I've had this recorded on the Tivo box for some time now and I've wanted to watch it to see what Zoe Saldana can do leading up her own movie (I've only ever seen her in Avatar and Guardians).
The end result isn't amazing if I'm honest. The story is basic, the main character not altogether appealing (It's not all about the visuals, and there are plenty of needless tits and ass shots here to satisfy the teenagers), the villains…
Not altogether that bad a film.
Yes there's a fair bit of un-necessary product placement. And yes there's a fair bit of un-necessary cheese. But, it's good fun, with a simple well-meaning message to live life to the fullest, all supported with some very good performances, excellent cinematography and superb special effects.
Recommended?: Won't challenge you, but will entertain you, if you let it.
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…