There was a whole heap of shit that hit the propeller when this fan came out, "it's not as good as Cars", "Pixar sell out to Disney", "Disney ripping off Pixar" "Shoulda been straight to DVD" etc. etc. but you know what? This isn't that bad a film at all.
All good kids movies need to appeal to both kids and adults, and this is exactly what Planes does well. Within the first few minutes alone I was already surprised…
This is your typical indie coming of age, drama, romance movie, but what it does, it does well.
The cast are all very familiar with this style of material and Kinnear is especially type cast, but reliable enough. Connelly and Collins make a formidable mother/daughter combo and Kristen Bell is on good form in a minor, but memorable role. In short, it's all about growing up, the guy who can't get any girls, the promiscuous teen that finally grows up…
Ouch. A $50million budget and only $13million in box office returns. Even the Sly Stallone starring Judge Dredd returned $34million at the box office (back in '95), and we all know how bad that was. So what's the deal? How can a consistently highly rated movie do so poorly? Namely because of idiots like me.
When I first saw the images of Dredd online and in movie magazines it really didn't appeal at all. Urban looked like either his head…
One hell of a movie.
Don't watch this expecting tonnes of action and shoot outs at high noon, it's not that sort of western. This is a character study filled with fine actors putting in career finest performances, gorgeous cinematography and an engaging and involving story.
Deakins is on cinematography duty here and the film looks absolutely phenomenal as a result. The interior shots are beautifully lit, the costume design, the blood, sweat and grit are all perfectly captured, but…