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Inception (2010)

Inception (2010)

I never did write a real review for Inception. I'm always going on about how great it is, but I've never really said why. After I initially watched it I commented on how it was my favorite movie of all time and always would be, but now... it still is. :)

I'm no longer as sure as I was back then that it'll always be, but then again, it's been a while since I last watched this movie, so maybe I'm forgetting it's true grandeur, because it really is an amazing flick. At the time of watching, both the first and second and third time and so on, I could find no flaws with it. Not in the filmography, not in the soundtrack, not in the actor performances, not in the special effects, not in the logic... nowhere.

All the people I speak to who don't like this movie (yes, they do exist!) argue that it makes no sense, and I feel they just don't have a mind open enough for the concept of Inception. Inception is a concept itself, apart from the movie, and it is a deep concept. Maybe the movie doesn't fully formulate all of the aspects of Inception, but it does a great job at tying up all the loose ends of the plot that is introduced, and it does so in a very artistic and exiting way. There's not a moment in the movie when I was bored, and the soundtrack was magnificent, brining the tension levels to new peaks all the time. At the time I watched it, it was one of the few movies that I had been able to see all the way through without wanting to skip a single segment. I guess I was bored of movies in general, but suddenly I didn't want to miss out on a single conversation because everything that was said actually held something of value.

Content-wise, this was a very feature-filled flick. It had depth, it had drama, it had action, it had (real) love, it had suspense, it had horror, it had tragedy, it had happiness, it had surprise, it had expectation, it had hope, it had doubt. It combined so much more than you normally count into the core elements of a movie, and it combined them perfectly. The more I write about this movie, the more I feel that it still is and always will be a masterpiece. The fact that it's currently ranked #14 on IMDBs top 250, along with old classics such as and Scarface, probably proves my theory... or something. In time, maybe it will climb, as all old classics seem to do. First impressions are dangerous things.

If you still haven't seen this movie, and it seems like one you'd like, do it! Watch it! Right now (well maybe not if you're at work or something, in which case it might not be entirely suitable). But if you don't think you'll like it, don't watch it, cause I don't want to hear more bitching about how bad at is. Turns out tastes aren't always for everyone, even if they are awesome. :) You already know what I'm going to rate this but I'll rate it anyway. Here goes...

 rated 6: there can only be one!

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

This movie is just completely random. It's random. Completely. If you've read the book you'll know what I mean. Actually, I haven't read the book, I just read the comics, but they were awesome. A lot of book critics are mad at the movie for not being like the book, but I guess that's normal. I'm not saying this movie is better than the book, but it was a good movie, creative like other movies won't ever be this century. Like, you wonder why a whale is thinking about a flowerpot while falling down, or contemplating existence, and why is 42 the answer to everything? Oh, Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a interstellar space highway, and this one normal dude is just trying to prevent his normal house from vanishing in smoke on this very same day. How it all plays out? Watch the movie! Regardless if you've read the book or not, it should at least be entertaining. :)

 rated 3/5: not bad

In Time (2011)

In Time (2011)

In Time... I might write a review for this great movie. ;)

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend (2007)

It seems like Will Smith always gets all the good roles, especially lead roles and especially in awesome movies like this, but then again, he is a great actor...

Anyway, about the movie itself, it's a great movie. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world roamed by zombie-like creatures at night, completely vacant during the day, except for Will Smith, that is. Cause he was immune to whatever wiped out the rest of the population, and in NY, he is now the only person still alive. He goes about his regular routines, hunting deer in the city, driving a Mustang, golfing from a rusty cargo ship, saying 'Hello!' to mannequins behind the glass, experimenting on zombies in his basement, etcetc. It all changes when he meets a survivor, though, and it looks like the zombies are getting smarter, too!

This movie was actually released in two versions, one were he dies at the end and one were he survives. I hope I'm not spoiling the movie by saying so, cause you probably don't know which version you'll be watching anyway, and it's not saying much about how the movie really ends. :) It's a good movie. At times it is a bit... empty, not much going on, but as it progresses it gets more and more exiting. Kinda like Night of the Living Dead.

It's not your typical zombie movie as there aren't people getting limbs torn off and blood and gore and guts everywhere, but still, it is a zombie movie. If you like those, or you like the last-man-on-Earth type of movies, this is a must-see, with one of my favorite actors as lead character too. :)

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Shadowless Sword (2005)

Shadowless Sword (2005)

So there's yet another tragic Asian movie I have to review. This time it's tragic in a good way, though. I mean, not all the good people die. It's like 300, but with Asians, with not only men, with no half-naked people, with much better stunts, with much more scenery and a much better story. Well not exactly, but it just suddenly reminded me of that movie.

There's a lot of sword fights, and a lot of wires, and a lot of special effects, but it still looks good. The plot takes place around the year 900 and tells the tale of a prince in exile who is suddenly the last prince alive, and has to make it back to Bahlan (is that spelled right?) to become King. He doesn't want to, though, but the girl who comes to fetch him is very dedicated to her task. At the start he seems like just another asshole with no backbone, but time changes him, and the journey changes him, or maybe it's the company that changes him... or maybe he had never really changed after all.

Good movie. Sad ending. :(

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Battleship (2012)

Battleship (2012)

I had expected more. The battleships from outer space were all high-tech and amazingly detailed as the Transformers in ditto movie, but somehow the plot seems unsustainable. The fact that the invaders are a superior race, their only flaw being intolerance to direct sunlight, should allow them to wipe out the 'enemy' ships much quicker than they do in the movie. But then again, they're compared to colonizators of early, such as Columbus, and as they're faced with comparatively primitive foes maybe it's easy for them to underestimate their resistance. Their security systems, surveillance and radar and stuff like that, does not seem to be on par with Earthly equivalents though. Overall the space critters seem to have a few defects, the main characters are all blatant stereotypes and it's pretty much a mixture of Transformers and some of many naval movies in which there are bad guys, good guys, romance, sibling rivalry, one reckless, one mindful, one captain that nobody likes and an underlying mission to save the world.

It's predictable, obviously, but it has it's moments. On the bright side the acting and the effects are all superb. And Rihanna does a decent debut. Even if she isn't the greatest actor, and especially doesn't really fit the tough role she gets in this movie, I look forward to seeing more of her in the future! No doubt involving her in this was big hype for the media, and maybe even a big boost for this film. I'll give it a...

 rated 3/5: not bad

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