Just Emkaying: 5 Quick Movie reviews

Jul 23, 2009

5 Quick Movie reviews

I don know how many of you will agree with me, but the past few hollywood releases seem to have been real duds...
It all began with the Angels and Demons phenomena..It was so predictable that I had second thoughts..perhaps I was watching a sterotype bollywood movie. I mean so so lame...and before you can say it, NO I havent read the book. It was like I was thinking this would be next probably..and then bang it happens. sheesh!!!

Then came those crazy beasts aka Wolverine. Nice viewing pleaseure, but my Indian movie buffs would nod their heads in agreement if the ending dint look like a typical paresh rawal villain scene. Bad Guy blackmails girl. Girl traps guy. girl plays dead. Villain acts to help the guy. Ruins him instead. Guy finds out....and so on. BLAH!!!

Then came the worst movie of the century. Terminator Salvation. It should have been named Directors salvation. I mean somewhere in between, theres a connor whos lost his senses running up and down in time, and then we have a son father combo who dont seem to be sure of what theyr e supposed to be doing. They also put in a half terminator whos having some moral issues. And finally some nutcase who is incessant on showing the story revolving around ONLY two characters. I mean the director must have got so confused, that he let the whole crew have a shot at the movie making!!!..No action at all...Arnie!!! Come back!!!

Sigh, some of ma friends argue that I have been too demanding. Hell!!! The movies weren't even average. Not a decent sense of suspense in Angels and Demons, No sense and logic, let alone action in Terminator salvation. Anyway Wolverine was the best among the three, and I'd give it a DM Rating of 3.25/5. The rest was thumbs down

Some more movies I did watch though were Ice Age 3. It wasn't as funny as the first two, but with a good enuf story line, animation and the whacky characters it was a good watch. DM Rating of 3.9/5

Now one movie I wouldnt like to comment on would be Harry Potter and the half blood prince. If I look at it purely as a first time harry potter movie goer, it was damn boring. If I look at it from the harry potter-non book-reader yet follower, it wasnt as entertaining as the previous ones, but I know something is cooking in the next part. But for those who'd read all the books ,it would be damn brilliant and one of the best adaptations of the book. I will be fair and give it a DM Rating of 3.95

One movie I couldnt catch was Transformers 2. Somehow Megan Fox dint have the pleasure of me catching the movie...Guess she'll have to wait!!!


1 comment:

  1. As a continuing movie fanatic, I'd endorse your views about the recent releases. The single most common factor seems to be 'disappointing'.

    Personally, I'd put Wolverine behind Salvation, purely for the fact that a Wolverine origin story COULD have been so friggin amazing. They went and ruined it completely. I hated the whole movie for that; not just the ending.

    Angels and Demons went by without a gripping storyline or a single edge-of-seat moment. But then again, it met my expectations. I wasn't expecting much from it. Salvation actually surpassed my expectations. I was expecting rock bottom, but it did ok in the first half. Even surpassing my expectations, it comes short of 'good'. I recently saw Clive Owen's "The International", which again, I believe, was released this year. It was pathetic. Even Watchmen was pretty bad towards the end, though I have to say it DID have its moments.

    So yes, definitely the lineup so far has been discouraging, but it hasn't been ALL bad.

    One of the biggest comedies this year "Hangover" was a really good comedy. Personally, I feel it's over-hyped and not as funny as most fans say, but it's still an excellent watch.

    "Fast and the Furious 4" was another superb release this year. I am doubtful if I'd rate it higher than the original movie, but it was certainly much better than the second and third installments. Fifteen minutes into the movie, and I already felt like I'd recovered the value for my ticket.

    I still haven't seen the Harry Potter movie, Public Enemies, Ice Age 3, or Monsters v/s Aliens.

    But on the whole, I'll agree. Even upcoming releases don't seem to be great. We have a movie adaptation of GI Joe, which will definitely suck, but perhaps not as much as Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes, or the weird sequel to Donnie Darko... And we have 2012, which should be spectacular as a visual treat, but will hardly have a plot to stand on. Ugh....