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Yes Man (2008)

Yes Man (2008)

I'm a yes man, so when I asked myself if I wanted to watch this movie the answer was unavoidably: you know it. I mean, yes! It's a Jim Carrey movie too so you know it's going to be good... or crazy at least.

The idea is simple: what would life be like, if you said yes to every offer you were given? It turns out life would be... pretty messy. I don't really know what more to say about the movie other than... it was a fun watch. Not as good a few Carrey Classics, but a recommended watch nevertheless.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Resident Evil 5 - Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil 5 - Retribution (2012)

So they did it again, they killed off another one of the characters from the games. This time Barry. Or maybe he wasn't the game-character Barry? It's a whole new universe after all, the movie universe, completely different from the games. And it all ends with the Last Stand. So, I guess there'll be another Resident Evil movie at least, before this whole franchise can finally die down. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the regular Resident Evil portion of ass-kicking and special effects, but they're going further away from the series for every movie they make. It just gets bigger and bigger, crazier and crazier, worse and worse.

Resident Evil, the original, the movie that started it all, that one was worth watching. It was jumpy, it was intense, and there was plenty of action. It had everything the original games had, including the lack of ammo, the zombies crawling all over the place, the no-safe-zone in a world where surprises lurk around every corner. In other words: perceptible danger.

The movies have gone far far away from that now. When they introduced the clones it went downhill, when Chris died it hit rock bottom. Now, suddenly, none of the former main characters are really dead because obviously there are clones for everyone, and they tried picking some elements (such as the Red Queen) from the original movie (that everybody actually liked) to further fuck around with these likable elements and turn them into something... less likable. The new Red Queen is just... I don't know... it's just on a too large scale to be spooky anymore. This was a good movie, fun to watch, but the whole RE franchise is being blown to shit for every new movie being made. I thought it couldn't get worse after the last one. Yeah, well... it did. Still looking forward to the sequel though. That's the worst part.

 rated 3/5: not bad

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Freelancers (2012)

Freelancers (2012)

Here's another story of blacks and whites, goods and bads, cops and robbers, bosses and employees, right and wrong; all the contrasts. Starring 50 Cent. And since that is the case... it was better than I thought it would be!

Is it just me or is he getting better at acting? Maybe I'm just getting used to seeing him outside his regular role, in a new persona... though he's still a tough guy in the movie, so maybe he's not really acting at all. Playing something else probably wouldn't be suitable. It stars some other great actors though, De Niro, that guy with the one eye squint... and everyone plays their part well. The plot is both plain and clever, clever enough to be good, with enough realism to be perceivable, with enough action to entertain, good dialogs and twists, but still... not the best movie of the year. Nothing very memorable. It was a good movie but that's all.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Looper (2012)

Looper (2012)

I hadn't planned on watching this movie. A brochure came with the mail today, some movie commercials, and Looper was among them. I saw Bruce Willis on the cover and expected yet another great action movie with the one and only, but this movie just blew my mind. I've watched it late so I'm probably a bit more susceptible to emotion than I normally am, but it just overwhelmed me. Most action movies don't. And Bruce Willis wasn't even the main character! Well, you could say he was half the main character, but more on that later on...

In the movie we're brought to the future, a future where the criminal organizations send people they want killed back in time, to a group of people called the Loopers, who kill them and dispose of them in a time where they technically don't even exist. Sometimes the future versions of themselves are sent back to be killed, it's a part of the contract in becoming a looper. You'd wonder why anyone would choose such a line of work? Well, the bounties are high, it's a profitable job, and the risks are a part of it.

In the movie we grow to know Joe, a looper like many others, who is one day faced with his future self. He tries to kill himself from the future, but the future him gets away. It turns out that a new boss called the Rainman is taking over in the future, killing off all loopers, and the Joe from the future is here to kill him before he grows up. A little Terminator influence? That's all the Terminator influence you get (apart from the ending, maybe, which kind of reminds of how the original Terminator kills himself for the benefit of humanity), the rest of the plot is unique, clever and filled with footage that should suit all critics. There are moments of calm and there are moments of carnage.

The main character falls in love too. He's faced off against the criminal organization, against moral conflicts and against himself, both in the now and in a time to come. It's not confusing. It's easy to get the hang of, just watch it, you'll be depressed. Just like you were when (if) you watched Terminator. Or Invisible Target. Or The Green Mile. It's a great movie.

On an unrelated note, the showing of affection by filming how either mother or lover strokes a foot (seen from the owner-of-the-foot-angle) is an interesting perspective. A director with a fetish, maybe? The filmography in this movie is creative to say the least. The blood and the special effects look natural as well, even when they obviously aren't. We get to see a future world in addition to the regular one, not the future-future, but rather the future before the future.

Well that's enough chit chat. Here's the score.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010)

This movie was a major mindfuck. Especially the end of it... which I won't spoil to you. It starts with two marshals arriving at an asylum, located on an island. There's an escaped prisoner. There's a storm on route. There are 66 prisoners, err... patients, but according to the escaped prisoner there should be 67. Where's the last one hiding? What goes on in the lighthouse? What are those strange flashbacks the main character keeps having? It's all made clear in the end though, almost. Definitely worth a watch if you're not easily depressed, cause this movie is definitely one of those movies that will leave you feeling...

Still, it's a work of art. Great actors (Di Caprio especially). Great filming. Great plot.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Brave (2012)

Brave (2012)

Pixar does it again! Another masterpiece! This time it's about a wild red-haired princess in the uncivilized lands of Scottland (I guess) who potentially lived a long time ago. Her mother wants her to marry and carry on the legacy. She doesn't. She wants to keep her freedom. She wants to keep climbing mountains, drinking from the falls of fire, riding through the wild with her fiery hair blazing in the wind.

It's a beautiful movie, with amazing views, remnants of ancient cultures, castles, parties, a witch, etc etc. Did I mention the mother turns into a bear? Yupp, it all goes to hell, and it happens with both comedy and drama. It's a heart-warming story from start to finish, with a bit of action intermixed with the fun and hysteria. The characters you'll grow to love. The scenery you'll want to see again. The plot is clever, but not complex. Just another Pixar movie huh, it gets a clear...

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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