Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

I have become a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy over the past year or so, I remember sitting down for more than eight hours in front of the TV to watch the trilogy. I instantly felt a sense of disappointment because I didn't get to watch them in the cinema, but what could I do, I was too young to understand what was going on. So you guys could imagine how excited I was when I heard that The Hobbit was out in theatres. I could finally have the Lord of the Rings style experience I have been longing for such a long time. I went and watched The Hobbit yesterday, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. It was not better than Fellowship of the Ring, but that is expected. That aside, It still maintains that standard that the Lord of the Rings movie were known for. 

This is the kind of movie that you would want to watch in a cinema rather than at home, unless you have an amazing surround sound system, because the music in the movie is just eargasmic!! The battle scenes in the movie were epic and the stunts were perfect. The story is very interesting, and I loved the fact that I got to witness Biblo Baggins' early adventures. There is a substantial amount of humour in this movie, coupled with a lot of action and a dash of suspense. The cast was just as stunning as ever and I think that Martin Freeman did a fantastic job portraying the young Bilbo Baggins. A handful of the original cast from Lord of the Rings reprised their roles, including Frodo! The locations that the movie was shot in were just jaw dropping, they define the word beautiful. I also loved the CGI in this movie. My only complaint is that I didn't get to see the dragon, Smaug. Plus I felt that this movie followed the same rhythm of Fellowship of the Ring. Some people say that the ending was abrupt, no it was not, trust me! 

This movie didn't let me down, and I think it was a great start to The Hobbit trilogy. It satisfied me as a movie lover and a Lord of the Rings fan. The production is great, you could see that a lot of work was put into it, I really recommend that you go and watch this movie even if you were not a Lord of the Rings fan, because its just a good movie, that is all. 

"Home is now behind you. The world is ahead"


Monday, 10 December 2012

Back to the Future Part III (1990)

When I first heard of the Back to The Future Trilogy, my first thought was "man this is going to be horrible." And that was where I was gravely mistaken. The Back to The Future Trilogy is one of the most ingenious and imaginative movies I have ever seen. The first two were outstanding, but many people have complained about the third part, like it was the black sheep of the herd or something, why?
The reason here is that the third movie was based in the Wild West  rather than in the 50's or in the future, this  disappointed the fans since the second movie ventured into the future and provided a more realistic image of it, which was a relatively new idea back in the day. And there are a couple of annoying characters in the movie, like Clara, god she just annoyed me for some reason. But nonetheless, it's still a Back to The Future movie, the comedy, the storyline, the dialogue, and the production of the movie were all fantastic. It answered a lot of questions and provided a satisfying conclusion to this amazing trilogy.
As a movie, it is a blast! But compare it to the first two, then it won't really be as good. But I highly recommend it, because I really enjoyed it and guarantee that you will enjoy it too. This is the kind of movie I'd be happy to pop into the DVD any day!  
"You're not thinking fourth dimensionally"

Ted (2012)

I really can't stop laughing every time I remember a scene from this movie, I got into so much trouble in class for laughing randomly. My teachers actually think that I'm crazy! But all that aside, Ted was a brilliant movie, The idea is just genius in my opinion. Moreover, Ted is such a loveable teddy-bear!

There were moments while watching this movie when I actually fell on the floor with laughter. One of the reasons why I loved this movie was that I had watched it on the night I finished my 1st term finals, so you could imagine how all that laughter dissipated all that stress away from my brain. The cast was just fantastic, Mark Wahlberg was exceptional, The scene when he was reciting  the "white trash names" to Ted was just badass. Another scene that made me stab myself from laughter was when Ted's stalker, Donny, was dancing in front of the TV, not sure why but I found it hilarious! I really liked the fact that Seth Macfarlane voiced Ted, being a huge Peter Griffin fan, that just added to the charm of the movie. Sam Jones was just hilarious as ever. Also, the CGI on Ted just fascinated me. The only negative thing I can say about this movie was that the plot was to cliché, that is all.

Keep in mind, this isn't a kid's movie, I'm saying this because a lot of families were taking their children to watch the movie with them! But if you want to laugh, I would really recommend watching this movie, think about it, it's a badass, party loving, weed smoking, smartass, talking teddy bear, what could go wrong? It has definitely gone down as one of my favorite comedies of all time, and it has a great soundtrack!


Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Amazing Spiderman (2012)

I received so much hate for loving this movie, many people told me that the Raimi films are much better and that this movie was "shit." But I stood strong and stuck to my opinion, The Amazing Spiderman was a wonderful movie, I was actually REALLY impressed with Andrew Garfield's performance and I thought that it surpassed that of Tobey Maguire's. The story was just sensational, and I loved the fact that it followed the storyline of the comics, unlike the Raimi films.

The cast of the film really worked hard and the end product was proof of this. The CGI in the movie was fantastic, and I was really happy that I got to know more about the how Peter Parker became Spiderman in a more detailed way, rather than in the Raimi films, which I felt was just sped up. The main villain of the movie, The Lizard, was just amazing, but I couldn't stop giggling at the structure of his face, because I thought that he was smiling the whole time, but that's not the point, the point is he was just amazing. I also loved the fact that there is a bit of humor incorporated in the movie, which in opinion just put the icing on the cake. Also, I forgot to mention, Emma Stone was just as stunning as ever!

People will think that I am comparing this movie to the Raimi films, but the truth is, I'm not. quite simply, I loved this movie, just as much as I love Spiderman. My eyes were stuck to the screen the whole time and I couldn't stop talking about it in school the next day. The movie is called The Amazing Spiderman, and yes,  the word amazing is really the right word to describe it :D
"Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever"