Drive didn't really work for me. It's a good film, to be sure, but it kinda seemed like a generic action movie disguised by a very cool style. You could kinda take the same script, put Jason Statham in it, and off you go.Which I know is a disingenuous thing to say, but it's the main thing that bothered me. I'd love to have a film in the same style with the same cast but with a less generic story.
Mystic River: 9/10Absolutely fantastic movie. Loved every minute of it. The acting was terrific and the story was engaging. Not much else to say. Definitely a great movie.
Yes! This is a great movie, what I wouldn't advise doing is watching this then 21 Grams straight after, put me on a major downer. Films about redemption are not usually the happiest, lesson learn't.Looper: 7/10 I was expecting nothing from this, I had heard from a few people it was better than the trailers suggested, so I thought I better check this out for myself. Thankfully it was not, this movie is very well made. It was well acted, shot and directed. I was never bored, but it does shift quite dramatically from the original plot & a shift that comes from nowhere really, except some hinting at telekinesis during the opening few scenes. But despite this I still enjoyed it, worth a watch for sure.
James Bond SkyFall 5/10I appear to be very much in minority here, but I actually though this was a fairly average movie & only marginally better than Quantum of Solace. The movie starts off well enough, a good chase scene in an exotic location and it sets itself up for what could have been a good story. The trouble is after the first 15 mins the story seems to go nowhere. I had heard good things about this but only got round to watching it recently, I'm kind of glad I waited, worth a watch but Casino Royale is still the best for me.
You're not alone there Ady, I found it fairly boring. Casino Royale is still the best one.
I thought GI Joe:R had a good amount of buzz, hence they'd delayed it to polish it up etc? The trailer looked a lot of fun.Taken: 2/10Possibly the worst film I've seen since xXx? I'd heard a lot of good word on this from a fair few people so was expecting something silly but fun. Instead I discovered an unpleasant, cynical, xenophobic movie that preys on people's paranoias and fears and thinks that torture is cool.Worse than that, though, is that the action was boring. The whole thing felt lightweight and irrelevant.Am writing a blog post with more detail which I'll edit in later today....
You probably should stay away from Taken 2 also!
Taken: 2/10Possibly the worst film I've seen since xXx? I'd heard a lot of good word on this from a fair few people so was expecting something silly but fun. Instead I discovered an unpleasant, cynical, xenophobic movie that preys on people's paranoias and fears and thinks that torture is cool.Worse than that, though, is that the action was boring. The whole thing felt lightweight and irrelevant.Am writing a blog post with more detail which I'll edit in later today....
I find this to be a very interesting review. I have met very few people who have actually disliked it, and those that do at least find the action to be well shot/choreagraphed. I think I have seen this movie something like a dozen times or more, but hey, it's probably just cause I'm an American.
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