Thursday, November 1, 2012

October Movies Digest

Quite the diversified month...

The Bourne Legacy

Acting: 3/5
Story: 1.5/5
Perception: 2/5

Rating: 2/5

A story lacking consistency and involvement. The dynamics are far from those of the original trilogy. And the action scenes even with a promising start end up being all over the place and sloppy. On top, the final confrontation was very disappointing both from the development and the technical point of view.


Acting: 4.5/5
Story: 3/5
Perception: 2.5/5

Rating: 3/5

To sum it up and describe it: a Shakespearean play happening in the Ancient Rome transposed into modern era. The idea is interesting and the acting goes along very well, but the self-willed anachronisms as well as the dialog in old English can seldom be difficult to process.

Le Capital

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

Rating: 4/5

A good story revealing all the plots and mechanisms triggered by the people at the head of the banking institutions. Gad manages to portrait very well the robot-like cynicism of one of these master puppeteers. There are still small details that could have been developed a bit more, and sadly they weren't, as well as some small editing goofs. In any case thumbs up for the general performance and the
                                          for the killer ending.


Acting: 3/5
Story: 2.5/5
Perception: 2.5/5

Rating: 2.5/5

A sketchy and cliched comedy, based on bits for stand-up shows and characters.


Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 3/5
Perception: 3.5/5

Rating: 3.5/5

This is a funny movie, nobody can state otherwise; maybe you'll find some of the jokes offensive, but the rest will be hilarious. It's problem though it's the story, a bit too cheesy, there were a couple of times when I was simply wating for the joke to end the scene. But the humor and some of the references make up for most of this.


Acting: 5/5
Story: 4.5/5
Perception: 4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5

I was told that this 'James Bond' movie was different than what we were generally used to, and I can't do anything but agree. It has the classy, spy act but the situations and the decisions are less expected. There were two precise feelings that I wouldn't normally associate with 007 (*see below: Spoiler Alert!). I particularly appreciated the well placed witty remarks as well as the approach in cinematography and I was impressed by the power of Bardem's character. Of course, the classical action movie moments couldn't be avoided, this goes for the badass ones but also for the clich├ęs, but anyway this installment is a good 'rival' for Casino Royale.

*the last episode from Series 2 of BBC's Sherlock Holmes and more surprisingly Home Alone

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