Monday, July 27, 2009

Movie Review of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince


Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince - 5.5/10
Directed by David Yates
Cast - Daniel Radcliffe,Emma Watson,Rupert Grint

Plot Summary
As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Review
This movie is strictly for fans of the Harry Potter series be it by books or by the movies.If you have no inkling on anything about Harry Potter,this movie will be a waste of time for you cause you will have no idea what the fuck is going on.Now Half Blood Prince starts straight on from where the previous movie left off...so be sure to watch the order of phoenix before you watch this movie.
Now HBP is much more different than all its predecessors.The first few had alot of humour and the main characters were young and adorable.Now they have all grown up and there is very little humour in HBP.Storyline is almost like the book which is dark and of course there will be a main character being killed off in this one.I really liked the colour treatment and pacing for HBP.The editing was not bad but there is definitely bound to be additional scenes which were cut due to time constraint.HBP is about 2.5 hours long and the director does a commendable job of keeping the audience awake.
Acting was good..and there was more of Alan Rickman's Severus Snape this time.Michael Gambon as Dumbledore definitely outdid himself for this movie.I was impressed with him even though I always preferred the late Richard Harris.Another character which I found has done well is Tom Felton's Draco Malfoy.
Despite some of the vital parts of the book not shown in the movie,HBP was still a treat to watch.
The only negative thing about HBP is there was alittle too much emphasis on the 3 main character's growing hormones.

Other than that,I would recommend only true fans of Harry Potter to watch this movie.If you are not,go watch something else.

Best Quotes
Ron Weasley: How much are these?
Fred Weasley, George Weasley: 5 galleons.
Ron Weasley: How much for me?
Fred Weasley, George Weasley: 5 galleons.
Ron Weasley: I'm your brother!
Fred Weasley, George Weasley: 10 galleons.

Professor Minerva McGonagall: Why is it that whenever something happens, you three are always involved?
Ron Weasley: Believe me, professor, I've been asking myself that for the last six years.

Albus Dumbledore: Severus, please...
Severus Snape: Avada Kedavra!

Recommended movies done by the director
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Movie Review of Ice Age 3


Ice Age 3 - 4/10
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Cast - Ray Romano,John Leguiziamo,Denis Leary,Queen Latifah,Simon Pegg

Plot Summary
When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Review
I am a big fan of the first Ice Age.It is to me the most funniest animation cartoon I have watched.I simply loved the 3 main character's chemistry in the movie.In Ice Age 2 however,they started introducing new characters,it was interesting but it kinda got boring.In Ice Age 3,they just totally threw the plot away and just concentrated on the whole 3D ride which is an interesting and in thing now.The 3D prospect was good but in a movie you just need to have a decent plot at least.
Back to the movie,of all the three Ice Age movies,This has the best animation done.The chemistry between the 3 main charcters has been jaded alittle.Diego,in my opinion was kinda underutilized even Sid as well.Alot of screentime went to Scrat instead which I felt was for the kids.Don't get me wrong...I do like Scrat's character but halfway through the movie,I was beginning to get sick and tired of seeing Scrat.The new character by Simon Pegg had its moments.There are some jokes which were pretty funny and some which totally fall flat...

Overall I wouldn't really recommend anyone to watch this movie on a weekend unless you are a fan..if not just wait for the DVD.

Best Quote
Sid:[about the baby mammoth]
Sid: It's a boy!
Diego: That's a tail
Sid: It's a girl!

Manny: [Sid guards the three baby Tyrannosaurs from an adult] Sid! Give them to her! She's their mother!
Sid: How do I know she's their mother?
Manny: What do you want, a birth certificate? She's a *dinosaur*!

Recommended movies done by the director
Ice Age
Robots
Ice Age 2

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Movie Review of Transformers:Revenge of the fallen


Transformers: Revenge of the fallen - 3/10
Directed by Michael Bay
Cast - Shia Lebouf, Megan Fox,Josh Duhamel,Tyrese Gibson

Plot Summary
Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.

Review
By now,most of you must have watched Transformers:ROTF.When I wrote the review for Transformers 1,I mentioned that Micheal Bay did a pretty good job and he is actually no longer no.2 on my shitlist of most hated directors.So when Transformers:ROTF was coming out...I waited with anticipation cause I had a feeling it was gonna be fantastic.Because I have been checking out the trailers and reading about who and what will be in the sequel.Any Transformers fan,would be squealing with excitement after they got the news that Devastator and (my personal favourite) Soundwave will be appearing as well.So there I was waiting with anticipation...squealing with excitement as well...thinking to myself,"Finally a proper blockbuster,because after the massively disappointing Terminator SHIT Salvation"
Boy...Was I wrong...So fucking wrong...
June 27th,Saturday,3pm,GV Vivo was when I watched Transformers:ROTF.After 2.5 hrs,I came out of the cinema,feeling completely disgusted and was wondering to myself...What the fuck just happened?The amount of loopholes and errors in this movie is so fucking unbelievable!
I wanted to fucking maim the writers,Roberto Orci and Ehren Kruger.I cannot believe these writers and between them,they have written movies like Star Trek(Orci),Mission Impossible 3(Orci),Reindeer Games(Kruger),The Brothers Grimm(Kruger) that they have possibly written the most retarded shit ever.Did they swallow Micheal Bay and Brett Ratner's sperm just so that they can be fucking idiots and write a nimrod story.And were they masturbating while watching Lord of the Rings and Terminator 3?Because in some parts of the movie,there just so happens to be a Decepticon who transforms from a GIRL to the fucking Terminatrix!!! and why the fuck is there a heaven with Fucking Autobots in it?????
And of course i wanted to do everything unimaginably gruesome to Michael (ChowChee) Bay.(I did a little read up on him,I fucking laughed when I read that this motherfucker thinks,believes and MAINTAINS that his father is John Frankenheimer.FUCK YOU ARSEHOLE! you don't even have to take a DNA test to prove he is your father...just look at his talent and the lack of yours.)

Everyone by now knows,Michael Bay has a hard on for explosions(just look at the recommended movies below).but at least they all did have a proper story albeit it can be a tad ridiculous.But what he has done here is just blow shit up,get the animation fellas to do somethings really cool and that's about it.He totally just disregarded a very important thing called the plot and he probably got a blind guy to do the editing as well.

Besides the shit storyline and the shit direction,
Why am I giving this movie a 3?because despite all the mess and rubbish,there are only 2 scenes where the animation department did a fucking brilliant job.The fight scene in the forest and the fight scene involving bumblebee.and of cos my beloved SOUNDWAVE(with original voice). SOUNDWAVE is so smart,he KNEW this movie directed by that Fucktard Michael Bay would totally suck shit and the plot would be totally fucked,so he decided to stay in space and just do recon stuff.Smart Fucker...

Don't even bother about the script cos if you read the best quotes below,only SOUNDWAVE says the cool lines,the rest are all either retarded or someone screaming someone else's names out loud.

Regardless of whether you are a Transformers fan or not,you will find this movie bitterly disappointing.But you still have to watch it just so you know why is everyone pissed off about this movie.
And yea...Bay is back on my shitlist...

Best Quote
Soundwave: Autobot presence detected. Commence termination.
Soundwave: Soundwave acknowledges...
Soundwave: Decepticons mobilize. It is time.

Sam Witwicky: BUMBLLEEEBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Sam Witwicky: OPTIMMUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Mikaela Banes: SAAMMM!
Recommended movies done by the director
Bad Boys
Armageddon
The Rock

Movie Review of Duplicity


Duplicity - 2/10
Directed by Tony Gilroy
Cast - Clive Owen,Julia Roberts,Paul Giamatti,Tom Wilkinson

Plot Summary
A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.

Review
Tony Gilroy 2nd attempt at directing.His first was Michael Clayton which was a pretty decent effort.When I first read the plot summary,I wanted to watch this movie cause I love watching movies based on cons and heist and there was a romantic element involved in it.Even though Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are not my favourite actors,I just wanted to check it out.I thoroughly enjoyed movies like The Thomas Crown Affair and Ocean's Eleven.But unfortunately Duplicity failed to make it enjoyable.The plot to me was somehow alittle too confusing and the end wasn't really satisfying enough.For con or heist movies it's usually at the end where everything is revealed like how it was done and all that,Duplicity's ending on the other end was alittle too quick and not really convincing enough.
Direction was pretty standard and so was the cinematography.Editing was ok except for that irritating rectangular transitions they keep using.Acting as usual was below par.Julia Roberts seems like she was bored all the time.Clive Owen for one can never be a British spy and is quite horrible at giving out one liners as well.Paul Giamatti was brilliant as he usually is but I cant say much for Tom Wilkinson except that he was severely under utilized for this movie.

Better to wait this out than watching it in the cinemas.Not worth the ticket money at all.

Best Quote
Claire Stenwick: I found these in your closet.

Ray Koval: I swear to you I have no idea who they belong to.

Claire Stenwick: Well in that case I'll put them back on.

Ray Koval: You're gaming me?

Recommended movies done by the director
Michael Clayton