What are the odds. I was just thinking about posting a few reviews for a couple of movies I watched yesterday when I stumbled upon a bunch of reviews I wrote about a year back but never posted. I know I never posted them because I searched the whole site with a quick SnR, so this is all completely new material. Completely old, I mean. :P The missing typos are new though, anyhow, enjoy.
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
The 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
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