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Scarlett Johansson is brilliant and magnetic in this fast passed, intriguing and entertaining Sci Fi action thriller that's very well directedScarlett Johansson is brilliant and magnetic in this fast passed, intriguing and entertaining Sci Fi action thriller that's very well directed by Luc Besson. It's at times very violent and crazy but still very entertaining with some great action set pieces and the supporting players are also very good, especially Morgan Freeman. Some of the visuals are also very interesting and I think that this film is well worth the time spent watching it.… Full Review »
GGGGREAT MOVIE!! A truly great and emotional film that takes a deep look at human emotions and gives an interesting look on how emotions driveGGGGREAT MOVIE!! A truly great and emotional film that takes a deep look at human emotions and gives an interesting look on how emotions drive us. This movie is everything you want in a classic Pixar film and so much more.… Full Review »
If you could shrink down to just a very small ant, your life would be different. Humans would be giants, toy trains would become trains. ItIf you could shrink down to just a very small ant, your life would be different. Humans would be giants, toy trains would become trains. It gets that sense that small things are big.
Ultimately, it gets the job done correctly. It was well-done, well-executed, and just plain funny as the visuals blew me away. The camera shrinks down on the main person as if he is riding with a small little fly on some scenes. This is some of the best uses of the camera as if I was severely impressed at this miracle. Even I thought the third act could be a simulator ride at Disneyland.
In accordance to the spell bounding visuals, this film also has an awesome cast which includes Paul Reed, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and more. They all do spectacular performances with power, wit, charm, and humor. Speaking of humor, this movie is really funny. It has a ton of jokes that really had the audience laughing. I thought that the young girl was adorable and when she got along with an evil stuffed bunny. Also, the fight scenes, which are wonderfully choreographed, are loads of fun. So forget the critics who said it was generic and boring, Ant-Man is unique and funny.
If I had to find a fault in this movie, I had to admit that it was a bit rushed and not really a memorable movie (The Avengers was). It was also a bit forced from time to time. Even if it was a bit rushed, a bit forced, and a bit unmemorable, Ant-Man still manages a step forward in moviemaking. So the jokes land right on spot and the thrills are thrilling. Top it off with a top cast and some really cool effects and visuals and the result is a wild thrill ride that will entertain everyone 10 and up. So I came in with no expectations and then I found a movie that was much better than Avengers: Age of Ultron.
(In my Mission Impossible 5 review, I noted that Mission Impossible 5 was the better movie. Still, Ant-Man was still a great and comedic adventure.)… Full Review »
Out of all the reboots and remakes being made today, a reboot of the National Lampoon's Vacation series is one that I would never expect toOut of all the reboots and remakes being made today, a reboot of the National Lampoon's Vacation series is one that I would never expect to need a reboot. I love the original Vacation series, even the ill-received Vegas Vacation, and even though I had low expectations for the newest installment in the series, I was looking forward to a new Vacation movie. Boy was this a letdown. This time around, Rusty decides that he is going to take his family to Walley World before it closes forever, and Rusty promises that this time "will be different" than the first time he went to Walley World. They set off in their bizarre European car to the amusement park, and the usual Griswold madness ensues. While there are a couple of laughs to be found on this trip to Walley World, the new Vacation is just a raunchier and much more mean-spirited version of the original film, making for a rather awkward and sometimes even unpleasant viewing. A lot of the humor in the first movie was dramatic rather than situational. The jokes would happen while the scene played normally, rather than having scenes that only existed for the punch-line. It more closely resembles Adam Sandler's fun yet disappointing Grown Ups than any of the first Vacation movies. Probably the worst thing about this movie was that, in the first movie, Clark made it seem like Walley World was the greatest place on Earth, so there was a sense of urgency on the trip there, and it made us feel some sympathy for the Griswold's whenever something bad happened to them on the way. In this movie, the destination is never made out to be some spectacular place, which really didn't make me feel like it was that big of a deal when the Griswolds found themselves in a pool of human waste or going white water rafting with a suicidal tour guide. The new Vacation is much more of a misfire than a disaster, since it is a fun movie at times, but you won't find much to like about this movie, even if you're a die-hard fan of the other Vacation films.… Full Review »
At the end with action that never quite pays off and the film moving by at a brisk pace its hard not to feel a tad ripped off at the end. TheAt the end with action that never quite pays off and the film moving by at a brisk pace its hard not to feel a tad ripped off at the end. The shocking reveal at the end does raise interest in the sequel but at the end the film doesn’t’ feel wholly complete or satisfying. With the lack of meat or excitement this feels more like a pilot/prologue/teaser for a far more exciting film. Hopefully the next film will pay off nicely. This film isn’t bad and is an interesting experiment for Tarintino but action isn’t his strength. A for effort but C+ for end product. Good idea but not great execution. Let’s see if he improves the second time.… Full Review »