Friday, April 29, 2011

Fast Five (IMAX)

Vin Diesel & Paul Walker on an IMAX screen= holy shit!!! :o :o

This movie was awesome. I've been a big fan of this franchise for years, with the exception of 2 Fast 2 Furious (it was okay. Paul Walker was the saving grace of the movie) & Tokyo Drift (couldn't even make it through the whole movie it was that bad). I was really looking forward to this and I wasn't dissapointed.

Fast Five begins right where Fast & Furious left off- Brian, Mia, and the gang break Dom out of a prison bus. The plot from there.... well, I'm still trying to figure everything out. Of course there's plenty of action, hot guys, and cool cars. Most of the action scenes were way over the top (at one point Vin & Paul drive a car over a cliff and end up in the water with barely a scratch on them) but that's what I love about it. You kinda have to leave your mind at the door & just have a good time.

All of the actors I thought did a great job. Especially Vin Diesel, who is just badass as always. The scenes where he & Duane Johnson (who I'm not usually a fan of but was really good in this) face off were some of my favorite moments in the whole movie.

I highly reccomend this. It has something for everyone. If you get a chance, definitly go see it in IMAX. It's worth paying the extra money. The picture quality is incredible!

My rating: 9/10

One more thing: MAKE SURE you stay until after the credits. They play a scene which I won't spoil for you guys, but it's huge & totally makes me think there will be a 6th movie.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Water for Elephants

A bit of advice if you're going to see a movie starring Rob Pattinson on opening night- the later the showtime, the better. I almost went to a 6:30 showing, but decided to go later to avoid as many loud, annoying 12 year old girls as possible. Definitaly made the right decesion. There were a few people that pissed me off (including a group of women squeeling before the movie started. Funny part is they looked old enough to be Rob's mother.) but overall it wasn't too bad.

Moving on to the review. I will try to keep it as spoiler free as possible.

Water for Elephants is based on a book that came out I beleive in 2004 or sometime around then. I skimmed through the book maybe a week or two ago and from what I can tell, the movie stayed fairly close. There were several changes of course, but I thought those changes worked for the most part.

I really enjoyed this movie. It takes place mostly in 1931 at a third rate circus and I thought they did a great job getting the look of the time period right. The music was beautiful.

As far as the acting goes, I think people are going to be really surprised at Rob's performance. He did a great job. You really felt for his character. As much as I love the Twilight movies, it was nice to see him play something other than a vampire. Reese Witherspoon, even though her character Marlena annoyed me a bit at times, was good as well. Been a fan of hers for years. The scene stealer in this movie has to be Christoph Waltz, who plays the circus owner/Marlena's husband August. If you haven't seen his performance in Inglorious Basterds, I highly reccomend it. Even though you really hate his character, Christoph plays him brilliantly. Interesting fact: the role was originally suppose to be played by Sean Penn, who had to back out at the last minute.

The chemistry between Rob & Reese was.... okay. I mean, it wasn't horrible or anything it was just a little weird at times. I don't know. Maybe it's because I'm so use to seeing him with Kristen Stewart. Or because several years ago Reese played Rob's mother in another movie (can't think of the title at the moment), though the scene was cut out.

A warning to all my fellow animal lovers out there: there are a couple of scenes of animal cruelty. They were so hard to watch I had to turn my head away from the screen.

But overall I would reccomend this movie.

My rating: 8/10

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My first post!

I'm new to this whole thing so please bear with me.

After a lot of convincing from some friends, I've decided to start posting movie reviews. They seem to think I'm good at it lol. Not sure how many people besides them will read it but we shall see. Anyway, here's a few things you should know:

*I rate movies on a scale of 1-10. 1 being the worst, 10 being the best. Not very creative I know but it's what I'll use until I can think of something better.

*More than likely I'll be posting my reviews on Friday's. Unless the movie opens on a different day or I'm just too tired to get on here and post (in which case I'll do it Saturday).

*WARNING: As my friends know, I happend to have a huge Sam Worthington obessesion (although I prefer the word dedicated). Any movie of his will automatically get a 10/10 regardless if the movie itself is crap. Don't like that? Too bad :p

I think that's about it for now. If anyone has any questions or if there's a topic you'd like me to post about, let me know. Thanks :)