Inglourious Basterds (since the hype around Django, I'm just watching some older Tarantino films to get in the mood).
Have to say, it was better then I remembered, so have to give it a 9/10 (would've been an 8/10 by memory)!
Jack Reacher, suprisingly good with an interesting enough plot and action and Tom Cruise managing not to be anoying 7.5/10
All that you have accomplised... all that you have won... yet still you lick the boots of kings.
Evangelion 3.0: You can (not) redo [ultra-low quality camrip] - Mindfuck/10; honestly, there were so many WTFish moments in the film! I think it was really good, tho.
For me, I just rewatched Aliens: Resurrection (went through them all after Prometheus on blu ray). 6/10 as it's a fun popcorn sci-fi flick, but my rating may also be skewed favorably that I was doing other things while watching it.
"There is good and evil in this world; we must find the black and white in the gray."
Decent movie, albeit a bit slow, and sometimes boring. But it builds up nicely towards the end.
Matrix Trilogy 8/10
I had the inspiration to watch these again as I hadn't seen them in years, at least the first one. In order The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, one per evening. I think the Matrix Reloaded was the best of the trilogy, this time the movie worked very well and I loved all the dialogue sequences, like the one with the Architect, which I always saw as a boring scene. This time these were just wonderful. Also the combat scenes in the 2nd movie had a certain feel to them. And the awesome motorway scene. I also noted these movies could work well as 3D edited in afterwards, there were already many scenes where 3D could work (in 2nd and 3rd movie at least, not so many in the first one).
The Hobbit: 7/10
This was pretty good. The beginning of the movie was absolutely as boring as I anticipated it would be and I didn't end up being entertained until after the Troll scene, but the movie begins to come into it's own shortly afterwards. There are some beautiful CGI environments and creatures in this movie, and the action is pretty good as well. Seeing the pitiful Gollum again brings back great memories, and his scene was well done. However, the Hobbit suffers from unremarkable characters and a sub-par storyline. In some ways it's no more special than any other fantasy-themed movie out there. I never expected this to live up to LotR, but it was worth seeing once.
The Hobbit: 7/10
It looked quite amazing like the trilogy did. But all in all I got a bit bored with this one. The Fellowship of the Ring kept you excited nearly the entire movie as did the 2 sequels. This was more like "more dwarfs, more orcs, bit of fighting .. blablabla". It really didn't have anything worthy to remember imo, while the trilogy has been burned into everyones mind really. The Dwarf leader looked incredibly boring and un dwarfly too imo.
Will see the other ones too probably, but it sure as hell won't be as magical as LOTR.
Les Misérables - 8.5/10
I really enjoyed it. Much more than I expected to. Russell Crowe was a lot less embarrassing to watch sing than I expected him to be. He and Hugh Jackman had good chemistry as rivals. Never seen the play live so I can't compare the experiences, but I'd recommend seeing the movie to anyone who enjoys musicals, period drama and stories of revolution.
The whole thing, particularly the Finale song (which I suspect is heavily inspired by it), had me wanting to listen to the Internationale when I was done watching it. The segment at the barricades was my favourite bit.
In Bruges - 8.5/10
The movie was great, well done, and great casting. I wouldn't recommend it for the squeamish though, it is pretty gnarly at points. Otherwise, it is a fantastic darker crime movie, and I about died laughing at points.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every moment of it.
Sane people are boring. Or else I've been around insane people so long that I can't tell the difference anymore. Either way, chase away those silly notions of linear thought: they have never done anyone good.
VanCleef wants you! Join the Defias Brotherhood and hang out on a yacht all day!
The Amazing Spiderman
I finally got the chance to watch this movie, especially pumped, they made a darker toned Spiderman while also keeping Spidermans jokes in there making the character less whiny than the original trilogy. While finally putting in Gwen Stacy before Mary Jane at last.
Unfortunately that was my praise before watching the movie.
I really didnt like this movie much and I tried, I really tried, every step of the way I kept giving it chance upon chance.
So where did it go wrong for me... first off the plot. This is a movie about Spiderman we dont need to see his origin again, we have it all fresh in our memory from the last movie they just go over the same stuff again. Do we really need to to see Uncle Ben die again we know he's dead it kind of kills the emotion. Of course they add in this pointless scenario about Parkers parents which could have been left out of the movie entirely.
Secondly Spiderman in unvieled so mnay times in this movie.... I understand if this was the third movie but why was there so many people knowing who Spidrman was , Gwen, the Lizzard, Gwen's dad, a kid in the car, I think there are more too. Was it really nessersery for Spiderman to sacrifice his secret identity that way, its called a secret identity for a reason. And it all amounted to nothing in the end.
Thirdly, the storyline was awful it was all over the place had so many loopholes and made no sense, and don't get me started on the pointless and predictable death at the end. And the American spirit of the city coming together to help Spiderman with conveniently placed cranes... arhhhgg.
The lizzard was boring as hell in generic villain #903,001,999 who in the end wants nothing better than to ( get this) take over the world...
Peter Parker while I give them credit for making him actually be a kid in this one acted nothing like Peter Parker at all. At least not from what I know about him.
Two actors I really liked were Emma Stone (as Gwen) and Denis Leary (as Captain Stacy) both looked convincing in their roles. Martin Sheen was awesome as Uncle Ben and one I liked more than the original.
Rhys Ifans was awful as the Kurt Conners/Lizzard, he did some parts really well. I saw some emotion there but he looked as if he was slipping in and out of acting in every scene.
Also Sally Field was horrible casting as Aunt May, she did a pretty good performance but unless I was closing my eyes the whole time I just didn't see Aunt May.
special effects were good in places, some great action scenes (for little and short as they were). Acting was good in places, great visuals soundtrack was okay I guess. I got a good laugh out of some of spidermans jokes, Is ee they tried to keep it light hearted while also trying to add a bit of darkness to it whihc is cool but I felt they were just trying to work off of the whole Batman fame at the time and in a spiderman movie that doesnt work, maybe in X-Men or Daredevil but Spiderman isn't a dark character.
an okay movie but could have been a hell of a lot better. Such a shame really because I really wanted to like this too.
Django Unchained - 7/10
Don't understand the hype, did have it's moments though. Won't watch again in a hurry.
The Last Stand. 8/10. A very good movie for a January release, was not dissapointed at all, had some pretty brilliant enemies, which is rare for the typical shoot-em-up movies. I was never bored with it, very entertaining, worth a watch imo. Then again my review may be biased, I've always loved Arnold, but the whole cast is great as well. That car also made me love corvettes. Damn it was a nice car.
Beasts of the Southern Wild--it was okay, 8/10. Cinematography/special effects fell short of making it seem truly magical; the young actress who played the main character (Hushpuppy) was phenomenal, as was the actor who played her father.
I'm surprised it got a best picture nomination, along with les mis--les mis imo definitely did not deserve it (apologies to those who feel otherwise). Cloud Atlas and Moonrise Kingdom both deserved more nominations than received.