Thursday, July 31, 2014

July '14 Movies Digest

One down, one up...

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Acting: 2.5/5
Story: 1.5/5
Perception: 1.5/5

Rating: 1.5/5

What a mess!!! Besides the usual Transformers glitches, this one adds pure insignificance of the human and robot characters, whose names aren't even stated. It seems that all of it was either badly written or that it suffered an editing massacre, chunks that might have brought some continuity being chopped out, even though it would have lead up to an unnecessary three hours Transformers movie. Stanley Tucci's performance and even Wahlberg's are oases in this cinematographic desert but they are simply irrelevant. And neither they and nor the 10 minutes of cool action scenes couldn't have saved this movie.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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

Rating: 4.5/5

Technology has made tremendous progress and it is what takes this movie from good to very good. First of all, the plot is carefully built with unexpected twists and turns. Then there's the brilliant work from the two main motion-capture actors, the master Andy Serkis and the guy playing Koba. And afterwards the CGI adds a stunning layer to the experience. Surely, some dramatic moments may seem long in their quest to add tension, but that's has a low impact.

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