Saturday, August 23, 2014
Let's start of with what we know about the DISNEY'S version of the remake. We know it's going to be directed by John Favreau who has directed the first 2 Iron Man films and Elf. He is a talented filmmaker and Disney likes him. Disney knows how to work with directors really well. They chose the right director for this project. We are going to see a lighter and more happier tone. Probably PG rated. Scarlet Johansoon will be voicing Kaa (The Snake) Idris Elba will be voicing Shere Khan (The Tiger) , Bill Murray will be voicing Baloo (the Bear), Chrisopher Walken will be voicing King Louie, Ben Kingsly will be voiving Bagheera (the panther) , and recent Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will all be providing voices for the movie. If you are talking about an all-star cast, this is one you have to add in the discussion. This version is going to be a direct live action remake from the original Disney cartoon. The writer of this film is Justin Marks and he doesn't have a lot of film credits. This one is set to come out October 9th, 2015.
The second film will be made by Warner Brothers, and directed by non other then Andy Serkis. This will be Serkis's first directing job. You know Serkis from playing Ceaser in the new Planet of the Apes franchise and playing Gollum in the Middle Earth Saga. Serkis will also by Ballo in the film. Other cast members include Academy Award winners Christian Bale who will be voicing the panther Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will be voicing the snake Kaa. The other big names in this is Naomie Harris (Skyfall), and Benedict "freaking" Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch will be voicing the villainous tiger Shere Khan. His voice is perfect voice for a villain as we saw in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug when he played Smaug. He is such a talented actor. He played Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness and he did a phenomenal job. Its funny that Cumberbatch will be playing Shere KHAN and he played KHAN in Star Drek: Into Darkness. This one come out a year later on October 21st, 2016. The title for this on is Jungle Book: Origins (stupid title) and is set to be a retelling of the original book which has a much darker tone.
The real question is which one should you be looking forward to most? They do come out a year apart so you have plenty of time to see them both. The answer to that question is the Warner Brothers Version because, Andy Serkis even though he hasn't directed before, he has had lots of creative input on his characters and the movies he has worked on. He is fantastic at making great characters. And it is going to be a darker tone. Disney has not been so successful at making live action movies recently. I declare the 2010 Alice in Wonderland the worst movie ever made, Maleficent as a bad excuse for a film, The Lone Ranger is in my top 10 worst films of all time, and John Carter was mediocre at best. Disney has Into the Woods coming in December of this year to try and prove them worthy again. The Warner Brothers version is going to have a much darker tone and that should make for a better film.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Like the other 2 films this one has humor. Humor is one of the things that make Pixar so great. They have such a settle sense of humor that is perfect for the type of movie that it is.
I really like in this one how a toy is the villain. If there was one thing I think the first 2 was missing was a villain that was a toy. This one does and it added something unique to the story.
One thing I really appreciated is that they used the time from Toy Story 2 to Toy Story 3. What I mean by that is they made Andy age. They didn't keep him the same age. They have him going to college. That made it for an interesting story. The toys ultimate fear of being put away and nut being played with ever again.
The 3rd one reused a lot of material used from the first and second. If you combine the first and the second, you get the third. Granted it's hard to think of new material but, Pixar is so good at telling stories that they could have come up with something fresh and new.
Toy Story 3 is well worth watching. I give it a 9/10.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014
The first Toy Story ended so perfectly it didn't really need a sequel. It wasn't necessary. I'm so glad they did. This movie is one of the few I call a masterpiece. The sequel was funnier then the first one. There so many great one liners especially from Slinky. The sense of humor is so great I found moments where I was laughing so hard I had to rewind the movie so I could watch what I missed.
This one made me cry just like the first one. If you have seen this movie you know what scene I'm talking about. The story I liked better then the first. The whole concept of Woody being a part of a very valuable toy collection is not a twist but, a very unique spin to the story that made it that more enjoyable. It even added a little suspense to it.
All the characters were voiced by the same people but, there was some new additions to the Toy Story cast. Joan Cusack voiced the cowgirl doll Jessie. I wasn't a fan of that choice. Her voice took me out of the movie a little bit but, everything else was extremely well done it didn't take me out of it enough to make me not enjoy it.
This is one of the few films I call a true masterpiece. A movie I will give a perfect 10/10 to.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
The whole concept of the story is really cool. Toys come alive when their owner is not there or not looking. This idea could have been really stupid if they didn't do it right. They did it right. The story was very creative. They added heart and a compelling story line to make it an engaging movie that doesn't make you bored. PIXAR is great at telling amazing stories. There also really good at making you cry. Yes, I did cry in this movie. They make the characters connect to you so you feel for them.
The characters are great. Toy Story mainly focuses on Woody and Buzz but, they really focus on developing Woody. Woody is a real jerk at the beginning then all throughout the movie you see him transform to a humble toy. Buzz stays the same character throughout the whole movie and that works for the concept of the story. Hanks and Allen do such a good job at voicing the characters that I can't imagine any one else doing so.
Toy Story is a great and cute movie. The first half is better then the second but that doesn't take away anything from the movie. I give Toy Story a 9.5/10.
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Friday, August 8, 2014
Tom Hanks plays the captain of that ship, Captain Phillips. He does a fantastic job doing it. He goes one-hundred percent into the role and you can totally tell that. He is the best part of the movie. This is one of the movies where one actor does an amazing job (Hanks in this case), and it makes everyone else seem "meh." The guy who got nominated for an Academy Award (Barkhad Abdi) didn't deserve that nomination. He didn't embrace the role as much as he could. He even over-acted or under-acted. Either way he didn't connect to the audience as much as he could've to make for an even better movie watching experience.
Paul Greengrass is such a talented film maker. I love the the last two Bourne films he directed (The Bourne Supremacy and the Bourne Ultimatum) and was really excited to see what he could bring to this type of film. He does a good directing job. He does a good job of enforcing the tone of the film to make you worry of what is going to happen next for the first time you watch it. The one thing this movie is missing is a re-watchable factor. You don't get the same experience as you do the first time you watch it. Unlike Cast Away your not on the edge of seat the whole time if your watching it for the 3rd, 4th, 5th time. You are still getting a film experience that is one of the best of 2013.
The first time you watch this film it's a masterpiece. The second time you watch it it's still a masterpiece. The 3rd time it falls short of a masterpiece but still an amazing film. I would give this movie an 8/10.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Cast Away is a movie about a FedEx executive (Hanks) who gets in a plane crash and gets stranded on a deserted island and must test him self emotionally and physically in order to survive.
This movie is directed by one of my favorite directors Robert Zemeckis who directed the Back to the Future Trilogy and Forrest Gump. You know a director is good when you can watch a film and 100 percent know that a certain director directed it. From the first 5 minutes of the film you can tell it's Zemeckis's. He did the film in such a way that your always on the edge of your seat. The films style is that if you have seen this movie a bunch of times before you totally forget what happens. You totally forget if he gets off the island or not. Your still breathing heavily and on the edge of your seat even if you've seen it 3,4,5, even 6 times. The movie never gets old.
It always amazes me how an actor can carry a movie without any dialogue. At the beginning before the plane crash there is a regular amount of dialogue. When he is on the island there is very little to no dialogue. It's amazing how Hanks is able to take you along his journey and keep you interested and engaged when he hardly even speaks! This movie proves why Hanks is one of the best of all time.
I really enjoyed the cinematography. Cinematography is one of the most important parts if you want to make a movie from good to great. It did exactly that for this movie.
This is a movie with no negatives. This movie ranks 4th of all time. So I give it a perfect 10/10.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
I'm going to start out by stating the positives. The score was wonderful. It was fun music and it gave the film the little boost it needed to make it enjoyable. Shia Labeouf was good again. This is his weakest performance in the franchise but he was still the best performance. Megan Fox is not in this one! The script actually seemed good in this one because she was not delivering any lines. She had OK chemistry with Labeouf. It's also sort of a negative to have here gone. She was replaced with first time actor Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. To my surprise she was actually a better actress then Fox. It's always nice to have two out of two of the leads be good actors. Michael Bay really knows how to direct action. The big 45minute action sequence at the end was beautifully done. The visual effects were stunning like always in these movies.
The script had some week spots with the dialogue used by the Transformers. It was terrible. Some of the transformers were really annoying. One thing I hate more then anything is comedy relief that doesn't work. This had a whole bunch of that. It got really annoying. This movie is long like the others. This one clocking in at 2hours and 34 minutes. It felt like it dragged on for ever.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon was a decent film. It seems like no matter how much the movie sucks, I always seem to like it. I just love Transformers so maybe I'm giving it a higher score then it deserves. I give this movie a 6.5/10.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
I was extremely excited for this. And I came away disappointed. I expected this film to be an origin story. A story about how Maleficent came to be in the carton we all know and love. And I should've known it was going to be different. It was a re-imagining. This film wasn't an origin story it was a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty Story. The story was not what I expected it was going to be. The trailers made me believe it was going to be about something else.
The performances for the most part were ok or terrible. This movie has some of the worst acting I've ever seen. An actors purpose is to make you feel for the character. I could've cared less for what was happening. They made me bored. The worst of the worst were the 3 good fairies. They were so annoying. I wish they would die or get killed. I've never seen anyone so annoying in a film before. The one redeeming quality to the movie's acting was Angelina Jolie and she was good. Just barley good enough to make sure this movie was not sitting in a pile of crap.
This film was beautiful to look at. The special affects were breath taking. I guess thats what you get for having a principle photographer as your director. There is also a negative for having that. You get one beautiful shot of the castle. It takes your breath away. Then you see it again around 15 more times. Give me some diversity so I don't get bored (I got bored). And don't get me started about how bad Maleficent's wings were. They were some of the worst CGI I've ever seen.
Maleficent is a strong candidate to be one of my most disappointing films of the year. It was a film that was dependent on Jolie and didn't care about any thing else. I give maleficent a 3.5/10. If you really want to see this wait till it comes to Redbox or Netflix. You shouldn't see it for more then $4.00.
Friday, June 6, 2014
This was the longest 1 hour an 45 min of my life. It felt like 6 hours. It was boring. There was nothing to move the story forward. This movie should be in a museum of torture devices. I'm mad I watched this movie. Time of my life was wasted watching garbage. Every movie has at least 1 redeeming quality. Adn that for this movie was the main girl was attractive.
I didn't expect this movie to be good. I expected it to be crap and it was crap. The end of this movie set up for a sequel. It won't get one. On a 30 million dollar budget and it made 15 million. Losing the studio around 25 million dollars. I give Vampire Academy 2/10.
June 27th-The last film in June that is note worthy or mentionable is the fourth film in Michael Bay's Transformers series Transformers: Age of Extinction. The first Transformers was awesome, the second was cool, the third was stupid. The Transformers movies have declined in quality. I have a really good feeling about this one. I don't know what is attracting me to this movie but, I'm getting some pretty good vibes from this one. There are the dinobots! They are dinosaur looking robots. In the trailer you see Optimus Prime riding Grimlock with a Giant Sword! It looks awesome. I'm excited to see what new things Mark Wahlberg (the person staring in it) can bring to the table. This is supposedly going to start a "new franchise" in the Transformers universe but, still going to be called 4, 5, and 6. Click here for the Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer. This is the movie I'm looking forward to the most in June.
X-Men: First Class was my favorite X-Men before this film and that was due to the cast. James McAvoy and Academy Award nominated Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. They brought more depth and more feelings then the original cast. Don't get me wrong, I love the original cast, I just like the first class cast better. I'm so glad the two casts are mixed. Everyone did great. Going into the movie I was worried about there being to many characters. I don't know why I worried .They were used so well. No one was wasted, no one was dead space. They were all developeda and they all helped the movie progress forward. Even the people who were in it for 5 minutes.I want to highlight Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. The one I'm going to praise is James McAvoy. He's the best part of the movie. If he doesn't get an academy award nomination I'll be out raged. He was that good. I even think he's better then Patrick Stweart. Yes I just said that.
This story could have been so confusing with time travel and having the same character being played by 2 different actors. Singer seamlessly made it work. It could've very easily been really confusing but it wasn't.
X-Men: Days of Future Past was not only a great comic book movie but it was a good sci-fi film and a good movie. People are always worried about there being to much villains. There were 4 villains in this and it was still awesome. It's just the way you use them that makes them bad.
X-Men first my 3 requirements for a good comic book film. 1.) Its grounded in reality. 2.) The love interest is not the main focus and 3.) The Villain(s) are represented well. I give X-Men Days of Future Past a 15/10
Friday, May 23, 2014
J. J. Abrams can't obviously direct Star Trek 3. He is to tied up with the biggest franchise ever (Star Wars). So who would direct the 3rd installment?
Robert Orci is your guy. He was written the past 2 star trek films and now he is directing it.
My first initial reactions were AWESOME! This guy has been around the franchise for a long time and knows it really well.
Then my senses came to me. This decision is STUPID! This guy has not directed one single film in his life! And you stick him in to direct one of the biggest films in the next 5 years! The decision is stupid. This film is going to have a great drop of quality from the first to. Orci's first project is a 200 million dollar film. Paramount took a big risk with this decision.
Comment down below. What do you think?
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
The main thing I take from this cast is they are not well known. It feels like the original Star Wars in the sense that the people they casted are not well known. When they first casted Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford no one knew who they were. They went back to the roots of the original Star Wars to cast little known actors. I really appreciate that they are not casting for star power but for talent. You can just sense these people are really talented actors.
Another thing I take away from this casting is it seems like this cast is built to last. Besides the people returning, the whole cast is really young. They put this cast together so it could stay together for 10, 15 years. There is going to be 3 more Star Wars Movies (not including the spin offs) and I doubt there going to kill any one off in the episode 7 or 8. I gave you my over view of the cast, now i'm going to brake down each person the best I can.
I'm going to start off with the people returning. The big 6 are returning. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), and Anthony Daniels (C3-PO). I don't think I need to expand on why I'm glad to see these returning. I'm just disappointed Billy Dee Williams is not returning. I really wanted to see him again.
The first person I'm going to focus on is Max von Sydow. He is the one exception to "this cast is built to last". He is 85 years old. He's like the Alec Guiness of this modern era of Star Wars. He is the eldest member of the cast and also the most talented. He has the most things on his resume. Is he going to play a Sith? He is so good at playing villains. Maybe he is going to be a Jedi like Alec Guiness was.
Adam Driver (of the show Girls) was rumored to be in it about 3 weeks before the official announcement. He was rumored to be a sith. Domhnall Gleeson was also casted. Most people know him for his role in the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows part 1&2 as Bill Weasley. I would say he did a pretty good job. Oscar Isaac is another member of the cast. He was recently the lead in Inside Llewyn which was a Oscar nominated film. John Boyega is another lucky person who got casted. He is most well known for his role in Attack the Block.
The only female who got casted was Daisy Ridley. She has literally done nothing. She has only done 2 short films. She pretty good in the one I saw. Click Here to see one of Ridley's short films.
The one new comer I'm really excited about is Andy Serkis. He is awesome. He played Gollum, and Ceaser in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He is a awesome actor.
I really wish I could expand on these actors, I just can't. Theres not enough information. A quick rundown of the casting is Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Andy Serkis. Again I really wish I cold expand on why I think this is good casting. Theres just not enough information.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
|The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review|
One of the positives in this movie are the relationships. It doesn't matter if your talk about Peter and Gwen, Peter and Aunt May, Spider-Man and Electro, Peter and Harry, every single one felt believable and not like total bull crap (like with Toby McGuire and Kristen Dunst). The performances were great. I do believe that Andrew Garfield is a better Peter Parker then McGuire was.
Another thing I consider to be an important element to make a good comic-book movie is a good villain. The villain needs to seem believable and needs to be portrayed well and they need to make sense. Jamie Foxx as Electro did that. He made you feel for the character. When they casted Dane Dehaan I was freaking excited. I loved him in Chronicle. He was a perfect Harry Osborne. His eyes just take you immediately into the character. Dane Dehaan's portrayal of Harry Osbourne (not Green Goblin) was my favorite in the movie. There was one villain who I thought was pointless. He was only in it for less then 5 minutes. And that was Paul Giamatti as the Rhino. What a waste of talent.
There were some negatives believe it or not. One is the tone. It was all over the place. At one moment it felt like a kids film, the next it felt like a adult one. I know I brought that up before but, it was one of my strong negatives about it. I never felt engaged enough to care about what was going on.
The movie was forgettable. I didn't remember anything about it after the 48 hours of me seeing it. That's not a good thing. You want a movie to stick in your head. Some parts of the movie didn't make sense. There is this one part (no spoiler) where Spider-Man is talking to a little boy on the streets right in front of the Rhino (who had machine guns and missiles). Rhino didn't even try to attack them! At least we could have some little bit of conflict between them. I talked about how much I loved Harry in this movie but, the green goblin was poorly executed. You only saw him for about 3 minutes. I say that if a villain is not going to be in it for at least 15 minutes cut him out. Save them for the next movie.
Overall The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was disappointing and forgettable. I didn't care about what was going on. It felt think the only reason for this film was to set up for Spider-Man 3 and 4 and the upcoming Sinister Six (the group of Spider-Man's villains) movie. It felt like they didn't care about this one. They didn't care that it was sloppy and not well done, they just rushed it. Out of the 5 Spider-Man movies that have come out, this is my 4th. It goes Spider-Man (2002), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and Spider-Man 3 (2007). I would rate The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a 6.5/10.
Monday, April 28, 2014
This is rated PG-13
May 30th:I've been looking forward to this movie for a little while. It got me worried when it received a PG rating. I don't want it to turn out like the most recent Alice in Wonderland (which was also PG). To tell an origin story of a villain it needs to be dark. The film I'm talking about is Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. The trailers just keep getting better and better so I still have faith in it. Click Here for a Maleficent Trailer
This is rated PG
Monday, April 7, 2014
Captain America 2 has much more depth than what he have seen previously in other comic book movies. They were able to accomplish that because the directors didn't treat this like a comic book movie. They treated it like a political/espionage thriller first, then they treated it like a comic book movie. Most comic book movies have that feel that they are there to showcase the hero and how awesome he/she is. In this they wanted to showcase the political drama. They knew they had something special with the story so they made the smart move and decided to put emphasis on that instead of putting all their attention on making great action set pieces. They needed to do that because this movie will/already has changed the future of this franchise.
I know I'm talking a lot about the story but that is by far the best thing about this movie and I really can't say enough about it. The story is superior to anything else we have seen before. It's grounded in reality. There are no aliens in this movie and even better, there are no giant alien worm things coming out of holes in the sky (yes, that is a reference to the first Avengers.) The events and conflicts that happened are the kind of things you could expect to see happen today. That made it so it was easier to relate to everything that was going on.
The best action scenes in film history, (not just comic book movies), happen in this movie. You have the Nick Fury car chase, the Captain America vs. Winter Soldier highway battle, the beginning scene on the boat and, the elevator scene. When I was watching this I cheered out loud because these are some of the most adrenaline rushing scenes I have ever seen. They were all choreographed really well and, it was nicely edited. The scenes were very smooth shot action scenes which is particularly hard to find these days.
As expected Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), and Samuel Jackson all do great things in the movie. The biggest surprise however was Robert Redford. Never in a million years would I have thought that Redford would sign onto a comic book movie. I didn't think Redford was the type of actor who would do well in big studio films. He was just so good. His chemistry with everyone was spot on. It seemed like he belonged in there. I'm still kicking my self in the head because I doubted Robert Redford, You never doubt Robert Redford.
One thing this movie didn't have which I really wish it did was the Captain America theme used in the first movie. Even though I loved the feel of this movie, I missed a little of that Captain America charm that was there in the first movie. I believe that was due to the fact that they didn't keep the same composer which was a mistake. In all reality, that is my only nitpick with this movie.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favorite comic book movie of all time. It balances everything out perfectly. I'm going to give Captain America: The Winter Soldier a perfect 5/5.
Monday, March 31, 2014
I love heist movies. I love comedies. I love the Muppets. What could have gone wrong with this film? This movie was disappointing for several reasons. One the songs weren't great, the acting was sub par,and it was slow paced and boaring.
Before I tell you the bad, I'll tell you the good. The story/script. There are more goods the bads in the script/story. It was a very clever movie. A movie that seemed like a perfect fit for the Muppets. The script was good. Just good. It was mildly funny. I didn't laugh like I did in other Muppet Movies. There were a couple funny lines. It kept my entertained. The comedy was what made me have the energy not to fall asleep. The most disappointing part was Statler and Waldorf (the old men)lines were stupid. They weren't funny. They tried to hard. It seemed like the writes didn't care for their parts. They just threw them in. The old men Muppets are my favorite. If their lines are not funny, just don't put them in. It pains me to say that but, I want good memories of them.
Songs are one staple to Muppet movies. They usually have me singing along by the 2nd verse and are stuck in my head for at least a week. I couldn't remember any songs from this movie. I could tell you the lines they repeated about 10 million times but I can't tell you the tune to the. They didn't stand out like most of the Muppet songs do. Every song in this movie I would put in the bottom of my favorite Muppet songs.
You can tell they were going for the comedy side with this movie with actors like Ty Burrell, Tiny Fey, and Ricky Gervais. Those were the only human stars with significant screen time and purposes that moved the movie forward. They did that. The actors didn't feel out of place. I love this actors in everything else they do just not this movie. I know the Muppets are the focal point of this movie but, the actors didn't seem like they tried. Even if your a supporting role you still need to try your best. It seemed like the acting was lazy and not worth their while.
Muppets Most Wanted was disappointing. I would recommend seeing this when it comes to redbox. I will give Muppets Most Wanted a 6/10.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
In the number 5 spot is 300: Rise of an Empire and it made 8.5 million. And why is this in the top 5? I think this got the number 5 spot because all of the other movies go to a totally different demographic. We have to family films with Muppets and Mr.Peabody and a movie centered towards teens. 300 is in the top 5 instead of Need for Speed because most people got tired of need for speed. It didn't get great reviews and most people put it as a Fast & Furious rip off.
In the number 4 spot is a total surprise with God's Not Dead. A movie I have never heard of. A movie that is religious based. It doesn't have any star power to it. It only opened in 780 theaters. I really don't have a reason to why I think this is in the top 5. A complete surprise. It made 9.2 million the past weekend.
In the number 3 spot was Mr.Peabody and Sherman. I'm not surprised this is higher then I predicted. It's a animated family film. Animated family films are bound to stay in the top 5 of the box office at least for 3 weeks. It made 11.8 million the past weekend.
Muppets Most Wanted holds the number 2 spot. I'm not shocked that it did. It's a really well known property and everybody loves the Muppets. Disney is really good at marketing their movies so I knew this was going to be number 2. The shock is how much money it made. It only made 17 million. That's not a great opening weekend for this movie. I say movies should get a little over 1/3rd of their production budget on opening weekend for a better chance to break even. The movies budget was 50 million and it made 17. A little over 1/3rd of that would be 17, 18, 19 million. So It's on the track to make money just not as much as Disney hoped I bet. Especially when the Muppets movie in 2011 made 22 opening weekend. That is not the trajectory you want.
The number 1 spot is no shock. It is Divergent. A book to movie adaptation. For the most part those make money. The book sales did really great and this movie got really well represented on social media, tv, etc.... The movie made 54.6 million. So close to me 55 million dollar prediction! The movie's budget was 85 million. It's on the track to make money.
My predictions didn't go as well as I have hoped. I got 2 for 5. Hopefully next week I'll do better.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
5.) Need for Speed in the 5th spot and it will make 12 million.
4.) Mr.Peabody and Sherman will make 14 million.
3.) 300: Rise of an Empire will make 16 million.
2.) The Muppets: Most Wanted will make 25 million.
1.) Divergent will make 55 million
I might be way off on these predictions. Comment down below on your predictions.
Monday, March 10, 2014
The first one is Ocean's Eleven. This is in my top 15 films of all time and I almost mention it in everything I write. It has comedy and a very good story to keep everyone on the edge of their seat.
Star Wars is the next most re-watchable movie. Not I, II, or III, but the original trilogy. A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is what I'm talking about. Almost everybody as A New Hope at least in their top 50 of all time. I have it in my 10. I don't know what makes this film one of the best. It has comedy (I'm sensing a trend) and some of the most quotable lines in movie history and some of the most recognizable characters.
Anchorman. How freaking funny is this movie? I quote this movie at least 5 times a day. If you have not seen this movie, you have no life. Even if you don't like comedies, this will for sure change your mind. It has a lot of different types of comedy. Most noticeably comedy that is actually funny and stupid comedy. There are also some other re-watchable comedies such as Zoolander, Ace Ventura, and Dumb and Dumber. Really funny movies that if you are forced to watch over and over again, you will not want to kill your self.
The Incredibles, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, and Fox and the Hound, and the animated Disney Robin Hood are movies I would be fine with watching on a 24 hour loop. These movies were my child hood. Every kid has that set of movies that they watched and nothing else. Those 6 movies were mine. I watched one 5 times one day, and another one 5 times the next day. I think Fox and the Hound and Robin Hood are the most underrated films of all time. No one mentions them. All ages can watch and enjoy them. They totally deserve to be watched over and over again. Robin Hood and Fox and the Hound is on Netflix. Go watch it! It's an order!
There are 2 obvious movies. The Amazing Spiderman and The Avengers. I love these movies. Both in my top 10 comic-book movies of all time. I saw Avengers 10 times in theaters and Spiderman 9 times. These movies were enough to please the half of my body which is comic nerd, and the other half which is a guy who just loves movies. I know you have seen at least one of these movies so you know what I'm talking about.
The Princess Bride. In my top 20 of all time. I can't even describe why I have so much pleasure watching this movie. So I'll leave it at that.
The last movie I want to mention is Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is the most influential movie in my life. I first saw it when I was about 7 years old and this was the movie that really got my interest in movies started. This is in my top 10 films of all time and stars my favorite Harrison Ford. All film is subjective but I honestly cant see why someone can't like this movie.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
This movie had very little action which was a disappointment when I was watching the movie. Everything with Neeson in it you expect a whole lot of action in it. If't it's Taken 1 or Taken 2 (both fantastic) you know what to expect. I went into the movie expecting something and getting something entirely different in return. Liam Neeson should be a separate genre of movie.
So if this didn't have action, what did it have? It had a very slow moving mystery. The thing is the script was really well done just the direction the director took it was not so great. It was a great story but, poorly executed and slow paced. It was great trying to figure out who is the one trying to hijack this plane. It was very fun playing along. I love mystery movies so the fact that this had very little to no action was made up by the fact it was a mystery.
The performances is what you expect. Liam Neeson is basically the same in every movie. A person who kicks some serious butt. The other performances were mediocre. It felt like they were thinking "We don't have to act in this movie because it's an action movie and no one acts in action movies. They only care about the action." The fact that this had very little action made a chain reaction to put a spotlight on the mediocre acting.
Overall, this was a mystery suspense more than a thriller. It was just a little bit disappointing because I wanted to see some big action scenes because the have Liam freaking Neeson. I'll give this movie a 7/10. Better then Monuments Men, just not as good as Robocop. Non-Stop fits in the place as my 3rd favorite film of the year.