Showing posts with label movie review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label movie review. Show all posts

Monday, April 21, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom



This movie was awesome. Forget everybody who went to this movie looking to see "remains of the day" or something. The movie gave exactly what it promised, which was a fantasy story, with Jet Li and Jackie Chan. It's basically a "Wizard of Oz" remake for boys who want to kick kung-fu ass.

Which is me.

The story starts in our world and then takes us to a great mythical world where Jackie gets to bring back his classic drunken master character. Jet li even smiles a lot. I would recommend this movie to ANYONE who would want to see it.

What I mean by that is that it IS as cool as it looks- the "please don't suck" prayer is unneeded.

I gave it a 9 because it proposes a certain story, tells it well, and fulfills each of it's promises. I thoroughly enjoyed 90% of it, so it gets a 90 from me!

Forbidden Kingdom



This movie was awesome. Forget everybody who went to this movie looking to see "remains of the day" or something. The movie gave exactly what it promised, which was a fantasy story, with Jet Li and Jackie Chan. It's basically a "Wizard of Oz" remake for boys who want to kick kung-fu ass.

Which is me.

The story starts in our world and then takes us to a great mythical world where Jackie gets to bring back his classic drunken master character. Jet li even smiles a lot. I would recommend this movie to ANYONE who would want to see it.

What I mean by that is that it IS as cool as it looks- the "please don't suck" prayer is unneeded.

I gave it a 9 because it proposes a certain story, tells it well, and fulfills each of it's promises. I thoroughly enjoyed 90% of it, so it gets a 90 from me!

Friday, July 06, 2007

"Autobots- Roll Out!"

I took a break from writing my STAR TREK BOOK,

www.CaptainKirksGuideToWomen.com

and saw the TRANSFORMERS movie that I had been waiting for for over a year.
I was giddy with antici.....pation as the previews started, and there was one for some J.J, Abrams movei. At first I thought it was Star Trek XI, but the release date was wrong.. I guess well find out what that is later.

As for TRANSFORMERS, I liked it. I didn't LOVE it. There was a ton of fanboy stuff "One shall stand, one shall fall", and "Autobots- Roll out!" were quotes that excited the hell out of me.

However, the script was pretty bad, in that they spent ENTIRELY TOO MUCH TIME with stupid stuff. Megatron was only in it for 20 minutes, and fights were all too close up, so you couldn't see what was happening. For a lot of the shots, it was just a jumble of metal, and no distinguishable movement.

I wish they didn't spend so much time "Looking for the glasses", as they didn't have what they needed on them anyway.

Overall, I would say it was better than Fantastic Four, but not as good as Live Free or Die Hard.

It wasn't the movie it could have been, but it wasn't Daredevil either.

"Autobots- Roll Out!"

I took a break from writing my STAR TREK BOOK,

www.CaptainKirksGuideToWomen.com

and saw the TRANSFORMERS movie that I had been waiting for for over a year.
I was giddy with antici.....pation as the previews started, and there was one for some J.J, Abrams movei. At first I thought it was Star Trek XI, but the release date was wrong.. I guess well find out what that is later.

As for TRANSFORMERS, I liked it. I didn't LOVE it. There was a ton of fanboy stuff "One shall stand, one shall fall", and "Autobots- Roll out!" were quotes that excited the hell out of me.

However, the script was pretty bad, in that they spent ENTIRELY TOO MUCH TIME with stupid stuff. Megatron was only in it for 20 minutes, and fights were all too close up, so you couldn't see what was happening. For a lot of the shots, it was just a jumble of metal, and no distinguishable movement.

I wish they didn't spend so much time "Looking for the glasses", as they didn't have what they needed on them anyway.

Overall, I would say it was better than Fantastic Four, but not as good as Live Free or Die Hard.

It wasn't the movie it could have been, but it wasn't Daredevil either.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

In McClaine We Trust!!


We just came from seeing LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD- and...

YIPPEE-KAY-YAY- MOFO!!!

John McClaine does it again- he takes a lickin', and keeps on tickin- despite being shot at, thrown out of cars, and just barely escaping explosions, he'll take you for a great ride.

We LAUGHED at some of the ways he escapes danger, or gets the bad guys, but we were laughing with SATISFACTION.

A great feeling.

So far, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD is winning "movie of the summer"- I may even like this one more than the third one.

In McClaine We Trust!!


We just came from seeing LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD- and...

YIPPEE-KAY-YAY- MOFO!!!

John McClaine does it again- he takes a lickin', and keeps on tickin- despite being shot at, thrown out of cars, and just barely escaping explosions, he'll take you for a great ride.

We LAUGHED at some of the ways he escapes danger, or gets the bad guys, but we were laughing with SATISFACTION.

A great feeling.

So far, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD is winning "movie of the summer"- I may even like this one more than the third one.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

DOA: Dead or Alive



What the hell is everyone's problem?

This movie was AWESOME.

Very stupid, with awful dialogue, an I've-seen-worse plot, but AWESOME.

Look, here's how I rate movies:

How much did I enjoy watching it?

Period.

I enjoyed watching this quite a bit. Hot chicks fighting. What on EARTH else are you looking for?

This is MILES better than Daredevil
LEAGUES better than Elektra
ZILLION times better than the Hulk.

As far as THIS summer goes, it's better than Spider-man 3, better than Pirates 3, and better than Fantastic Four 2.

People keep comparing it to Charlies' Angels 2, and I LOVE that movie!
Maybe I'm just a sucker for hot chicks.

Not that "I've seen worse" is a great endorsement, but DOA was fun, it tried to be funny, and it tried to have a sensible plot. I laughed an AWFUL lot (not necessarily at things that were supposed to be funny), and now I have Eric Roberts in my mind saying:

"Our Nanobots were working OVERTIME with that one"

And by the way, I am now IN LOVE with Jaime Pressly.

DOA= Diggin' Obvious Assets.

DOA= Don't Obfuscate Awesomeness.

DOA= Do Outfits Attract?

Add some more!

DOA: Dead or Alive



What the hell is everyone's problem?

This movie was AWESOME.

Very stupid, with awful dialogue, an I've-seen-worse plot, but AWESOME.

Look, here's how I rate movies:

How much did I enjoy watching it?

Period.

I enjoyed watching this quite a bit. Hot chicks fighting. What on EARTH else are you looking for?

This is MILES better than Daredevil
LEAGUES better than Elektra
ZILLION times better than the Hulk.

As far as THIS summer goes, it's better than Spider-man 3, better than Pirates 3, and better than Fantastic Four 2.

People keep comparing it to Charlies' Angels 2, and I LOVE that movie!
Maybe I'm just a sucker for hot chicks.

Not that "I've seen worse" is a great endorsement, but DOA was fun, it tried to be funny, and it tried to have a sensible plot. I laughed an AWFUL lot (not necessarily at things that were supposed to be funny), and now I have Eric Roberts in my mind saying:

"Our Nanobots were working OVERTIME with that one"

And by the way, I am now IN LOVE with Jaime Pressly.

DOA= Diggin' Obvious Assets.

DOA= Don't Obfuscate Awesomeness.

DOA= Do Outfits Attract?

Add some more!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Mediocre 4 and the Silver Surfer...

Ah, well.

At least it wasn't as bad as the first one.

Although if someone were to argue that it was worse, I wouldn't have much defense. It's not like it was HORRIBLE, just kinda boring and cliche.

When are the writers just going to not be so corny? Why on EARTH did Sue Storm have to be a whiny brat about her marriage? She couldn't see that THE WORLD was more important than her wedding? BOOOOORING. And dumb. And Sue Storm is NOT one of those women.

As for the Silver Surfer Story- meh.

Anyway, not as bad as Spider-man 3, but dull nonetheless.

My favorite part?

The Transformers preview beforehand.

So far, only "Knocked up" has done a good job.
I hope Transformers saves this summer!

Mediocre 4 and the Silver Surfer...

Ah, well.

At least it wasn't as bad as the first one.

Although if someone were to argue that it was worse, I wouldn't have much defense. It's not like it was HORRIBLE, just kinda boring and cliche.

When are the writers just going to not be so corny? Why on EARTH did Sue Storm have to be a whiny brat about her marriage? She couldn't see that THE WORLD was more important than her wedding? BOOOOORING. And dumb. And Sue Storm is NOT one of those women.

As for the Silver Surfer Story- meh.

Anyway, not as bad as Spider-man 3, but dull nonetheless.

My favorite part?

The Transformers preview beforehand.

So far, only "Knocked up" has done a good job.
I hope Transformers saves this summer!