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.

Coriolanus

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.

Hollywoo

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.



Ted

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.

Skyfall

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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