katikat: (A_JGL)
I saw this one in the cinema, actually. And it's not a bad movie, but... I don't know, it just doesn't feel exciting. It simply grinds away. Thing is, I don't really like Red all that much. He behaves like a big spoiled brat. I'm not saying that you can't have fun when you're an adult but Red's overdoing it so much that it gets on my nerves. So, the movie... eh, so-so. I really don't blame the studio for not making part 3. It ended on a quite nice note and I don't feel any desire to see more.
katikat: (A_LucasBlack)
Now THAT was a boring movie. OMG, how did it even get made? The whole group, all of them, were so dumb it hurt. It completely destroyed the first movie set-up - that they were actually smart and resourceful people! - and turned them into complete idiots. They had to be handed the plan on a silver platter, it wasn't even their idea. The only actually good thing was when Linus' mother turned up and saved everyone's jailed ass. Gosh, what a disappointment!
katikat: (W_Laptop)
I finally, finally saw this movie. And I have to say... I was rather bored with it? I admit I'm not a fan of Harry Potter, I didn't make it through the movie series or the books, so that might be the reason? But I was so bored with the witch hunt etc. and so on. The only saving grace? Queenie Goldstein and her relationship with Jacob Kowalski! My OTP in this movie, simply perfect. To me, they were much more interesting than Newt and Tina and the main plot. Oh well, I guess I really am too old for this...
katikat: (A_MattSmith)
I'm not a big fan of Sam Worthington - he might be a good actor but apparently, he's a pompous ass - but I loved the family angle of this movie, that they were all involved in saving the main hero and proving his innocence. Though I liked the storyline of the younger brother and his girlfriend best, they were a hoot, them playing the thieves and the engagement at their very end. That was really lovely! A really good movie.
katikat: (T_Lime)
Finally watched this! And from what people told me, I expected more of a disaster. It wasn't a bad movie per se, I just didn't like it as much as I like Shadowhunters, for several reasons, the main being that Alec was basically a non-entity in the movie - he disappeared completely for the last 40 min. or so - and the parabatai bond between him and Jace didn't exist in the movie either. So, basically, the two things I love best about the books and the show, the movie just hand-waved *sigh* But the visuals were great and I really liked Isabelle, so there was that...
katikat: (T_Coffee)
I honestly don't know why people don't like this movie. The cinematography is positively stunning, the music and sound mixing too. Michael Fassbender is just breathtaking as both Aguilar and Cal, and his chemistry with Marion Cotillard blows your mind. And the fights! The fights! Simply incredible. I saw it in the cinema and I immediately bought it on DVD once it was out. And I love to listen to the OST with my headphones on because the incredible thump-thump-thump of the basses makes your bones downright vibrate. Just awesome!
katikat: (S_Mentalist)
Brad Pitt isn't aging well, is he? I mean, he's barely fifty but he looked really old in this movie. Kinda surprised me, is all.

The movie itself was pretty nerve-racking. I can't watch TV shows about zombies, but movies? Those I can deal with easily. Why? Because I get the solution to the "zombie issue" within two hours or so without it being dragged out endlessly. What scared the crap out of me was how fast the zombies were in this film. Usually, they just stumble and crawl, but here they were as fast as in the second Maze Runner movie. Infectious and fast? Scary! O.O
katikat: (W_UmbrellaRain)
A sci-fi movie staring Jake Gyllenhaal. It's not. I'm not sure if I'll re-watch it any time soon, true, but it's not bad. Gyllenhaal stars as a pilot who's used in an experiment where the main goal is to stop a dirty bomb from going off. I liked his character and then Cpt. Goodwin, the woman who helped him achieve his goal, but the other characters were either annoying or unremarkable, to be honest. Also, the film felt very cheaply made, there were like 2 standing sets and three places where they shot outside and that was it. Not really minus points, just something you kinda notice, you know, especially in a movie featuring a star as big as Jake Gyllenhaal.
katikat: (A_DomSherwood2)
I bought this movie solely for Dominic Sherwood - see my icon. And he's awesome in it. It's a story of a group of spoiled rich brats who are sent to a survival camp as a punishment for their transgressions. They become tight friends and everything's going perfectly - and then the island is attacked by mercenaries who take the kids hostage. And the kids get angry and start fighting back using everything they learned from their instructors, they don't even shy away from killing the mercs because they were taught to do anything to survive. This movie's also called Billionaire Ransom in some places. And it's actually pretty good! I'm glad I bought it :)
katikat: (F_Holmes)
I was reading a Sherlock Holmes pastiche and I suddenly felt like re-watching this film. Gosh, I love the chemistry between RDJ and Jude Law so very, very much. You can sense just how much they enjoyed working together, what a blast they had. The more I watch this movie, the more I like it, actually. It just makes me feel... good. And then there's the amazing OST by Hans Zimmer, of course, that I often listen to while working. Everything about this film simply speaks to me!
katikat: (A_TomBeck)
Well. They obviously couldn't decide if they wanted to be a comedy or if they wanted to be taken seriously. As I see it, this was a lame attempt at making Obama an action hero. The chest-thumping American heroism was layered so thick sometimes that it was rather cringe-worthy. I get why it flopped in the theaters. And how could it have cost 170+ mil. to make? Jesus! Olympus Has Fallen, another movie with the same theme, was definitely better and it deserved to win the theater crown in this unspoken battle of White Houses.

I think the best part of the film was the tour guide: "Stop hurting my White House!" LOL.
katikat: (An_YNM)
Yeah, it's a Disney movie for kids but I had a blast catching all the adult jokes that tend to totally fly over the kids' heads. And the love story between Mulan and Shang is really great, too. As someone on Tumblr pointed out, Shang fell for Mulan while he still thought that Mulan was a guy, and that's just precious! And then there're the bits that have since then become iconic, like Mushu's "Shame on you..." speech, ha! A really good movie.
katikat: (A_StephanieBennett)
I liked the first three MI movies but it wasn't until Jeremy Renner's William Brandt came on board that I started to really love them. Which is why it was such a blow to find out that he won't be in the upcoming movie because it clashes with Renner's Avengers filming schedule. Darn it!

This film is such an awesome feel!good movie. Unlike Bond or Bourne, these movies are about the team. Sure, Ethan Hunt is the main hero but he, Benji, Brandt... they're all a team! And that's so wonderful about it. And then there's the amazing Ilsa Faust, of course. And Ilsa's rocking awesome! Her fighting skills, her smarts, but also her vulnerability - she isn't a hardened person - all that put together makes for an incredibly compelling heroine. Wonderful.
katikat: (T_Champagne)
The remake. It wasn't a bad story per se and the special effects were amazing, but... I just didn't like this film's Perseus. And I don't know if it was because of how he in particular was written or if it was because of Sam Worthington who just kinda sorta rubs me wrong? I don't know why but his Perseus just... grated. On the other hand, I loved Mads Mikkelsen - Mads Mikkelsen's the highlight of every movie, after all! - and it was great to see Nicholas Hoult and Jason Flemyng in a movie together - later on, they starred in X-Men: First Class together! And then there was Liam Neeson, of course. So, overall? A passable movie, but nothing special. I don't think it really warranted a sequel, though.
katikat: (A_EmilyBlunt)
After the Robocop disaster, I needed to clean my palate, so I chose a movie I liked, Erin Brockovich. I'm not a huge fan of Julia Roberts, but this is my favorite movie of hers. The little man challenges a huge corporation and wins. The girl gets the guy. The girl with no job makes a big career. What's there not to like? I loved Erin's determination, her desire to help these people, not because of the money she could get out of it, but because of what they could get out of it. It was really inspiring and lovely. And the fact that it was based on a true story made it even better!
katikat: (W_PiperWindow)
The remake, not the original. The original is a bloody, R-rated fun. This movie is... tedious, boring and it completely misses the mark. No wonder it was such a flop in the cinema. TPTB turned it into some human drama about family and man vs. machine and whatnot, and there was a lot of politicking and scheming... uh.

And Murphy. Remember Peter Weller's amazing acting, his robotic movements? You actually believed that he was a machine. Joel Kinnaman was... not as good. Actually, he was really lame here. At no point did I feel like his Murphy was a robot. Not even remotely. He simply looked like a guy in a black robotic suit. He lacked Weller's physicality.

I don't mind remakes. But here, I do have to ask: WHY?
katikat: (W_UmbrellaRain)
I'm not the biggest fan of Scarlett Johansson, but she was amazing in this movie. A sci-fi from Luc Besson? Fantastic! The very beginning was only so-so but once the action started going, it never stopped. The movie itself was rather short - not even 90 minutes - but the special effects were breathtaking and the whole concept very intriguing and - at least from my POV - original. And I loved that Lucy accomplished what she set out to do. Her life definitely didn't turn out as she expected it but at the end, she got to understand...
katikat: (W_CheekySmile)
Melissa McCarthy and Miranda Hart! I bought this DVD before I found out that Miranda Hart was in it, then it became a must-see for me, because I really, really, really love Miranda. She's hilarious. The movie itself is quite funny with a lot - A LOT - of f-words in it, though. And Jason Statham plays such a tool! And with so much gusto, too, ha! Basically, an R-rated fun.
katikat: (S_Shadowhunters)
This was trying to be the new Twister but failed. Whereas in Twister, I was invested in the characters, here, I didn't really care about any of them because they actually annoyed me, especially with all the vidding! Dude, you're being chased by a tornado, drop the frickin' camera/phone and run! But of course not. Christ! The one saving grace? Richard Armitage playing a father of two. That family angle was nice, but it felt a bit too shallow, not hitting the right buttons for me.
katikat: (A_ShelleyHennig)
Sheesh! Now that's one effed up movie, let me tell you. Lena Headey was great, as always, of course. But the movie itself... A mirror breaks and suddenly, nothing makes any sense. It was really scary, the cinematography, the music, and it made me rather uncomfortable. Okay, VERY uncomfortable. Yikes. I don't think I'll be re-watching this one any time soon *eye-twitch*

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