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Three Reviews 6

Reviews for a few movies I watched years ago :P

Coronado (2003)

If you like to see great movie plots destroyed, then I highly recommend this one. It is by far the best example you'll ever find. The special effects are good, probably had a lot of money spent on them - but the actors suck, the filming sucks, everything suck. Plot is about a revolution, and it would probably have been great if a more competent Director had taken care of the idea, like Tarantino, maybe. I watched this movie a few years ago, and since it was so crappy I supposed that most people wouldn't know anything about it. Now, a few years later I see a review in an old movie magazine, and they actually thought it was good. I don't know what they were thinking. I don't recommend this.

 rated 1/5: shit shit shit

Merchants Of Death (1997)

Action, action and more action. It's a bit too much action even for an action lover like me. The movie is filled with explosions, people flying across the screen, unrealistic gunfire and a shallow plot based on revenge. Need I say more? Not to be too harsh though, it's a good action movie, and if you like action you'll like this one too, but don't watch it if you've already seen a dussin movies with exactly the same plot, it gets a bit old. The uniqueness you might be looking for is definitely not here.

 rated 2/5: decent

Hercules In New York (1970)

Arnold Schwarzenegger's legendary first movie! If I spelled his last name wrong, sorry, it's a name that I will probably never learn to spell. About the movie itself is utter crap. The plot is an interesting one, Hercules (the character Arnold plays) takes a trip to New York in order to have a look around. He doesn't blend in very well and starts the visit chaotically by turning over a taxi, among other small displays of strength.

It would be a good movie if it wasn't for the fact that you don't understand half of what Arnold's saying, he can't act at all, and the movie is slow, so slow. The action isn't very dramatic, there isn't any real emotion in the various events that take place, and it's old. The colors are dull and the filming angles aren't very unique. If you're a big Arnold fan, watch it anyway, unless you don't want to be disappointed.

The reason Arnold is in this movie at all is definitely because of his incredibly muscular mass, which does fit in nicely with him being Hercules and all, but with a different main character it would probably have looked much more professional. I don't recommend this movie, in best case scenarios you'll fall asleep and not have to watch through it.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Three Reviews 5

Movies, Watched.

The Game Plan (2007)

Getting tired of sports movies yet?

Well I'm not, and this is probably the best one I've watched so far. A genius combination of humor, drama and football. I don't watch much real sports, and definitely not any American football, but I love movies like this. The Rock does some great acting, and fits in his role better than any other movies with him I've seen so far. A great story, with good actors, good filming, and a nice happy ending.

Things aren't always predictable either, which is good, wouldn't be much fun if they were. The intro is a pretty interesting one as well, full of strange childish drawings that don't relate to the movie itself at all unless you've read this, read something else, or seen the movie cover (which I hadn't). The plot features a star, on his rise towards glory, and a little unexpected twist to his life. It's different from all other sports movies I've seen, so far. Good stuff, and I recommend it.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

American Dragons (1998)

The story of an American cop and a Korean cop, that coincidentally end up with the same case. The Yakuza and the Mafia families are on the verge of war, and it seems a third party is involved, assassinating different members of the families to take over. Lots of action, good music and typical main characters. Enemies at first, with different religions and personalities, that eventually become great friends. If you love action, you'll love this, it has everything an action movie needs, and is just like all the other moves from this era. The end provides a nice twist to things as well.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Captain America (1990)

Now this is a different movie, and though the idea is, to a non-American like me, pretty stupid, it did the job of entertaining me pretty well. The main character looks ridiculous, and so does the villain. The plot is typical and the jokes are too bad to laughed at. The main character is blond and blue-eyed, the enemy is dark and brown-eyed. The plot is very predictable as well.

It was nicely filmed though, with good angles, beautiful scenery and a final scene was filled with suspense, but the extreme patriotism involved lowered my likings of it.. Great propaganda for the American nation though, and I don't want to judge this unfairly just because of the subliminal messages in it, it's a good movie, amusing despite it's flaws, and easily watchable. I hear a new one is arriving in 2009, which I will be looking forward to.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Everyday Normal Guy

You gotta love it
( Music Video, Rap, Parody )

Week 1

The first week of the new year is slowly nearing it's end
So much I have learned too much to comprehend
So much I have written, so much time I've spent
And let us not forget Josh Bedn

Crappy poem, I know, I thought I'd write this entire post in a long scribble of poetry, but I don't feel like it, so I won't do. This first week of the new year has progressed smoothly, I think, maybe, I'll probably not, but will try, If I feel like it, write a blogpost per week to speak about the events and achievements. My only real resolution for New Years, aside from the list of goals, was to be effective and get things done, so thus that is what I'm being, and will hopefully be for the whole year. I'm really not a lazyass, so it feels great following my new daily routines of getting up at 7:30, eating breakfast, sitting by the computer until 11, going out for a long walk, eating lunch, and then spending the rest of the day doing whatever I feel like. This week the whatever I feel like doing has been reviewing, mostly. I've written 1234 reviews, the new, official record. :) Other than that I've been posting at the forums, reviewing audios, completing the last few additions in my Music Players series (no longer at NG), writing poetry, filling in drivers license blankets (so I can start training), drawing a little in flash, writing movie reviews, looking at banking alternatives, playing with my cousin David (came to visit yesterday, stayed for 8 hours), watching movies, working on my websites and studying. Oh, and sleeping too, I must not forget the most time consuming activity of all, heh.

I have a rerun for my previous Japanese History before 1868 test the fourteenth, and I have a shitload of reading to do before that. First of all I'll be fighting my way through a 400 long paged book (written for Oxford), then I'll have to actually try memorizing the stuff I've read. You hear that, BigMamaKATIE? Now that's what I call a bigass wall of text, lmao, no pictures either. This blogpost here is just a puny sentence in comparison. ;) Anyhow, I reached silver whistle too, and even had enough time to get banned from the NG BBS for 3 days, heh, also made weekly images for the next 20 weeks (not very unique, don't expect much). I dropped a five kilos weight on my foot a couple of days ago btw, and my middle toe is all purple at the top, looks pretty neat, haha. Hope it gets better soon, hurts when I run, so I haven't been out jogging at all the last 3 days. It's been snowing a lot here lately and the ground is covered a soft blanket of according to the weather forecast soon to be melting slush. Oh well, it was nice as long as it lasted. Walking over the unfinished golf course nearby was a lot of fun, especially when the sun hid behind the clouds. The reason being that there were absolutely no lines or shadows to show grounds level changes, so all the small hills and everything looked like just one big flat plane. You couldn't see if there was a one meter fall in front of you, it was challenging and filled with suspense, lmao.

Now, time to get back to my studies...

Three Reviews 4

Another trilogy of movie reviews. If you don't like reading reviews, then don't read them, and don't comment about your dislikes when it comes to reading them, you won't get any +1 comment stats, so you're wasting time and space. For all others, enjoy. :)

Beowolf (2007)

A fairytale for grownups, animated with the most amazing digital animation techniques up to date, at times it looks almost real. The story is a good one, something taken out of ancient adventurous chronicles, a mixture of vikings and pre-medieval madness. Great storyline, with a little bit of everything : Adventure, Drama, Romance. The main character is a real hero, courageous and undefeatable, and the plot takes place beside the ocean, where monsters and dragons roam. It's not one of the best movies I've seen, and i think it's highly overrated, but it was an interesting watch. Very different from all other movies this year. If you like fiction and adventure, watch it.

 rated 2/5: decent

Warriors Of Heaven & Earth (2003)

A nice Asian fictional adventure. Follow the journey of the small group of unlikely warriors sent on a journey to protect a Buddhist and her collection of scrolls. They are family, friends and enemy, all with defined sets of personalities and values. During the way things get out of hand and they have to fight a large band of turks. They all fall, slowly, one by one as they get closer to their destination. Great filming, with decent special effects and varied events. The plot is intense, long, and dramatical. Not anything out of the ordinary, but a good movie indeed. I recommend it.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Rocky 2 (1979)

The legend is back, this time in a battle against the champion Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone plays his roll as Italian great, with a good accent and the perfect attitude. Seems like his life is filled with many hardships though, and he faces many different troubles on his journey towards the king title. Very emotional, with grand musical input and mixed events and a stunning last battle. Rocky is a lovable character, and the movie, though without much action or artistic filming, easily captures your attention. A great movie considering how old it is.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Three Reviews 3 - Double Edition

Well since it's a new year and all, here's 6 movie reviews for a change :)

Dirty (2005)

The story of two corrupt cops. One with good intentions, in the wrong place. The other one with bad intentions, also at the wrong place. It's a drama, with a little action, and a sad insight in corrupt cop life.

The filming is great. Just the intro is a masterpiece in itself. The different transitions flow together smoothly and the special effects all appear at the right moment. Some of them are so good you almost don't notice when they're cut, must be the best transitions I've ever seen in a movie. I spot Wyclef Jean in the short note of credits and think this movie will truly be great, but it isn't.

The actors or good, the filming is genius and the plot is a smart one as well. All the characters have clear personality displays, the plot is complex, the lighting is always right and theres a sort of brown/depressing color in the whole thing. It really is a great movie, so why don't I like it? It's just not what I like watching. It progresses slowly, contains little action, no beautiful sceneries, no heroes, no anger, no love, just normal emotionless street life.

 rated 2/5: decent

Ong-Bak (2003)

I've only watched two movies from Thailand in my life. I watched the first one, one that I can't remember the title of, two weeks ago. It was good, low budget but funny and well-made, so I looked up another movie, and it was a real goldmine. Never heard of it before, but I'm happy to have found it because it turned out to be one of the best movies I have ever seen.


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