katikat: (A_TomBeck)
M:I1 definitely didn't age well. I mean, I know that it's been 21 years, still... it felt too... dated? Like the old Bond movies, a bit too ridiculous and not gritty enough to be suspenseful. I don't know if that was the goal, the evoke the atmosphere of the TV series, but that's how it felt. And Tom Cruise was so young there!

M:I2 was, IMO, much better, thanks to John Woo and Hans Zimmer and Tom Cruise taking his stunt work even farther. I'm not saying that it's the best movie in the series - I think that that honor belongs to M:I4 - but it has definitely the best cinematography. John Woo is brilliant in that way. The slo-mo, the doves in the fire... the visuals were simply breathtaking. And Tom Cruise has never been prettier *happy sigh*
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: (M_Beach)
You know, I don't care what anyone says, I loved this movie. I love most movies with Tom Cruise, I think that he's a great actor and I appreciate just how invested he is in everything he does. It's amazing. And this film...

The special effects, the story with all its twists and turns, the soundtrack, simply fantastic. I don't understand why it flopped. I loved that it kept me as a viewer on my toes, that the story was always changing, that whenever I thought I had the story figured out, it went sideways and it completely changed the field. And when you realize that there were only a handful of actors in it who had to carry the story... Fantastic! More films like this one, please :)
katikat: (CBM_ProfessorX)
--> Apparently, Alan Tudyk has a tiny part in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Who knew? Source.

--> There will be Jack Reacher 2 after all, it will start shooting later this year for a late 2016 release. Nice! Loved the first one. Source.

--> And there will also be Mission Impossible 6! And it's on a fast-track, to start shooting next year! Awesome! Loved 4 & 5! Source.

--> There will be a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot and it will be female centric. Hm. Okay. Source.

--> Patrick Stewart's Professor X will be a part of Wolverine 3 and it won't be just a cameo but something juicier. NICE! Love me some Chuck! Source.
katikat: (F_HanselGretel)
I went to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation yesterday and I had a blast! I would rate it 8/10 or 4/5, it's one of the best movies of this year and I hope very much that there's a sequel with this cast, Cruise, Renner, Ferguson and Pegg.

The movie is hilarious! Simon Pegg's always funny but Cruise and Renner have the perfect comic timing! And - wonder of wonders - Alec Baldwin, too. Hunley (Baldwin) and Brandt's (Renner) scenes are simply LOL-worthy! And I'm so happy that, with all the demand to go dark and gritty these days, MI did not. They went pretty much in exactly the opposite direction. It's funny and sweet and sexy and the friendships in this movie are simply priceless, especially between Hunt and Benji, and Hunt and Brandt, and to a lesser degree between Benji and Brandt.

But the scene stealer is definitely Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust. Ilsa is AMAZING! Move over, Black Widow, here comes Ilsa Faust! She's strong and capable - definitely Hunt's equal in every tiny detail - and she kills and she kicks ass and she's smart! But at the same time, she's glamorous and vulnerable and deeply hurt and sweet, too. And she's no double crossing bitch, she tries to always, ALWAYS do the right thing, even if it costs her. And she's simply unbelievably awesome!

So, thumbs up from me. If you get the chance to see it, do it! It's worth it!
katikat: (An_YNM)

This looks fantastic. I like Tom Cruise and his movies so much! When he smiles, it's like the whole screen lights up.
katikat: (Actors_MarionCotillard)

A really good sci-fi movie. Not something I plan to be fannishly obsessed with - unlike X-Men - but I loved the action, the humor and the special effects. For all that, it's worth seeing in the cinema.

Whom I really loved in the movie, was Emily Blunt as Rita Vrataski, also called Angel of Verdun. She was amazing. So far, I've been rather ambivalent about Emily Blunt, but here, she was incredible. I mean, I expected to like Tom Cruise's Cage, especially once he got his crap together, but it was Rita with whom I was really smitten. Fantastic!

I would give it 7/10.
katikat: (Actors_ZooeyDeschanel2013_A)
I don't care what anybody says, I love this movie. I loved all the twist and turns, the fact that Jack noticed all the small details that escaped everybody else, that he unraveled the whole conspiracy. That whenever I thought I had it figured out, something changed and with it the whole picture. And that, in the end, it wasn't about terrorism or anything similar, but about greed, pure and simple.

And I also don't care that Tom Cruise doesn't look anything like the Jack Reacher in Lee Child's books, that he is no tall tank of a man. Just the opposite. I love that he's of average height and largely inconspicuous. Because of that, everybody in the movie underestimated Jack and it was a pleasure to watch him kick everybody's ass. I also loved that Jack never got angry. He was always calm, always kind and smiling and if you left him alone, he didn't cause any troubles. That was lovely. I love characters like that.

And Jai Courtney was in it. And the author himself, Lee Child, had a cameo in it! Fun times :)
katikat: (Actors_TomHardy2)
Jason Momoa is in talks to be in the new Batman vs. Superman movie: link. Which part is still secret. Well, I wouldn't count on him actually getting the part anyway. Remember when him playing Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy was almost a done deal and in the end they went with Dave Bautista because Momoa demanded more money?

Ben Whishaw will play Freddie Mercury in his biopic: link. I love Ben but I would've preferred Sacha Baron Cohen. Too bad he walked out when they turned it from an R into a PG-13 movie. Like, really. A movie about a man as flamboyant PG-13?

The new Terminator movie will be called Terminator: Genesis: link. And Paramount obviously still wants Tom Hardy for John Conner! NICE! GIMME!

And there will be another Jack Reacher movie, starring Tom Cruise: link. NICE! I really liked the first one. I know that Tom Cruise doesn't look anything like Jack Reacher does in the books but I don't mind, I just adore it when people underestimate him because of his relatively small stature and then he kicks their asses!
katikat: (two-men-pier)
Trying to put a dent into the piles of DVDs on and under my desk. Sheesh on a pogo stick, when did I actually amass these things? O.O

I remembered very little about the movie besides like it very much. Now, after so many years, I still like it, though not as much as I used to. There were some very... empty and/or disgusting and unnecessary scenes, like that heinous Swedish doctor, ick! Other things I still love very much.

Like John's team, the way Jad, Fletcher and basically everybody but Knott tried to bring John in unharmed, their shock when John's name appeared on the "victim" ball. The fact that Danny, despite his ambition, tried to do the right thing in the end and paid the ultimate price for it. That John's wife, Lara, was such a kick-ass lady and trusted John, that she broke him out and went after Lamar together with him. Awesome!

I really need to start reading Philip K. Dick's books *sigh*


Apr. 20th, 2013 05:09 pm
katikat: (Actors_TomCruise2013_A)

Oblivion is a great movie! Visually, it's simply stunning. It cost $120 mil. to make but it looks much, much more expensive. I guess because it's not in 3D, they could put the money to good use. Iceland's landscape is breathtaking and the director, Joseph Kosinski, who also directed Tron: Legacy, squeezed every last bit of awesome out of the scenery!

The movie itself? Every time I thought I had it figured out, I was totally blindsided by a new twist and everything turned upside down and inside out and I realized, I actually had no idea what was going on. So many wonderful surprises. Yet they all felt natural, not forced. You never felt like something was just thrown in for the coolness of it. Everything served the story.

It was also really great to see an actual ORIGINAL sci-fi movie. Not a sequel, prequel, adaptation, remake or anything like that. The last really original movie that I saw in the cinema was Looper but this was much, much better. It seemed more organic and not as depressing and sterile. Oblivion felt incredibly vibrant, despite its post-apocalyptic setting.

Tom Cruise is simply excellent here. Also, I hope to look THIS good at 50! )

Go and see it folks! It's wroth seeing in the theater, definitely!
katikat: (Actors_JenLawrence2013_A)
Peeps! PEEPS! Warner Brothers is adapting Yukikaze for the big screen with Tom Cruise attached to it! YUKIKAZE, folks! With TOM CRUISE! Source.

OMG! OMG! OMG! *runs in circles, flapping hands* I don't care what anybody thinks of Tom Cruise. I don't like scientology but I really don't care that he's its follower. Just like I try not to care that POI's Jim Caviezel is a Bible thumper. Their religion is not my business. But I love, LOVE Tom Cruise's movies! Mission: Impossible, Jack Reacher, Minority Report... I hope to go and see Oblivion this weekend. And he's attached to another sci-fi that will be out... next year? All You Need Is Kill. And to Van Helsing!!! And possibly The Man from UNCLE too! Maaaaaaaaaan!

I really like him. And his colleagues, like Rosamund Pike, always have good things to say about him. And he's really, really nice to fans. I feel... I feel I'm going to go on a Tom Cruise trip. I will just add it to my Hugh Dancy trip! *rolls in the pretty* Gosh, gosh, GOSH!


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