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I am a huge star trek fan. Although JJ Abrams steered ST fans a little away from the original, I am still grateful for the state of the art visual effects and lively characters. Amazing line up playing legendary characters. My dream will come true if Abrams will include cross characters from ST next gen, DS9, Voyager & Enterprise. That will be wicked!… Full Review »
This is a surprisingly powerful prison drama that manages to rise above the generally expected level for this type of genre film. Due to an excellent screenplay which balances grit with humour it is gripping from beginning to end. Relative newcomer Jack O'Connell in a star making performance (Angelina Jolie obviously took note) holds centre stage with ease as the junior offender who is 'Starred Up' and finds himself transferred to an adult prison where he is unwittingly re-united with his dad. As the estranged and neglectful father Ben Mendelsohn demonstrates, yet again, what a great character actor he is (He all but stole 'Killing me Softly'). The film is very intense and one scene of violence is so shocking that it had me literally holding my breath!
Technically I found the sound to be inaudible at times which, unfortunately, causes some of the humour to be lost. Never the less this is first rate stuff demonstrating cinema at its provocative best.… Full Review »
This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This movie is awesome .. i paid attention the whole movie .
this movie is just awesome but one simple scene i didn't really like is when Mr.Peabody died .
you know i thought he is gonna come up again and tell how he avoided the fall but Sherman just said he died and then he figures a way to bring him back in less than 1 minute i just wanted MORE TEARS .… Full Review »
This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Much better than I expected it to be - and I think this was also a stronger movie than the first one.
Seeing the first "Fantastic Four" movie is a must, though; some references and characters come straight from there.
The movie looks as stunning as they can make it these days. The acting isn't any better than is required in this type of film. There is also a moral lesson, taken to heart, and which in the end decides the fate of the Earth - literally.
Some things are a bit hurriedly explained, perhaps cut out as well, but altogether this movie works - and is very funny too!
Also, on a side of SPOILERS:
I rather like what they did with Galactus, and how they linked the Silver Surfer into it all. (I haven't read more than a few issues of Fantastic Four, but to me that link was fascinating and a bit shocking, though as soon as it was admitted there was some other, big bad guy, I did guess right.)… Full Review »