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Epic Movie (2007)

Epic Movie (2007)

Epic. Need I say more? Seriously though, it's a good movie. A great parody of many different movie plots. The jokes may be exaggerated and at times so lame you can't laugh, but at times they're not that lame, and everything is nicely put together. It's one of those movies you'll enjoy watching once, but never watching again.

 rated 2/5: decent

So Close (2002)

So Close (2002)

It's a Korean movie. A nice storyline, well defined characters, lots of action, all stylishly filmed with exaggerated unrealistic environmental effects for the different events. All the characters mix together, form a plot, and shatter either by death or different motives, and then it ends. The sceneries are beautiful, the technologies in forms of weapons/computers/etc all look very advanced and everything is neat and well made. The places are a bit too perfect to be real, and so are the people, which might be considered a downside of the movie, but all we want is action, right? And that we get.

We also get romance, drama and lots of emotional outbursts. The good and the bad are clearly defined, the different occupations, the different genders, the everything. It's not a movie you know the ending of from the very first five minutes, it progresses along nicely revealing new things all the time, and it never gets boring. The filming style is very clear, bright and smoothly flowing. It's easy to see that digital effects and real filming are mixed, but it's all well-made. If you like action, it's a movie I recommend!

 rated 3/5: not bad

Blow (2001)

Blow (2001)

Johnny Depp plays the roll of a businessman, one within the business of cocaine, an item that is new and highly requested within America. He gets more money than he can spend, he gets everything he's dreamed of, and he gets a wife, they get a daughter, and that's when things start crumbling apart. He gets tricked by a former friend and quits his job. He stays away from drugs and he and his family live happily for five years. Then, on his birthday, his wife decides to organize a little party and he gets busted. The DEA storm the place and he is accused of supplying all the drugs they find at the party. But that doesn't matter, he pays the bail and gets out easy, runs away, just another twist in his life. The bank in Panama, in which he has stored his former fortune, has changed nationality and the government has taken care of all his belongings. His wife turns him in and he gets sentenced to three years jail.

His wife visits him once, telling him that she's found another and that he'll be in charge of child support. After he gets out he plans one last job, a quick flight to get drugs, and get enough money to spend the rest of his life in California, with the one good thing in his life, his daughter. He is set up, and this time is sent away for 60 years. He's still there now, and will be there until 2015. If he lasts that long he'll be over 100 years when he gets out.

It's a true story, and a sad one. The man character is one you feel sympathy for, he's not a bad person, not at all, just on a voyage towards quick cash that didn't turn out quite as he had expected it. Everything turns to shit. The filming is good, the acting is good, the music is good. It's not a very tragic movie, but it's sad, depressing. If you haven't seen this, I recommend you do, it's a nice insight in how it was at the start of American drug life too.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

The Scorpion King (2002)

Scorpion King (2002)

The Rock is here, in yet another epic movie starring him, his loyal camel, his untrusted servant, his future bride and the seemingly perfect but apparently overconfident villain. Also featuring a bunch of soldiers and victims. It's a great movie, the Rock plays his role perfectly as always, and so do the other characters. The scenery is beautiful, the storyline is simple and the events are varied and easy to follow. Simple, adventurous, happy. It's a movie I recommend.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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Rocky 4 (1985)

Rocky 4 (1985)

Rocky goes to Russia, this time to meet his toughest opponent yet. As usual there's a great deal of fighting, but in difference from previous movies this time it's mixed with a sense of revenge and patriotism. Russia is certified villain and America the hero, with stereotypical characters and characteristics for both the countries. That's an aspect I don't like about this movie, but other than that, it's filled with nice fights and good filming. Worth watching if you've seen the previous three in the series.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Captain America (1990)

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

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