Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Waterworld (Ulysses Edition) 1995 (2010)

The Ulysses Edition adds 40 min to the orginal.  I liiked the orginal I thought is was a nice parabole and the use of the Exxon Valdez particularly poingant. 

I like Kevin Costner and he is totaly on here. Jeanne Tripplehorn shines as the female lead. Dennis Hopper delivers as the villan.

Considering this movie was released in 1995 it shows just how farsighted the ad have been released today it would not be the bomb it was in 1995. The additional minutes fill in many blanks and make the ending much more satisfying, there is a bit of a Planet of the Apes moment at the conculsion that was powerful.

The original got a 42% Rotten Tomatos which I would have had at 60. This one moves up at least 10 points.

Three point two stars

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Spectre (2015)

I saw this movie close to a week ago in a Cinema. I wanted to say something but then the Paris attacks happened. Bottom line the writers of this movie agree with me that ISIS is a security distraction, the threat comes from within.

This is the best Bond movie ever. I can say this because I saw all the Bond movies in a theatre upon their release.  I know Bond like Moneypenny.

I thought Skyfall was a hot mess. I never cottoned to Daniel Craig as I am still shaken not stirred with Connery. 

In this movie IMHO Daniel Craig has become James  Bond.  No other actor  has managed to do this.

This movie connects all the dots. This movie has the best Bond Girl ever. This movie has the best Bond car ever.  I do not want to spoil anything, but in this movie every Bond touchstone gets touched.

Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 63% score. Proof they are insane.

A thousand years from now people will love this movie, like the fans of Greek plays play today.

Five Five high Five stars

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Martian

If only Ridley Scott had directed Interstellar. This movie has best picture written all over it. If you took Gravity and Castaway and made them both way better you have The Martian. It was the most emotional charged feel good movie I can remember. There was not just one peak but at least 5 high 5 moments, incredible moviemaking.

Five out of Five Stars

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Mad Max Fury Road (2014)

Mad Max is all about the spectacle of modified vehicles in combat. Mad Max Fury Road spends most of the movie in that frenzied state. The action sequences were outstanding. I would have used Guitar Man to feed the sound track more. 

Tom Hardy was alright, I liked Mel Gibson way more. I found the movie very sastifying, but the old Max was more endearing. I do look forward to the sequel, and and a helper at least. Rotten Tomatos gave it 98%. I am not that taken.

3.5 stars

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Chappie (2015)

Neil Blookop makes interseting well directed movies that flow. This is his third and worst. He makes a story that is not complelling. I do not buy into much of the premise. Hugh Jackman as the villian is comical, not funny ha ha, funy as a clown. Its a movie worth watching but for me a big dissappointment from the director of District 9 and Elysim. I love the t shirts the characters wear. I appreciate he is trying to tell us the criminals are mom and dad. But he did not pull this off.

Very nice put together movie that was not satisfying due to poor plot. Defienty worth watching and by the gap you can see the first thing worth watching in months IMHO.

2.7 stars

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Jupiter Ascending

This movie had everything going for it. I got no problems with the lead actors or the support. The story is brilliant right out of my vision of a Robert Heinlien novel. The special effects are leading edge. Yet this movie fails. So where to place the blame? First the script, second the director and third the editing.

Rotten Tomatos gave it 25%. I think if you like Sci Fi you should watch this. If you thought Cloud Atlas was bad, this is better.

2.5 stars