(4/5) Solid 4. I enjoyed the movie, but I thought the film was predictable and because of that I thought the first film was better, more entertaining. No scene really had me on the edge of my seat like other summer blockbuster have in the recent months. One of the better films of summer 2014 but I like the first prequel better. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species (rottentomatoes.com)
(2/5) They had a nice idea but something went wrong. From terminator to the matrix, we have seen the story, the cause and effect of man relying on machine. Transcendence takes on that similar back story but gets lost in a love story. The film, for me took an hour to get interesting and was just overall boring. After that hour I kept hope that action would keep me interested but there was none, or not enough at least. The ending was a bit unclear too. I am not a fan of this one. Sci-Fi Thriller. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed-to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him (rottentomatoes.com).
(4/5) I really enjoyed this film. After a failed attempt to stop global warming the world is plunged in a new ice age. The last of humanity lives on a train that travels around the frozen world. The trains cars divide high and low class citizen. The low class citizen stage a revolution to seize control of the train. I don’t think this film is for everyone…very genre specific. So if you are a fan of futuristic, sci-fi and fantasy then this is a film to watch. Great cast, story, plot and action. Chris Evans stars in the film but I don’t think his character had a lot of depth, I don’t think Chris got to show his acting skills until one of the last scenes in the film. Tilda Swinton was amazing in the film. She is one of my favorite actresses.due to her range. This film was a new way to view the eternal battle of the have and the have nots, just told in a post apocalyptic future on a train. In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster (rottentomatoes.com)
(1/5) By now you have probably heard how bad the film is…but I still had to see what all the talk was about. When I say…geez…why!!! The first five minutes before the title, set the tone for a horribly inaccurate biblical film. Watching Noah was the equivalent to watching a film about the American civil war written and directed by a pro-southern, where the south wins. After hearing the writer and directors beliefs and seeing this movie, there was a clear agenda for disrespect and mockery of the Christian religion and the Holy Bible’s story. I wander why any respectable actor would sign or board with this? Do not pass go do not collect $200.00.
(3/5) This was a solid 3…just okay. Typical Jason Bateman sarcasm which is funny. Once you find out the purpose of why he is entering children’s spelling bees is where you will decide whether you like the movie or not. It was surprising but after watching the movie I could not help but think was it worth all of that. Simple themes of difference between generations, forgiveness and revenge all undertones to the dry, crude comedy. Nice film. Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life (rottentomatoes.com)
Have you seen ‘Bad Words’?