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Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Since when did they decide to get rid of the numbers before the Mission Impossible movies? Since now, I guess. I feel I'm running out of time here, so I'll just say this: This was a good movie. If you like the MI trilogy, you will like this. The mood is somewhat lighter than the previous movies, but the stunts/effects/etc are all the same if not even flashier/riskier/more varied. If you like action movies like I do it's a must see.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Haywire (2011)

Haywire (2011)

The movie starts at a cafe. A young woman walks in. A while later a man arrives. He sits down at her table, you can see before he walks in she's not happy about it. They start talking. You start wondering what it's all about. Suddenly he throws a cup of hot coffee in her face and bashes her head into a solid object close to the camera. You can really see the impact. The fight continues and my first impression is: professional. If you liked the Bourne Identity series you'll love this. It has the same professional feel to it, but at the same time it's not as dark as Bourne Identity. It doesn't have the same pressure, but it certainly has a lot of suspense; a lot of good fight scenes.

All the while it manages to remain calm. You get involved in the action in a strange way, many things are filmed from such an angle that you feel present, but at the same time the atmosphere is distant. Everything is calm. It makes me wonder, was there a soundtrack? I don't remember one. Did the lack of a soundtrack make it seem all the more professional, does the silence invoke a sense of reality in the movie? I should mention btw (spoiler btw) that both of these two characters presented in the start of the movie are agents. In a way it feels like a mixture of Mission Impossible and Bourne Identity. At the same time it's fresh. It's a great movie. Highly recommended.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Rampart (2011)

Rampart (2011)

Rampart sucked. It'll probably get an Oscar. The movie is well made, stars good actors, features vivid emotions, varied scenery and very lifelike portrayals of a grim reality in a normal world. Where's the entertainment? Movies like this are just depressing. Artistic, maybe. Documental, sure. Is it based on a real story? It's too real for me.

 rated 2/5: decent

Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

Here's another new movie I just watched. It's about a company of black fighter pilots during the second world war. They're still oppressed due to color, but through their efforts they manage to stand out anyway. Through the movie we get to know a set of characters, all with strong personality traits. They're presented well in a way that they all gain audience empathy, and when things happen to them it really stings. It's a movie that'll stay etched in my mind, not just because of an intertwined happy/tragic end but because of the great aerial footage included, featuring a wide array of both older and newer planes and spectacular effects. I don't know how it would look IRL, but it looks real, it's very well done.

They manage to capture the essence of flight as well. When the places glide through soft clouds it feels like you're up in the sky with them, and you imagine how the clouds feel. Most of the movie takes place in the sky, but there's a lot of ground filming as well. Everybody is a great actor, even the minor characters. The scenery is superb; if it's not about the sky it's about the beautiful views beneath the planes. This just might be my favorite movie of the year... maybe better than 21 Jump Street. Bit hard to compare movies of so completely different genres though. Anyway, even if you're no plane fan, this is a recommended watch. It'll leave you stirred emotionally and stuffed on flight. Really.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Outpost 2 - Black Sun (2012)

Outpost 2 - Black Sun (2012)

The first Outpost movie was a thriller, this one is more action oriented. The Nazi's are taking over the world using their newly created techniques, a task force has been sent in to stop them, a reporter ends up splat in the middle. She's female btw, obvious choice. The atmosphere is creepier than it was last time, the effects and surroundings have much more work put in them, there are more people involved, there's a lot more action, but it still fails to break out of the just-another-movie category. I feel like the plot had an even better potential in this, and sometimes they've really managed to capture that eerie feeling all Nazi movies send out, but overall, it's just not good enough. Not good enough actors. Not good enough flow of the overall film. It'll keep you entertained, but it's nothing memorable.

 rated 2/5: decent

Outpost (2008)

Outpost (2008)

Dreams of the third reich didn't end with the war, they kept going, underground. It turns out the Nazis were experimenting with something that would make their soldiers immortal. It's almost within their grasp. A scientist pops up and fulfills their goals. It's a thriller with a bit of action, bit of a creepy atmosphere but nothing that makes it stand out. Not incredible actors either, it feels very normal. I feel the plot could have been used much better for a much better movie. Mediocre.

 rated 2/5: decent

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