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Archive for July, 2009

M Night Shyalaman’s The Happening, starring Mark Wahlberg

I like Mark Wahlberg, but perhaps he should stick with movies that area bit more action based, in this one he just looked confused most of the time, but then I guess it is an M Night Shyamalan movie, which can be a bit “confusing”.

I’m not a big fan of M Night Shyalaman’s movies, although I’ve watched most, this one just seemed to be more “confused and going nowhere” than usual, I’ve enjoyed previous movies of his more than this one.

The “shocking” bits don’t really shock, and it really doesn’t work as a “scary” movie, so apart from reminding us that we’re really not looking after the planet very well, this movie doesn’t seem to do much.

2009
27
Jul

Taken Movie on DVD Review

Taken Movie on DVD Review, starring Liam Neeson

I enjoyed this more than I expected to, whilst it’s not in the same league as the “Bourne” movies, it is a solid action movie that zips along at a good pace.

The plot doesn’t throw up any truly surprising twists, but Liam Neeson makes the most of what there is to work with and makes a convincing “p’d off dad”.

The action does have a few “that was convenient” moments, but isn’t over the top, and there are a couple of classic moments in it, like Liam Neeson telling the kidnappers that he will find them and kill them when his daughter is first taken.

Would I watch it again?

2009
25
Jul

Transsiberian Movie Review

Transsiberian, starring Woody Harrelson & Ben Kingsley

I was expecting a lot more from this movie, there’s some good actors in it, but the plot just doesn’t really deliver, it’s just too predictable.

The plot “twists” were easily spotted and the acting didn’t manage to make up for this, perhaps because there wasn’t that much for them to really work with, especially as the characters are a touch stereotyped with no real depth.

There’s a few bits of nice scenery to see, but the movie kinda of plods along without gaining the pace that you expect. The action scenes aren’t over the top or unbelievable, but also somehow fail to deliver any real excitement.

Not a movie that I’ll be bothering to add to my collection…

2009
23
Jul

10000 BC Movie on DVD Review

10000 BC Movie on DVD Review

I didn’t go in to this movie (on dvd) expecting much, and yet it still managed to disappoint, in just about every way possible…

for a movie that’s going to have to rely on special effects to a high degree, they really did suck!

the Sabretooth in the pit was so unbelievable, both the visuals and the storyline, even my kids laughed, and they’re usually pretty easy to keep happy in this kind of film!

I guess 10,000BC is an kids action/adventure movie, so you don’t expect a compelling storyline, but the action and pace of the film never really grabs you either, so I guess the only saving grace is that it’s not a long movie…

if you haven’t watched this yet, I’d recommend skipping it.

2009
16
Jul

Transformers 2 Movie Review

Transformers 2 Movie Review

I’ve just been watching a couple of video reviews on youtube from some muppets slagging off Transformers 2 big time, as far as I’m concerned these guys (supposed “adults”) are total idjits!

I saw the film a couple of days ago with my kids and we ALL enjoyed it!

there’s some thing for everyone, Shia Lebouf for the girls, Megan Fox for us lads, and a healthy dose of pretty cool special effects and action.

The humor is a bit predictable at times, but it’s not really supposed to be a comedy after all…

The plots nothing amazing, but who’s really expecting it to be..?

this is a kids action movie, nothing more, and as that it works!

Terminator Salvation is the first of the terminator movies that I’ve bothered going to the cinema to watch since the original Terminator.

and I have to admit I’m still in two minds as to whether it was worth the price of the ticket!

don’t get me wrong, the special effects and action scenes are wicked!

but the plot is “lite” to weak and the last 15-20 mins had me and my friend laughing out loud…

why oh why did they try and put some “depth” in to what is essentially an action movie, it just doesn’t fit and it’s badly done!

Jimmy Carr summed it up nicely on a recent episode of “8 out of 10 Cats” with a joke referencing The Wizard of Oz, about how the tin man suddenly realizes he doesn’t need a heart after all…