Monday, June 1, 2015

May '15 Movies' Digest

Starting to get it back together...

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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

Rating: 4.5/5

It was difficult to leave up to the expectation but Marvel with Whedon at the helm did it again. Bringing forward some characters that were underdeveloped up to this point and adding new ones to be further developed keeps the MCU still pumping. Evidently the technical prowess needs no further praise. Concerning the actors they all seem to enjoy this a lot and that's what's needed in this kind of movies. In addition, James Spader's Ultron fulfills his role entirely; contributing actively to the long succession of wise-ass remarks. But in my opinion, the crown-line is Hawkeye's vivid description. What's in store next?

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Acting: 3/5
Story: 4/5
Perception: 3.5/5

Rating: 3.5/5

Not being familiar with the cartoon I was a bit surprised when realizing that I was way above the age average. Still I had a good time which shows that emotions and laughter don't need words to be generated. Besides the stop-motion prowess continues to amaze me.

The Family

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

Rating: 2.5/5

Top billing actors and an eyebrow - raising premise, that's about it. The veteran cast was mostly on autopilot and with the exception of the youngster the rest was not too convincing. The plot in itself was not bad but the twist triggering event was highly insignificant and circumstantial.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 3/5
Perception: 4/5

Rating: 3.5/5

Motorized mayhem, Charlize and a drop of Hoult... That's what comes out of is one. The story is as linear as they come with the aforementioned exceptions the character development is thin but the practical stunt pyrotechnics frenzy and the crazy factor take over and hush down that inner voice saying 'it doesn't make any sense'.

The Fifth Estate

Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 1.5/5
Perception: 1.5/5

Rating: 2/5

A controversial topic with a remarkable actor in the can't go wrong, can it? Well, most of it is hurled to the ground by a dull, detached and somewhat chaotic story line. Assange shouldn't feel threatened by this one.

2 Guns

Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 2.5/5
Perception: 3.5/5

Rating: 3/5

Fast talk, action and  plot twists! The duo has an impressive chemistry, while also holding their own separately. In addition, they have a sturdy opposition from the main bad guy, which make the whole story more appealing. The twists and turns keep the viewer interested, though they might be a tad to numerous, while everything seems to be entwined. In the end, it is a fun flick to watch.  

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