written by owen, Wed, 17th May 2006 at 7:46 pm
When I reviewed the trailer for Ultraviolet I thought that this was going to be the movie of the year. Really, I can't believe that it was possible to make a movie that sucks worst than Aeon Flux. But Ultra-Violet managed to do it in fine style. I blame it on poor character development. The movie started out quickly, so quickly I couldn't even tell if it had started or I was still the upcoming movies. At some point down into the movie your will learn that Milla is unnecessarily a vampire - a fact which adds this movie to my list of stupid vampire movies. The fact that she is a vampire is so insignificant that she might as well be a Jamaican. Poor character development. She kills a lot of silly people for silly reasons, nicely. I give it a 3 out of 10. The trailer for the movie is actually better than the movie itself.
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Gods Child commented: whoa,
thanks for the heads up. I was thinking it would be good cause you hyped it at first. now I know I can try Aeon Flux instead. ... read 3 more
written by owen, Thu, 27th Apr 2006 at 11:25 am
Image attributed to aletheuo. So anyway I watched Blade 3: Trinity, well all I can say is that it was not bad. However stupid but it still did not have the same effect on the whole "vampire movie" genre as the first blade movie. Remember the underground rave scene from blade 1? priceless. Its all about the blood, there is no need to be chasing anybody down any street or jumping from building to building unless your spiderman. The thing I hate most of all about the movie is that they did the same thing that Underworld 2 did in its last installment. Both movies and a couple others ( that I can't remember) managed to do the absolute worst thing you can do in a vampire movie. I mean if your making a vampire movie you know right off the bat that vampires hang out at night, they feed off blood and are descendant from the first vampire Dracula or whatever.
Vampires hang out at night - its a key plot piece. Now the important thing in a vampire movie - a golden rule - is that you never, under no circumstances kill the first vampire. Because if you kill the first vampire then all the other vampires would become normal mortal people - and that would virtuality end all vampire movies as we know it. So my question is why the hell do these recent vampires movies feel the need to mess up the story of all other vampire movie? I mean do you have to kill the first vampire? Why not try to write a good story for once?
I would suggest that you try to avoiding killing the first vampire at all costs. Its been done, look at great movies such as American Werewolf in England or even Blade 1 - both good movies that didn't involve the total death of the vampire/werewolf race. If you want to seem original and unique - get an original story. I know your trying to make a "epic" movie but you've got to understand that when your movie is based on a pretty established piece of literature you shouldn't try to mess it up for all the other people. Its similar to making a Romeo and Juliet movie where the young love birds decide not to take the poison and instead get married - thats just not acceptable. Blade 3 gets a 6 out of 10.
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Gods Child commented: I didn't know about those vampire rules but I enjoyed all 3 blade movies--I guess I really liked the story line. In blade 3, though, I didn't really like how this whole team appeared from out of nowhere with a whole set-up and weapons and everything. It was too convenient. ... read 4 more
written by owen, Sun, 19th Mar 2006 at 10:45 pm
The island is filled with product placement. Product placement is here to stay. Where else would directors get pretty cars to crash and destroy in the chase scenes? As long as it keeps the movie coming. I liked the movie, even though it was 2 hours long. As soon as they leave the compound in which they were born they will chased. Chased allot by the usual set of special army guys who manage to cause more destruction than I ever thought possible. but once the chase begins the movie is roller-coaster of expensive action scenes that are well done. Lots of running. Its sometimes funny, sometimes stupid but it comes together well. 8 out of 10. Highly recommended science fiction thriller about coming of age and going to the island. Lots of running.
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written by owen, Sat, 11th Feb 2006 at 12:58 pm
With the disappointment of Aeon Flux still fresh on our minds I still think that Ultraviolet is going to knock everything else out of the water. I am suspect that should they wait a little longer before releasing it. It is science fiction anyhow. Milla Jovovich has yet to disappoint. That combined with the fact the movie is directed by Kurt Wimmer the same guy that did Equilibrium. You can even see the "GunKata" in the trailer. Plus if you look care fully you can see rips of various other movies like Underworld, The Matrix, Torque. Ripping is not a bad thing especially if you do it better than the original - rip away. The story according to what I see in the trailer seems to be a mix between Resident Evil, The Transporter 2 and The Matrix. It looks good, really good. I said the same thing about Aoen Flux but this one looks like the money - I can almost feel it. Oh and that song at the end of the trailer (after the one from the matrix soundtrack) is "24" by Jem. Definitely a theater watch movie.
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Stunner commented: Mi nah seh much bout dat movie, from mi si di add mi seh, "Foolishness!" ... read 6 more
written by owen, Tue, 06th Sep 2005 at 9:42 am
So yes the movie is pretty short. An hour and 10 minutes maybe. If you loved the first movie you will like the second installment. The transporter is back but this time he does little if any transporting. At the unset loyalists will notice that the car he's driving is an automatic Audi. What happened to the BMW or Mercedes that he was driving in the first film? The Audi is the first of a couple useless product placements including an ipod, hommer.
The main story isn't very deep but the action sequences should tie you over i.e. if you like fast, unbelievable and near impossible action. The action sequences (5) will not disappoint and probably are the only reason to go see the movie in the theater.
Basically, the movie is a virus-cure drama with a married love interest and a kid. The transporter spends a lot a time getting guns pointed at him but he is never shot. Expect to see a tall skinny blonde chick who gets to fire her guns ever so often. She is kinda like a mix between Tomb raider and Milla Jovavich from Resident Evil. She tries to be sexy but dies a rather sudden unspectacular death.
The final fight is as impossible as it is impractical. It ends and leaves you with nothing but the memory of the cool stunts. And at some point in the show the transporter meets up a on he a stereotypical rastafarian taxi cab driver with a jamaican flag covering the back seat. I give it a 7.5 out of 10. Need a transporter?
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michael_halvorsen commented: jason statham is the shit. he needs to be in a lot more movies than he has been.
i saw the movie on friday as well. the movie rocked minus the outrageous scenes. the movie would have been a lot better had they not made them so far fetched.
i was very disappointed when the car he drives was an audi. audi's suck ass. i owned an audi. bmw's are by far the better choice. expecially for the transporter.
i need a transporter.
whats the package weigh? ... read 1 more
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