A significant improvement from the first film. This time the script… MoreA significant improvement from the first film. This time the script was better written and had more resemblance to the book. I enjoyed the acting by the main characters, definitely an improvement from using useless child actors. The pace was improved too, but I do have problems with the changes in the plot from the book. Overall an enjoyable experience, Francis Lawrence did a great job directing.
The idiots is Lars von Trier's shocking black comedy, which is also… MoreThe idiots is Lars von Trier's shocking black comedy, which is also his first attempt at Dogma 95. The idiots explored the eccentricity of a group of adults in their protest of the responsibilities they need to make as adults. The humour is too crude for my taste. It felt like porn at some stages, but I can honestly say it's the paramount of experimental films. I don't think I can look at Denmark again the same way after this film.
Jason Statham stars in this remake of the 1972 film of the same name.… MoreJason Statham stars in this remake of the 1972 film of the same name. I seriously disliked the casting and acting, plot was superficial and predictable. The action wasn't fun enough to catch my attention and it's just overall a bad production and bad ensemble.
My question is: How did they get these second rated actors to… MoreMy question is: How did they get these second rated actors to participate in this Z-movie? Absolute garbage, I actually regretted watching this film. It's like they don't even bother trying to make a good movie at all, just throw in random (lame) movie references. I cracked up for 2 seconds in the entire film about Oprah eating people but that's it. Don't even bother.
Way overrated than it deserved. The Mechanic is a dull thriller about… MoreWay overrated than it deserved. The Mechanic is a dull thriller about an assassin taking a young prodigy under his wing to exact revenge on the people that betrayed him. It's got the silent 15 minutes opening, but that's all this film has to offer. It's not as good as many people think it is. (If only the pace can be increased...) And the ending was laughable.
Unfortunately, Lars cannot save the bad ensemble. Being the first… MoreUnfortunately, Lars cannot save the bad ensemble. Being the first feature film from one of my favourite directors, I tried to be positive and endure the film. But no, the dialogues were badly written, the neo noir lighting was painful to watch and the imagery was pretentious. The fact that Egyptian doctor constantly remind the audience he is there annoyed me greatly. Various other characters/actors are annoying too. The only thing I enjoyed was the steampunk set design and the unconventional camera angles. Good intention but was just not satisfying at all. (I swear to God I will personally destroy all the phones in the world after viewing this film)
Who'd thought Matthew McConaughey would be such a good actor, my… MoreWho'd thought Matthew McConaughey would be such a good actor, my knowledge of McCnaughey in the past was just a cheesy romantic comedy actor. But he really surprised everyone this time. Jared Leto shocked me too, I couldn't believe he would play a drag queen. Jennifer Garner shined too, though the other too stole the show. I wouldn't say it's the best story ever nor the best films ever, but the acting was definitely something worth watching for.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? is sort of a campy classic. Yes, the acting… MoreWhoever Slew Auntie Roo? is sort of a campy classic. Yes, the acting was bad, yes there are many plot holes, yes I didn't like any of the characters, but it was still fun to watch. The problem with this film is that Shelly Winters wasn't that mad at all and the children are horrible brats. The connection with Hansel and Gretel was very weak, could have been done better if the reason for the abduction of the children was changed to something more sinister.
Not exactly what I expected. The thriller element was not well… MoreNot exactly what I expected. The thriller element was not well presented, not exactly a drama either. I enjoy the dance, sure, but that's all there is. The psycho biddy element was down played. However, I liked the twist at the end.