I know you probably think who cares about your opinion on any movie and thats ok but...I have seen every classic and cult movie so far and i watch about 3-5 movies per week at least so i started to take them seriously and started to want something more then just pure fun from a movie.My favourite director is Scorsese and my top 5 actors are Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando and Leonardo di Caprio (not in that order though).I opened this topic also to see some comments for my reviews and you can also write what you think about the certain movie and if you dissagree with anything ( or everything) i said.I will also brake down a final rate for the movie ( 1-10) but dont read only that cause it might not reflect what i have said about the movie.Also of course i will write about at least 2 movies per week ( or at least I hope so) and they will all be new & fresh dont worry about it.Thats all i can think of the introduction right now.
I AM LEGEND
This is the newest remake of the classic novel last man on earth and probably all of you know the premise so i Im gonna cut to the chase.I was sceptical at first because of the huge budget and I thought that the studio would really dumb it down and i wasnt wrong but it has that flair that keeps you on the edge of your seats.Will Smith performance is great and he will hold this movie even when it falls to the horrible third act.CGI is great and the atmosphere of an empty city will also mesmerize you and give you a strong case of agoraphobia.The movie does ponder some questions about humanity and gives a great sense of grief over the main character.But when it crosses the one hour mark it becomes kind of silly and really hollywoodish if you know what I mean.Also it almost feels like a lost oportunity to do something different and the 3 movie in one ( sci fi, zombie, action) makes this just another blockbuster attempt to create something fresh but as the shooting drew near the end it feels like they lost courage.In the end this is always an interesting theme and Will Smith carries it out perfectly but it seems like hollywood thinks that they should drain the brains from every story they pick up just to make it more comercial.However it does bring something to the already full table of junk movies so...
|12-25-07 at 05:52 AM||#1|
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|01-04-08 at 02:48 AM||#2|
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Okay. My turn for a movie review (God haven't done these in ages)
3:10 To Yuma
-Storytelling and pace
-Ben Foster playing a stereotypical villain
-The last few minutes kill all that's good about it
If you haven't seen this movie yet and are at least somewhat interested in what it has to offer (i.e: you sitting at home going "hey, this looks like an intelligent movie") don't keep your hopes too high. I saw this when it first came out, and just when I was expecting yet another quality Christian Bale badassness flick, I get severely dissapointed by what came soonafter.
Don't get me wrong though. There was a lot to like about the movie. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe give off major performances. Ben Foster on the other hand (gay kid in Six Feet Under) kinda acts as the typical Hollywood *I kill for fun* psychopathic villain. (Can you say one-dimensional?) But beyond that, most of Yuma turns out to be an interesting western drama/kinda action flick. And it really seems like the film goes up to an interesting level in terms of character interaction. Unfortunately, what you see in the last 15 minutes pretty much destroys everything it builds up to. And I mean literally DESTROY!! (*explosion sound effect*)
Now. I won't spoil it exactly, but I'll pretty much say that our two main characters end up doing shit that completely utterly negates their personality. Imagine Charlton Heston waking up one day and denouncing our right to bear arms and arm bears. It's just way way out of character to where you're wondering if you're watching the same movie.
Then, to make matters even worse, that supposedly *intelligent* and *realistic* movie you were watching until the last 15 minutes suddenly turns into Stallone meets spaghetti western. No joke, this flick by the end has us believing that Christian Bale can waste 30 fully armed men with a dandy rifle. By the time I saw that scene, I wanted to cry.
Do NOT watch 3:10 To Yuma
|01-10-08 at 07:00 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2007
I agree that the ending is a little over the top like for instance john woo bloodshed films but it manages to deliver the message and since it is a remake some things need to be like in the original so the director doesnt have enough space to manoeuvre the film.Also the original is a classic old school western which means that it doesnt have that much action which is not the case with the remake(it has some dumbed down action for popcorn audiences).And you said do not watch but then you gave it an average mark 6/10 which is not bad.My opinion is that you were too harsh and altough this movie has its flaws i still recommend it.
|01-26-08 at 02:06 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2007
No matter what i say here you are going to see this movie because of all the hype.And you wont be wrong.Altough the movie has its flaws and plot holes it is really refreshing to see such a narrow minded genre get such an original treatment.The decision to tell the story from the amateur camera view is absolutely brilliant.Actors are of course all collateral and considering the low budget ( low for hollywood blockbusters) of 25 million j.j. abrams should be happy that they even made an effort to show occasional emotions.But hey whoever goes to see this isnt really going for acting or to see some personal drama.All people wanna see in cloverfield is some intense action and that is exactly what they will get from the reeves/abrams duo.But there are some bad things in the movie.First one is the short running time and the fact that the ending is so undetermined that it doesnt make you longing for more but on the opposite makes you forget about the whole thing half an hour after you saw it.And second after you really think about it you will figure out that the story and the monster treat dont really budge.In the end I recommend this to every fan of the genre and all the people under 30.As far as the rest...well you werent expecting anything special anyway.