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#2851 Kellth

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:24 PM

Noah - 6.5/10

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:44 PM

Byzantium(2013)
+ Mother is running best old business in the World... and there are certainly beautiful women in this movie.
+ The Brotherhood ancient order of Vampires hunting them is putting pressure on the situation.
+ It has some beauty in it and it is deeper I mean art old style etc.
Neutral: During the movie it felt more as Drama then Horror.
- to much art for my taste.
- much Piano music well that is subjective if you like it. Everything is old in this movie if you expect to find any modern music forget it.
- boring long movie.
My vote: 5.75/10 ok movie

Well yeah woke up did see this movie and again tired. This movie is an odd Vampire artful story. I am not so much into art and slow long movies ,but if that is your thing you might like it. However when rarely there is combat it can be brutal and lethal. This is not so good movie for me and no I do not consider it Horror movie.

Edited by Stargate, 12 May 2014 - 11:50 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:44 PM

Oh taking break from TV series so have been watching movies. I am also watching them since I am member
of kind of "movie club" with friends but only the best horro movies that I rank 7/10 or more I will see again with my friends. Highly ranked Action movies I usually see first time with them.

Contracted(2013)
+ Mystery you keep wondering what is it about.
+ Some sex and beautiful women though it is softcore so do not expect to see really nudity though it is clear
they have sex they don't film it that way.
+ You keep wondering is it natural or supernatural?
+ Fairly interesting I did not get very bored and it is amazing since this is fairly realistic and not an Action movie.
+ Little bit cool not much but slightly.
- Never gets really good.
- The end while it gave result felt like cut and was shortly cut and you keep wondering why....
My vote: 6.25/10 ok movie!

I will NOT spoil what Contract is about that is the best part when you wonder what is happening.

The Battery(2012)
+ From early start it becomes immediately apparent that this is yet another Zombie movie.
+ Some fun scenes and the scene inside the car with the Zombie woman outside was interesting.
+ Fairly interesting.
Neutral: Mediocre actors.
- Fails to become epic.
- Ending well you can keep wondering how it will end.
- How scary can a slow drooling Zombie get? In this movie all Zombies seems very slow. FFS even Contracted is more horror then this movie!
My vote: 5.75/10 ok movie.

NOTE! If you like Zombie movies then you might like The Battery(2012) more then me... Lets simply say that Zombie is not my favorite horror type though I still can watch it.


Well there it seems that most movies recently has not been very good... and don't even start try to convince me to try see a Iron Man 3 since I really do NOT like Robert Downey Jr. as an actor! Do not get me wrong I don't hate him for all I care he can have good life, but I don't want to see any more movies with him as main actor.

Edited by Stargate, 14 May 2014 - 03:21 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:16 AM

Warm Blood(2013)
+ Finally a Zombie movie that is at least slightly scary. The bonies look scary those who look like skeletons
and in this movie the Zombies can move temporary fast when they attack.
+ Beautiful females at least the main female actor and her female friend(actually I think her best female friend is more beautiful) are very beautiful.
+ Interesting.
+ Some Action fighting.
Neutral: If you ever can get sympathy for a Zombie then it would be in this movie.
- Somewhat to much into old music tunes etc.
- to much Romance for my liking.
My vote: 7.5/10 good/very good movie!

The two best Zombie movies of the year 2013 is in my taste Warm Blood and World War Z. World War Z was disappointly more catastrophe movie(and not horror) and I rank Warm Blood roughly as good as World War Z.

Warm Blood vs World War Z are still very different movies. What is scary with a Zombie that remembers much of human feelings? True really not scary, but the skeletons in this movie are true monsters devoid of any human like feelings and they are fast killing machines like small Terminators.

Edited by Stargate, 15 May 2014 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:12 AM

Godzilla (2014) - 9/10

*very minor spoilers ahead*

Oh how long I waited for this, a good western version of my favorite fictional character of all time. When I first saw the trailers, I was worried. Are they going for a realistic tone? Why? It's a movie about giant atomic monsters beating the crap out of each other, not the Dark Knight! In fact the trailers focused on Bryan Cranston. Now don't get me wrong, I love the guy (even if Breaking Bad is not my thing, real world settings are mostly boring for me), but this is a freaking Godzilla movie, so don't push aside for human drama.
To make it short they did, but it still worked. Well it wasn't as bad as I thought to beginn with, however they still went for the "rather" realistic tone with a lot of human drama, yet it did not hurt the film as much as I feared. The acting was very good (aside from Aaron Tayler-Johnson, he underperformed a bit) and the story was genuinely suspenful enough to almost make me forget about why I was here to beginn with. Then they started showing the monsters, sadly still not the king of them all. Big G was missing out on the first half of the picture (except for the opening credits).
I grew impatient. Then it happened! He appeared and what a mighty entrance he had. As the green behemoth let out his fearsome roar I squealed in exitement. Finally I would see what I payed for... and then they cut away. Now they did this before, but usually just from monster vs. human battles. Now they cut out a monster battle.
"Please stop with the build-up Mr. Edwards! I can't take it anymore. Give me what my body craves for!" I thought. But the director was cruel, no monster battle until the climax. And while I winced in agony at the time, I have to say it was worth it. The final battle is truly deserving.
Besides that, unless most Toho Godzilla films, the human storyline is very well done and interesting enough to keep you entertained while it builds up the monsters. I personaly would have prefered more Gojira screen time, but I understand why Edwards didn't. Sometimes less is more. Besides knowing his earlier film Monsters (reviewed here) I expected it to be this way.

Overall I can only recommend this film. Well partly because I want it to go big at the box-office; fund me a sequel you tools. :P

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:33 PM

Ninja Shadow of a Tear(2013)
+ The few Japanese women you see are beautiful. All Asian women in this movie are not beautiful though in my taste.
+ Japanese influence. All best Ninja movies have Japanese influence. NinJitsu is from Japan.
+ Main actor and the best fighters are really good at martial arts.
+ The plot warning SPOILER!
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+ Action both hand to hand combat and many different weapons.
Neutral: Over the top fighting, but that is typical for many martial arts movies. I mean make it look good.
- Japan, Thailand and then a third Asian country. It gets a bit repetitive with scene of Asian thugs.
- You will not see any western women. Besides the main person himself I did see only 1 other male Caucasian male in this whole movie.
My vote: 8/10 very good!

Keep in mind that I like martial art movies and even more so if it is cool ninja movies or Mortal Kombat(1995). There are really not many good Ninja movies though. The best ones in my taste are Ninja III Domination and the above movie. Ninja movies that are even decent are rare.

Edited by Stargate, 22 May 2014 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

Ok some of you may wonder why can I like an OLD low rated(on IMDB) movie as Ninja III Domination?

Ok here is my review  of Ninja III Domination that I mentioned in my previous review above.
Ninja III Domination(1984)
+ Main female is beautiful and works part time also as gym instructor.
+ Sho Kosugi Japanese Ninja is cool.
+ The main Japanese villain Ninja is cool.
+ Some techniques are realistic.
+ Brutal violence! This is for adults!
+ This movie has sorcery and fantasy. Take it as is it was never meant to be a realistic martial arts movie. I have trained years martial arts. I have never trained Ninjitsu but I do have a book of Ninjitsu. Ninjas even train REALLY what you would call a 6th sense. 6th sense is knowing without seeing, hearing, tasting etc. i.e you know an attack before it comes and block it. You can train it with blindfold so you can not see though I guess real sixth sense is also not using hearing.

You can believe all you will if 6th sense exist or not I am not saying if it exist but they do try to teach that.  Anyway it is the intuition what makes some detectives and cops really good and not always the physical proof finding. Whatever but I am saying that extreme stealth and feats have created a Ninja myth of supernatural powers. Of course Hollywood choose to exaggerated Ninja myths/powers very much in this movie.

Neutral: The old music sound fairly ok to me though subjective taste.

- Unrealistic jumping and yes there are other unrealistic scenes. If you want totally realistic then avoid this movie at all costs.
- The movie is so old that quality is not the best part though they have released a blueray version later of that movie.
- The whole plot concept is flawed in that way that what reason in the beginning did the Villain Ninja have to go on killing spree openly during middle of the day? Well my best theory maybe because he wanted to get the attention of Ninja Sho Kosugi to settle an old score.
My vote: 8/10 Very good!

In the first Terminator 1 movie the Terminator slaughtered the cops in a whole police station. Japanese have great affection for revenge and in this movie as much cops are slaughtered as in the old Terminator movie.

Finally I am not a cop hater and I did feel sympathy for the cops in the movie End of Watch(2012). I only meant that it is realistic that if there is a super villain that cops are sent after that villain and these villains are super tough.

Edited by Stargate, 22 May 2014 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 05:22 PM

View PostBuddhaKeks, on 18 May 2014 - 12:12 AM, said:

Godzilla (2014) - 9/10

*very minor spoilers ahead*

Oh how long I waited for this, a good western version of my favorite fictional character of all time. When I first saw the trailers, I was worried. Are they going for a realistic tone? Why? It's a movie about giant atomic monsters beating the crap out of each other, not the Dark Knight! In fact the trailers focused on Bryan Cranston. Now don't get me wrong, I love the guy (even if Breaking Bad is not my thing, real world settings are mostly boring for me), but this is a freaking Godzilla movie, so don't push aside for human drama.
To make it short they did, but it still worked. Well it wasn't as bad as I thought to beginn with, however they still went for the "rather" realistic tone with a lot of human drama, yet it did not hurt the film as much as I feared. The acting was very good (aside from Aaron Tayler-Johnson, he underperformed a bit) and the story was genuinely suspenful enough to almost make me forget about why I was here to beginn with. Then they started showing the monsters, sadly still not the king of them all. Big G was missing out on the first half of the picture (except for the opening credits).
I grew impatient. Then it happened! He appeared and what a mighty entrance he had. As the green behemoth let out his fearsome roar I squealed in exitement. Finally I would see what I payed for... and then they cut away. Now they did this before, but usually just from monster vs. human battles. Now they cut out a monster battle.
"Please stop with the build-up Mr. Edwards! I can't take it anymore. Give me what my body craves for!" I thought. But the director was cruel, no monster battle until the climax. And while I winced in agony at the time, I have to say it was worth it. The final battle is truly deserving.
Besides that, unless most Toho Godzilla films, the human storyline is very well done and interesting enough to keep you entertained while it builds up the monsters. I personaly would have prefered more Gojira screen time, but I understand why Edwards didn't. Sometimes less is more. Besides knowing his earlier film Monsters (reviewed here) I expected it to be this way.

Overall I can only recommend this film. Well partly because I want it to go big at the box-office; fund me a sequel you tools. :P
It is nice that you enjoyed the movie so much. Now I have watched it and writed my review. While I did not like it as much as you my vote is still above the average IMDB vote.

Godzilla 3D(2014)
+ Action lots of it.
+ Female main actor the wife to the adult son is very beautiful and I liked her.
+ Good special effects and big budget.
+ Simple, but interesting story/plot.
Neutral: For being so soft movie it is odd that the main person recovered so quickly from the tragic death of...
Negative:
- Overly soft this movie will be liked by many parents. I don't care or feel more sympathy for a family father.
- Long scenes with family that could have been reduced to at least shorter scenes.
- Big does not mean necessary scary. Old Jurassic Park movie from 90ies the original is more scary then this movie.
My vote: 8/10 very good!

This movie depends heavily on cinema 3D movie effects and cinema experience and I do not think it will be so good at least on a smaller home TV.

Edited by Stargate, 03 June 2014 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

The Edge of Tomorrow(2014) 3D movie:
+ Excellent effects the sound and the views.
+ Brutal war and battle!
+ Tom Cruise main actor and fairly charming female blonde Elite solier.
+ Unless I am mistaken one older officer was in the Aliens(1986)movie also and I like him as actor.
+ Brilliant enemy and interesting plot.
+ Remind me of both chess(smart enemy) and 3D shooter games!
WARNING SPOILER:
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+ Brutal war and people die.
- There is a bit blood, but not so much as I would like though yes humans gets slaughtered.
My vote: 9/10 a classic movie!

Edited by Stargate, 28 June 2014 - 11:21 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

As I'm still somewhat struck with the football feaver, I watched two football films.

United Passions - 4.5/10

So yeah this is a movie about the FIFA. It's kinda weird having a sports film about the executives and not the teams but I have to admit I was intrigued by the idea. After all nowadays we take the FIFA for granted, so it should be interesting to see where they come from. Too bad the movie fails to show it. I mean it does show the history of FIFA from foundation to 2005, so about a 100 years. This is however the problem, they have to show too much in the film, they have no time to establish or explain anything. The characters remain mostly shallow, important events are just cut away.
An example: In 1930 the FIFA hosts it's first World Cup a year later the movie shows that they went bankrupt. The characters talk about how their dream is over. Cut to 1937, the FIFA still exists and they talk about the last WC in Italy and how it was influenced by politics. But how did they get out of bankruptcy? Never explained. And that happens all the time.
And how Sepp Blatter is portrayed. I have not much love for that man, but I do believe that he sincerely tries to delevop football in Africa. But that doesn't mean you have to show only his good sides movie! Don't get me wrong they show corruption within the FIFA, but they never really say who is corrupt. What they do make clear though is that Blatter isn't. He is the white knight trying to safe the whole thing. In the end he succeeds and they again didn't even bother to show how.
I still give this movie credit for what it tried to do and it is interesting enough to watch if you like history or football (or both as I do). It just has obvious shortcomings and I can't forgive how they portray Blatter as the unambiguous good guy.


The Miracle of Bern - 9/10

Another sports movie with the main focus on what happens beside the field, but done right this time. I just realize that is the first german movie I review here. The setting is the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland. Though I'd say only about half of the film shows this, the other half is about a german family. The father just came back after being a russian POW for 12 years. He barely fits into the society that has changed so much since WW2. His eldest son is a communist, his daughter dates british soldiers, his wife learned to survive on her own and his youngest son idolizes Helmut Rahn a local footballer and sees him as a father figure.
Much of the movie is the father trying to reconnect with his family and in the end he bonds with his youngest son over football.
Of course it wouldn't be the miracle of Bern if they didn't show it. The campaign is told from the german side, with most matches glimpsed over only the finale is shown in all it's glorious detail. What surprised me is that except Helmut Rahn, none of the the actors that played footballers are actually actors, they were all footballers themself. But their acting was really good! Well I guess Helmut Rahn was the only one who had to be an actor as he has the most screentime and dialog. Still the guy who portrays german captain and Kaiserlauten legend Fritz Walter does a damn good job for layman actor, even if his accent isn't flawless.
Speaking of accents, I have no idea how good this movie is in english (if there is even a dubbed version) as some of it's humorous charm comes from the fact that all the players have their local accents. At one scene it's even somewhat a plotpoint, when Germany defeats Austria in the semi final you hear a radio voice explaining what happens in the match, without seeing it. He just talks about how "our boys are getting over run" but by his accent you can clearly hear that he is austrian, even if it's never mentioned in the monolog. No idea how this is done in a dubbed version.
Anyway a great movie that really captures the spirit of the time and more importantly what this World Cup ment to the german society. This tournament is sometimes even called the real birthdate of the German republic, so yes it was indeed a major historic event for us and the film manages to portray that with great accuracy.

Edit: Something just came to my mind, that I thought would be an interesting bit of trivia: United Passions depicts Horst Dassler, the head of a german sports article producer Adidas, making an exclusive deal with FIFA. The Miracle of Bern has the appearance of Adi Dassler, Horst's father and founder of Adidas, as the equipment supplier of the german team.

Edited by BuddhaKeks, 28 July 2014 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

Some of these movies I saw even before football or during football or after, but during that time I was busy posting about FIFA World Cup.

Her(2013)
+ Slightly female nudity not much though.
+ Scifi future technology.
- Romance, romance and romance. I can bear with slightly romantic say Divergent movie and even TV series Vampire Diaries, but this is to much focused on romance.
- No Drama and no nothing there is NO plot whatsoever worth to see.
My vote: 3/10 bad movie!

100 Degrees Below Zero
+ Beautiful female actors... really the 3 main female actors are all beautiful.
+ Fairly interesting.
+ Basic idea of new Ice Age is possible.
Neutral: Sometimes acting and scenery is so bad executed that it made me laugh. However I still felt sympathy for the actors after all maybe Director told them to act like that.
- Unrealistic movie in so many ways.
- Teasing big boobs female actor in T-shirt, but never ever will this movie go into nudity.
My vote: 5/10 average movie!

Noah(2014)
+ Fairly interesting.
- Angels as what? I don't think it is so according to the Bible though I am not super expert. Generally this movie is not according to the Bible in all things.
- Sigh I get tired of the actors, but still fairly interesting.
My vote: 6/10 ok movie!

Transformers(2014)
+ Good effects.
+ Action.
+ Interesting first half.
+ Good looking females.
- Chaos chaos.
- Chaotic Action.
- Looking cartony and not cool.
My vote: 6/10 ok movie!

I have noted about Transformers that the first 2 movies were really good and after that it has gradually got worse and this is the newest and worst Transformers movie for me so far.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident(2013)
+ Horror at least a bit.
+ Made like based on true story at least in the beginning.
+ Mystery you don't know what it is about in the beginning and lots of wild theories.
+ Fairly ok actors though no super actors.
- Maybe a bit strange which is not my kind of movie, but anyway certainly a different movie.
- While ok budget did not feel like super budget.
My vote: 7/10 good movie!

Divergent(2014)
+ Very good actors. I liked very much both the male main actor and the main female actor.
+ Dystopia opposite of Utopia.
+ Action.
+ Interesting training and selection process.
+ SCIFI.
+ Romance should not know to tight age boundaries at least if both parties are 18+. Male was older clearly.
+ Fairly ok end battle.
- While there was end battle it did not feel so super or Epic.
My vote: 8.4/10 very good movie!

Edited by Stargate, 24 July 2014 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:37 PM

divergent

it seems like the media-entertainment industry these days follow this trend, where the subject of the content seem to be giving me a hint of interest but upon consuming it, i feel betrayed...
this shit isn't written for me, it's written for and targeted at adolescent girls who never left their teenage years and who these days spend a lot of their money and time on this type of junk.
i should have known before watching it, like i knew what type of game gw2 would be before getting myself into it, at least gw2 has wvw as i didn't play gw2 for the story. (i do categorize gw2 to be targeting the same demographic at least the story/lore)

i question; are most females and their tendency for feminism able to write something for the opposite demographic?
i'm not bashing female heroins, i do like lara croft in tomb raider before the countless virtual boob jobs.
it must be a guy who invented lara and it's only in virtual reality where a chick can be this badass; i don't think i know any actress who match that level of badass yet, not even angelina jolie as lara.
either way, there is still room to grow for these writers or just let the guys just create another lara heroin.

i needed to rant about this because this trend is kind of insulting and this is why...
and also to get back to divergent; i just cannot relate to the story and motives at all, even though it managed to bait me into watching it with this scifi outer layer, but upon peeling the layer i discover i'm just watching a mind-killing episode of "as the world turns".

edit: got to correct myself on this, i know one actress who portrait a badass character; sigourney weaver in alien.

Edited by Symbiont, 29 July 2014 - 06:23 AM.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:37 AM

View PostStargate, on 23 July 2014 - 06:13 PM, said:

Noah(2014)
+ Fairly interesting.
- Angels as what? I don't think it is so according to the Bible though I am not super expert. Generally this movie is not according to the Bible in all things.
- Sigh I get tired of the actors, but still fairly interesting.
My vote: 6/10 ok movie!

Actually, Noah took most of those passages in the bible and made them very litterally with a little dramatization. It isn't the sanitized and white washed Sunday School version most people know.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:03 PM

View PostSymbiont, on 28 July 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

divergent

it seems like the media-entertainment industry these days follow this trend, where the subject of the content seem to be giving me a hint of interest but upon consuming it, i feel betrayed...
this shit isn't written for me, it's written for and targeted at adolescent girls who never left their teenage years and who these days spend a lot of their money and time on this type of junk.
i should have known before watching it, like i knew what type of game gw2 would be before getting myself into it, at least gw2 has wvw as i didn't play gw2 for the story. (i do categorize gw2 to be targeting the same demographic at least the story/lore)

i question; are most females and their tendency for feminism able to write something for the opposite demographic?
i'm not bashing female heroins, i do like lara croft in tomb raider before the countless virtual boob jobs.
it must be a guy who invented lara and it's only in virtual reality where a chick can be this badass; i don't think i know any actress who match that level of badass yet, not even angelina jolie as lara.
either way, there is still room to grow for these writers or just let the guys just create another lara heroin.

i needed to rant about this because this trend is kind of insulting and this is why...
and also to get back to divergent; i just cannot relate to the story and motives at all, even though it managed to bait me into watching it with this scifi outer layer, but upon peeling the layer i discover i'm just watching a mind-killing episode of "as the world turns".

edit: got to correct myself on this, i know one actress who portrait a badass character; sigourney weaver in alien.
Eh what? I did not understand everything that you did write or why you think it is insulting? Whatever if you do did not like it then you did not like it that simple.

Yes I did see cute young teen females watching the movie....whatever let them watch I also liked the movie.

Anyway I like Dystopia opposite of Utopia. I do NOTE believe in shit Utopia SCIFI that will never happen I think at list not for whole World.

Whatever rate the last movie you saw...
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn(2012)
+ Halo story and I like how you get drawn to the interesting Halo universe.
+ Made me want to play Halo 4!
+ Action...
Neutral: Ok actors, but not very good actors. I still felt sympathy for the actors.
Negative: Well while ok effects not all attackers looked good I think.
My vote: 8/10 very good movie!

Edited by Stargate, 29 July 2014 - 06:24 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

Divergent isn't actually a depiction of dystopia. It is dystopian fiction yes, but the universe is not a dystopia but an anti-utopia. A failed utopia in other words. Anti-utopia is generally what happens right before a true dystopia in fiction. A dystopia was explicitly designed to control the masses to benefit the few while an anti-utopia was designed to control the masses to the benefit of the masses but ended up tripping usually due to hubris. The biggest sign of this in Divergent is the personality placement test being an actual test instead of being a fake test. Dystopian fiction's purpose is usually to show how utopia is a pipe dream. The Running Man/Logan's Run/1984 are examples of dystopias. Minority Report/Brave New World are anti-utopian.

My personal opinion of Divergent was that it was pretty meh. It isn't really an original story (hell, I actually have a short story I wrote in High School that is almost the same story here somewhere) and it is executed in a way that has so many holes as to leave you confused. Ok, so the smart people thought they would be better controlling the world and figured out how… and why exactly did the leaders in Dauntless decide to go along with it? If the personality test was actually correct, then it just doesn't make sense and the personality test being an actual test is a central crux to the story.

There was no actual character conflict. You knew she was going to pick dauntless. You knew that whatshisface was divergent. You knew that the trainer dude was going to turn out to be a bad guy. Nothing was a surprise and noone went through any sort of character development. That and the lead was a complete Mary Sue. She was the perfect human, had all of the strengths of the different groups but her only apparent weakness was indecision. Bleh.

As far as dystopian stories go Divergent is in the bottom half. The best dystopian stories don't usually have "the one chosen hero" characters.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:25 PM

Edge of Tomorrow - 9/10

I think I've mentioned it before in a review, but I say it again. I don't like Tom Cruise, he's a total sleazeball and not ment to be an action star in my opinion, no matter how hard he tries to make it happen. And that's kinda the strong point of this film, since the main character starts as a total sleazeball and gradually becomes more badass (and by gradually it probably takes him the equivalent of months).
By the way, this movie is basically Groundhog Day as a sci-fi action flick. And that's not ment to sound deprecatory, no it's super awesome. Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Noah Taylor are all great. The humor is dark, yet fitting, the twists are not too unexpected but still good and the story overall is probably as creative as it can be (I guess story credit goes mostly to the manga it is based on. Never read it though).
My only complaint would be that it was a bit too "america saves the day-ey", despite having some international soldiers during the last battle. Would it have hurt so much to let the hero be japanese like in the source material? Well what do I expect from an amercian film...



Hot Tub Time Machine - 7.5/10

Uhh another film about accidental time travel! This time not due to aliens, but a hot tub... which is also a time machine. A hot tub time machine! Despite the pretty simple name, this film is actually realy funny. Sure some gross humor here and there and not much highbrow material, but it did it's job and made me laugh... a lot. Hey and it has John Cusack in it. Craig Robinson stole the show though, he was hysterical.
I can't say much more about it, there is a part two coming later this year, the trailer looked promising.



Pineapple Express - 8/10

Aaaaaand another comedy. I don't know why I love stoner comedies so much, heck I never even came close to touching weed my whole life, but there is something about this crazy, facepalm-inducing, stoner humor I can't get enough of. The story is pretty simple, Seth Rogen is a stoner, he wittnesses a murder and flees to his dealer/best friend James Franco, who is also stoned 100% of the screen time. The murderer and his corrupt police officer accomplice now try to kill the two before they can tell anyone. And since those two are stoned all the time the plot takes longer than it has to, yet it's also so much more fun to watch.




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