written by owen, Fri, 01st Feb 2013 at 12:15 pm
So After watching both the original and the American version of the movie I have come to the conclusion the original is the better version. The original has its faults, bad music in some parts and the bike in the american version is cooler (most likely an advertisment). Besides that the original version is clearly a sharper more directed movie. Even though both movies are practically the same, lenghty drive down a lonely highway - the original does it slightly better.
The original focuses more on the girl rather than the life of the reporter. When comparing both films you can see that the story is clearly about Lisbeth, her traunmatic childhood and her search for something which isn't explained.
Its a very good movie. Both equally so, with the original have the authentic edge because its not poluted with Daniel Craig.
9 out of 10. Must watch. Either one. Boobs, sex and murder.
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written by owen, Fri, 28th Dec 2012 at 8:08 pm
Despite a few hair raising scenes of torture, nudity and dogs, I enjoyed Django. A ridiculous amount of fun is to be had amidst the racial slurs and blood pumping out of people's chests. I give it 9 out of 10. Best modern western I have seen in a long while. You can rent it, buy it on dvd or watch it in the theatre. No fancy computer generated dogs or spaceships - just good old fashioned gun fights and horse riding.
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Gods Child commented: Thanks for the review. Not only will I not go to the theater to see this, I will also not watch it when it inveitably gets released on dvd/streaming. ... read 1 more
written by owen, Sat, 10th Nov 2012 at 11:39 am
Skyfall is a pretty average bond-movie without fancy gadgets and interesting story. Filled with loud background music as they visit an Asian country for no apparent reason. Things happen, plans are set in motion that could have easily be completed with a well placed sniper bullet. Its more "me-me-me" rather than saving the world from a evil maniac. Not to mention the forced chemistry between random characters. At the end of the day the movie is a low 7, watch on it on cable or bootleg it. The movie is nothing special.
There is no need to mention the advertisments and Berenice Marlohe who appears to fill the checklist of "things-to-do" in a bond movie. Its a sailboat and no one is driving it. Probably the Aston martin runs on air.
NB. Flash lights in the dark, seriously? Flashlights in the church? dies laughing.
MI 5: Ghost Protocol is a better movie.
I totally forgot to mention that the intro sequence sucked balls, sorry if one of you guys worked on it but it was lame. Lame! I want baked sailing girls and guns! Not self referencial metaphors about life! Song sucked too.
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Mad Bull commented: i disagree. I likedvit. i gave it an 8. ... read 2 more
written by owen, Mon, 06th Aug 2012 at 12:52 pm
Let me start out by saying that I give this movie a 7 out of 10. Its a ok, movie. Its not great. This one of those movies that use the reverse story trick; the kind of story that keeps gives you wrong information so that at the end it can pull a switcher-rue.
Its a long movie with lots of pointless distractions. The movie flies up into space, takes some pictures then crashes down to earth in the last 5 minutes of pointless talking and self reflection. Catwoman is lame. Bane was pretty good as a charactor but went to great lenghts just to do something that could have been done in a 5 minute fight scene.
The movie wants to be deep but it comes off more long winded than anything else. Winding up a story like that then explaining it at the end is not what I consider "cool". Much ado about nothing. Sex me just to stab me in the side 10 minutes later - oh I am cool and deep. BS. 7 out of 10.
PS. I still hate the bike. The bike sucks.
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owen commented: yup thats pretty much it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr1uB5mLQXc&feature=fvwrel ... read 3 more
written by owen, Tue, 12th Jun 2012 at 6:30 am
Scientists making illogical and stupid decisions. Thats the whole movie. Most of the charactors were flat. Charlize Therone needs to gain like 20 pounds. A18 movie with 2 perfect oppurtunites for nude sex scenes but decide to fade to black. The story connects to aliens but its all really just a farse.
If you go to an alien planet, why take off you helmet outside? It breaks quarantine, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT! Why would you take off your helmet? Is it uncomfortable, is it inching you? With all the scifi-wizardry in the movie nothing is really scientific; hyper-sleep? proximity scans? skin tight rubber suits? been there done that. There are episodes of Star Trek that have more sci-fi and smarter people than this movie.
7 out of 10. A few pretty scenes from national geographic but nothing you haven't seen before. The original movie is better. Rent it or watch it on cable.
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