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Films I have been watching

By 15 Jun ’09No Comments

Terminator Salvation – We really enjoyed this. While most of the reviews have been poor i still like it. The film is heavily flawed. The concept is flawed greatly anyway with regards the whole thing of John Connor sending back his own Father to save his mother who the becomes his father yadda yadda. This was a stupid paradoxal error in writin and ther is a really facid attempt at addressing it in this movie.

Outside of that there were a few other things that just didn’t add up. Certain narritive elements that didn’t fit. It almost felt rushed in its presentation. Continuity of the narrative and a couple of cheesy elements could have been done without.

Asides from that it was good fun. There was that real sence of relentless danger i got from theoriginal movie and it achieved a real sense of the epic “OH CRAP WHERE’S THE PADDLE!” factor. The effects and CGI  (bar a ceratin cameo appearrance) were all great and te sound score was excellent. Certainly on worth watching in the cinema…..even if you do end up hating it.

Star TrekWOW This was really really good fun. They Really nailed this and got it right! I grew up on Star Trek so i was looking forward to it. The stroy was really tight and the references to all the old stuff was so multi layered it was great. Watch out for “the guy in red” , “tribbles” & “Kirk Pose and lighting across the eyes”.

The gags were great and the performances were brilliant. I was worried tht i would only see “Silar from Hereos” but Spock was Spock, so a tribute to his acting skills.

All in all – AMAZING! – Go see it!

The Wrestler – I watched this on the plain going over to Doha. I wouldn’t have paid fr this but i did wanna see it. It is a really intense drama andits quite sad really. It’s a slow one too but it adds to the eventual dispair of the main character. Mickey Rourke did exceedingly well at drawing out the desperationof the guy and i as impressed with his performance. Marrissa Tomei was also quite good in this.

Grand Tourino – KICK ASS OLD GUY! This was similar in pace to The wrestler ad a little dull t be honest. I was dissapointed. It was a great characher.relationship based piece but it was all a bit too slow for my liking.

Valkyrie – DULL DULL DULL – could you possibly make such an amzing story more dull? ………no

The International – see Valkyrie description – except ou’ve got Clive Owen & the story itself is just another dull espionage dance.

No Country for Old Men – This was BRILLIANT! Alot of people will hate this. I love fims that have a funky ending and a lack of resolution. The charaters are great but it oesn’t even need Tommy Lee Jones doing another cop act. Really great film – Go See It


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