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Jumper (2008)

Jumper (2008)

Turns out there have been two classes battling each other even since the days of medieval. They're called Jumpers, and they're called Paladins, and the battle still hasn't ended today. Jumpers have the power to teleport. Paladins don't like that power, they try to erase it. This is the story about a young boy who discovers his powers, learns to use them, and kills his foes. It's really much more than that, but I'll keep it short. The actors do their job, the filmography is stylish and the soundtrack blends in so smoothly you barely hear it. I've heard a lot of critique against this movie, but it's not at all as bad as they say it is. I recommend it.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Untouchables (1987)

Untouchables (1987)

Al Capone runs the city, all of it. Chicago is a changed place. He has the police on his payroll, the politicians, the lawyers, everyone. He's untouchable. Then one day a small and unlikely group of people gather together to stop him once and for all. Al Capone isn't too frightened, he knows his power, and he has no doubts that they wont win against him. One by one the team gets killed, but they manage to get their mission accomplished regardless. It's a beautiful film, nicely put together, with great concept and character. Though I would have liked seeing Al Paccino play the villain instead of Robert De Niro. He would have given the role so much more emotion. Anyhow, if you haven't seen this movie yet, and you like action/gangster/action, watch it.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Croc (2007)

Croc (2007)

Is it comedy? Is it drama? Is it horror? I really have no idea, but it would have been a great movie if it wasn't for the extremely crappily made digital effects. The plot features a wise old croc, filled with rage, migrated to some tropical paradise due to global warming, bent on killing as many innocent humans as possible (well, not all of them innocents, but humans nevertheless). And we all know that when animals (other than humans) mess with humans, they get shot, stabbed, or in one way or another killed. As is probably the case here, or is it? I'm not telling you, wouldn't want to spoil the story for you already. A very realistic plot line indeed though.

Anyhow, the actors are decent, the sounds are good, the scenery is varied, the filming is neatly done. All and all it's a good movie, not above average, nor is it below.

 rated 3/5: not bad

You Kill Me (2007)

You Kill Me (2007)

The comical story of an icecold killer with a drinking problem and a lack of friends.

Due to a job messed up he has to take a trip to New York, where he starts working as a dressup artist for dead people. He meets people. Things happen to him. And guess what happens? Well I won't tell you, don't want to spoil the fun now, so you better watch it yourself. It's not an insanely funny movie, it's more one of those normal movies, with unordinary events, but nothing exaggerated, nothing unreal. There wont be any parts where you laugh at loud, but it's one of those movies you can watch through with a smile on your face the whole time, almost.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Sicko (2007)

Sicko (2007)

The American world of medicine and health-care sure is a troublesome one. This is a great insight in social services, personal economy and the gigantic medicine companies that control everything. You'll learn a lot from this, especially if you live outside America. It's amazing how big a business this really is, and how much of the government they control and how different medical care is in different countries. Everything is nicely filmed, the narrator tells us everything smoothly, everything is easy to understand.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Return To House On Haunted Hill (2007)

Return To House On Haunted Hill (2007)

The house is back to capture and kill everyone who inhabits it. This time the people visiting the house are on a hunt for hidden treasure, driven by money, just like before. More monsters, and flashbacks into the all their deaths. The main character is the daughter of one of the survivors in the prequel. The movie isn't as scary as the previous one, not at all.

The scenes are more gory, the events all take place quickly after one another and the house seems less insane than it did previously, now it's just haunted, and with a good will. The ghosts aren't ghosts, they're walking corpses, solid figures. Through the story all the events are explained, the people on the treasure hunt try to give reasons as to why things happened as they did, and the crazy doctor himself doesn't seem as mad as he did before.

Everything is nicely filmed, and sure, it has some horrifying moments in it, but basically it's just the first part once more, with everything different. The creators have been careful to switch all previous styles of murder, methods of escapes and means of intrusion to something new, and it just makes everything so predictable, all except the ending. The characters have shallow personalities, the storyline is a simple one and it just doesn't have the same amount of suspense as the prequel.

In this one it's just all blood, guts and murder. Feels like they made a sequel based simply on popular demand, the new one is just here to sell and generate cash, not to terrify or inspire. No creativity in this one. The atmosphere isn't the same as in the first, it's much brighter, much clearer, and the special effects seem even crappier than they did in the last one. Even the music has a more adventurous style to it, not one of despair and darkness. If you've seen the prequel, don't expect much of this. If you haven't seen the first one however, this will probably give a you a great deal of entertainment. It's a good movie, just not a good sequel. Sequels are supposed to be better.

At the very least, they're supposed to be as good as the original.

 rated 3/5: not bad

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