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Archive for July, 2010

Salt- like Bourne Identity with Angelina Jolie

If you liked any of the Bourne movies..you will love Salt.  It was really great non stop action ..with Angelina Jolie.  Whats really interesting to me about the movie and plot..is that it actually is like real life…last month they caught those 10 russian spies here in the US.  Its odd why the studio didnt use that to their advantage in their marketing …because so much of it connects in the movie

If you’re lookin for some great spy thriller action and fight scenes…you will like this

Ninis

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Inception- WOW Amazing movie..Chris Nolan is a genius

Inception was an amazing movie.  It was extremely deep and complex but at the same time easy to follow if you pay attention.  The acting was impeccable…and something you know i love–the soundtrack was not only right..it really had some emotion to it.

I am amazed at Christopher Nolan.  To not only do such an amazing job with Batman and Dark Knight..but in the same vein, how he was able to come up with inception and write it so well as well

You need to go see this movie now! and twice!  The ending is great too..and frustrating in a good way

Ninis


Knight and Day- so so movie

Knight and Day was very much a so so kind of movie.  Was not amazing..but was somewhat entertaining in terms of action and a few minor laughs

I dont know..maybe Tom Cruise really has lost the appeal?  some of the action scenes were really good…but in general i left the movie really not super happy but not disappointed.

Result- dont bother watching it unless its on TV or free.  But if you’re in the mood for some random spy type action its good for that

ninis


Predators–AWESOME..revives the franchise the right way!

Ok ..seriously…Predators was GOOOD!  Im one of those that grew up loving the original Predators movies.  I had high expectations for Nimrod Antal and Robert Rodriguez’s reboot.  It totally lived up to it.

First of all..the cast was amazing..lots of great talent.  I was really impressed with Adrian Brody..not only did he pull of the tough guy act..but really buffed up to play the part.  The action was also really great….fight and chase scenes rocked.  My favorite was the yakuza sword fight with the predator..really an amazing scene.

One of the best parts about the movie..the stayed so true to the original…same music and drum beats…and even the closing credits song.  Those kinds of things really make me happy when it comes to honoring an original version.

Go see this now..go see it twice!

Ninis


Twilight Eclipse- Great fight/action and good for fans

In general i tend to like supernatural movies..especially vampire/werewolf movies.  Twilight has always been an odd series for me because it has so much of the romance in it..but I have to admit i liked Eclipse (and i generally liked the previous ones).  The movies seem to really be picking up on more action to even out some of the romantic cheese.

To me this movie stood out for a few reasons.  1. A lot more vampire fighting and power use  2. More werewolf action and fighting  3. Some actual dialogue from characters other than Edward and Bella!  Go Figure!

It feels like the first time in the whole series that we actually get even a handful of dialogue from the other vampire characters!  There was some decent flashback/background story on each which i liked

Anyway..if you’re a fan of the series you will love this of course…but if you are someone who may think they are too cheesy…id say you might like Eclipse because of the focus on a fight/battle.

Ninis


Last Airbender- Wow i cant believe how bad it was!

I REALLY REALLY wanted M Night Shyamalan to finally get a break from all the critics that kill his movies.  And i thought Avatar Last Airbender was going to be it.  I mean..i watched the cartoon series after i saw the amazing movie trailer for it…and loved the series.  Plus..i really wanted to like this because my friends at Paramount are marketing it.

BUT WOW- this movie was plain bad.  Those of you that know me and my reviews..know that i rarely have to say that.

I dont even know where to begin.

1. Incorrect Music/Bad Score and lack of proper sound effects- the soundtrack to the movie was completely and utterly wrong!  There was no emphasis to any of the emotional scenes or any of the fighting.  It made the acting seem completely cheesy and corny (will get to that part).  There were scenes that had random generic light hearted fantasy music..when it was supposed to be a fight/war scene!  It was ridiculous .  Also the sound effects during fights etc..were so lightly used it was like kids fighting.

2. Narration/Fast forward of the story- This was extremely annoying for me as a fan of the original series, and im sure very confusing and odd for those not familiar with it.  Instead of taking time to explain the relationships and what was going on..he used one of the characters as a narrator to fast forward through things and just flat out explain stuff rather than show it.  There were so many things totally skipped over and not explained it made no sense half the time.

3. Acting- wow, nearly all the acting (including Dev Patel who was so amazing in Slumdog) comes across as extremely cheesy and corny…I attribute a big part  of this to the bad score of each scene which really makes a difference..because im sure all of them are capable actors.  The kid they have playing Avatar looks like he’s gonna cry half the time.  Argh..i just dont understand how Shyamalan, and the producers didnt see how bad it was before they released it..they could have changed and fixed so much of this

4. G rated fight scenes/bad costumes- My friends and i couldnt help but noticed the low quality production value of the sets and costumes. The fire nation warriors seemed like they were wearing cheap walmart costumes…i think part of this was a lighting issue, part just not taking the time to make them look and "feel" like the mean force they were supposed to be in the movie.  Plus the fight scenes completely lacked any real punch!!  every fight was dulled..every punch weak.  When powers were used there was no sound effect that made it feel strong..the scenes were slow and weak.  The powers are supposed to me much more powerful than were shown.  AND in the cartoon it didnt take like a ton of random movements to get one bit of power showing…half the time in the movie they are overdoing the kungfu movements weakening the image of the element bending

Im SO disappointed to have to write all this…im so annoyed that Shyamalan not only got a bad wrap (unnecessarily ) in the past but now just let every critic and person who doubted him have a reason to feel they were right to question his talent. I feel bad for my paramount friends that are having to market this movie

I have to say..Dont see it..u will thank me

Ninis