The reason I hate this film so much is because I love science fiction. Let me just start by saying that I haven't read the novel(s) this is based on, so my only reference to the world of Ender is this 'film'.
I struggle to call this a film. It has moving images and somewhere hidden among the CGI straight out of the eighties there are people. You could call them actors. You could call them bored people reading their…
Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:
-Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.
-This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.
-"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"
-"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."
-Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.
-It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…
1. Whose bright idea was it to shoot most of the film in pitch dark?
2. Why on earth would the Purge ever work? Stupidest fucking idea I've ever heard.
3. 75% of the film=bad guys getting shot by good guys at the last possible second.
4. Ethan Hawke looks a little weird without scrubbly facial hair.
5. That's all I have to say, this film doesn't warrant too much deep thought.
Jesus, what a crapfest. Usually I do not watch superhero movies and I don't read comics, but this was part of an oversea flight entertainment program, so I gave it a shot.
Most of the fun for me was figuring out what actually Iron Man's / Stark's super power was and I honestly I didn't quite get it. Is he a living magnet or some shit? And whenever he does the "iron summoning" pose or whatever that is, why does…
Well, the whole premise is entirely preposterous, because if you factor in the holy FUCK THAT ROBOT JUST PUNCHED A GIANT MONSTER IN THE FACE OH MY GOD.
Well, Charlie Hunnam is probably the most uncharismatic leading man I have ever seen and the movie would honestly be better if they just replaced him with a stationary picture of Michael Fassbender and jesus fucking CHRIST ARE YOU SERIOUS? ARE YOU EVEN JOKING ME RIGHT NOW? DID THAT JAEGER SERIOUSLY JUST…
If this movie were a person, it would be a fifteen-year-old boy- it's very, very horny, and very, VERY angry. I hadn't actually realised that until this most recent re-watch. Everybody's either shouting at each other, making some sort of snide remark or at times becoming physically violent with one another, often out of nowhere. And of course, king of all this is Michael Douglas, the angriest cock in the barnyard, a man who seems to be judging his performance…
Lawless, oh Lawless
You may not be so flawless
But I'll be damned if you left me thoughtless
I thought you'd be fun like a party
I got a surprise especially from Hardy
Even Shia pulls his weight, he's not so annoying
Not for a second did he stop me from enjoying
Let's not forget Mia and Gary and Noah oh my
And even Jessica, who still brings a glimmer to my eye
Then of course there's Guy; he stole…
What starts out in the been-there-done-that vein of an X-Files episode, suddenly increases its pace about halfway through, gripping you tightly in its fists full of suspense and unease. Unfortunately, it does not consequently pursue its goal until the memorable ending, but goes astray at times. Two hours were maybe a bit ambitious for the not too complex story.
Nevertheless: ★★★★ for a great movie and a bonus ½ for the amazing closing song that rocked my 64 MB MP3 player about ten years ago after I watched this little gem for the first time. Plus I have a soft spot for Richard Gere.