Batman Begins (2005)

Katie Holmes and Christiane Bale

Katie Holmes and Christiane Bale

I leave to the readers to find an excuse why I chose this specific picture. In any case, and although I am not a big fan of Batman, this movie was interesting, as it is not the usual super hero movie, fighting a criminal, but some more, creating a character. And that is always interesting to observe.

Regarding the movie, not much to say. Just that I am waiting for the new Batman Lego sets. There are some good promises.

Other than that, I take the occasion to talk about super-heroes. Does they need to be extra-terrestrial (like Superman or Thor), bitten (like Spiderman), a scientific experiment (like Captain America or HULK), to have a genetic property (like all X-man superheroes) or… to be rich (like Ironman or Batman). I do not know any poor superhero. At least I do not remember any. And no, Robbin Hood is not a Superhero.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Arnold Schwarzenegger @ Terminator 3

Arnold Schwarzenegger @ Terminator 3

I know this movie is.. what.. eleven years old. But I remember watching the first two Terminator movies and liking them. So, the other missing two were always planned to be watched. Here is the first one.

And let me say, it surprised me. I did not expect it to end like this. Not when you are watching a common Hollywood movie, where the good ones always save the world against the bad ones. Sorry for the spoilers, but after eleven years I expect everybody in the universe to have watched it.

Regarding acting, yeah, Arnold is not a great actor, but it does the role in an acceptable fashion. And as always, my complain it that T-X is never filmed properly… erm… nude. And… didn’t expect her to be one year younger than me… yeah, getting old. Damn.

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

The Motherfucker

The Motherfucker

A sequel, and as sequel it is, can’t be better than the first one. But good enough. Good for the fun. Good for the comedy. Acceptable on the action, and kind of regular on the story. Bad we do not have Big Daddy, but fun to have the Motherfucker. And as he.. erm.. she, if a mother, is still alive, we should have a sequel, again. We know kick-ass will still be there (or the movie name would be wrong), but I hope Mindy continues as well. Just took to that eye expression! :-)

 Chloë Grace Moretz @ Kick-Ass 2

Chloë Grace Moretz @ Kick-Ass 2

The LEGO Movie (2014)

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie

Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship!

How I miss old blue Spaceship theme from Lego. And Benny, with that faded away logo, and the detail of the broken helmet really make me recall good old times. I am missing them so much that the new spaceship from The LEGO Movie, already on sale, is tempting me so much.

But let me get back to the movie. First, the story is counter-nature. All adults I know that like to play with LEGO do not glue their constructions. The only persons I know that glue constructions are from LEGO. Now, that adults might not like to play with children, that might be true, just like older children do not like to play with small kids. In any case, let me state that I want to have kids, and want to have kinds in the age of playing with LEGO, just to have an excuse to buy LEGO sets.

The animation in this movie is great. It is very cool that everything (with few exceptions) is LEGO. For example, in the image above (not easy to see, probably) all that white mass is dust. The same happens with fog and water. They are all made of LEGO. Just great.

Although I did not like much the LEGO-Human interaction (I would prefer a simple all-LEGO movie), there are some details that are very cool. For example, how the ghost bellow have a small string attached.

Voted 9 in 10. Waiting for the second movie. And for that SPACESHIP! Spaceship! Spaceship!

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

A poor cat :-)

A poor cat :-)

I did not watch any of the previous movies by Wes Anderson. A friend told me, you “love it” or “hate it”. I can’t say I loved it, but I liked it. I confess the first half hour was a little boring, but then the movie got some more dynamic, more action, more fun. The peak of fun was this cat, shown in the screenshot above. Poor cat, but lovely image.

The story is nothing brilliant, but the way it is told is very nice. The detail of adding text overlays in the objects in order to allow us to understand better what is going on is also very cool. By the way, Tony Revolori is just great on this movie.

Voted 8 in 10 at IMDB.

X2 (2003)

Nice nails work!

Nice nails work!

For some time that IMDB is suggesting me to watch this movie, and I wasn’t sure if I’ve had watched it. Nevertheless, after watching it, I continue not being able to be sure. But I think I did not.

The thing I like on this movie is that we have a lot of mutants, with a lot of different powers. Wolverine movie is mostly him. I like to see what the invent. Like, for example, the nails above. Cute.

Other than that, the story is standard, with interesting jokes. Liked it enough to vote 8 in 10 at IMDB. To conclude, I can only say that Iceman is a chicken. Couldn’t him control all that water? It would be easy…

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

U.S.S. Enterprise @ Star Trek Into Darkness

U.S.S. Enterprise @ Star Trek Into Darkness

I always loved this ship and always wondered how such a big thing and completely non aerodynamic could fly. Anyway, this time I got to know that they use nuclear power. Damn. You could do better, J. J. Abrams.

When watching a science fiction movie you need to be prepared for non-logical things. I can be prepared for ships flying, warp speed, ultra weapons, radiation, et al., but I can not be prepared for a Vulcan to fall in the back of a ship, right in front of the thrusters, and not being toasted.

Other than that, the story is mostly the usual, a bad guy (curiously Benedict Cumberbatch uses a gabardine both in this movie and in Sherlock series… it seems it is his common uniform), a guy that seems to be good but is also a bad guy, a hero almost dying and getting back to life… so, the usual.

What can I say more? I do not like the new Spock. And I am happy there are still standard feminine lingerie in the future. Very happy.

Alice Eve @ Star Trek Into Darkness

Alice Eve @ Star Trek Into Darkness

Castle – Season 6

Stana Katic @ Castle

Stana Katic @ Castle

One more Season of Castle just ended. It was a good season, with good stories. The latest episode is great as well, with lots of laughs. I am just sorry they find so tragic finals for Season finales. You know, there are more methods to get our attention. You just don’t need to kill one of the characters each time a season ends. Oh, sorry for the spoiler. My bad. Now, some months to wait for the story continuation. Probably a good time to go put other series up to date.

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear – 1991

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

These movies are completely stupid, but we enjoy watching them. This one does not add anything relevant regarding the first one, but does not kill the first at all. Other than that, the story follows the base of the first one. But as you might notice in the image above, I like the pictorial sex. Rated 7 in 10 @ IMDB.

Da Vinci’s Demons — Season 1, Episode 1

Hera Hilmar on Da Vinci's Demons

Hera Hilmar on Da Vinci’s Demons

No, I did not choose this picture only because of the boobs. Even because they are nothing special. But because of the sentence. What do you remember first from your life? I confess I do not have many old memories. It seems my mind likes to save other things…

In any case, back to this series. I know I already have too many series being watched, and most of them stalled for some time. But I saw an advertiser on this and I got interested.

So, this series tells the story of Leonardo Da Vinci. Of course you can’t trust it. It is a story. But it includes some real references. The problem is telling what is truth and what is imagination. In any case the maniac interest on machines, namely flying machines, is a truth.

For now the story is nothing brilliant. But I love the opening sequence and the CGI scenarios. So, for now I am interested in seeing where this is going. News later, if I even end watching the season.