Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Movie Review of Terminator Salvation


Terminator Salvation - 3/10
Directed by McG
Cast - Christian Bale,Sam Worthington,Moon Bloodgood,Bryce Dallas Howard

Plot Summary
After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors led by John Connor struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job.

Review
Why why why did this movie had to suck ass??? You had all the correct elements for this movie.First its a fucking Terminator movie! Second,you have Christian fucking Bale as John Connor.Third you have a big budget.Even the trailers were so good,I couldn't wait to watch the movie.So what went wrong?
1.there were just way too many "tribute" shots,lines and scenes.The first few times,yea...it was nice and nostalgic but if you keep repeating it about 2000 fucking times in a movie,you are bound to be pissed.And the whole "I'll be back" line was totally misused and at such a wrong timing,it was just ridiculous.Everyone in the cinema laughed.

2.Editing made Terminator Salvation totally unbearable to watch.For a big budget,blockbuster movie,this has an editing done by 5 year olds.The longer the movie went,the more I wanted to stab the entire editing department's eyes out.and WHO THE FUCK USES A FADE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A FUCKING ACTION MOVIE???

3.Casting and Christian Bale(sadly).Bryce Dallas Howard shares the same curse as Sofia Coppola.Both of their fathers are good directors and unfortunately their daughters cannot fucking act to save their lives.seriously..Howard was fuckall in The Village and Lady in the Water and she sure as hell is fuckall in this movie as well.Anton Yelchin is not a suitable Kyle Reese...period.Moon Bloodgood is an actress whom I do wanna check out in other movies.She was promising.Sam Worthington did pretty well and I think he is gonna be a good action movie actor provided he gets rid of that silly thick Australian accent.There were 3 Black actors in this movie.One was Terry Crewes which you immediately find him dead in the first 10 mins of the movie which was pretty hilarious.The other is a mute girl called Star whose character is totally redundant and then there is an actor by the name of Common as a resistance fighter.Common????
And last but not least,Christian Bale.This is a guy who did powerhouse movies like American Psycho,Dark Knight and The Prestige.I have no idea why he chose to be part of this movie.And the way he acted is just plain atrocious.I know its an action movie and you don't really need to act like as if its a period drama or something.but what the fuck man?You are Christian Bale for god's sake! you don't have to act like a retard and shout out your character's name every 5000 times.Fuck! If I was the DP who you shouted at during filming,I would have slapped you till you finally forget you are John Connor.

4.McG.For a director who uses just 3 letters of his full name(Joseph McGinty Nichol) instead,we as the audience should have known earlier that this fucking idiot shouldn't be given the directorial job.This is the idiot who did Charlie's Angels and its sequel.Up till today I still cant believe how he managed to totally,single handedly fuck up Terminator Salvation.He has no fucking clue what he is doing and what direction he is going along with.McG is now 2nd in my Shitlist of Directors.Fuck you,McG.

The first time I went to watch this movie with my friends,I was too drunk and fell asleep,so I went to watch it the next day...I wished I was drunk then as well.
Do not bother with this movie.Biggest disappointment for 2009.And to all Terminator fans,just go and watch T1 and T2,Those are still the best.Only reason I gave this piece of shit a 3, is for the track shot of the helicopter scene and Moon Bloodgood.(cool name)

Best Quotes
John Connor: If we stay the course, we are dead! WE ARE ALL DEAD!

John Connor: We've been fighting a long time. We are out numbered by machines. Working around the clock,without quit. Humans have a strength that cannot be measured. This is John Connor. If you are listening to this,you are the resistance.

Recommended movies done by the director
None!
Fuck Charlie's Angels
Fuck Charlie's Angels Full Throttle
Fuck McG

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Movie Review of Star Trek


Star Trek - 7.5/10
Directed by J.J Abrams
Cast - Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto,Leonard Nimoy,Eric Bana

Plot Summary
A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.

Review
What a fun ride...I have never been a fan of Star Trek and I hate Trekkies.But I did watch this movie with an open mind and of course,my appreciation for J.J Abrams.Abrams has once again proven that he can make a really good action packed movie for everyone to enjoy.He did fantastic with Mission Impossible 3(to which I think is the best among the trilogy) and I was simply awed by Cloverfield.Kudos to J.J Abrams..I will continue to watch your movies.

Now back to Star Trek,I'm pretty sure alot of die hard Trekkie fans will hate this movie.There are quite a few loopholes and certain elements of the movie might just irritate the shit out of a Trekkie.Even the director said it himself.That's why its more like a reboot.Back to basics kind of shit.I'm pretty sure there will definitely be more fans of Star Trek now than ever.

The casting I have to say is pretty good.Thank god,William Shatner doesn't appear in this movie cause he is an idiot.The whole word by word pause really bugs me.Chris Pine does a good job as James Kirk.Zach Quinto(Sylar of Hero) does a fantastic job as Spock.I could barely recognize Eric Bana as Nero(Romulus Bad Boy).Zoe Saldana as Uhura was hot,though her acting was much to be desired but then again its an sci fi action movie,I don't need to see Oscar winning acting here.And of course everyone's favourite scene which would have definitely brought back memories and a smile on their face was Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime.

The CGI for this movie isn't really outstanding but it does enough for the battle scenes. The one thing which I really liked was the Sound effects.Simply mind blowing...My favourite sound was when the enterprise blasts off to light speed.

All in all,Star Trek is really a enjoyable ride.Worth the watch and buying the DVD as well.

Best Quotes
Spock: Live long, and Prosper.

Spock: [closing monologue] Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.


Recommended movies done by the director
Mission Impossible 3
Cloverfield