vineri, 30 mai 2014

Movies I’ve seen lately

Godzilla
A new side to the story of the famous monster, who rises to restore balance while humanity stands defenseless, attacked by malevolent creatures bolstered by its own scientific arrogance.
A thrilling movie ride, far better than its 1998 predecessor, in which humans are not the focus. The only thing I did not get was the 3D projection (I saw it at the cinema), as there were very few special effects to explain that.
RoboCop
In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees the chance to bring their controversial technology to the home front, by creating a part-man, part-robot police officer. What they fail to take into consideration is that there is still a man in pursuit of justice inside the machine.
It’s a good movie for a home cinema night, although barely able to stack up to the original RoboCop.
Homefront
A former DEA agent and his 9-year-old daughter move to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord and is forced to protect his family from his turbulent past.
This movie is exactly what you’d expect from a Jason Statham one: lots of action, plot twists- some ridiculously coincidental, but also a bit retro, reminding me of the 80’s movies-which makes sense, if you think that the story was written by Sylvester Stallone.
The Legend of Hercules
This movie tells the story of the mythical half-god Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his extraordinary strength to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
Hopefully not the best recreation of the legend (one more version of the same theme is due to be out in July this year), this movie has a few exaggerations which will probably make you laugh while watching it, but all in all is enjoyable. Gladiator fights seem to be more and more present on the big screen ever since Spartacus (I mean the series) was so successful.
Paranoia
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation has to pay a dangerous price for his thirst of wealth and power: he is forced to spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage. By the time he realizes this world of greed and deception is not what he wished for, he is in far too deep to be allowed to walk away.
The first question that came to my mind while watching this movie was: why the title? It has nothing to do with what the plot conveys. Too weak, clichéd and tiresome to inspire tension.
3 Days to Kill
A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.
            Although I am fond of Kevin Costner, I really did not get this movie. Lots of dumb, unbelievable sequences (am I the only one who finds Amber Heard not credible at all?) mixed with nonsense. The only good thing about it is the actor in the leading role.
The Counselor
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
One of the worst Ridley Scott movies I have ever seen, in spite of the impressive cast. My suggestion is this: don’t watch it or you’ll be screaming with boredom.
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    1. Am scris si despre Pompeii, aici: http://the-may-day.blogspot.ro/2014/04/movies-ive-seen-lately.html

      Vizionare placuta! :)

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  2. I haven't seen any of these but thank you for the warning against The Counselor. Based on the cast, I probably would have checked it out.
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    1. Yes, I thought so too, because of the cast. But it's really bad, trust me.

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  3. Nici eu n-am inteles de ce a trebuit sa fie nevoie de 3D pentru Godzilla. Ma bucur sa citesc ca impartasim aceiasi opinie!

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    1. Asta nu e nimic, am vazut Maleficient in 3D in week-end, efectele au fost practic inexistente. Mie 3D-ul nu-mi place absolut deloc, mi se pare o prostie care strica ochii, bagata efectiv pe gatul consumatorilor...

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  4. Ce filme strong ai vizionat! :)
    Sotului meu ii voi recomanda lista, eu sunt prea soft acum ca sa le pot "duce"! :D

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    1. Am mai vazut cateva cate te-ar putea interesa recent, in curand scriu si despre ele. :)

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  5. Hi beautiful,
    I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I'm now following you via gfc, keep in touch love x

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