Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Movie Review: The Simpsons Movie


Featuring: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa

Genre: animation, comedy

Plot: disaster typical scenario, the town is covered with a glass dome because its polluting capacity

Acting: voices sounded right for what I remember from the series

Drama: town’s population threatened to die under the dome, Bart wants another father, Lisa finds a boyfriend, etc.

Action: bike race

Funny: not as much as the original

Visuals: ugly cartoons as usual but nothing out of the ordinary

Soundtrack: -

Comments: It doesn’t work as a full time movie. It used to be funny when it lasted half an hour but now it just drags. The plot is boring and it doesn’t bring anything new. I doubt the kids would like it, I’m sure adults don’t.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Movie Review: The Invasion


Featuring: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jeffrey Wright, Veronica Cartwright

Genre: sci-fi, thriller

Plot: aliens infects the human kind in order to make a better word

Acting: alright, though top protagonists’ talent gets usually gets wasted in this type of movies

Drama: the infected people become emotionless

Action: just running

Funny: not at all

Visuals: some gore shots, nothing extreme, except maybe for Mrs. Kidman’s ample bosoms.

Soundtrack: -

Comments: A remake of a common theme in the sci-fi world. It will hardly make happy those who are into gore or intelligent movies because there’s not enough of either. The solution was too simple and too easy to find. And while a frightened paranoid running around Nicole Kidman and a dependable Daniel Craig are not hard on the eyes, one still feels a little disappointed in the end.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Movie Review: The Bourne Ultimatum


Featuring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Albert Finney, Joan Allen

Genre: action, adventure

Plot: Jason Bourne still doesn’t know who he is

Acting: just like in the other two there really wasn’t much of that, the accent being put on action mostly

Drama: we almost think he dies in the end

Action: fully packed but nothing extraordinary

Funny: umm, nope

Visuals: filmed with a mobile camera documentary style at times, great source for headaches

Soundtrack: very alert but also annoying if taken out of context

Comments: I was never too impressed with the Bourne movies, it always seemed too me there was too much action and Damon time alone on the screen while lacking in anything else that a good story should have. The first one was the only acceptable one, the rest was just filling dragging like a tail after a stray dirty unwanted dog. Stiles character wasn’t really needed in this sequel and Bourne should have probably been killed to spare us of another one. But then again, there’s always Rambo…

Rating: 3/5