Reviews written by ClaireM
Interesting so far
I was looking forward to this for a few months now. The story starts with a scene during the revolutionary war where Ichabod Crane is seen shooting and then beheading a man. Then we cut to modern day American in a town called Sleepy Hollow where there have been a rash of unsolved murders over the last two hundred years. Ichabod helps Lieutenant Abby Mills with stopping the Horseman from bringing his supernatural army from the dead. I thought this show was going to revolve around strictly the headless horseman, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there's a lot more involved.
I personally love dystopian stories so this was a fun movie for me. I found this to be an entertaining action/sci-fi, but one that I wish had more depth to the story and characters. If it would've kept the action but had a much more involving story then it would've been much better. Still, it's one of the better Michael Bay films.
Was expecting more
I was impressed with the visuals. It was a really beautiful film to look at. But at the time I just thought the story was average. For a film that got great reviews and had the biggest budget and biggest box office take ever I was expecting much more. Cameron seems preoccupied with his toys and everything here is too much, too showy, and too long.
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.
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.
I read the book and heard that the movie was not as good so I prepared myself for disappointment. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. They didn't change a lot or leave out a ton. I just really felt like it didn't do the book justice. If I would have seen the movie before reading the book I probably wouldn't have read it.