I'm over a decade and a half late, but I finally watched Donnie… MoreI'm over a decade and a half late, but I finally watched Donnie Brasco. Went in not knowing a clue about who or what the movie was about, but afterwards I was left feeling stupid. Stupid because I didn't watch such a great mobster/suspense film sooner. It's pretty awesome to see Johnny Depp in a role where he is not playing a pirate or a man with scissors attached to his hands lol; if only he could get back to more of this real life acting. I enjoyed the movie and thought it flowed really well.
The franchise just got taken to the NEXT level! Here is an example… MoreThe franchise just got taken to the NEXT level! Here is an example where the sequel has outdone its predecessor. Long story short, this movie is a major win on all levels and it was really well done.....what's not to like?
Finally got around to watching this in November 2013!! Late to the… MoreFinally got around to watching this in November 2013!! Late to the party I know. This film was very well rounded and pieced together. It's not often (or ever) that an adult/mature fairy tale film is made that garners such high scores and ratings. The thing I loved the most about this film though, was the emphasis on making "El Capitan" such an evil character. Antagonists will be antagonists in every film, but the role of Vidal was excellent.
Lower rating than the first? I thoroughly enjoyed the first, but in my… MoreLower rating than the first? I thoroughly enjoyed the first, but in my opinion....this film beat it in every aspect. In the love, action, CGI, any department......it was better. Seeing it in IMAX was also a plus, but either way it would rocked even in regular 2D. In my review for the first Thor, I wrote about not caring too much for the Thor franchise before actually viewing the movies, boy do I regret that decision. For me, it easily rivals, if not beats, the Ironman franchise. At the moment, I don't know if a third installment is in the works, but I sure hope they have another film in mind!
I was very hesitant to watch this film. I held off on watching it… MoreI was very hesitant to watch this film. I held off on watching it until two days before the release of the sequel, but i'm glad I finally watched it. It is a great movie with an awesome story, but those looking for boatloads of action, you won't find too much in this movie. That is the only thing I didn't like about this film....could've used some more action! None the less, it was an awesome lead up for The Avengers and for The Dark World.
It's about a week away from the release of the second Hunger Games,… MoreIt's about a week away from the release of the second Hunger Games, and until now I had not seen this movie, nor had I known what the series was about. I just heard "it was awesome, so watch it!" It's no wonder why this series is it hit in books, and was later turned into a movie. The script and storytelling is very original and unlike anything that's been done before. Is it a bit cliche? Yes, but in a good way. I don't like when films are too cliche, but in this movie..... it JUST fits and shouldn't be questioned. I loved the movie and can't wait for the second film next week.
As of writing this (November 2013), this is arguably the most visually… MoreAs of writing this (November 2013), this is arguably the most visually pleasing movie I have ever seen. But just like the summary above notes, it does seem to have more style than substance. For as brilliant as it is visually, it is very cliche and at times predictable. All in all, it is an amazing film that is groundbreaking and is an instant classic in my opinion. I would have given anything to have gone back in time to have seen it in IMAX however. Bummer.