Serenity

SerenityLast night went to see this movie. I was not very interested, and went for the company and for a different evening. But the movie surprised me. It includes a lot of flaws (and a lot of them regarding the main actors) but it is fun. It has action, humor, horror and thriller parts. Nice special effect and some nice girls as well.

Being a sci-fi movie with lots of spacecrafts, misses a lot of reallity in them. In fact it is easy to notice they are all computer rendered. Oh well, just some details…

The Island

The IslandYesterday went to the cinema to see The Island. Friends told me that the movie was nothing interesting, but I wanted to see a movie and got there. Well, it was not that bad!!

Now some comments. If you want to see the movie, don’t read bellow.

First, advertisements: Adidas, Speedo and Chevrolet advertisements were kind of simple, just showing some of their products. Then, there is a car they call Chevrolet but that it isn’t. The logo in the grid is a Porsche one. Also, you can see an advertisement (a real one, and that was interesting) for Calvin Klein. Also, somebody in the movie mentions Cisco but the portuguese translator writes Sisco. The most advertised company was Microsoft. First with XBox 360. I think kids can understand that the kind of game the movie shows is not real. At least the kids which can enter the movie. Then, MSN Search: they are stupid to accept this advertisement. The search engine finds a person in another state but can’t find the contact for one in the same state: Microsoft reallity!

Regarding translation: I wonder why a sentence like “the door at the left” is translated to “a porta à direita” which means “the door at the right”.

I don’t want to discuss much of the movie argument. I think the story could be better, but it is good enough. The screenplay has some problems which makes the flow of the movie strange at points.

Although the man clone has the memory growing accordingly with the original person, that doesn’t happen with the girl. Now, how did she discover sex and kissing? While he went to kill the original man she was just watching TV?

At the end, clones are released. Where will they go? Kill their clone? Make things strange in the planet? And the doctor didn’t have a clone? And why not?

Well, enough comments this time.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryTuesday night I went with some friends to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a movie by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp in the cast.

This is not properly the kind of movie I normally watch. One of my friends would say my standard movies include teenagers. Well, normally it includes girls. Looking to the genre, normally I watch comedy and adventure.

This movie is a Fantasy in the first place, although IMDB says Adventure, Comedy and Family first. You can’t watch it as a real history, nor a sci-fi one. It is fantasy from the beginning to the end of the movie. But it includes jokes as well, and is suitable for all the family. Just can’t see where is the adventure.

Finally, Jonnhy Depp resembles me of Michael Jackson in this movie. To invite children to visit his factory is… erm… that.

Fantastic Four

Fantastic FourYesterday night I went to see the Fantastic Four movie. First (and only) bad thing was: my stomach was hurting. So, I didn’t had properly a dinner.

The good thing: the movie is good. A friend didn’t like it, but I did. When you go for such a movie, you know what you expect. These are comics characters so, they need to keep it similar to the original. And in that I think the production was very good.

Other interesting point is that the movie is an Adventure one, (imdb says Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi) but I would add right in the second place “Comic” or “Humor”. The movie includes a lot of action but a lot of humor as well.

Madagascar

MadagascarI went to see this movie about two weeks ago, but didn’t have the time to blog about it before.

It is a very cute and funny movie. I’ll not comment the story as I think you should see the movie. What I can say is that the Alex (the Leon) reminds me when I am hungry. In the other side, the four Pinguins remind me why I like linux.

When I entered the cinema I was expecting the original (English) version. Unfortunately (or not) it was the Portuguese one. I had a very good surprise as it was very well dubbed.

S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T.This weekend I saw S.W.A.T. It is the typical Hollywood/American movie, with police, bad guys, patriotism and such things. I do not see things <b>so much</b> in that way, but I had some good time watching it.

There is a girl (and that is <b>important</b> in a movie), there is action, there is some good sound, some jokes and it got me distracted. What can I ask more?

Ok, I could ask a lot more, like more girls, and naked ones, but that probably would lead to a pornographic movie and not to an action one…

Female Perversions

Female PerversionsThis movie (IMDB Link) is the strangest movie I ever seen. Well, maybe not the stranges, but it was quite strange. The worst thing is that I am almost sure I did not understand the real idea of the film. But, did I told already this was a strange film?

Oh, yeah, it includes sex, lesbians, and strange things. Also, it wasn’t subtitled and that makes it harder to understand. So, it was strange.

I, Robot

I, RobotToday’s movie was I, Robot, a story from Isaac Asimov re-created for cinema. First, I must state that I didn’t read the book (well, yet… I’m reading the Foundation serie). So, I have an idea about Isaac Asimov kind of books and the movie does not surprise me as an Isaac Asimov story. That’s good, although they must be incoherences with the book.

The book has nice special effects, nice 3D Modelling and nice actors. I vote 9 in 10 for some small details I didn’t like in the movie.

During the movie there are a lot of commercial trades referred. First was AllStars from Converse(?), second was JVC, FedEx, then AUDI and finally U.S. Robotics. If all these are referred the most publicitized is USR. Now, I just don’t know if they are getting real benefict with this movie because I wont trust them if they are some how related to the movie USR…

Finally, my quote from it: I’m sorry, but this won’t work. You’re a cat, and I’m black.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Resident Evil: ApocalypseToday movie was Resident Evil: Apocalypse. This is a reasonable movie. Normally I vote movies very high, but this will not be the case. There are a lot of small things that could be better, some questions to answer, and some bad points. For example, it is easy to see that the end of the movie is prepared for a continuation.

Meanwhile, some comments:

  • Nice girls (Alice and Jill Valentine), with very interesting movements. I just didn’t understand why they wear so few clothes. I’m not complaining. I just wonder why. Maybe for freedom of movements?
  • Again, a big company did not get condemned by its crimes. Just be afraid of big companies. Just as Microsoft. If they want to cover something they can do it.
  • One more time, computers are not shown properly. First, nobody uses that kind of sophisticated interfaces to work. Then, it just don’t take that few minutes to crack a system.
  • If a videogame like resident evil, with some story, ends-up in this kind of movie, what can we expect of… DOOM?

Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu HustleToday’s movie was Kung Fu Hustle (or Gong fu). This is a kung-fu movie (check the title if in doubt), full of special effects, blood, action, romance and laughs. Of course I would do some things in a different way, but the movie is great. Imagine that it includes a woman and a sissy wich are kung-fu fighters.

Also, the soundtrack is very nice and very well chosen for the movie.

Voted 10/10 on IMDB.