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The Movie (P)Review Thread

Seen any good movies lately? Or how about some bad ones? Is there a movie you want to see, but want to know what others think first? Well here's your thread. This place is where you can give your own movie rewiew to let everyone else know what you thought. That way no one has to waste good money on a crappy movie.

Ratings will be out of 4 '*'s and please include a brief explanation of your rating.

Now you can preview a soon-to-be-released movie! Give us the title, basic plot, and release date as well as any other info you want to tell us. Then review it once you've seen it!

A somewhat appropriate comic
Lykan

Beowulf
*

They made Grendal a wimp, and Beowulf into a jerk rather than a heroic monster slayer.

I mean, the original poem was good, and they try to add all this extra stuff to give everything meaning... Like why Grendal was so inclined to ripping everyone apart. It's a nice thought, but they didn't do it very well.

I thought it was a bit weird that a 70-year-old man from the medeavil ages could pull off acrobatics only a trained gymnast could do while tied to a big-ass freaking dragon, too.
Orange Zergling

2.5/4 (or 6.5/10)

I thought it was okay, the CGI was distracting, and I thought the dragon's heart was both far too small and located in the throat, not the chest cavity. I'd say it's worth seeing once, maybe twice, but I'd not buy it on DVD.
Uberblah

Really? I wanted to go see it. Maybe I'll just wait 'till it comes out on DVD.
Flabbicus

Deadly Kung Fu Lady: ****

You can pick it up on ebay for something like four dollars. It is money well spent.

That is, if you want a movie to point out the obvious cinematographic (big word) flaws and laugh at the awful acting. Laughable plot points, random villains, and generally nonsensical movie. Still, I liked D-War more than this.... Razz


No Country for Old Men: ****

Onto a more serious review....

It was a good movie, dealing with the effects of chance and what can happen on the road of life. Add some good actors, big silenced weapons (The mac 10 was huge with the silencer, but not as thick as the one for the shotgun), and really tense moments and you've got a good movie.

My only gripe is that the movie was almost too tense. Every scene with Anton Chigurh is a bloodbath waiting to happen.
Lykan

Orange_Zergling wrote:
I thought the dragon's heart was both far too small and located in the throat, not the chest cavity.


And the idea that it was exposed to fire and chunks of debris on a regular basis kinda made you wonder how the hell it didn't accidentally kill itself. =P

There's also the bit where for some reason he can't reach to stab it with a sword, but he can reach in and just rip the damn thing out.

***

I'm also going to see The Mist the next chance I get. If someone's seen it already and it's bad, tell me.

I'll also be attending the Golden Compass premier, and I'll be ready to tear everyone involved in its creation to shreds when I find that it doesn't live up to the book.
DivineAmour

Beowulf ***.5

CGI:EPIC! Plus I always though the poem was too black and white. I like how they changed his character a bit, and realism isn't my first concern in a movie like this.
Flabbicus

Nightwatch ****.5

Excellent for the budget that the film was alloted. If only we could outsource our action films to Russia....
wxdruid

I started watching PotC III....I wished they wouldn't have done it.  They should have stopped at Number 1, that one was good, it's all down hill from there.
Madmal

Myself, i think PotC III is better than the second part. Not as good as the first one, but passable and funny nonetheless
Destro Yersul

I like them all. 1,2, and 3.

Feel free to discount my opinion entirely, based on the fact that I have liked the following as well:

Catwoman
Star Wars Episodes 1,2, and 3
Kyrian

Agreed Destro...about PotC. I, II, and III were all good.
Obsidian Blade

I like the trilogy, but I had a problem with PotC III.

Spoiler:

Calypso. She practically saves the day, yet wasn't mentioned till about halfway through the third movie. What the hell? There was a whole stream of character exposition, and then she creates a big whirlpool that transforms the final fight into a 'fair' (and rather boring) one.

It seems to me that the director took the easy way out.

ValdisRequiem

I have to agree with popular opinion- I didn't like the second POTC at all, and the third was just "meh"

Across the Universe: ****

If you're a fan of the Beatles, this is a must see. Hell, I wasn't a fan of them untill I saw that movie, and felt like I had to hear all of them.
Aside from the music, the movie itself is well thought out and provoking, but seemed to drag on a little at the end.
All in all, a feel good movie.
Kyrian

District B13
*****
......*********************************************

It's free running. Parkour. AMAZING.

you know, once you get past the fact that it's French...i found, and used to have a dubbed one, but lost that to a hard drive failure a while back.
Uberblah

Beowulf ***.25

I actually thought it was a fairly good movie. Sure the switch between animation and reality was somewhat noticeable, but the action throughout the entire movies made up for that. It's one of few movies that I've seen that has action spread throughout instead of just concentrated at one part. Plus I like the whole making of the legends and myths that made up the basis for this movie. The plot itself was kinda predictable, but good nonetheless.

Angelina Jolie is hot!
Katonta

Enchanted
**** out of 5

Quite a good movie, despite all the singing. It was a bit like all of the more well known fairy tales together, and a lot of the lesser known ones get referenced. Though in my opinion the whole, "Let's use a ton of things from the fairy tales" is a little old.

So, all in all, the songs were good, the jokes were actually funny, and best of all, the main henchman learns a lesson about love from watching a soap opera!

What I'd like to see in a movie like this, though, would be not taking things from the fairy tales and instead making original stuff. Other than that, and the story being a little predictable, it was a good movie.
Uberblah

*Headdesk* I Am Legend came out today! Who else thinks it looks like it's going to be awesome? I do. I have high expectations for this movie, especially since it's Will Smith and he did a really good job in I, Robot and his other movies. Can't wait to see it.
blackout

Transformers: *** out of 5.

It was excellent, towards the end, with all the fighting...and the comedy mixed in here and there was also excellent. But, all the mushy love crap between the kid and his girlfriend was freakin' annoying. When I watch a movie with giant robots, I hope to have giant robots beat the crap out of each-other most of the time. My wish was granted, but the fun was downgraded because of the mushy love crap. Overall, excellent movie, worth watching, I liked it despite the shortcomings.
Gnrlshrimp

The Golden Compass: ** out of 5

I was rather dissapointed by this film. It seems like it was rushed as there are some obvious mistakes that really made the film terrible. Characters randomly find things out without ever being told about them, characters randomly dissapear and appear in several scenes, and the evil villain is as disappointing as Voldemort in the Harry Potter films.

With a bit more thought, the film could've been much better, it only needed five or ten more minutes to clear up those errors, or at least make the plot clear enough for people who haven't read the books to understand. And the big fight scene at the end reminded me all too much of the fight in Eragon, clearly all the money had been spent on making everything else look good, which was a real shame.
Flabbicus

Uber wrote:
*Headdesk* I Am Legend came out today! Who else thinks it looks like it's going to be awesome? I do. I have high expectations for this movie, especially since it's Will Smith and he did a really good job in I, Robot and his other movies. Can't wait to see it.


I Am Legend is one of two books I own with Will Smith on the cover. I'm building up a collection.


I would strongly urge you to read the book first though. It really is quite good. And you'll feel smart when you realize the book has little of the same plot as the movie. Razz
The_Librarian

Beowulf 5/5

Hate to disagree, but I thought it was breathtaking.  CGI has come so far and yes, I hadn't realised the film was CGI at first (not from the trailer, anyhow).  The only thing that bothered me was Ray Winstone's "I'm here to kill your monstah."

Stardust 4.5/5

Had to see it because from the trailer I thought "my god, they've made a movie about Seren!" (one of Alarra's characters).  I thought it was wonderful except for the captain of the pirates.  
Spoiler:

I would have preferred to see him fight Septimus in a dress and win


Thunderbirds 0/5

No, really, don't see it.  It's the most godsawful thing I've ever seen.
Destro Yersul

Uber wrote:
*Headdesk* I Am Legend came out today! Who else thinks it looks like it's going to be awesome? I do. I have high expectations for this movie, especially since it's Will Smith and he did a really good job in I, Robot and his other movies. Can't wait to see it.


I saw it yesterday. I think it was very well done. Makes you think, that movie does.
Uberblah

National Treasure: Book of Secrets ***.75/4

Excellent movie. Just as good as the first in my opinion. Plenty of action to keep you interested. Also enough intellectual stimulation to keep you thinking. Not necessarily as much as the first one though. It's a 3.75 because it is a sequel and it has that feel to it. All in all, a good movie though.

Tomorrow... I AM LEGEND!!
Nevrmore

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE.

You see National Treasure 2 and I Am Legend before Sweeney Todd??

Just thinking about that movie gives me the shivers. In a good way.
Uberblah

See I saw NT2 for a friend's birthday and I'm seeing I Am Legend with my girlfriend who isn't allowed to see R-rated movies. Otherwise we'd be on our way to Sweeny Todd in a heartbeat.
Nevrmore

Good. You have avoided my rage.

For now.
Uberblah

*wipes brow*
Phew. That was a close one...
Orange Zergling

Sweeny Todd - $^@#

I... am not sure I can even rate the thing. It's mostly blood, throat slitting, and singing, and hardly any acting or plot development. My mind is still going "What the fuck?"

But I did think of Nevrmore the entire movie. The ending is the epitome of [see spoiler]. A couple musical numbers were actually kinda nice though.

Spoiler:

everybody dies



I liked some parts, disliked others... if "unrateable" isn't an answer, I'll give it 50%.
Nevrmore

Orange_Zergling wrote:
Sweeny Todd - $^@#

I... am not sure I can even rate the thing. It's mostly blood, throat slitting, and singing, and hardly any acting or plot development. My mind is still going "What the fuck?"

But I did think of Nevrmore the entire movie. The ending is the epitome of [see spoiler]. A couple musical numbers were actually kinda nice though.

Spoiler:

everybody dies



I liked some parts, disliked others... if "unrateable" isn't an answer, I'll give it 50%.

Philistine.
Flabbicus

Barton Fink: *****

What the hell. What the fucking hell.

(Excuse the language, the Coen brothers either amaze me or lose me. And this movie is supposed to make little sense on the first watching.)
nightwing

I saw golden compass a few days after it came out, then when to go see it again. I love it. I might go see it again just for fun.
Flabbicus

Sweeney Todd:

*****

The one thing I didn't like about this movie was that Alan Rickman's singing voice sounds the same as him talking.
Uberblah

Alan Rickman's in that movie? Sweet! DOGMA ROCKS!! SO DOES HP!!
Flabbicus

And Sacha Baron Cohen too. Much to my surprise.
Uberblah

The guy from Borat? Wow... that is surprising.
wxdruid

So...I finally watched Eragon, amusing definitely, a waste of money, yes.  Lots of silly dramatic dialoge that sounded cheesy.  Oh, I can't live without my rock...go get it now!

In the end 2.5, it did have some nice scenery and the dragon was cute.  The story needed serious help, you knew pretty much what would happen when.
Uberblah

I finally saw Disturbia. Good movie. Definitely high replay value. 3.75.
Wukei

Finally saw the Robinsons and TMNT...I was surprised that I actually liked both.  Of course, Iro is my favourite character from Avatar, and he plays Splinter...so that might have something to do with my favour toward TMNT.

Robinsons?  I never thought I'd like it...but it was actually really really good.  Of course, you can figure out the plot long before anything happens...but that's a kid's movie for you.
Flabbicus

Didn't the voice actor for Iro die recently?
Wukei

WHAT?! *goes to check*
Flabbicus

Yup, Mako died in 2006.

He also voiced Aku. And apparently TMNT was released posthumously.
Wukei

*cries*
Flabbicus

But someone else voiced Iroh for the last season.

*shuffles off until he has seen another movie*
Wukei

Well I haven't seen the last season...I've been busy...
Nevrmore

Aye, throat cancer, I think. Sad, he was a good VA.
Wukei

*blink*...okay, the world's officially going to end...Nevr agrees with me on something...
Kyrian

Are We Done Yet: ****.5

It made me laugh, and it had John C. McG....that guy that plays Dr. Cox on Scrubs. Um, let's see...um...I liked the movie. ^_^

And will have a review for National Treasure 2 later tonight ^_^
Destro Yersul

Going to go see Sweeney Todd tomorrow. I'll make sure to put my review up.

Nevr, please don't kill me for not having seen it yet. I haven't had the time.
Orange Zergling

National Treasure: Book of Secrets - 3/4 (7.5/10)

It was good, but IMO not as good as the first one. It seemed like the movie was longer, yet had fewer pieces to the puzzle, which didn't seem to take longer than the ones in the first movie. I think they also tried to make it more "epic" than the last. Also, it has near nothing to do with the last one. Shame, I was hoping to see Ian again.
Kyrian

National Treasure: Book of Secrets ****.5

I liked it. I'm not sure about better than the first, but I liked it. I think the thing I hated the most, was they took away some of the funniest lines I heard Riley say in the previews.

Let's see. Ed Harris, a good bad guy, IMO. Not sure if I liked him better than Ian though. Wilkinson seemed just too desperate there at the end.

I think there's going to be a third movie...
McBish

Oh there will be a third movie for sure.  But anyways I have to disagree with Kyrian.  This movie was just far to ridiculus to belive.  I'd give it *, because of that.  Though I enjoyed making fun of it.  Also liked the 6 year old girl behind me who guessed what was going to happen throughout the movie.
Kyrian

Hehe, I gave it 4.5 because they took out the lines I wanted to hear ^_^

I truthfully enjoyed the movie, and enjoyed spending the time watching it with my fiancee.
Destro Yersul

There's a hole in the world like a great black pit...


Sweeney Todd was quite good. Not sure how many starts to give it, probably somewhere around 4.5

Not too predictable, but that might be just me, and full of the irony I love so very much.
wxdruid

And...they are making a cartoon/movie out of DragonLance

Wonder how that will turn out...
Wukei

I've heard rumours of Drizzt movies...that'd be awesome...just because Drow look freakin' awesome in my head.
The Chilli God

Yeah, I heard of the Dragonlance movie being announced in the making about a year ago.
Judging by the trailer and by previous attempts, I have a feeling that it'll be only slightly more successful than the original D&D movie. But I'll be more than happy to be proven wrong in this case.
Kyrian

Wukei wrote:
I've heard rumours of Drizzt movies...that'd be awesome...just because Drow look freakin' awesome in my head.


IwantIwantIwantIwantIwant!!!!
NecroPaladin

Destro Yersul wrote:
There's a hole in the world like a great black pit...


Sweeney Todd was quite good. Not sure how many starts to give it, probably somewhere around 4.5

Not too predictable, but that might be just me, and full of the irony I love so very much.


I loved it.  Even in live-action, Tim Burton keeps the charm and inventiveness of his animation.

What surprised me is that so few of the songs were melodic, and yet they were so catchy.  Those two generally don't go hand-in-hand.
Kyrian

Ocean's Thirteen: *****

I loved it. Saw it when it first came out, but just finished watching it again recently and it still makes me laugh.
Flabbicus

Unforgiven

*****

Deconstructing the Western genre in the best way possible. And the perfect example of how the days of the old west weren't as illustrious as people thought. Now I see why there aren't too many westerns any more.

"It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have."
nightwing

The god father: ***********stars
wxdruid

I went and saw I Am Legend in the Theater today.  That was intense movie, but I loved it.  

I like disaster movies in general and that definitely classifies as one.  I'll be buying it on DVD when it comes out.  And no, Kendra will not be watching it.
Uberblah

Sweeny Todd: ***********

One of the best movies I've ever seen. Gory, bloody, romantic, and funny. A good mix. Plus the musical numbers were excellently done. A must see for everyone.
Artemis

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale * * * * .5 (4.5)

For the fantasy type film that it is, it's actually pretty good. Lots and lots of combat, and a fairly decent story line to back it all up. I guess my only complaint would be the editing...but that's not too big of a problem. Some of the magic effects were really nice, and the scenery is gorgeous. It has quite a few recognizeable actors too. Over all, a good movie in my opinion.
Flabbicus

I almost forgot:

1960's Batman

*****

Bat-ladder. Shark-spray. Batman teaching Robin life lessons about how murder and genetics are bad. Also, labeling everything in the Batcave makes this a perfect movie. There is so much subtext to this movie I can't even begin to look for. Clearly a deeper message for life.
Katonta

I think we have that Batman. Quite a hilarious one that you should watch twice. Once to enjoy it and a second to catch all the little quirks that you missed the first time. Like Batman saluting some police officers that are on the ground while he's in the bat-copter. And the officers manage to see it and salute him back!

Overall, I give that movie a ***** (5) stars also.
Flabbicus

I caught that one. <_< Also, the chinese consulate turned into yellow powder. Coincidence? I think not.
wxdruid

Well, we watched the DragonLance Movie, it was amusing and did follow the book, however my daughter had little clue what was going on.  The animation style...they used one style for the people and different style for the dragons and draconians and it was distracting and annoying.  So it was an amusing movie.  2.5 out of 5
Sophistemon

Meet the Spartans: Zero Stars.

My friends (and I use that term loosely because I am now forced to wonder if they like me at all) dragged me to see this ... thing on Saturday. I am loathe to call it a movie. And when I say 'dragged', I mean it: it was like being kidnapped.

This... film(?) has no redeemable aspects to it whatsoever. At all. Trust me; it's horrible.

In retrospect, I would have preferred to spend my eight dollars on a punch to the face, because at least that would have been interesting.
Osnagard

I dunno if anyone has reviewed this yet but...

The Fountain : ***.5 (3.5) out of 4

It was really quite good, excelent imagery. But the story is a little weird. You really have to pay attention to see what's going on because they dont really tell you. Which is fine, but I think that caused me to over analyze things and miss some of the more obvious happenings.

All in all, worth seeing but be preparted to say "What's going on?" for the whole first half of it.
DivineAmour

Colverfield 4.5/5

Awesome move. The shaky camera will put you off in the beginning, but it gets better. Also, the actors, although not well known, are golden. The moster is incredibly lifelike, and although i wish there was more background on it, it's still awesome. The ending may or may not be a suprise, but it's a great movie. I wish it was a bit longer though.
Vael

The_Librarian wrote:
Stardust 4.5/5

Had to see it because from the trailer I thought "my god, they've made a movie about Seren!" (one of Alarra's characters).  I thought it was wonderful except for the captain of the pirates.  
Spoiler:

I would have preferred to see him fight Septimus in a dress and win



I just watched Stardust on DVD.
5/5
I loved it, though one little bit at the end confused me.

And when I started watching it and realized it was about a star come to earth I had the same reaction: "HEY! It's Seren!"
But really, it's a classic fairy tale type movie, but with creative new ideas, and a sort of Princess Bride flair.
Obsidian Blade

Golden Compass: ***.5/5

While exceeding my expectations, I don't think that The Golden Compass was what it could have been. The animation and special effects were great, which was a big plus, but the movie definitely required you to have read the book to understand the plot. I went with a group of friends who've never read it and they were lost by about halfway through.
In my opinion the acting was pretty good - with the exception of Lyra, whose voice and manner of speaking just annoyed me.
nightwing

Two movies today:

Rebel without a cause: this is the movie that linked generations. really, a classic

*****

Ice station zebra:
****
Great movie. Hudson, Mcgoohan, Borgnine, and brown. really pulled it off. my only problem was that their was a lot of background noise, and up until the end of the film, it was very slow moving. the ending was great though.
Moxie

Okay, for some reason I've been getting out and seeing a lot of Movies recently. Here's my rating of the movies:

National Treasure Book of Secrets: ***1/2. I mean, I came in there with certain expectations, and was neither surprised or disappointed by them. It's a similar formulaic plot to the last one, or pretty much all these treasure hunting movies, and doesn't offer much new. It has the car chase scene, the bad guys scene, the infiltrate such place scene, the bad guy turns into a good guy at the end scene... More or less, it's The Mummy, with a little more sense of American nationalism, and less mummies.

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber on Fleet Street. **1/2. Why, cause I know Tim Burton could've done better than say, "What if Quentin Tarantino made a musical?" but didn't consider the useless conversations of Tarantino's films that we all know and love. It was dark, it was bloody, it has a really great cast, but the music leveling overpowered the actors at many points throughout the film, and it was a struggle to understand them, on top of the thicker British accents. I guess the only reason why I'm not totally displeased with this film is the amount of blood they used. There were good scenes, and Johny pulls off a psychotic killer extremely well, but, please don't let him sing.

Cloverfield: ***** I'm serious, there have been many movies recently, and I'm a pretty immersible guy, but watching this movie is like going on an amusement park ride. The sounds effects were great enough that they could rely on them for minutes at a time, it did make a good point to have you know where you were, and still leave you utterly in the dark, the one thing I feared about the movie, with all the teasers showing extremely little of the monster, was that he might only get some screen time at the end. But no, they do it perfectly. He's in it increasing amounts throughout the whole film, so those who come for the monster won't be disappointed. There's even a few seconds where you see the inside of it. It's also pretty good emotionally, and feels extremely realistic. The ending is just pwn upon pwn.

Juno: **** Another great movie full of the unexpected, and despite the fact that I'd call it more of a love story than a comedy, it has plenty of that as well. Think of it as Napoleon Dynamite, but with an actual interesting main character, funny lines, and plot.
Katonta

Tonight, as luck would have it, I got to see Cloverfield and I can still feel the adrenaline pumping through me! Now, I've heard a lot of good things about it, but even so... what was actually there was much better than what I'd heard. With a camera like Bourne Identity, awesome special effects, and amazing acting that put you there, this movie gets top marks from me, *****. Five stars out of five. The beginning is a tad slow, but it more than redeems itself later, especially with the fact that there were parts that you had no idea what was going to happen next!  I highly recommend this movie. But, as Moxie above me said, this movie is like an amusement park ride, so you may want to follow the same rules as the rides Razz. This movie may be too intense for children under the ages of ~14-15.
Moxie

Let's see, here's a list of movies I've recently seen.

The Trial of he Incredible Hulk. ((As Generously Donated to the Library by a friend)) ** Okay, effects are crappy, the plot is meh, the acting is acting. Andd what the hell is with that flying boat?

Interstellar 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem: *** Hell of a music video. Seriously, Daft Punk got together with some animators and did their entire album Discovery. If you're into house beat, aliens, and have some time to waste, watch it.

Astronaut Farmer. ** An alright movie, I guess. I was too busy complaining about the illogicalities of it than watching the movie for it's acting and drama. First of all, he could not possibly get enough money to build the thing in the first place, second of all, how does a man raised and living in such a small town all his life gain the engineering capabilities to build such a thing, and lastly, there have been privately funded spaceships before. SpaceshipOne has made several flights to space and back and no one really seems to care enough to put it's creator on the face of every magazine.

I guess what I'm saying is don't expect five stars from movies you don't have to pay to see.
nightwing

Annie Hall: **** stars, if only because i would have retired that they just told the story and did away with flashbacks.
Kyrian

Knight Rider (2008) ***************

IT'S FRICKIN' ELEANOR (Shelby Mustang)
Uberblah

Haha. Somehow, you posting that in here doesn't surprise me in the least. Though I'll agree with you, THAT MUSTANG IS GORGEOUS!: ***************
Warpfire

I died a little inside when I watched 27 Dresses.

Also, I wish Jumper had actors who weren't full of suck (even Samuel L. Jackson seemed kind of mediocre in this movie).
Vael

I recently watched Ong Bak again.
The plot is 'meh,' the actors aren't great, and the script could be better. However... the action in it is nearly unrivaled.

Seriously, if you want to watch a Muay Thai village kid do crazy awesome stunts and beat people up, watch Ong Bak. That's really all there is to look forwards to in the movie, but that part of it is completely awesome.
...
And you can find it for free on youtube.
Uberblah

Alright. I'm gonna do something different. I'm going to post a 'Movie Preview.'

I'm really looking forward to Funny Games. It looks creepy and funny and enticing and action-packed all at once. And if I'm correct, it's a remake from 1997 by the same director. It stars Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. It's about two sociopathic killers who take a family hostage and plays "games" with them and makes a deadly bet with them. It looks really good and it comes out April 4 in the U.S.

From now on, this thread will be called the Movie (P)Review Thread.
Castaras

A late review of Stardust, which I just finished watching on DVD.

Verdict? 6/5 stars. Get it get it get it!

Amazing acting, awesome plot, beautifully done scenery and special effects.
It has romance, humour, magic, and dramatic scenes. Made me get tears at the end, so I know it was certainly awesome for me. =) Movies hardly ever make me cry.

So yeah. Get it get it get it GET IT.
Renom

Has anyone seen semi-pro?
Vael

Castaras wrote:
A late review of Stardust, which I just finished watching on DVD.

Verdict? 6/5 stars. Get it get it get it!

Amazing acting, awesome plot, beautifully done scenery and special effects.
It has romance, humour, magic, and dramatic scenes. Made me get tears at the end, so I know it was certainly awesome for me. =) Movies hardly ever make me cry.

So yeah. Get it get it get it GET IT.

^-^
I loved that movie too. It makes me all happy.
And Rule the World is an amazing song.
Castaras

Vael wrote:
Castaras wrote:
A late review of Stardust, which I just finished watching on DVD.

Verdict? 6/5 stars. Get it get it get it!

Amazing acting, awesome plot, beautifully done scenery and special effects.
It has romance, humour, magic, and dramatic scenes. Made me get tears at the end, so I know it was certainly awesome for me. =) Movies hardly ever make me cry.

So yeah. Get it get it get it GET IT.

^-^
I loved that movie too. It makes me all happy.
And Rule the World is an amazing song.

Happy and fuzzy inside, ya. ^.^
Renom

Can someone review Superhero Movie for me? I want to make sure that it is better than Meet the Spartins.

Meet the Spartins: -2/5 stars. DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE!!
Kyrian

Superhero Movie isn't even out yet. And if you aren't one for spoofs, you're not going to like it any better that Meet the Spartans.
Renom

Some spoofs are good. Meet the Spartins happens to be an extrordinarily bad spoof. I have seen plenty of those movies, and this was the worst. By a long shot.
Wukei

Scary Movie completely disgusted me.  After that, I've really been thrown off of watching spoofs.
Kyrian

Enchanted - ****** out of 5

What can I say? Well, first off, reviewing this for both SeptAngel and I. But really, the movie was good to view. And James Marsden is a HILARIOUS addition in this movie.

I'd go into more detail, but honestly I'd just be telling you all the movie, when you need to go out and watch this one yourselves.

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On another hand, looking up the cast for Enchanted, I saw a movie coming out (in 2009 Unfortunately) that interests me....

Night at the Museum 2:Escape from the Smithsonian
Castaras

Time to admit a guilty pleasure...It came out a while ago, but only recently watched it.

Magic Roundabout: The Movie (for you americans, or anyone who doesn't know of Magic Roundabout, have a wiki.)

Rating? *****/5. Hilariously silly. And surreal, as Magic Roundabout always is. Lots of fun, with an awesome voice cast(Tom Baker was the most noticable to me, playing the villain). This is a must see for those who know of Magic Roundabout. Even for those who don't know Magic Roundabout, you'll still get a helluvalot of fun out of this one(my brother has never seen magic roundabout, and found it hilarious).
Xaspian

I also recently saw The Magic Roundabout (Hooray for Easter-time movies on TV!), but I'd hesitate to give it such a good score. While mildly amusing in parts, it was kinda disappointing overall, and I didn't really like Zebedee being turned into Gandalf. Still, I was obviously happy enough to sit and watch it for an hour and a half (or so), so it can't have been that bad. 6 out of 10, I'd say.

Maybe I'm just too grumpy to enjoy it. If I was in a more cheerful mood, I'd have enjoyed the over-cheesiness. Ah, well.
Wukei

Moxie wrote:
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber on Fleet Street. **1/2. Why, cause I know Tim Burton could've done better than say, "What if Quentin Tarantino made a musical?" but didn't consider the useless conversations of Tarantino's films that we all know and love. It was dark, it was bloody, it has a really great cast, but the music leveling overpowered the actors at many points throughout the film, and it was a struggle to understand them, on top of the thicker British accents. I guess the only reason why I'm not totally displeased with this film is the amount of blood they used. There were good scenes, and Johny pulls off a psychotic killer extremely well, but, please don't let him sing.


Sweeney Todd: **

I disagree...on a couple of points...but I agree on a lot, too.

Quentin Tarantino sucks, IMO.  And this movie had a lot of points where it moved like a Tarantino film.  It is supposed to flow like it was on stage, because that's what it was made for.  The very beginning, where Todd went from arriving in London and arriving at Lovett's shop?  It didn't flow at all, and I even commented to my mom that it felt Tarantino.  And I have never liked one of his movies.

I enjoyed the music, of course, as 'I'm just a Broadway baby.'  But unlike Rent, PotO, or any other musical turned into a movie, this one didn't stick to it's roots.   It didn't feel like a musical, and I'm very surprised it got two awards.

Now, I want the old version, to see if it did any better.  Because this one could have been so much better.  Burton really disappointed me, something he's never done before.  Maybe he should stick to his clay figures from now on.
Darkblade

Fido. **************************************************************************************************************************

Thats not enough stars but you get the idea. Well it is an obscure Canadian movie from a few years back so I guess I owe you a plot synopsis. Zombie Appocalyspes strikes the world, world goes into Zombie wars. The Zombie wars end in the 50s with the surviving humans fenced into protected suburbs of streotypical 50s style where the Zombco corporation has developed Zombie control collars that stop them from eating people. So the zombies are employed as domestic labour for the humans. Basically a boy befriends his family's zombie who accidently attacks a neighbour which leads to much humour and typical zombie movie blasting. I didn't even mention the fact that by the end of the movie......
Spoiler:

the boy's Mom falls in love with the zombie in question.

All around a great movie that if anyone has a chance of seeing they really should.
Uberblah

Juno: ******/5

Amazing movie. Ellen Paige is amazing and definitely deserved her nomination for Best Actress. A little controversial, but tastefully done. A little bit of a sad turn before the end, but I'll let you find out. Go see it if you haven't, or even if you have. Very high replay value.
SeptAngel

I've been wanting to see that movie. Now just to get Kyrian to watch it with me.... ^-^
Hoseki

The Forbidden Kingdom: 5/10 stars.

The dialogue was laughable, the characters were unoriginal, and the plot went from being completely incomprehensible to merely more predictable than the rising of the sun.

However!

The special effects were good, there were well-choreographed fight scenes (it's a Jackie Chan- those were the highlight), and the above issues were totally hilarious in execution. I couldn't stop myself from giggling throughout the film. ((Bring me the witch- the one born of wolves!))

So if you want to laugh at something because it's pretty and nonsensical, then The Forbidden Kingdom is the movie for you.

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