A small town in Texas is under-siege by a group of thugs after the… MoreA small town in Texas is under-siege by a group of thugs after the sheriff has caught one of the thugs. Together with the town's inhabitants and a vagabond, they must protect everyone else from harm. It's a little bit too long in my opinion and the subplots were unnecessary but it was certainly fun and stupendous. I love the ensemble of Wayne, Martin and Nelson. Especially in their sing song segment, it wasn't directly related to the plot but it has it's little charm and showing the American Spirit. The soundtrack is also incredibly amazing. it may not be as good as High Noon due to its cheerful tone, but nonetheless it's still a classic Western.
My favourite Western of all time. Though set in the Old West, High… MoreMy favourite Western of all time. Though set in the Old West, High Noon was unconventionally different from all other Western in it's dealing with the moral dilemmas. Will Kane, a local marshall has just gotten married, but a notorious criminal who got out of the death sentence is going to arrive in town at noon has swore to have his revenge. Kane tried to enlist the town folks to help him but he faced rejection from everyone. Now that everyone has abandoned him, he has to face the criminal gang alone.
High Noon is special in many ways. Unlike conventional Westerns, it did not have much action, rather it focused on the dialogues and the relationships of the characters. The story also progressed in real time, meaning that events taken place are approximately the same as the time in reality. Lastly, the hero was saved by the heroine, very unusual but has a beautiful message (Kelly's performance wasn't superb at this point however).
Controversies arose in the different views on the themes in the film. Both the left and right celebrated the film. The left viewed the town folks as selfish greedy hypocrites (particularly at Pell) but at the same time criticized the individualism of Kane. The right enjoyed the individualism and the duty displayed by Kane and criticized the film for being un-American. Personally, I just love this film because of the pessimistic setting and the realism. It has Gary Cooper, how can anyone dislike Gary Cooper!?
A perfect conclusion to the series. Needless to say, everyone can… MoreA perfect conclusion to the series. Needless to say, everyone can judge it for themselves, but I think this is my second favourite entry in the series.
Well directed and well acted. I don't like to discuss the Harry Potter… MoreWell directed and well acted. I don't like to discuss the Harry Potter films as they are incomparable to the books, but they did a decent job for The Deathly Hallows Part 1. It enhanced some parts of the books while I expected more on the fight scenes. Bonnie Wright is a terrible actress, I can't stand her. How can someone ruin so much of a film in just 5 minutes? Watson still performed her role well, so did Radcliffe. It certainly would be a good film for the die hard fans, but as a critic, it could have been better.
Beyond expectation. I can see a franchise coming along. The sequel… MoreBeyond expectation. I can see a franchise coming along. The sequel picks up from where the first film left, Martin now became accused of the murder of his friends, no one would believe his Nazi Zombie story, even worse, he now has a zombie arm attached to him. Desperate, he enlisted the help of a group of American nerds and stumbled upon a gay museum receptionist, together they must wake up the Communist Zombies who died in a near by town to start a Zombie WWII.
The sequel is a much needed improvement to the first film, lots more gore, Troma styled humour and tongue in cheeck hilarity. It's everything a zombie fan can dream of. I cracked up so much, I love the writers. The acting was pretty average but the gore and witty humour made up for it. I have even more respect for Norwegian horror films, please keep them coming. A must see.
If you think this is a typical zombie film then you'd be surprised. A… MoreIf you think this is a typical zombie film then you'd be surprised. A group of 7 adolescents went on a Ski trip to the snowy Norwegian mountain. Like Evil Dead, they discovered a hidden chest full of treasures. Little did they know, they have awaken the Nazi Zombies who have died in the WWII. Hilarity ensured as the group tried to survive the cat and mouse chase with the zombies.
Very refreshing, I hesitated when I first heard of this film but the reviews interested me and I wasn't disappointed. It may look like a B movie but like the Evil Dead, small budget and lots of creativity can prove to be successful. Keep the gore pouring!
In this sequel to the successful modern werewolf film, Bridgette… MoreIn this sequel to the successful modern werewolf film, Bridgette discovered the supposed vaccine for the werewolf disease only delayed the eventual transformation into a werewolf. Even worse, she is now stuck inside a rehabilitation center after being mistaken as a drug addict. Not only Bridgette is a danger to herself, a completely transformed Ginger is determined to hunt her down. Anyone standing in her way will suffer the same consequence.
This is actually quite a decent sequel, the story didn't make much sense but still offered some thrills. Not as exciting or dark as the original but it was certainly nice to see the two actresses reprising their roles.
An American giallo about a controversial fashion photographer who… MoreAn American giallo about a controversial fashion photographer who became a sensation over her depiction of violence and death in her photoshoots. However, someone who was obsessive over her began killing her friends, relatives and ex lovers in the fashion of the deaths depicted on her photos. Laura unfortunately was able to see through the eyes of the killer, will she find out who her killer was?
I could see the effort but it was no where nearly innovative enough to entertain me. I like the soundtrack though and it was possibly the only redeeming factor. It was interesting to see Tommy Lee Jones at such a young age. However, it the Laura's visions could have been better filmed, it might have stimulated my interest more. I think it requires more gore and graphic violence to be truly a giallo film, but it was a good attempt anyway.
I was really looking forward to the film. It had a good premise. But… MoreI was really looking forward to the film. It had a good premise. But as soon as the film started I began to cringe. The narration was badly written, each one of the character was really generic, the acting was nightmarish, the script uneven. It made you feel good but was way to predictable and preposterous. It may be good for Christian viewers but I personally did not enjoy this film at all.