Saturday, September 1, 2012

August Movies Digest

Not my best month: starts good, then it gets ugly, so that it could finish with a Bang!

Hugo

Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 4/5
Perception: 4/5

Rating: 4/5

Without any doubt one of the most visually beautiful films there is. And with the help of the theme it aims straight to the heart. But that's where it is a bit shaky, I didn't perceive the emotional involvement coming from the actors at certain points. With made the said moments a bit too stretched. But it is nonetheless a very good all-audiences movie that was also meant to hypnotize the critics with its conclusion.

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World 

Acting: 4/5
Story: 1.5/5
Perception: 2/5

Rating: 2.5/5

What would you do if everybody would die in 3 weeks? a very good premise, with a lot of potential especially if treated with a strange sense of humor, but the mushiness got in the way. The first 30 minutes were good then it derailed. In my book, this movie could have gone anywhere with one exception...and that's where it went! It's a pity for the performances (Keira apparently found her specialty: more or less deranged chicks) but they could have delivered the same message with a lot less emotional bagage.

Lockout

Acting: 3/5
Story: 1/5
Perception: 2/5

Rating: 2/5

Almost nothing good came out of this movie. There's the flat plot with no surprises what so ever, then you have the horrible CGI shots and the hallow characters. Pearce's sarcasm makes you chuckle from time to time but it's is eons away from being enough.


The Expendables 2

Acting: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Perception: 4/5

Rating: 3.5/5

If this movie was out 15 years ago I know that a certain kid would have been more than thrilled. In total the movie is made out of 5 huge action sequences, the last one being as I said  the dream of every kid and teen of the 80s and 90s, having all the 'big guys' pouring lead. Of course, there you have the cold war clich├ęd cultural incoherence, the worst possible villain name, some CGI and green-screen that are too obvious, but in the balance there are heads flying, hilariously absurd hit rates, sprinkling blood like it's Mortal Kombat, cool pop culture references and the aforementioned pure badass scene.







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