Funniest Star Trek film
Star trek, comedy and time travel, what more do you need? :)
I'm willing to forgive it any flaw, cliched trope, or hiccup. Easily the funniest of the Star Trek films, with a brisk pace and tightly constructed script, the film simply delivers from start to finish, and serves as a wonderful conclusion to the Spock trilogy.
Disclaimer: I have NOT read the book.
An artistic, overly-symbolic squash of bewilderment, three-hour Cloud Atlas should have been split into multiple parts - perhaps a two-part or three part trilogy in order to give the Wachowski Brothers and Tom Tykwer more time to connect the dissonant storylines. What can you expect with three directors? Frustration engulfed me throughout the film – Why is the scientist telling the reporter everything? Why are they on another planet? What is the big deal about the music? Hundreds of questions that I knew just minutes into the film were never going to be answered.
I was disappointed and unpleasantly surprised of the cliché character framing and musical cues in the film. The usual orchestra sweeps with philosophical diatribes initially had my eyes rolling, and eventually had them closed in exhaustion. These cues, subtly implemented in Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run seem pretentious and flaunting in Cloud Atlas. The Wachowski Brothers often over-emphasize and over-deliver themes– something that fit wonderfully in Matrix, but was a point of weakness in Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, V for Vendetta, and now Cloud Atlas.
Tom Hanks delivers a great performance in multiple roles. I wasn’t particularly impressed by Halle Berry. The CGI was, as expected, top class; however, I had just witnessed the care and cinemagraphic attention-to-detail in Django Unchained and had a difficult time comparing the antebellum cinematography in Cloud Atlas.
I wanted to like Cloud Atlas after watching it, yet I feel I would have to ensure multiple three-hour showings to achieve a semblance of comprehension. And I don’t think I would be rewarded with the same form of gratification as an also artistically ambiguous Blade Runner.
I emphasize my disclaimer at the top – I’m sure the book connects the storylines better – and perhaps it should have stayed a book.
I'm not exactly what to say, other than that this is an excellent movie. I don't know if it is the best one in the Dark Knight trilogy since the second movie was really good as well, but TDKR won't let you down. It ties together the first two movies really well and you'll watch it all the way through without blinking. This Batman reboot blows the Spider-man and Superman reboots out of the water. TDKR shows you the proper way to make a big-budget movie: great director, great actors/actresses, awesome script.
I was excited about this movie because I really like the Resident Evil movie franchise. Acting, visuals, music, and special effects are all about the same level that you would expect from a Resident Evil movie. The place where this movie drops the ball is in the story. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but the plot of this movie absolutely sucks and is very single track minded, even by Resident Evil standards. There is a cliffhanger at the end that sets us up for what will hopefully be a better follow-on, but they would have been better off by producing this movie as a 5 minute short film that you could watch on the web before the next one comes out. There is pretty much no reason to see this movie unless you are like me and absolutely have to see every Resident Evil movie that comes out. No new characters, and little change to the universe in terms of who is a bad guy and who is a good guy.
Great superhero movie
This is what a superhero movie should be. The few errors i detected were completely overrun by the great action and good characterization. Whedon does a great job with the ensemble cast and showcases each hero in the best light. Two and a half hours, packed with lots of action and little plot. But 'The Avengers' is thrilling. No matter what happens, you want to keep watching it.
Have to watch it again
Most ambitious and at the same time most down to earth movie of the last decade, a complete cinematic achievement to be analyzed and dissected multiple times - or simply enjoyed as a good storytelling, film works both ways and that's what makes it so great.
I wanted to like Chronicle more than I did, but in the end I found the whole thing to be just a little too predictable.It really could have been something special. It pulls off the rare feat of giving us teenage characters who look and behave like actual teenagers. It's an original story in a genre where they are in short supply. It's often witty and empathetic. But it is ultimately undone by its one-note screenplay and annoying stylistic choices.
The remake of Total Recall is (like the original film) built on a really solid sci-fi premise, but (unlike the original) manages to have no fun whatsoever with it. It's like they were following the recipe, but forgot the fun. Where's the fun? There is no fun. I don't love the original, but it's a good time. This one is destined to be forgotten. It's a shame, really.
Such an ambitious movie with some excusable flaws. Great storytelling and one the most interesting movies of 2012. I think the directors did a fantastic job of weaving these stories together, as well as capturing and sustaining interest throughout. It was long, but I didn't feel it. It was visually beautiful with stunning action sequences and the score was perfect! I'm also really impressed by the use of the main characters; I can't think of anything like it that I've ever seen before!
I'll definitely watch again
This is a fantastic ending to The Dark Knight Trilogy. Just a great great film. I found about halfway through that what Nolan had made was not a trilogy of 3 separate stories, but more one, epic, cohesive tale, not about Batman but about a universe Batman merely inhabits. The movie ties in with the first two in ways I would never have thought, the plot kept me on the edge of my seat and constantly guessing, and the emotions and acting throughout the movie are perfect!
I don't know why I don't feel anything about this movie. I love sci-fi but Looper....umm, can't really place it. I have this feeling gnawing at me that it's a great movie and I have missed something, only I don't know what. The one single thought pulsating inside me while watching it was "when is the movie going to end?"
Equilibrium is a recommended watch. Just don't go in expecting a bunch of action or a reinvention of the genre. It isn't without its flaws, but it isn't as terrible as a lot of critics make it out to be either.
Not good as the hype
While Looper has a very strong first half, boasting an atmospheric and realistic future setting where hit-men in the present take care of the future, the film begins to fall apart once the Omen child screams the house down. Literally.
The natural, funny dialogue between the kids really reminded me E.T, The Goonies, proper adventure films. It's so nice to watch a film that doesn't pander to a specific audience, not too safe for kids and no wink wink adult jokes for the adults watching.
A smart, entertaining thriller that is probably best to watch without knowing anything about it. It's a sci-fi story set slightly in the future, but I appreciate that it doesn't get into sci-fi technobabble, but instead just tells an interesting story with an extremely satisfying ending. It's been awhile since I've seen a movie in this genre that I liked as much as this one.
One of the most fun zombie films with probably the greatest cameo ever on film. Probably helps if you know absolutely nothing about that cameo going in like I did.
This movie is absolutely amazing, and only Rian Johnson could have made it this well. He was able to create such a unique sci-fi world that was both foreign yet oddly familiar, and populate this world with touchingly human characters. I love sci-fi movies, and when a scif-i movie goes the extra mile and give the viewer something to think about,
I wasn't overly impressed by this movie as once the story got going, the plot was fairly predictable, and for being a movie about the time travel & the future, it felt more like a strange alternate universe than a believable point in the future.