Cadinho93 has written 14 reviews for films during 2020.

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★★

    The Invisible Man in a darker category much closer to modern horror. It has a nice balance of comedic relief combined with practical effects that are really neat to watch. No review would be complete without mentioning Claude Rains, a man with the unenviable task of playing a character whose face is by definition, almost never shown. Without Claude Rains' powerful voice or his talent in presenting his character's escalating madness, this movie would never have succeeded. As it stands, it's a movie that has something for just about everyone. You won't be disappointed.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout is brilliant from start to finish. Tom Cruise will do everything, anything to stun and amaze us, his audience. He rides the motorcycle against traffic, he flies the helicopter to the ground, spinning wildly, he jumped over tall buildings and almost didn't make it that he broke his foot in one scene which was used in the film and actually falls out of the helicopter while flying high over mountains, just nuts! He is a true entertainer that has dedicated his life and safety to ensuring that we have a great time watching his films. He's the Houdini of modern day actors.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★★½

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is fun action movie. Tom Cruise has done it again except this time his team has an edge. A comedic edge that it. Aside from the brilliant cinematographic feats of creativity and altitude, gorgeous scenery, a cleverly written and witty script, the actors are the real glue of this film. Jeremy Renner is the next big thing once he gets past this Hansel/Gretel mistake and works well with Tom Cruise's confident character, Simon Pegg's comedic relief and Paula Patton's beauty and elegance. This movie has all of the action and intrigue you always expect from Tom Cruise's movies.

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★½

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is an absolute winner. Fantastic choreography and stunt work by Tom Cruise, including possibly the fastest and most painful car chase ever, a brutal and elegant knife fight. Long stretches of directorial brilliance and solid editing give you peeks into things you usually don't see, but never enough to ruin the pounce or the sting. Good story, great scoring and a wonderful new character in Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson). Overall, this is a perfect action movie that has intelligence and thrilling action.

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

    ★★★★

    Mission: Impossible II has one of the best cinematic moments in a movie: the scene in the lab, where Tom Cruise tells Thandie Newton to stay alive, darts off, taking out some goons, then runs in slow motion and jumps off the skyscraper. The storyline is interesting, the movie is full of amazing actions and stunts. The bike chase scene is beautifully shot and is visually pleasing. Hans Zimmer offers a beautiful score as always. Mission: Impossible II remains one of my favorites of the franchise.

  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    Tomorrow Never Dies is a really underrated James Bond movie. The plot is a bit strained, a business man wants to start a war between China and England, so he can bring his satellite TV to China. The locations go from Europe to China, the HALO drop in to the China sea is spectacular. James Bond goes Scuba diving into a sunken British warship. The action, the score, the emotions, the feels, everything, it's just great movie and very enjoyable. Pierce Brosnan was great as James Bond.

  • The World Is Not Enough

    The World Is Not Enough

    The World Is Not Enough is a great movie. I like Pierce Brosnan in this. The way he straightens his tie while in a boat underwater is hilarious though subtle. Still kinda stiff, but good to see him in action anyway. Nice snow chase scenes. I miss Desmond Llewelyn as Q. Very telling, the scene about retirement and I loved the back and forth with this version of Moneypenny. A lot of innuendo between them and I miss that. Also the theme song by Garbage is one of my favorites.

  • Licence to Kill

    Licence to Kill

    ★★★★½

    Licence to Kill is on my short list of arguably best James Bond films and I find it very disappointing that we didn't get to see more from Timothy Dalton. In terms of the larger franchise, Timothy Dalton pulled it back down to earth after the Roger Moore era spent so long on the border with science fiction. This is by far one of the best James Bond storyline, depth of characters, realism of plot and romance.

  • A View to a Kill

    A View to a Kill

    Everything a James Bond movie should be: far-fetched, but interesting plot, charismatic villains, beautiful women, stunning exotic locations, lighthearted witty dialogues, amazing music, James Bond's absurd invincibility and universal irresistibility. Somehow, most subsequent James Bond iterations diluted at least some items of this formula in an effort to "modernize" James Bond for the increasing sensitivities of the 21st century. So, is this all shaken or stirred the right way? That depends on your preferences. For me, this might have been the last James Bond of its kind.

  • Octopussy

    Octopussy

    Roger Moore ranks as another actor remembered for his James Bond role. Suave and outstanding in all his James Bond movies, Roger Moore was excellent. Octopussy remains my favorite contrary to what the so called critics have to say. Always meant to be tongue in cheek, the albeit corny one liners and actions are well placed and humorous, the action non stop and scenery outstanding. Octopussy is really a nice fun ride and one of my favorite James Bond movies.

  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    ★★★★½

    Although "For Your Eyes Only" can hardly be called a realistic action/spy film, it is entertaining, free from the usual over-the-top bond gadgets. Sheena Easton's - For Your Eyes only is a beautiful song and definitely one of the best James Bond has ever produced. Very good film with lots of action, great stunts and beautiful women. It's a great formula!

  • Moonraker

    Moonraker

    This is James Bond in outer space, starring Roger Moore. It involves a criminal trying to eliminate all of society except for a few chosen 'couples' who he sends to a space station by shuttle. His plan is to destroy the rest of the population and repopulate with the offspring from the space station. I think it's the most out there of the James Bond movies, but it's entertaining. Plus, Shirley Bassey's - Moonraker is one of favorite James Bond songs.