Instead of the clichéd, lame romance and rom-com films, in honor of Valentines Season, here are some of the more…
The Adjustment Bureau
Fight for your fate.
A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.
The high-concept plot of The Adjustment Bureau isn't the most alluring thing in the film. It's an interesting science fiction thriller that's actually dominated by a romance that convinces from its very inception. Starring Matt Damon, (for once not breaking other people's limbs and playing the hardman) this sees a chance encounter with a beautiful woman and a passionate kiss that will change his life forever. If you believe in falling in love instantly then you will invest in this film, and with Emily Blunt playing the object of Damon's affection with a coy playful sexiness, it's hard not to become emotionally involved.
Damon plays a young congressman whose life is being controlled (just like everyone else's) by The Adjustment…
This is how the film was sold to me on my TV Guide... "Thriller (2011). A politician is attracted to a dancer he meets at a pivotal moment in his life, but finds his every effort to get to know her is thwarted by a group of mysterious men. He realises these shadowy figures are manipulating him and moving him toward a predetermined fate, which he resolves to fight. Sci-fi thriller, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt."
Can you see how I may have expected more from this movie? This was nothing more than a Sunday afternoon romance film with an extremely cheesy sci-fi element to it - and an element that I found almost impossible to buy into at…
Heavy-handed, clumsy and full of clichés, George Nolfi's adaptation of Philip K. Dicks short story is a wholly underwhelming experience. Having not read the original take it is hard to know for sure but given the author's penchant for the more sinister, darker side of human nature, you can imagine the tone and more importantly, the complexity, was nowhere approaching this kind of tripe.
The idea behind the story is a good one, that we may not be the masters of our own destiny after all, our free will restricted by unseen forces who plan our predestined routes through life. If we were to challenge the paths set out for us, then what would be the changes or consequences caused…
Typically films with high concept plots get by on the hook of the concept alone yet despite The Adjustment Bureau having a compelling conceit it is actually the chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt that not only draws you in but provides the whole momentum for the movie. And this chemistry is crucial because you have to buy into their instant love for each other and for the most part you do. The Adjustment Bureau elements are neatly handled and pleasingly efficient (they could have so easily dominated the entire film but the central relationship is given time to breathe and develop). The supporting cast are solid but that is to be expected when you cast the likes of…
I liked the premise here just not the execution. The story needed to be tighter, the characters accepted strange things too easily, and it needed more details. It felt too loose if that makes sense.
There were things to like. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt had good chemistry, the concept was interesting, and their characters were likable. The filmmakers just failed at successfully making it all work together in my opinion. With a little more attention to detail this could have been an excellent Sci Fi film. Instead it's watchable but pretty average overall.
A friend of mine told me that this was one of the absolute worst films she had ever seen. That's high praise.
While it's not the bottom of the barrel by any means, The Adjustment Bureau is pretty fucking boring. A stale, chemistry-free love affair is being tampered with by a bunch of guys in fedoras. No! And that's literally all that happens. I just...what. Not terrible, but entirely forgettable. Which I guess is one of the worst things a movie can be.
A good looking Twilight Zone episode with excellent character work from Damon and Blunt and a dopey ending
Extremely disappointing. It's not worth your time. It's one huge clique with one extremely predictable and annoying ending.
7/10: Another adaptation of sci-fi guru Philip K. Dick, that has perfect blend of sci-fi, thriller and romance! - something for everyone to enjoy even if you are not a science fiction fan. I like the unique and yet original idea, and at the same time can be quite thought-provoking for some.
THIS SUCKED SO BAD I ONLY WATCHED IT BECAUSE OF EMILY BLUNT >.<</p>
Forgettable movie that tries to be too my much.
I liked the film a lot. Ever since I saw the trailers I was wary about how they were going to handle a story where we have people that control reality as we know it and not mess it up. But by the time the final act came around, with its momentum building, I was cheering the lead and loving the film.
Damon and Blunt are the prefect romantic leads here - perfect casting. I was unsure of Mackie in his role but he ended up a perfect fit and nicely understated, very good perf from him. Nice to see Stamp back and providing the film its necessary villain, shared by the Mad Men guy who was cool also. Nolfi…
Intriguing, often exciting thriller, which sees Damon play a Senator who stumbles upon a secret world order of suited men in hats, run by a mysterious "Chairman" who keeps "things running according to plan". When he falls for Blunt, and is told they are not to be together, he challenges this order. The film has it's many moments, but a few lulls too, and the ending is not as potent as it should have been, but all in all, an entertaining film.
This was better then i expected. The hat thing was a little odd, but worked well enough.
I enjoyed the idea of free will vs. a guiding hand. Having history prove we basically suck at free will.
Good Saturday afternoon watch.
μην ξαναβάλετε στον Ματ αυτο το καπελο. ουαι
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Soldier's Girl
- Blue Valentine
- Play It Again, Sam
- Before Sunrise
- Twelve Monkeys
- A Boy and His Dog
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Adjustment Bureau
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence
The good and the bad of a world gone wrong.
Likely somewhat subjective, though I've tried to maintain consistency. See…
- Say Anything...
- Castaway on the Moon
- Good Will Hunting
- Love Me If You Dare
Running list of my favorite movies. No rankings - just a hodgepodge of love and awesomeness.