Sunday, June 15, 2014

April - May '14 Movies Digest

And I've did it again...


Wits: 3.5/5
Story: 3.5/5
Perception: 3.5/5

Rating: 3.5/5

I have to be honest and admit that the song pileup in the first 30 minutes worried me a bit. But in the end having an almost song-less rest of the movie was not bad at all. There were some similarities with Tangled especially based on the sidekick humor, but also enough twists to make it interesting. And once more the visuals are nicely brushed which enhances the experience.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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

Rating: 3.5/5

After the first installment which was a successful reboot, this second movie wanted to be a bit too multitasking. That's why at times there are too many plot lines to follow. Besides some of them are either fixed in an obvious way or undeveloped. Nonetheless the main characters still have a good chemistry with a still sarcastic Spidey, Jaime Foxx does a solid job and the effects are simply stunning. All of which being good arguments for an intense flick.


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

Rating: 3/5

Haven't seen the Sly version of the movie but this one is quite enjoyable. The show mainly belongs to Lena Headey as a top wicked villain but the main characters deliver a more than decent performance. Plus the dynamics are quite good, which is what's expected from a plain action movie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Acting: 4.5/5
Story: 4.5/5
Perception: 3.5/5

Rating: 4/5

I never thought I was going to say this for a X-Men movie, but this one was too psychological for my taste. There is no doubt on the quality of the cast and their performance as well as on the the whole script, but at times this was going too slow. For me the peak moment was the quicksilver fragment since it held the aspects that the rest of the movie lacked: dynamics, a bit of humor and a notable implication of a new character. And that's another issue for me: every installment gravitates around the same protagonists and it starts to get old. There are also some franchise continuity issues but that's secondary. Still, the movie is worth watching and it gets one hooked in a fair amount of time. Two more years for a new one...

Ender's Game

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

Rating: 2.5/5

Yet another book that didn't survived after the movie adaptation as I was told. Besides there are: the quite robotic child actors and the tired adult ones, a fragmented movie lacking connections throughout the plot, some missing explanations, premise presentation and transitions. All of this not allowing a proper character development, even if we had glimpses of an existent potential, and thus blocking the creation from an emotional bond with the protagonist. That's why in the end you care only that it's over even though it doesn't make that much of a sense.

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