Monday, January 12, 2009

Some Film Review Blurbs: The Spirit, Valkyrie, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Slumdog Millionaire

The Spirit
After about 10 minutes of this lifeless film, i walked out. I could not take any more of the atrocious acting or mind-numbingly bad dialogue. Even the trailers before it were terrible. The Spirit is accurate as far as titles go though. The movie serves a remnants, or rather, "the spirit" of what once could have possibly, maybe, hopefully, been a good movie.

Iwas very disappointed. The whole point of character development is to show how characters change in huge ways throughout a film and to add depth to it. In Valkyrie, the film starts after the peak of Tom Cruise's character's development. The movie was bland. Pacing was slow, and i wanted it to be over. Also, how can a director like Bryan singer underuse his best asset?! Kenneth Branagh is the best actor in this movie and yet he is given 2 minutes of screentime.

The Day The Earth Stood Still
Once again, I am amazed at Hollywood's ability to take a perfectly good movie and remake it, and desecrate its memory. Looked good on IMAX. Product placement was headache inducing. IT ACTUALLY PUT ME TO SLEEP! Plot was nonexistent. Acting was bad. Keanu phoned it in. EVERYONE PHONED IT IN. Save your money, skip this piece of crap film, go rent the original for $4.99 at blockbusters, its a million times more enjoyable than this.

Slumdog Millionaire
This is the best film of 2008. In a year of so many great films, Slumdog Millionaire rises above the rest. Amazing cinematography and editing as well as score. The actors entrance and act as thought they are seasoned pros. The script is also excellent. The movie is so enthralling and exhiliarating. A+. 4 Stars. Go see it!

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