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The best giant monster movie I have ever seen. The tension is real, the characters believable, and the destruction is glorious. A perfect melding of the original Japanese mentality towards the series with American writing and filmmaking. I found myself to be completely absorbed in it and enthralled by it.
There's definitely more of a focus on the human element and characters, which clearly has disappointed some. Personally I don't feel the movie could have succeeded quite in the same way. This movie has the potential to please audiences new and old. If they had just focused on Godzilla himself then this would've only appealed to old-school Godzilla fans. It would've also lost the realistic feel this movie has. Honestly I see it as the best of both worlds, and I loved old-school, Japanese Godzilla.
The movie doesn't skip out on it's monster though. Godzilla is still here in all his magnificence, and director Gareth Edwards just loves to show off his massive size. I love how Godzilla is portrayed in this film, and I can't wait for the sequels this movie sets up for. It's a perfect introduction to Godzilla, and what is hopefully the start of a new series of films.
The tension builds to perfection in this movie. It's an absolute blast to behold and it had me sitting on the edge of my seat in suspense many times throughout. It's an absolute masterpiece of a monster movie, and one that I recommend be at the top of your must-watch list.… Full Review »
This movie is a re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty told in a point of view from Maleficent, who is one of Disney’s most iconic villains. Because this is a re-imagining, there will be some changes from its original Disney adaptation and I have no shame saying that I liked this version.
This is more of a redemption story for Maleficent and I like it.
The cast performances were really excellent. Who stood out the most was Angelina Jolie. She really played one of the most iconic Disney villains really well that she is Maleficent herself.
The visual effects were amazing for this movie. The direction from Robert Stromberg is also really great. The cinematography really makes this movie visually appealing.
As for the plot, while I do like how it redeems Maleficent, I don’t like how it solely focuses on Maleficent. Aurora has nothing interesting to do in this movie. She felt bland and although this movie is told from the point of view from Maleficent, Aurora should have something interesting to show, after all it’s still her story.
The character development made me care about Maleficent and his apprentice, but no one else and this is the main problem of this movie. I don’t give a flying crap about the rest of the characters. They’re either “Eh, okay” (The Prince Charming/Aurora) or “I wanna kill them already” (The stupid fairies/The terrible father of Aurora).
I like how this movie is narrated. I am not going to elaborate on this part because this is actually a plot twist. Shhh……..
Overall, this is not the best Disney movie ever. But, it’s entertaining enough for a Disney movie thanks to Angelina Jolie’s excellent performance as Maleficent and the visually-appealing cinematography and special effects. However, don’t expect too much from this movie. I guess this is why this movie disappointed a lot of people.… Full Review »
Not since "Saving Private Ryan" has a war movie engaged me this much, David Ayer does a great job directing a war film that we haven't really seen before. When was the last time you saw a movie from the tank crew's point of view ? Fury is a dark and gritty film that shows the horrors of war in the most truthful way. All the performances were great and the action is tense and well shot. On a side note, that is a real tank they are in throughout the movie.… Full Review »
I liked it, it's a little predictable, some times it's a little hard to follow. Other times your just thrown into a scene not to sure why. But Kundo does a nice job getting you entertained, there's a little bit of a humorous undertone at times as well. All in all it's entertaining!
It should also be noted that the Action is pretty great! Fight scenes have great flow to them, no wires, no one flying around or mystical swordsman. Simply well executed fights that are just enjoyable to watch!
So all in all Kundo is just that, enjoyable! Don't think too deeply about it, don't try to find some deeper meaning, simply watch it. Enjoy each moment as it plays out before you, enjoy the story as it moves towards it's ultimate end.… Full Review »