Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Movie Review of Shrek Forever After

Shrek Forever After - 5/10
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Cast - Mike Myers,Eddie Murphy,Antonio Banderas,Cameron Diaz

Plot Summary
The further adventures of the giant green ogre, Shrek, living in the land of Far, Far Away.

I am sincerely hoping that this so called final installment of the Shrek series is really final and no one should ever do another Shrek movie ever again.It is just getting more boring by each sequel.The first one was great.2nd one was maybe commendable.The 3rd one was pretty much shit.luckily the 4th one has its moments.I had to watch this in 3D some more.
The storyline was confusing and sadly you can kinda hear from the actor's voices that they are sick and tired of doing this especially Mike Myers himself.The script was quite boring to be honest,cause its the same tried formula they were using for all 3 other Shrek movies.Editing was not so good for this as pretty much the story just consists of numerous skits and sketches.Yea sure there were some scenes which was pretty funny but you will be back to being bored immediately after the scene ends. I was concentrating on eating my sandwich more than the movie.That should show how bored I was.
The whole 3D thing was a waste of money.I should have just watched Shrek in a normal screen than in 3D.

Don't bother watching this on a weekday and Don't waste your money on the 3D either.
Fuck That.

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Movie Review of Kick Ass

Kick Ass - 7.5/10
Directed by Mathew Vaughn
Cast - Nicholas Cage,Aaron Johnson,Christopher Mintz-Plasse,Chloe Moretz,

Plot Summary
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

I was pleasantly surprised about Kick Ass.I'm a big fan of Mark Millar's comics.When I first read Kick Ass,I thoroughly enjoyed myself and Though out loud that this would make a good movie.And when I found out that Mark Millar himself was one of the producers,I thought hey maybe this could be good afterall.And true enough,it was great.
The acting cast for this movie was pretty good.I enjoyed Nic Cage's acting as Big Daddy.He got the whole tribute to Adam West's Batman thing going and it really suited the character.Hit Girl was definitely the scene stealer.Chloe Moretz is cute and the best part is she can act.Looking forward to see what she does next.I was alittle disappointed with Christopher Mintz-Plasse aka "Mclovin"(Super bad).The dude cant act as a bad guy and that last scene was just terrible.Aaron Johnson is pretty ok as Kick Ass.But I would like to see what he would do next.
Direction was commendable.Script and story was fantastic.Pretty decent Special effects and all.I liked the editing as well.

Good movie to watch overall.But I suggest you should read the comic first before you watch this.

Dave Lizewski: I realised I was going to die. I was never going to learn how to drive; or know what Katie and my kids would look like; or figure out how "Lost" ends.
Huge Goon: Fuck this shit, I'm getting the bazooka!
Dave Lizewski: How do I get a hold of you?
Hit Girl: [sarcastically] You just contact the mayor's office. He has a special signal he shines in the sky; it's in the shape of a giant cock.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Movie Review of Ip Man 2

Ip Man 2 - 7/10
Directed by Wilson Yip
Cast - Donnie Yen,Sammo Hung,Simon Yam,

Plot Summary
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed watching the first Ip Man movie.Donnie Yen did a fantastic portrayal of Ip Man. and when I learnt that there was a sequel,I couldn't wait to watch it.Directed by the same guy who did the first one.WIlson Yip did not disappoint in directing the sequel as well.In addition,another legendary kungfu actor Sammo Hung join in the cast.He is also the action director.Now for a fat guy,Sammo Hung can move! and he pretty much stole the scene whenever he was onscreen.He also stole Donnie Yen's thunder when they had scenes together.Even though the acting was not so spectacular,but these kinda movies,it's the action sequences and the fight scenes which are important instead.
2 characters which I think were redundant and shouldnt even be in the sequel were Simon Yam's and that north Chinese guy who got his ass beat by Ip man with a feather duster in the first movie.
Editing and cinematography were pretty ok as well.The fight choreography and action sequences on the other hand was simply amazing.I really got to give it to Sammo Hung for his direction in the action sequences.they were beautifully done.

All in all it is a fun movie to watch and its pretty worth it to watch on a weekend.And yea there is a special treat for Bruce Lee fans.

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Movie Review of Iron man 2

Ironman 2 - 6.5/10
Directed by Jon Favreau
Cast - Robert Downey Jr,Don Cheadle,Scarlet Johannson,Mickey Rourke,Gwyneth Palthrow,Sam Rockwell

Plot Summary
Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.

I like Jon Favreau as an actor.He has made quite a few supporting scenes really funny and all.I watched Made which was directed by him and found it pretty good.Zathura and Elf were shit though.Now I am not a big iron man fan.Did not enjoyed the cartoons and certainly did not enjoyed the comics as well.Nevertheless,I still went to watch the first Iron man movie and was surprisingly entertained.So I decided to watch the sequel yesterday.I kinda somehow felt it wouldn't be as good as the first one cause usually sequels don't do too well.Sadly it was true,but still any comic fan or Iron man fan should still go watch it.Now with an even bigger budget,the director pretty much went for the jugular at the effects department.The chase sequence was alittle jerky but nicely done.Direction was pretty ok for iron man 2.Storyline however i did have alittle problem with it.You have a great start and a great end but why was the middle so fucking boring? The pace in the middle nearly did put me to sleep,I was actually getting bored and wondering when will the movie end.
Casting was ok.but I didn't understand why have a solid cast but underutilize them? actors like Sam Rockwell,Scarlet Johannson were pretty much like extras.There was also the ever irritating Sam Jackson who just cant stop saying shitty one liners.well he has signed up for 9 Marvel movies so we can expect more shit lines from him.Mickey Rourke as usual is cool as ever.He pretty much is the scene stealer whenever he is onscreen and of course he has all the coolest lines.
Don Cheadle who replaced Terence Howard was good as well.I loved the way he said his first line."I'm here,Deal with it."Gywneth was ever pleasant as she was in the first one.

All in all,I would still say it's an enjoyable ride whether you are an Iron man fan or not.Worth watching on a weekend and also wait for the scene after the end credits.

Ivan Vanko: If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come.
[looks at Stark]
Ivan Vanko: All I have to do is sit here and watch, as the world will consume you...

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Movie Review of Date Night

Date Night - 7/10
Directed by Shawn Levy
Cast - Steve Carrell,Tina Fey,Mark Wahlberg

Plot Summary
In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

I had really low expectations for this movie.I seriously did not think that Steve Carrell and Tina Fey would have a good chemistry and probably most of their jokes would have fallen flat.But boy was I wrong.The movie was funny from the get go.Carrell and Fey have fantastic chemistry and their comedic timing is near perfect.I got to also admit all of Mark Wahlberg's scenes were fucking funny! you just can't stop laughing!
The script for Date Night is fantastic.it's simple,witty and of course funny as hell.Direction was also good.The acting was fantastic especially the 2 main actors.Storyline was pretty standard Hollywood material but the end product and delivery was good.
Totally recommend everyone to watch this movie.If it isn't in the cinemas anymore,Just get the DVD.It'll be worth it!

Phil Foster: He turned the gun sideways! That's a kill shot!

Phil Foster: ...And will you, for the love of God, put on a fucking shirt?

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