I found the trailer for this movie to be riveting with an exceptional cast that includes Christian Bale, Casey Affleck (who is secretly one of my favorite underrated actors), and Woody Harrelson (who has some of the best acting versatility in my opinion). After seeing the trailer, it definitely looked like a thriller that shouldn’t be missed. However, I left the theater feeling a little ho-hum.
I didn’t hate this movie, but the beginning killed a little of my excitement. This movie started out way too slow, and was a little all over the place with character development. It felt like I was getting bits and pieces of random parts of the story. For example, was it really necessary to spend so much time on Bale’s character’s incarceration. It provided very little to the story. I think time could have been spent more on Affleck’s character Rodney. I also wished Harrelson’s character was introduced earlier. He was the most thrilling part about the movie, along with Rodney. However, the movie did get better once his character came into the story.
As slow as this movie was, it did make an impact. The thrills were few, but powerful. It was weird because I found myself a little bored, but on the edge of my seat at the same time…lol. Some of you may give up on it within the first 25min, but if you sit tight, this movie does get better. I loved the way it ended, except for the very last scene. Could someone explain to me what the last scene meant? Smh
I wouldn’t classify this film as a “must see”, but it was interesting enough to watch. Honestly it felt like a movie I would have enjoyed better on my couch, instead of in the movie theater. It is well worth watching for Harrelson alone, but totally your decision if you want to pay a movie ticket price for it…B-
Who doesn’t enjoy a good Spike Lee movie? You know his films are always filled with good fun, and controversy…who doesn’t enjoy controversy?…lol. When I saw the trailer for this movie, I was surprised to see that it was directed by Spike Lee. Didn’t really look like a “Spike Lee” type of movie. Am I the only one who thought that? Regardless it starred Josh Brolin, who has worked his way up to being one of my favorite actors, and Samuel Jackson, so I was down to see it. I got word that this was a remake of a foreign film, which immediately lowered my expectations for this one. Remakes are never usually as good as the originals.
True to form, this one wasn’t great. I haven’t seen the original, but it has to be better than this. This movie didn’t fit Lee’s filming style, and just looked odd. The action scenes played out like an overactive video game, and the story was too strange for words. There were parts of the story that were way too undeveloped, like the client Brolin’s character met with before he was kidnapped. It seemed like his character should have a had more of an impact with the story, but it didn’t. The whole captivity thing was strange and boring. And the asian woman with the umbrella? What was her purpose?…smh.
By the time the movie ended, I was asking myself why Lee felt it necessary to remake this movie, because it felt like things were omitted, or needed to be added. This remake was a waste of money and time. I was really hoping Lee was going to knock this one out of the park, but I wasn’t impressed. Believe me if you go see this one you may enjoy bits and pieces, but by the end you will find yourself shaking your head and sucking your teeth…C-
I haven’t been excited to see a Jason Statham film in years. After the 2012 movie Safe, I think I have given up on him as an actor, as he continuously plays the same character only with different names. I had no interest to see Homefront, but it was Franco’s character in the trailer that drew me into the theater.
Ho Hum…I got what I expected, a movie that did nothing new and went along the straight and narrow. I did enjoy Franco, but the writing for the film was so weak that his character did not reach its peak. Franco and Bosworth were the only characters that made this movie interesting. I’m surprised to be giving Bosworth props because she isn’t one of the best actresses in my opinion. But she worked her character as the strung out sister of Franco. But again, her character wasn’t developed like it should have. There’s nothing much to say about Statham. He’s up to his same tricks, only this time he’s a family man, which I thought worked well for his character, and was cute. But again, the writing failed to have his character reach its full potential as well.
It’s fair to say that I left the theater feeling like something was missing. This movie had the potential to be better than what it was but failed to impress. The story was weak, writing was weak, character development was weak, and the ending was stupid. This movie isn’t anything I would waste my money to see. This is definitely one you can wait to catch on TV…D
Well there was no question who would top the box office in ticket sales this week. There was nothing that came close to topping ticket sales for the latest installment of The Hunger Games. Teenage girls lined up in droves to see Katniss Everdeen back in play. I know because the theater I went to see this installment was full of tweens who wouldn’t hush it up so I could enjoy my movie…Uuughhh…smh…Anyway…I was pleased with the theatrical trailer for Catching Fire, and was excited to see what would happen in this second installment. However I think it was wrong of me to have the same expectations of the first…
Catching Fire started out slower than I had anticipated as we meet the winner of the 74th Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen feeling defeated. Her character was so strong in the first movie, it was hard watching her just give up and give in. I don’t know, but the characters in this new installment didn’t really seem to connect and draw the audience in. For example how many of us fell in love with Rue, and despised most of the other Hunger Game contestants. There was nothing like that here. All we had a chance to see was a new round of “old” contestants, but we were given little background about any of them.
I felt a few of the characters were underused. I thought the contestant with the razor teeth would have been used more in the Game scenes, but I only saw her character once. Jeffery Wright’s character Beetee was interesting, but he wasn’t used enough for anyone to actually care about him. Even the characters we loved from the first movie were slighted. I definitely could have used more of Haymitch’s drunken banter or Effie’s bubbling personality. Unfortunately the movie focused too much on Katniss Everdeen. Even the games themselves were a bore as we watched the contestants lose to the elements of mother nature than fighting among each other.
One of the only interesting parts in this movie for me were the costumes. They really outdid themselves in this installment. Effie of course had the best costumes, which is one reason I wish there were more scenes with her in it…lol. The overall visuals were cool, but nothing spectacular. Some things were kind of a repeat from the first movie…eh.
I had hoped to like this movie so much more than I did. When it ended, the credits rolled, and I was shaking my head. I’m guessing this installment of the film keeps in line with the story, but in my opinion it could have used more embellishment…B-
I had no interest in seeing this movie, which is based on a novel of the same name. It didn’t seem to have anything special going on with it, but it was Geoffrey Rush who made me think that maybe it would be worth it. Geoffrey Rush has become one of my favorite actors after seeing his performance in The King’s Speech. Unfortunately I have seen very little starring any of the other actors in the film.
I am happy that I put my trust in Rush, because he was pure perfection as the adoring foster parent Hans. Hans takes a lot of loving grief from his wife Rosa played by Emily Watson, who was also remarkable. You will find sheer entertainment watching the interaction between these two. I have never heard of the young Canadian actress who plays Liesel (the book thief), but her performance sparked an interest to see her again. My favorite character by far was Rosa, and Rudy. Rudy is the cutest thing ever, and he made the movie more interesting than it would have been.
There is not a great deal of excitement, just a well written script, and a great cast performance. I loved the narration given in the movie, and how the film played out like a well written book. I’m sure many of you may not have heard of this movie, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth seeing…B+
The Best man is a classic movie that man of us have watched over and over. When the movie ended no one expected there to be a sequel right? When I first got word of a sequel brewing, I can’t say that I was excited. I think I may have even been a little upset at the fact that they were planning to ruin a perfectly good movie by dropping this sequel. When I first saw the theatrical poster, it made me smile as that feeling of nostalgia came over. That smile turned into pure excitement when I watched the first theatrical trailer…OMG! Who didn’t swoon when you saw Quentin, Harper, Lance and Julian doing the New Edition routine…Wooohooo! Yeah the movie trailer was a winner, and I was crossing my fingers in hopes that the movie would be the same.
The best movie so far this season in this category. I have never in my life been so excited and overjoyed with a movie. It has been 14yrs since we have seen this gang, but not a beat was missed. I loved how everyone progressed in life so naturally, as opposed to superficially. All with families now, and going through their own personal hardships. I swear to you the first 45min of the movie I laughed out loud at every scene. It will warm your heart to see what their friendships endure and overcome, and will remind you of your own relationships ~tear~. I love them all, but I am definitely #TeamQuentin all the way. Terrance Howard isn’t my favorite actor, but when he finds a role that fits him, he is magic. Morris Chestnut has never looked better, and he put smiles on the faces of every woman in the audience. #Yum. The leading ladies were all beautiful and aged perfectly. If I had to be stupid and picky about something, it would be that one of Sanaa Lathan’s boobs was always way bigger than the other when she was shot laying down…Come on, I know I’m not the only one who noticed…lol.
Everyone warned me about the tears that was shed during this movie, so everyone in the audience came prepare. There were women literally passing tissue down the aisles…hilarious. I was ready, so I thought I had my tears under control. Nope…I didn’t. The scene with Lance got me and tore me to pieces…Uuuughhhh. What an emotional roller coaster…
I can’t give this movie enough praise. I didn’t think they could make a sequel comparable to the first, but they did. If you loved the original, this one can’t be missed. Go as a group, go by yourself, just go…A+!
I have to admit that Thor is by far my favorite movie superhero, and I’m not ashamed to admit that it has a lot to do with the fact that Chris Hemsworth is so damn fine! Come on…you know I had to get that off my chest first. And let’s be honest fellas, the only reason your girl went to see this film with you was she could indulge in her secret love affair with Thor…lol..ijs. But anyway…back to my review…eh hem…
The movie started out a bit weird and slow. We get introduced to Dark Elves, Thor was at war, and there were random scenes of Jane. To be very honest, the movie didn’t really start getting good until Loki came into the picture. I have a secret crush on Loki, he is like the best villain you love to hate ever.
The story finally gets going on a nice pace, with decent action, and some great humor. The humor was my favorite piece in the movie. The character Darcy was on a sugar rush, but she was still funny as hell and fun to watch. I enjoyed her the most. The storyline of the Aether and Jane foster wasn’t as tight as it could have been, but it didn’t cause the movie to totally unravel.
This movie is über entertaining, and will be enjoyed until the end. Of course you know you have to stay until the credits stop rolling because you know there is a hint for Thor 3…Yay! This wasn’t as good as the first, especially visually, and could have used a few more shirtless shots of Thor, but it was still pretty good…B+!
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