Monday, April 11, 2011

movie review of Rango


Rango - 8.5/10
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Cast - Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher,Ray Winstone,Bill Nighy

Plot Summary
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Review
What a fantastic animated movie.It has been a while since I laughed so hard almost every 5 mins.I was pleasantly surprised.I simply loved the script.Definitely one of the best script for an animated movie.Not only has the main characters have some really funny lines,I felt the other characters had some really good scenes as well.Johnny Depp was definitely suited to be Rango.I doubt there is no one quirky enough to do the role.Bill Nighy and Ray Winstone were absolutely brilliant as the bad guys.And their voices are so recognizable.
I managed to watch the making of and it was a very interesting way of filming an animated movie with motion captures and all.and all the cast were involved together unlike the traditional voice acting.
Now not only were the voice acting and script fantastic ,I got to say the animation department did a fine job as well.I'm not really an animation fan,but Rango took the cake for me.Right from the characters appearance, to the close ups and the textures as well.Kudos to that.
There are also some movie references which perhaps only avid movie goers will get.For me I loved the Hunter Thompson reference and of course the Eastwood one.I enjoyed this movie so much,there is a high possibility I might watch it again.

Definitely worth watching on a weekend. Rango is a must watch!

Best Quotes
Rango: Stay in school, eat your veggies, and burn all the books that ain't Shakespeare.

Rango: Reptiles gotta stick together, brother.
Buford: I'm an amphibian.
Rango: Ain't no shame in that.

Rango: [an arrow is sticking through Turley's head, entering in his right eye and coming out the left-rear side of his head; Rango looks disgusted] You've, uh... got something in your eye.
Sergeant Turley: [indicates his left eye, seemingly oblivious] Oh, that? That's conjunctivitis. It's hereditary.

Recommended movies done by the director
Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy
The Mexican
Mousehunt

Friday, April 1, 2011

Movie review of Battle Los Angeles


Battle Los Angeles - 4/10
Directed by Jonathan Libesman
Cast - Aaron Eckhart,Michelle Rodriguez

Plot summary
A Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders.

Review
Definitely one of the worst alien invasion movie, I have watched.Pretty much everything was bad.I really liked Aaron Eckhart in Thank you for smoking and of course his titular character Two face in Dark knight.But in this movie,he was overacting so much and he had so much screen time,you wouldn't know who the rest of the actors that were with him at all.Michelle Rodriguez for once did not fucking die halfway through the movie.To be honest,only she was pretty decent in this shit movie.Every fucking thing was marines this and marines that....Battle Los Angeles was glorifying the marines so much that they can use this movie for their marketing department to get more recruits.And of course the only lines they have are silly so called motivational words like hoorah and some stupid word after one shouts "retreat".As the movie goes past the hour mark,the marines starts getting more annoying.And the end scene,where Aaron Eckhart and his men refills their ammo and begin to go back,that was a blatant rip off from Black Hawk Down and it pissed the fuck out of me.Cheebye...have a little originality, Hollywood!
The aliens looked like fuck.They looked like octopus or jellyfish with guns attached to their tentacles.In one scene,the marines took quite a while to figure out how to kill the alien,they had to cut the fella here,stab the fella there several times and in the pool scene,they pretty much finished their ammo killing ONE alien.But after awhile,shooting the aliens was like peeing on ants.
For a high budget movie,this has the worst cinematography ever.It was like all the cameramen had epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Camera work was so shaky,half the fuck time you as the viewer will have no idea what the fuck is going on.
Editing was also horrendous,there was one obvious cut where you could see Aaron Eckhart holding a hand held gun first and shooting then next cut you see him taking his gun out.Fucked up.
Fuck you Jonathan Libesman for making Michael Bay look like Stanley Kubrick.I sincerely hope this fucktard does not make another movie again.

Do not bother paying a single cent to watch this shitfest of a movie.Just go and watch Independence Day again...trust me you will be entertained.

Best Quotes
Corpsman Jibril Adukwu: Shit, I'd rather be in Afghanistan.

Recommended movies done by the director
none.