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Transcendence - 1 month ago
It was kind of a one dimensional movie. The plot only treated some limited predictable outcome and you feel a lot was missed. Convenient story writing contributed to spin the story to the expected ending we can sense from minute one. Some of the theoretical sci fi can be debatable but when it came to biology, it was utter nonsense, especially with the monkey bit. The idea was ambitious but the problem with this story is it neglects too many logical things to cater to petty things that it delays its own fast procession of things so that the protagonists can have time to serve you that ending which is no surprise.
Tom yum goong 2 - 6 months ago
The first one was much better fightwise and storywise . This one not only offers little variety in fighting techniques but is a one track monotonous journey . Also you can see this movie has deviated from the JAA ideology with string fighting now about 30% of the movie. This flick suffers from continuity issues. One scene switches to another without any smooth transition sometimes and you are going what and how?. SFX looked below par in comparison to the other part. A lot of bits of the story did not make sense. Why buy the elephant if they know Kham won't sell, to later come and steal it. What if the guy did sell the elephant, then how would RZA's bad character entice Kham into the plot?. Rhatha Phongam unfitting ending is really the big let down. It would have been great to see go v/s Yanin at least. Speaking of Jeja Yanin , hated her role in this one. She stole much of the screen time and yet showed nothing worthy of her presence. In her solo movies she is so apt and powerful. In this one she looks very vulnerable and simple. At times , it was a pain to watch her fight because she did not look up to the challenge. Compared to other Tony JAA movies, I think it does not make the top 4 even. Overall, it was ok to watch but is not really the sequel I was waiting or expecting for but watching Tony Jaa fight in any context is always entertaining.
The Odessa File - 10 months ago
For a 70 s movie, in the median of the cold war and paranoia and people losing their innocence after the war, it is pretty na´ve. Jon Voight's personage seems to be a like a novice journalist on his first case although the movie tries to convince you otherwise. It is a compelling story but there are so many inconsequential and illogical inconsistencies that you feel the story/script was written by a debutant. The plot tries to chew too much out of the character who at times gains these lapses of shrewd intelligence while other times proses those acts of stupidity that does not complement the story but allows a certain convenient unfolding to go on. He is out of depth and ill-equipped to handled events and yet the movie tries to bestow the characteristics of an apt converted spy that really makes you lose credibility in the incarnated persona the minute you try to string it all together. What I find even more ludicrous is the personal investment of Journalist Miller in this affair even bigger than he can imagine with the simple motives of being moved by a story. At any minute I had wished he stopped and said it was for a big story and big money but as you watch on, it seems to be like a borrowed personal vendetta that does not make any sense...at least to justify the lengths he goes to go after it. If you are looking for an intelligent thriller, sadly this one is not it, not even by 70s standards.
Redemption - 1 year ago
Jason Statham offers us something different in this movie, one where his fighting skills are left to a minimum while his acting skills try to propel this feature forward. Will not say it is the best work he has ever done but this melancholic tale of a man who is haunted by his personal demons who then finds some kind of salvation of sorts within a plot filled with commonality and some unorthodoxy. If you are in the mood for something Slow with sporadic jolts of drama, jump into this one expecting nothing but a simple story complicated a little bit for effect
The Man from Earth - 1 year ago
This one is one to watch if you are not heavy in action and thrillers. The movie is static but the conundrum open to prose upon is so great that you cannot help keep on watching. It sets up many questions and does make you think a lot as well. An enjoyable experience and a movie i can watch over over and over..even though it is mostly a talkie
Pacific Rim - 1 year ago
Cannot say it lives up to the hype but it will help pass the time. Great overture but after that it dies down in an hours long filler devoid of any action. Corny dialogue, Melodramatic situations we have seen 100 times and actors who seems to be forcing it sometimes. The action part was not bad but I felt it could have been better. The theoretical science leaves to be desired as well. At times it seems coherent with the universe created and at times, convenience just sinks in for the story to unfold. When you get to the actual concrete science part, then I fear they just fantasised about that too. Add to the expected predictable ending that has been done to death in other movies and I find that they could have just done a "rock em sock em robots" movie instead and we would have not been the wiser.So much more to say but it will take too long but I find the lack of military primary assault support my greatest beef with this movie. If there was any sound logical strategy, the term softening the target could have helped the Jagers greatly and it would have made sense too in a movie of such caliber. how could the writers omit that. It would have added to the ambiance and the credibility of actual combat not mentioning the visual charisma of the audience, because we all love seeing missile barrages for instance. Anyway, did not go into this overexpecting but when you think the budget spent on it, I find there are some old sci fi Japanese movies similar in class with lesser achieving more in terms of overall satisfaction
Dont Cry Mommy - 1 year ago
A movie that tries to convey into movie form, a new age crime that is on the rise. Even though the treated theme will not leave many indifferent, until half way, the movie holds its simplistic ground with a restrictive portrayal. After that, it simply loses its strong appeal as the protagonist moves into a vicious action of absurdity, given the situation, that does not bode well to keep this movie in the realm recollection for the future. The affected personage does well to show us her resourcefulness as a self achieving strong figure who sadly disintegrates into a one track minded assailant that cannot stop to think the better course to take , to exact her revenge. If the film makers wanted this one to be in the minds of many, a little creative thinking would have helped with the last part of the movie. It simply ends too tastelessly and the final main message gets lost as another one pops up. Even in real life, I am sure people would have found better ways to thrust their frustrations than in this movie. It is a sad story that needed to be told and may be we expected a cold dish of vengeance to be served with some cool headed inventiveness but it leaves a vapid unjustified sense of ill-vindication that really spoils a cinematic broth that could have achieved far more with a better ending.
Man of Tai Chi - 1 year ago
For a Keanu directorial debut, it was an adequately enjoyable watch. You can feel the experience of action drama infused with personal melodrama combined to offer a story that will get you involved from minute one. Although the story poses nothing new in originality or fight scenes, I must commend it for making sure the use of wires was limited to a visual minimum. Oh you will spot it from time to time but they tried keeping it down to realism as most as possible. As for the end fight, I expected something more adequate in plausibility. When you consider Tiger trashes worst opponents during the course of the movie, the last fight just seems to suffer from some comparative convenience for the sake of elongation and a rather befitting ending. But although the evident outcome is only several minutes away with a so called climactic end to the protagonist, I thought an on par candidate in technique and fighting skill would have helped more in ascertaining credibility. What was most noticeable in this flick was the gore. They seem to have stripped the spectacle of blood gushes and red bruises to a minimum as well. If you feel you have been cheated lately by feature that did not live up to your expectations, try man of tai chi on for size. The main character with a certain novitiated fortitude will assure you stay on and listen to his story.
The Dogs of War - 1 year, 2 months ago
If you loved Mc Bain with C.Walken, then this movie is along the same lines but nearly a decade early. Tom Berenger has a somewhat reduced and sidelined role but C. Walken absorbs the whole plot onto himself with fervor that you instantly find yourself immersed in this story. Although I would like to divide this movie into 3 segments that at times does not seem to coagulate together, you will want to keep on watching till the explosive and somewhat expected ending. Moment for this movie is... the ending with the twist accompanied with the original Walken style Delivery speech...simply priceless
Joyeux Noël - 1 year, 2 months ago
The truthiness without any embellishments and the retelling of actual events of WW1 makes this flick a compelling thriller to watch. Many might not believe that this ever happened, but the tremendous ensemble helps to restore a certain credibility which otherwise would have looked too fictional. From savagery to camaraderie during uneasy times, certainly when the world was mad, a few proved that people are people, no matter who you are and no matter what nationality they harbor.
L'armee du crime - 1 year, 2 months ago
A pretty Tame and Raw account of the partisan activities in France during occupied times. Rather insightful and contextual revealing how the Nazi war machine was quick to pin point and dislocate the problem of resistance from the French people at the expense of so called immigrants. Found this to be rather an interesting propaganda weapon that makes this movie worth the watch. Do not expect any fancy WW2 action here but get ready to be emoted with some great theatrical acting which you might see mostly on stage.
Ballada o soldate - 1 year, 3 months ago
A Really nice flick for its time. For 50-60s movie it depicts a lot of traits that many humans share no matter society. However I feel that because of the complexity of Soviet Society of the time, the war and Soviet mentality, some situational realisms will leave some viewers vexed.
Casualties of War - 1 year, 3 months ago
Although this was not a bad movie, I find it tries to parallel itself with Platoon in a way. As it exploits a singular case of horrors of war, Michael J fox seems to be out of his element in this one. The plot does open up the ugly side of the US army but does so to reprieve itself with justice in the dying moments. It might be na´ve to think that one man and one situation in real life could have caused such an intense drama for a movie but Hollywood sure smelt Oscar as it green lighted Penn versus fox. In a few words, you would only sit through this one if you were asleep for the last 40 years and were not versed in anything about the hard facts involving the sidelines of war. Certainly would not call this a war movie but a Drama filmed during wartimes
Kelly's Heroes - 1 year, 3 months ago
Great Flick. Eastwood is masterful and Savalas Superb but Sutherland "Oddball" takes the cake. Great story with a great ensemble character tale that has a "road trip" during war times feeling into it. The ending has a nice twist that contributes well to the unorthodoxy of the movie.
Downfall - 1 year, 3 months ago
A nice film which captures the essence of Hitler and the mood of WW2 from the German's View in part and his secretary from the other. Actors were well on par with their roles and the movie although not being from Hollywood is a motion picture triumph from europe and one of the few movies you would want to watch in its native language as any other lingustic interpretations will no doubt spoil cinematic conveyance. If there is anything you should see , make "Der Untergang" a must, for history's sake and may be your own.
Moon Over Parador - 1 year, 3 months ago
If you have seen Dave with Kevin Klien then this is very similar and very enjoyable. R Dreyfuss shows his excellent range as a comedian and the story local being overseas engulfs you in an exotic plot of dictators and rebels. If you want something light and funny, this is a good time waster
Superman Unbound - 1 year, 3 months ago
Won't say it was the best but it was ok to sit though compared to the other ones made before. Voice characterizations was off for superman. Thought they could have had Tim Daily reprise. Lois Lane looked like a witch in this one. Supergirl actually looked like she should have been. Otherwise, animation is watchable but you feel it was done cheaply in a way. the plot and the story, kind of same old in a way. Nothing really original. Certainly not a Miller story that brings something new to the table or provocative. come to think of it, it felt like a Superman the series kind of 2 part adventure. I thought the ending could have been better. Reeks of convenient writing but I get the feeling this one was made to feed the comic book to filmography mania and with Superman in it, it did not need anything special to get people to watch
The Bridge at Remagen - 1 year, 3 months ago
A striding story that is only complimented by the cast who make this WW2 flick really delectable. Never a dull minute, the onslaught of characters trying to assert themselves during wartimes in the ever changing pace of orders makes this movie a must see. Ben Gazza and George Segal have this love and hate relationship that makes you question time on during the film what is what between them. The swift action sequences lends a strong arm to invigorate the high octane atmosphere while we get to see a slightly tender depiction of the Nazi Army spearheaded by Robert Vaughn who tries to infuse duty, loyalty and an impossible mission to our delight. Devote some time to this feature if you find yourself in need of a descent story based actually on real events, of course colored with some fictional charisma
Contact - 1 year, 3 months ago
This movie has a great start and pushes a great theory of first contact forward but then it gets too absurd to sit through when they invoke religion in it. I sincerely failed to understand how a writer and scienceman like Carl Sagan managed to render us interested in the notion of the first message from space and then spiral the story down to an equal debate with god/religion as if we were in inquision times.It was as if the whole of the world was debating if sending a man to the moon in the 60s would be against Christian doctrine. Sorry but this is one Sci Fi movie i wish was no spoilt by theology so needlessly.
Greedy - 1 year, 3 months ago
A nice comedy that is definetely on the soft emotional side in a way. MJFox acts his part with great tandem alongside Kirk Douglas. The story takes an original twist on the age old problem facing the rich and heritages. All it all, a fun watchable flick that will surely keep you lightly smiling and emotional till the end.
A Swedish Love Story - 1 year, 3 months ago
Pretty conservative slow pace movie that aims to depict a teenage love story, the first steps and the first love. Nothing shocking and guys no bare skin, although the teenage actress will appeal to a lot in beauty. You need a lot of patience to watch this one and the near 2 hours it benchmarks with drama during the 70s makes this a flick for enthusiats of oldies or devoties to Eurocinema
Inside Man - 1 year, 3 months ago
One of those movies that is more about the plot rather than the actors i would say. An intruiging story with an ensemble cast that is quite pleasing to watch but no breakthourghs. This thriller will keep your interest although it will get you asking questions later. Is this how you plan the perfect robbery... may be but you got to switch off some common sense as well because we know if the movie aspires to drop a little dose of reality, investigations do not end a couple of days after acrime has been committed and why do billionairs have such incriminating useless skeletons for the picking.
Moscow on the Hudson - 1 year, 3 months ago
Although most contexts applied to this movie are now obsolete, it is a nice insight of the times when the perestroika was in force and defections of the 80s were all too often. Robin Williams gets away with being a Russian nicely and might I say that his Russian is not too shabby as well. If you feel nostalgic about everything concerning the social aspects of the cold war or if you just watching Robin Williams give a descent and apt performance, this film merits your attention
Crocodile Dundee II - 1 year, 3 months ago
A significant step in the maturity over the initial first part. Part 2 delivers a great story that is augmented with an enticing plot and we get to see some great side performances as well. At times, the movies fells like it was cleverly sketched together into one great movie. From start to end, you are immersed and loving it and best of all...Hogan is in his element.
Jonah Hex - 1 year, 6 months ago
A good timewaster with a few bits of originality. Otherwise, the plot is the same old same old story. I do not think that Johan Hex could have transcended to the big screen any better that depicted here simply because the story is too linear in the comics.At times it tries to scope some grand scale plot but fails and plays as a downscaled story. The story is too reminiscent of Wild Wild West in a way. Brolin seems adequate for the part and Megan Fox played her role adequately and in a fitting atire for her real life persona for once. But we are all too well reminded that her useless part in this flick was to draw some fanboy attention. At least Michael fassbender gets to show you his range and accent through an unothrodox personification of the henchmen that will play on your nerves just right.
So much better than the first part, The DK returns unleashes some unorthodoxness with yet so many twists that really leads you into new territory. If you think you got some things staying on track this time, better throw that out the window, The DK Returns part 2 does justice to deliver something really new in terms of aspect, nostalgia and dire unchainess. The rawness of the uncharted storyline inspires nearly a renewed prose. I seriously think they should have had a better title name than the Dark Knight retunrs but this Frank Miller story does it again. Get ready to be emotionally entangled, stired up and predicately contrited for the next 1 hrs and 30 mins. Peter Weller's voice characterization,.....very fitting but be reminded..this is a 14+ age at least story so let the kids leave the room please.
The Day - 1 year, 9 months ago
This movie is a straight to DVD flick for sure....more the C class type. No background story that brings light to events on how this world came to be. Up to 26 mins, events remind you of a tale pregnant with silent and ambiguious drama. Just about when you think you are about to doze off, a small action scene starts and then you have to wait for 25 mins till the end to get served with some more.If you ask me, there is nothing here of substance to warrant a watch. The action scenes were stale, the movie was static, and the personages forgetful and at times out of their elements for this kind of script. The title "The House" or "The Trap" would have been more suitable in my view and resumes the plot in one word. With nothing new to propose, the predictable ending is eventually served with the usual, people get what they deserve while the good one sacrifice themselves for others and then you wonder...why recommend this feature to anyone at all.
Good Bye Lenin! - 2 years, 3 months ago
A nice little movie with a really original spin and a story to tell. It disports you with humor while emoting at the same time with drama. The entreprise the character take upon seems monolitic in thought and yet he still manages to pull it off in an ever changing environment and this is what makes this flick so enticing....trying to adapt to the unfolding situations while not being a movie stuck in a one dimentional parallel. If you want a story with an orignal recipe to serve your craving for someting different, this is one cinematic piece you should watch
Machine Gun Preacher - 2 years, 5 months ago
What can i say.....a nicely crafted fairy tale that scripts a tighly knitted story harboring situations which are very convinient to its unfolding. If this is about a true event, then Hollywood has gone overboard in making the realism fade and appear when they needed to, just to bring a progressive procession of plot with drama, action and why not fiction all in one. I do not doubt that most of things from the movie were not polished, bloated and overdramatized for the sake of the screen, and no i am not talking about the poor suffering kids and families, but to those who will watch, a lot of question will arise. Like the money, the frequent trips and an average guy running big projects on two continents not forgetting being "Rambo" v/s a LRA and killing all that show up nearly single handedly. Oh wait are the LRA that incompetant that they cannot take down a white preacher armed only with 10 men to the most.How many men does this LRA have to inspire such terror.Hope Childers did not wipe them all out.Would be a shame now because he did what the SPLA could not all those years. Anyway, wish they told the story as it was because this was one cake no doubt that did not need any icing to masquerade it
Goon - 2 years, 5 months ago
Been a while since i laughed watching a comedy but this one had the stuff to make it. The story reminded me a bit of Mystery Alaska but it exploited the premises of the goon of the game which in sorts has never been done before. Seann was original in his role, very unorthodox enforcer and what was commendable about this movie was that it was funny but they did not force things to make it humours. Also, despite being thugs, the human side and realites were also personified without going over the top. The could have painted Liev as a real dark horse in the movie but they did not.They showed his two sides and a real important aspect: the game face and attitude which differs in life. Aside of having things just happening and you cracking a laugh, Liev Shreiber stood out of this. The only guy misplaced and was kind of artifical was Jay Baruchel. Him swearing on and off incessantly and acting crude did not work at all. Nice Cameo by Laranque. Did not expect him in this movie.Give this a try even if you don't like hockey
Immortals - 2 years, 5 months ago
If compared to 300, this movie sadly does not measure. Visually Stunning with great CGI, Rourke is perfect as the villain but Carvill as the lead is kind of lacking. i found more credibility into Stephen Dorff character than his. The Story somewhat suffers in making one believe in the scope of affairs. When Gods and demons are involved, you would expect more especially when they say the heavens and Titans are featured. The gods looked plain in my view( aren't they supposed to be poweful and immortal). Whereas the Demons...i found Hyperion's minions fiercer and much more sinister. Although this movie is watchable, there is something missing or rather unsatisfying about it. Those mistreating the Clash of the Titans remake, there at least you had lots of ingredients and of variety to be entertained. Here you felt that the story was more into conveying one emotion rather than a fable of sorts. Come to think of it, the movie kind of brought out the many none logical senses of Greek mythology to light rather than make one bask into the fantasy of the plot. To those who say this could have been better, i am not so sure because you feel the story was open to a limitless amount of intepretations but when exported from page to cinematography the studios sure let their hand slip by saying we want this done with a limited amount of approaches. Thus said, the mistake was to try and emmulate a 300 redux with a different plot rather than let the director freelance this with a more outdoor touch which would have enhanced everything and probably been less deceiving than what we got.
2010 - 2 years, 6 months ago
While 2001 was more on the artistic and enigmatic piece of cinematography, lending the audience the intellect of speculating of what was abstract and what was not,2010 on the other hand, tries to put a commercial type cinematography on display, the kind we know and enjoy, well most of us of course. We get to see and interpret things straight forward as shown and the audience do not get lost in the innuendo of understanding. Nonetheless, enough enigma is still left in the story to tease your mind while the plot does not suffer or lag on conceptions. With actors like Roy Scheider and Hellen Mirren, 2010 is the Etalon of real and comprehensive Sci Fi movies. Despite the nature of the revolving subject of the movie being subjective to cognition, people will enjoy the fact that the perspectives and premises exploited represent a realisitc fiction achievable by todays standards. The actors performances make this one an enjoyable ride in a story adapted from one of the greatest Sci Fi writers of our time, Arthur C.Clarke.
Conan the Barbarian - 2 years, 7 months ago
Overall, a nice movie with some great sword fighting.Was expecting a B type flick, crediting mostly the cinematography of course but it did justify however a wide theatrical release. They made a splendid effort with decor and ambiance but sadly it will still live in the shadows of the old Conan movies. Somehow, this one tries to pick an own style for itself but ends up reminding the audience of the 80s version, especially with the sword fighting mannerism. Arnold's version seemed effortless with a string of a story to mount on with the worthy allies and the near on par foe to dispense the whole length of the movie with great conviction. This remake however seems to have a rushed story that does not seem to have some logicity of good chronological story telling. In a few words, the older version exploited many avenues to make to movie really a classic but this newer version seems to emphasize on gore and sword play, leaving the brilliance of acting performance as secondary consideration. Clearly demarked is that Conan is the superior character that even the actors portraying the baddies don't seem to be able to be on par with, credibly. Rose Mc Gowan reminds us from time to time why she is best left out of main stream Hollywood as her inability to be versatile as an actress and in lingo suffers flagrant flashes on film such as her crude inappropriate accent. Nicols brings the Beauty of a "dame in distress" one would expect in such a genre but nothing more to solidify her credentials. As for the rest, really a forgetful trial for the numerous foes and surrounding cast who appear and disappear as if nothing was. This could have been a superb movie but it turned out to be an average attempt at rebooting a classic that i am sure most viewers will dare not classify in the same league as its predecessors
Appaloosa - 2 years, 7 months ago
A slow gait western with an elongation of a simple story. Why does this carry on for nearly 2 hours just beats me.This Flick seems close to a pay check for the actors.Nothing really stands out but to the contrary looks nealry mechanical. Rene Zellwenger's blank performance is simply too horrific to go unnoticed and you cannot wonder why is she in this one????. Viggo Mortensen does much to hold his support role but even he falls short of a good performance. Ed Harris, as the main hero leads with a rather unconvincing charisma and the performance stamina he depicts simply looks painful at times to contemplate. Jeremy Irons seems misplaced or rather miscasted as the villain. On the whole, the movie holds up barely. A love story that happens too fast to name, melancholic drama sketches that drench the viewers with unnecessary themes, conversations using big words in sentences that look terribly out of context at times for such a movie.The biggest travesty is of course the ending you would come to expect from such a promising start that never materializes. The much coveted gun fight scenes that take place leaves one to wonder at some point if the producers were really out to make a good western or just a drama story happening in the 18th century. On the whole, the movie has confused issues, with no really strong points to hold on to. Considering everything, this cinematic piece is really forgetful and to give it fair marks for the effort would just be a polite statement at best
Cowboys & Aliens - 2 years, 7 months ago
To put it short: Iron Man in the Far West. That must have been the pitch line from the same producer of the Marvel Franchise, bar most parts of the suit, Robert Downey Jr and the flying of course. Storywise, it gets along but by the end it turns quite childlish and predictable. Bad guys who get hubby dubby, enemies who turn brothers in one second or may be after a few, aliens who line up for the shooting gallery(jezz you would think that they build ships and when someone is firing a plasma weapon, they all line up the narrow hallway and keep coming) My favorite is the 5 minute death scene on the battle field in the middle of an uneven fight with so called visicious aliens coming from everywhere.On the whole the movie does suffer the same symptoms as M .Night's "Signs" but it is forgivable because we all know this was a quick paycheck for Jon Favereau and surely Harrison Ford who really sulks at being a heartless baddie. Olivia Wilde tried her best to impress but the part given to her looked ambiguosly out of place with confusing agendas.Wish only she was the simple town gal who fell for the newly arisen hero. That would have made sense.
Hostel: Part II - 2 years, 8 months ago
The First hostel was more intense in every sense. This one is not a bad sequel but you feel something lost its way from transitioning first to second part. The first movie seemed very raw while this one seemd to try and infringe what was already established and just add nothing new. The twisted ending sets up a promising premise for the final stride of the movie but in the end, the execution of the epilogue is just plain, stale and unsatisfying. If you like gore and scripted torture with close to B acting, then this is your flick.
Solaris - 2 years, 8 months ago
I liked this movie but Tarkovsky's Russian version was better because it brought a new vision and was ahead of its time , when it came out. This one is not bad given the modernity of the issue to appeal to its audience but i feel it fails in conveying the melancholic gibbrish of ambiguity the 70s version did so naturally. Soderbergh tried a bit too hard to cram the intangebility of understanding into this one. This Solaris of course exploits an issue that strikes a cord with the main stream audience of today as no doudt it was meant to be an artisitic endeavour that got lost between a producer who wanted to show he was not rooted to americanised cinematographic system and big studios who want to see the big money roll out of anything the green light. What Soderbergh did not get was that Tarkovsky's version was an action movie that ended with an inadverted artistic flavour because the Russians can infuse that involuntarily in their movies. This solaris might be a sincere effort and deserves to be viewed if you are a fan of such genre but sadly it does not stand out as it predecessor did
Batman Year One - 2 years, 9 months ago
Batman year one is watchable but not really an Epic in this franchise. It achieves nothing original and yet exploits a tired and famaliar story arc in a cheap way. Sad to say but Frank Miller's version compared to Nolan's interpretation of it is very far behind. If Nolan made this as is , then Batman would not have demarked itself. Glad Nolan did do Batman Begins in his own right. Looking at this animation, you find lots of inconsistancies and they try to blend too many big and known figures into a simple story.Feels rushed and incoherant at times. i wish they had spent time in the developpment of Batman gradually in this one instead of leaps of maturity of his alter ego that is not well explained, although we know the procession. This Batman version seems to be illversed of the world he is about to tangle and at times is not very well equipped which poses a question: why wear the suit if it does not protect adequately.Most annoying for me was the narrative aspects the story exploits as the prevailing method of conveying the story while the actors chosen to voice this flick seem to be wrong for the part. Definitely not my favorite Batman and it tries too hard to be a film "a la noir" and you get that this one feels nearly like a stop motion comic at times
Summer Wars - 2 years, 9 months ago
Summer wars is a rare kind of anime that starts out gradually as comtempory family affair that in due time spawns into a tale that affects everything else. The character chemistry is simply beautiful and humor not overdone. It is hard to classify but it blends tradional storytelling with the hyped cliches of the nowardays to give you somthing really mindbending. Emotions will fly out of you wheather you like it or not. It will not leave you indifferent. You will be quick to identify with the plot once you get into this story and it mirrors fictive events that could occur in our own real world like a fitting glove. Love, hate, feuds, fighting , you will find it all as it interwinds to serve an idealistically unorthodox dish to satiate most anime and none anime lovers.
King of Thorn - 2 years, 9 months ago
King of Thorns grips you from the start. A mysterious epidemic strikes the world and a way out appears out of the blue. Who will take it and what is to be expected. This anime by all means delivers on all fronts. Characters we can identify with, an mystery to be unveiled, a secondary plot in the lurking of the primary one and the twisted ending that you never expected. To support this all, the graphics and animation is detailed to perfection.

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