Sunday, 23 September 2012

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

I remember watching this movie when I was 5 and I did not understand a word, but for some reason I loved it and I remember when I came back from school I'd play it on the DVD. But that has all changed, I understand it now, obviously, and my love for it grew stronger. I don't know why some people hate this film, there is nothing wrong with it, I felt that it provided a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy and it had one of the best fight scenes that I've ever seen.

The production is just as good as the previous two films and the actors are still great. The storyline is very creative and the effects were just as amazing as ever. I also loved the fact that the movie was not predictable, I mean, who knew that Neo would actually die. This was a very risky step taken by the Wachowski brothers, killing the main character off is not easy, but I think they did the right thing. 

The final fight scene just blew my brain away, I have never seen such epicness since Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris! The setting was fantastic, the music was out of this world, the dialogue was very intense, and the stunts that were performed were fantastic. When Neo died, I won't lie to you guys, I actually cried. When the machines dragged Neo away I just got so emotional for some reason. 

This movie is one of the few movies in which the repeat value is very high for me and I would pop this in the DVD player any day. If there is one word to describe this movie it would be EPIC. To sum up, this movie is a blast from beginning to end and I give it a 10/10. I highly recommend you watch it.

"It ends tonight"

Monday, 17 September 2012

1408 (2007)

This has to be one of the best horror movies I have seen in a while, not only is it a fresh new idea in my opinion, but the overall production of the movie is great! It's in the psychological horror movie genre, and let me tell you, this movie just messes up your mind and I promise that you will have a nail biting experience that will involve A LOT of goosebumps.

John Cusack in playing Mike Enslin, who writes about supernatural events, but he doesn't believe ghosts. So one day he gets a postcard from the Dolphin hotel that says "Do not enter 1408." so Mike happily accepts the challenge and convinces the hotel manager, Gerald Olin, to get him to spend the night in room 1408. Now, 1408 is a cursed room in which 56 deaths have occurred and the tenants survived for more than an hour. So everything starts off cool and quiet while Enslin is in the room, but of course that all changed when the clock started the countdown.

The thing that I liked about this movie is that it has a vintage feel to it which really adds to the fear factor, because everything just seems so sinister. Random phone calls from an operator, and of course when the clock plays "We've only just begun" as it starts counting down just freaked me out. It is that kind of horror movie where you get really paranoid while watching it. I was looking over my shoulder the whole time. The part where Mike gets hallucinations about the past tenants throwing themselves out of the window has to be one of my favorite scenes in this movie. The thing is, this movie plays with your mind, you never know if what Mike is seeing is real or just an illusion, which I really like.

I get chills all over me just by recalling a scene. Hell, I even got goosebumps just from writing this review! To sum up, you guys have to watch this movie, it is really really really worth watching, and I really hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Ps: Thank you for making my blog reach over 300 views, I never expected that to happen in so little time, you guys are awesome :')

"I warned you about 1408"

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Dictator (2012)

This was one of my most anticipated movies of 2012, mainly because it starred Sacha Baron Cohen, the man behind one of my all time favorite comedies, Borat. I finally got a chance to watch it a couple of months ago, because it was not released in Bahrain for some reason. I watched it through from start to end, and let me tell you this, I was not disappointed nor was I satisfied, and that is a very rare feeling for me when I watch a movie; because I either love or hate the movie, no exceptions.

The thing about this movie is that it is scripted, unlike most of Sacha Baron Cohen's movies like Borat or Bruno (which was disgusting by the way). So the comedy is a little low in this one. Another thing I hated about this movie is that it uses a lot of stereotypes which were really not necessary. Also, this movie is SO unrealistic, I know that it is after all, a movie, but come on man! At least try to make it look like he is being a realistic Dictator. And, I HATED Anna Faris' performance, I thought she was terrible.

There are of course, some positive points. Like the fact that there is actually a twist at the end, and the fact that there are several memorable gags in the movie (but not as much as Borat of course!), and Mr.Lao was just amazing and hilarious, to this day I laugh every time I recall one of his quotes. And I really loved Jason Mantzoukas' character, Nadal. Moreover, Edward Norton makes a cameo! These few bits and pieces all combine together to make an overall watchable movie.

The critics didn't give this movie much praise and I can understand why, this is a very stereotypical motion picture that is highly unrealistic and not as good as Cohen's previous films. When comparing it to his other movies, this movie is like the black sheep of the herd, but on its own this movie is actually very watchable. This is why I didn't like it or hate it. Anyways, I suggest u guys to watch this movie and tell me what you think in the comment section below.

"You are HIV...Aladeen"

Friday, 7 September 2012

The Avengers (2012)

I honestly don't know what the hype on this movie was all about, I thought it was okay, like just okay. The thing is, i'm not a really huge marvel fan, and the movie was TOO predictable. In fact the only thing I liked about this movie was the special effects, they were mind mindblowing!

I had to wait till the end of the movie to see all the action, now its not like I was not interested in the story, but a 7 year old inside me really didn't care about the story but rather wanted to see the action ONLY! I hated the fact that the Hulk looks like the Hulk from the 2008 movie rather than the 2003 movie, now I don't know about you guys but I loved the look of the Hulk from the 2003 movie for some reason. Also, the movie focuses too much on Iron Man ( not that I hate Iron Man), its called the Avengers not Iron Man And The Avengers.

The story is too predictable as I mentioned earlier, and that's the thing, movies in general today are too predictable, the story is recycled over and over again. Gone are the days when people actually were creative when it comes to movies. There are no twists and turns like in The Dark Knight Rises, and honestly I was yawning throughout the whole movie.

Yes I know there were very few negative reviews about this movie, and I have to admit, there were a few awesome gags, but is this where movies have come to, a few gags? The way I see it, yes they have, I've said it a thousand times, movies are means of profit instead of art nowadays. But hey, this is just one opinion, some people I know thought it was the best movie of the decade. well not for me.