How to train your dragon isn't exacly anything you haven't seen before… MoreHow to train your dragon isn't exacly anything you haven't seen before but everything is so well handled I couldn't care less. It's fun, funny, has something important to say, the animation is stellar and the dragons look amazing. I wish this was longer cause there seemed to be a lot of potential on Hiccup's sidekicks, but I suppose animation studios nowadays don't risk much on the running time anymore.
A dumb but fun sci-fi thriller with boobies. Lots of it. And Forest… MoreA dumb but fun sci-fi thriller with boobies. Lots of it. And Forest Whitaker playing another crazy person. And Alfred Molina doing nothing. Actually, I don't anyone is doing anything while this runs but that's part of the cheesy charm of it.
Not only is Under The Skin a very rich and carefully thought visual… MoreNot only is Under The Skin a very rich and carefully thought visual experiment, with bits of 2001 and Drive but it's also, strangely, a very heartbreaking story of an alien slowly learning what it means to be human.
Add an appropriate mesmerizing role from Johansson, a great dissonant soundtrack and Under The Skin works remarkably well for something that could've easily become a pretentious crap fest, but turned into a very touching portrayal of human frailty.
A colossal disjointed mess that only uses the same tactic to scare you… MoreA colossal disjointed mess that only uses the same tactic to scare you over and over again: loud noises. It's annoying, not scary.
The presentation is awful, the editing really poor, moments happen that don't matter (they pulled the funding of the experiment. so frickin what? What the hell did that add?), the characters are boring and do nothing for 1h30mins and yadda yadda yadda, you already know where this is going.
The perfect sequel that not only is better than the original, thanks… MoreThe perfect sequel that not only is better than the original, thanks to some awesome special-effects, cool action sequences but mostly because it was concerned with giving depth to the characters, without forgetting what was told on the movie before it. It's also a lil' bit more light-hearted with great bits of humor between The Terminator and John Connor. With always a memorable scene around the corner, T2 is one of the best sequels ever made and one of the best action sci-fi movies ever made as well.
What was bound to be a decent b-schlock fest, quickly became a classic… MoreWhat was bound to be a decent b-schlock fest, quickly became a classic thanks to an inspired but simple take on the time travel genre, great performances all around, fast-paced action from start to finnish and a memorable at every corner.
I hadn't remember this one very well but I still have it in glorious… MoreI hadn't remember this one very well but I still have it in glorious VHS format. I checked the extended version of it, and let's just say it became quite clear what was added or removed. I didn't remember any of the russian tension going on and that awesome wave scene at the end. The Abyss transformed into a great looking, claustrophobic underwater thriller, with a nice alien mistery to a cautionary tale with decent results, albeit heavy handed (this is James Cameron after all).
Maybe the whole SEALS business is excused but The Abyss is still a very entertaining and well made sci-fi thriller flick.
This inferior remake was being a quite pleasant tale about corruption… MoreThis inferior remake was being a quite pleasant tale about corruption and family values that unfortunently derailed a bit into silliness towards the end. The flashbacks and bone investigation scene just didn't work for me too but it's well acted, tense at times, beautiful but sad and ultimately gets it's message across. Still, you're better served with the original mexican flick, check that one out instead.
A surprisingly better sequel to the original that not only goes… MoreA surprisingly better sequel to the original that not only goes bonkers when it needs to but it's also quite concerned with the characters and a rather complex plot (at first) that subsequently gets simpler to give way to the awesome fight scenes.
I don't know why but I'm always expecting a bit more from these movies. I dunno, maybe the gore hound in me is always seeking the potential for some extra exposed fractures and body bits being chopped in extra fashion during the fight scenes but what you got is gold already so, nevermind me.