Three Reviews 5
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