written by owen, Sat, 25th Jan 2014 at 9:08 am
This movie seemed good at first but pretty much as soon as it starts it falls into the trap of the typical American action suspense nonsense thriller with army dudes chatting about their favorite football teams while flying a helicopter over Afghanistan. The bad guy is bad for no reason, somebody gets kidnapped and an international terrorist plan - years in the making is unraveled in 2 minutes by contacting dots in an epic monologue. Everything comes together in a seamless blend of advertisements and stereotypical action sequences timed to perfection.
Nothing is ever really explained and the things that are explained are pointless establishing shots. Weird things happen that make you raise and eyebrow and then 10 minutes later you say to yourself; "oohh so that's why he killed that dude for a lamp bulb!". Nowadays I think movie writers are just thinking of new ways to fool people into watching the same movie.
Rated 6 out of 10. Skip it unless you want to spend an hour watching a pointless spy movie.
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written by owen, Mon, 07th Oct 2013 at 2:21 pm
I enjoyed the movie thoroughly despite seeing Tatyana Ali without makeup in the sunlight. Its a good movie from start to end, pulling few punches while portraying the life of 3 deportee Jamaicans who were born overseas and were cast out back to Jamaica "home again" without much hope of survival or social network. You should go out and watch it, watch the trailor. It is as good as Getta Life and Better Mus Come while covering a challenging topic and avoiding the traps of hollywood movies today.
The whole movie is beautifully shot with some expensive cameras. I was confused by the whole shot on location in Trinidad vs Jamaica but at the end of the day it doesn't even come into play, it all blends in seemlessly.
9 out of 10. Must watch.
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written by owen, Sat, 01st Jun 2013 at 10:36 am
The movie starts out like a tv-series on TNT. I've watched all the previous 5 movie in order as they came out and this has got be the dumbest out of all of them. This has some of the most dumb physics breaking stunts to the point where your mind cannot even comprehend why people would climb onto the roof of a car and jump onto another car 500 times in the same movie - shit is ridiculous.
People chasing Formula1 cars with SUVs and keeping up is not only impossible but makes a fan of the previous movies go waaaa???!!!?
I give it a 6 out of 10. Lots of dumb stunts. 50 mile long runway. Use the bullet to find the shooter, crap twist. Meh. Doesn't really matter how you watch it.
The director used all the same old tricks from the previous movies; skinny white chicks in bikinis, super clean cars that are never used, random aerial shots, empty garages, people flipping cars on a regular basis. There was no sense of danger in this movie. All the stars do things that only superheroes would even attempt without a weeks worth of planning and preparation. The people in this movie know that they can't die so they have no second thoughts about doing crazy shit.
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Ayo commented: I read this a few days ago but now that I've actually watched it I guess I can give my two cents.
.... I do see what you are saying ... there were a few cute and funny moments but it was as predictable as sunsets. It pissed me off that they let the girl die and thought it fitter to save the others in the most absurd ways that not even the most gullible would buy it! I humoured them but then they did the unthinkable ... they highly insinuated a seventh .. to which I say to the director(s) 'You need to stop' ... read 2 more
written by owen, Mon, 06th May 2013 at 11:36 am
Its pretty movie. Not as bad as Prometheous but pretty. Full of plot holes and wtf moments. The story is kinda meh. I would suggest you watch the movie called "Moon" starring Sam Rockwell. Moon is a much better movie, not as pretty but well written and not filled with random crap. I give Oblivion 5 out of 10; pretty graphics but totally forgettable.
There is always some dumb twist at the end which obviously the director thinks is GENIUS! but this a good movie does not make. A movie is the some of its parts. A movie cannot ride on its bueaty alone, nor can it ride on the actor that plays the star. Crap is crap straight up.
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written by owen, Thu, 04th Apr 2013 at 1:20 pm
So dumb I forgot to review it. This movie makes no sense what-so-ever. My rating 3 out of 10. go watch something else.
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