I had a mixed reaction to the film. It reminded me of two movies, The… MoreI had a mixed reaction to the film. It reminded me of two movies, The Player and The Watch. I felt like I was watching two movies here. One about the actors spoofing and poking fun of themselves and the second about the end of the world. Honestly, these 2 parts didn't go well together. I loved the part of the film were the actors spoof and make fun of themselves. I would have preferred to watch an entire film based on that part. The end of the world story line didn't work well here. It felt like they copied Zombieland, The Exorcist, and Ghostbusters. The demon dog looked like he came from the first Ghostbusters film.
It felt like the entire film was improved. It felt like there was no script, just an outline. I loved the celeb cameos.
The film wasn't as bad as every one is saying. I was expecting it to… MoreThe film wasn't as bad as every one is saying. I was expecting it to be much worse. I give M. Night Shyamalan credit. I thought he did a good job here. This was better than his last couple of films that he directed. The pacing was off. At times it was a little slow. They needed a rewrite. I think they should have had more backstory to Will's character and more about this future.
Will is actually good in the film. However, his character is a supporting role. It is his son which is the lead character of the film. I thought Jaden was ok for the scenes that he did on Earth. However, I thought he wasn't good as the character in the beginning of the film. I honestly think that it would have been better had they cast some one else in Jaden's role. Will and Jaden were great together on screen in The Pursuit of Happyness. Zoe Kravitz is great in her supporting role. I would have loved to see more scenes with her in it.
Overall, I will say check it out. The special effects are also good.
Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's performances makes this film worth… MoreJim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's performances makes this film worth watching. This film and Pain and Gain are similar in that they are based on true stories that seem unbelievable that they happened. The problem with this story was that I felt that the style and structure of the film is off. It is a bit unfocused at times. The tone is also off, going from comedy to drama to comedy. I think Steven Soderbergh or Michel Goddrey could have done a better directing job. I thought the film Behind the Candlelabre was better than this one. I thought this film was better than Pain and Gain though. In a weird way, the film reminded me of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Jim Carrey is amazing as Steve Russell. At times you are laughing with him and at times he makes you cry. He does an amazing acting job here. Ewan McGregor does a good job too. They have a great on screen chemistry together.
I would say, that the film is worth checking out for Carrey and McGregor's performances.
The film was a big disappointment. They had a great idea for a film… MoreThe film was a big disappointment. They had a great idea for a film but didn't execute it correctly. It needed a major re-write. The film reminded me of other films like Panic Room, Vacancy, Funny Games, and The Hunger Games. Only those films were much better than this one. Also some scenes in this film feel like they copied scenes from Panic Room or Vacancy. One major problem that I had, was that the characters weren't fully developed. Because of that, I didn't care if any of the family members get hurt or die. The film was also predictable. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey do what they can given the material that they have to work with. Overall, I was disappointed.
The film was so so. The animation is very good. The visuals are… MoreThe film was so so. The animation is very good. The visuals are amazing. I didn't get to see it in 3D, which might have enhanced the film more. The film in my opinion needed a rewrite. It felt like 2 stories were going on here that didn't connect well together. The story with the M.K. and her dad needed to be developed more. I found the whole battle of the forrest more fascinating than the father daughter storyline. I think the father should have been shrunk with the daughter, rather than the daughter shrinking.
The film reminded me of animated films like A Bug's Life, Ant Bully, Antz, and Ferngully. It also reminded me in a weird way of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Avatar, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars. The actors are well casted in their voice roles.
Overall it is ok, but the film could have been so much better.
Great film. Perfectly casted and everyone shines. I did pick up the… MoreGreat film. Perfectly casted and everyone shines. I did pick up the big twist early on in the film, however, that didn't bug me at all. I thought it was very entertaining. It kind of reminded me of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone meets Ocean's 11 meets The Usual Suspects. I definitely recommend this film.
Before Midnight, in my opinion, is the best film in the trilogy.… MoreBefore Midnight, in my opinion, is the best film in the trilogy. Hawke, Delpy, and Linklater really know how to make these movies work and get better. They make you care for the characters. They also make it feel like it is real. it almost feels like their is no script and it is just improv.
What I liked with this one, is that we have seen these character growth in depth, through out each film and this one shows it the most. Before Sunrise showed them in their 20's, Before Sunset showed them in their 30's, and now they are dealing with their 40's.
The problem with the last film was that I felt it was too short running time wise. Here that problem is fixed. I also liked that both Hawke and Delpy had more characters to interact with. The first 2 films, it was just them.
I thought the ending was gonna go in a different direction than what it is, but I am happy that they took me by surprise by it. The hotel room scene reminded me a little bit of a scene from Eyes Wide Shut. I also loved the lunch scene. I thought they were gonna show flashback scenes from the previous 2 films but they didn't.
Acting wise, both Hawke and Delpy shine. I think they have a stronger grasp on the characters now, then the previous films.
I definitely recommend this film. Is it the end of the trilogy? I don't know. I have a feeling that we could see them again, exploring where they are in their 50's.
The film was an improvement from the last film. However, this film and… MoreThe film was an improvement from the last film. However, this film and the sequel shouldn't have been made. The first film was very original and hilarious. The studio made a mistake and decided to make a franchise from it. Some films don't need sequels or to be remade. The 2nd film was a copy of the first film. This one gets rid of them getting drunk and having a hangover. However, their adventure feels similar to the last 2 films.
All 3 members of the wolfpack are great. Ken Jeong is way over the top as Mr. Chow. Mr. Chow was great in the first film, but his character has become too over the top in the last 2 movies and kind of annoying at times. It was great seeing Heather Graham and Mike Epps back. John Goodman seems like he is playing another version of his Big Lebowski character. The best one is Melissa McCarthy. She is a great addition to the franchise. She steals every scene that she is in.
I don't know if this is the end for the Hangover films. I hope so. The first one is the best one.
Given what I heard from people about this film, I was expecting the… MoreGiven what I heard from people about this film, I was expecting the film to be much better than it is. It kind of reminded me of movies like Stand By Me and Great Expectations. The pacing is off. Some scenes are too slow. The big shoot out scene comes out of nowhere and doesn't feel like it fits the film. I also didn't like the ending. I thought they should have ended the film on an ambiguous note.
Matthew McConaughey is great in the film. Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland are great as the boys in the film. Everyone in the cast does a great job.
I recommend the film for the boys performances and McConaughey's performance.
Each film in the franchise keeps getting better than the last one.… MoreEach film in the franchise keeps getting better than the last one. Fast 6 delivers. I love how it connects to all past Fast films. Also seeing these characters grow and develop from film to film making the audience care for them. Since this is Justin Lin's last Fast and Furious film, he definitely goes out with a bang.
I loved that the opening tittle sequence showed clips from past Fast Furious films. I also liked that they brought back characters from the 4th film. What worked here was bringing back Michelle Rodriguez's character Letty. I wasn't sure if they could pull it off and they did. Michelle's performance makes it work and I am happy they successfully brought back her character. Gina Carano was a great addition to the franchise. Her fight scenes with Michelle were awesome. Luke Evans is great as the villain here.
I liked that they went for a darker tone here. They have gone from street racing to heists to action revenge. I knew that some of the crew would get killed off here. I was able to pick up early on the double cross that happens in the film. I think every film now, is copying The Dark Knight, by having the heroes capture the villain in the middle of the film. Skyfall and Star Trek Into Darkness did it, and now this film follows that pattern. The only negative I had with the film is that I thought some of the chase sequences and fight sequences happened a little too fast here, making hard to distinguish what happens on the screen. They should slow down the speed of the fight scene so that the audience can clearly see what happens.
When the first Fast and Furious came out, I didn't like it cause it reminded me of Point Break and I liked that film better than the original Fast and Furious. I am still amazed how this franchise has grown from film to film and keeps getting better. After seeing the bonus scene when the credits roll, you can bet that Fast 7 will be another exciting chapter in this franchise.