There is a great fight scene between Mickey Rourke and Dennis Haysbert. The music is very good too.
Mickey Rourke is awesome as Marv. Marv is one of my favorite characters in Sin City and I am glad he came back. Josh Brolin does a good job here. I would have like to see Clive Owen make a cameo at the big finale. Brolin's make up at the big finale made me laugh. It was great seeing Rosario Dawson back as Gail. She is one of my favs too. Eva Green steals the film as Ava. She is the ultimate femme fatale. From Dark Shadows to 300 Rise of An Empire to this, I love seeing her in these dark villain roles. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a great addition to the franchise. Powers Boothe is great here too. Dennis Haysbert does a great job filling in for Michael Clarke Duncan. Jessica Alba shines here too. I love seeing the transition in her character. Bruce Willis was ok, in his ghost like appearance in the film. Lady Gaga also had a great cameo role here.
I definitely recommend this film, but see the first film, before seeing this one, to understand it a bit better. If they do a 3rd film, I hope they don't wait ten years and I hope it is more clear where in the chronology of Sin City the stories take place in.
Jeanne Tripplehorn and Liev Schreiber's performances are the best… MoreJeanne Tripplehorn and Liev Schreiber's performances are the best reason to watch this film. I felt like I have seen this type of film before It reminded me of movies like Unfaithful and Eyes Wide Shut. They had a good idea for a film but didn't execute it correctly. It needed a rewrite. The tone was off and it was a bit unfocused.
Tripplehorn is great here. I am happy to see her in a leading role. It's been awhile since I saw her in a film where she had the lead role. Schreiber does a good job here too.
I say, check it out for Tripplehorn and Schrieber.
Chloe Grace Moretz is one of the best reasons to check out this film.… MoreChloe Grace Moretz is one of the best reasons to check out this film. She shines here. Every film, I see her in, she keeps getting better and better. I wasn't expecting much from the trailer. I was pleasantly surprised after watching the film. It reminded me of movies like The Invisible, Save the Last Dance, and The Lovely Bones. I did like this film more than The Vow, The Fault in Our Stars, and A Walk To Remember.
The film is a bit predictable, however, I didn't mind that here. I did like a lot of the music references throughout the film. One thing I wasn't crazy about was the style and structure of the film. It keeps going back and fourth from the present in the hospital and the flashbacks.
Chloe has a good on screen chemistry with both Jamie Blackley and Mireille Enos, and Joshua Leonard. Leonard and Enos are great as Chloe's folks in the film. Stacy Keach does a good job as Chloe's grandfather.
I definitely recommend this film, especially cause of Chloe's performance. I hope she will play Hit Girl, one more time for Kick-Ass 3.
The film took me by surprise. After watching the trailer, I wasn't… MoreThe film took me by surprise. After watching the trailer, I wasn't expecting much. The film does deliver. It reminded me of movies like Gattaca, Equilibrium, and Pleasantville. I wouldn't compare it to Hunger Games or Divergent. I did love the visual style of the film. The film opens in black and white and gradually goes in color, to show Jonas's world opening up thanks to The Giver.
Jeff Bridges does a great job here. He kind of reminded me a little bit of his Kevin Flynn role in Tron Legacy. He has got the mentor role down good. Meryl Streep kind of reminded me of Kate Winslett's character in Divergent. However, Winslett's character is more vicious than Streep's character. Brenton Thwaites does a good job as Jonas. I loved his scenes with Bridges. Taylor Swift does a good job too in her brief role.
I definitely recommend this film.