Bolt (2008)

Bolt (2008)
Bolt (2008)

Back to animation movie. Bolt is from Disney, this time without the help of Pixar. But I did not miss Pixar in this work. The movie is great. Animation is cool. Characters are cute. And the story, unlike the last Up from Pixar, is both comic and dramatic, and I got a great time watching it.

Although the story is nothing really new there are a couple of details that make the movie interesting. For example (spoilers alert) the fact of the dog (Bolt) do not have any idea about a standard dog behavior, but Mittens, a cat, is able to teach him. And more, as far as he learns, he loves to be a dog. If you like animation movies, I recommend.

Machete (2010)

Machete, 2010
Machete, 2010

For those who already watched Machete, yes, I could resist and not post here one of the girls. For those who didn’t see the movie yet, I can name Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, Alicia Rachel Marek, Ara Celi, Electra Avellan and, of course, Mayra Leal that I mistook by Eva Mendes. If this isn’t enough to make you see the movie, then I should tell it is fun, lot of fun! Also, it is violent. Lots of violence and blood. But who cares?

Into the Blue 2: The reef (2009)

Into the Blue 2
Into the Blue 2

I confess, this movie was on my watch list, after watching the first, because of the girls. The first had Jessica Alba, this one has Laura Vandervoort. And this is the only reason to take 92 minutes and watch it. 30% of the movie are underwater images of fauna and flora, 30% are girls (and, unfortunately, boys) in the beach, and 40% of the movie is action. The story? The same as the first Into the Blue. Nothing new. Also, not properly narrated, as the movie ends and there is no information about what happened to the bad… don’t tell me they were preparing a third movie… only if you add top-less to 20% of it 😛

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

I’ve seen this movie before in the TV, but not till the end, and not taking the attention it deserves. New year was a great occasion to re-watch it. It is a great movie, not just because of the visual effects that are quite good, but also because of the story and actors. Although we can argue that the movie is about fantasy, there are two things that annoy me: The first is how nautilus got to Paris (river?) and, similar with Venice. How the heck any kind of submarine (being it like a blade or not) could enter a single Venice canal. Especially, when we saw the nautilus interiors, and therefore, there is a supposed width that is not present there.

But those are details. The movie is great. The story is good. 9 in 10.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 or 2 Iron Men, that is the question. Good movie on digital effects, some good acting, and good music. Probably you are asking, music? Oh hell yes, they play Queen, Another one bites the dust. Given that I do not want to tell the story, I can summarize the movie as Iron Man, another Iron Man and, yes, yet another Iron Man. And a set of droids. And this already includes some spoilers. Fun, and action. And Scarllet Johansson making good action scenes. It is good to see some fight without the sound of metal. Oh, and of course, it is good to watch a girl, well, a beautiful girl, fighting. Voted 8 in 10. Probably too exaggerated. But some scenes (including Iron Man eating a doughnut in a doughnut) make my day.

Nikita, S01E01

Nikita
Nikita

I was kind of curious of watching this episode. Girls with weapons seems always interesting. Unfortunately the main character, Nikita, is not that nice. Sorry, Maggie Q. The good thing is that we have Lyndsy Fonseca, that is very cute.

Now, about the story: so far, nothing new. Spoilers alert!! There is a division that trains boys and girls to be special agents. Mainly, spies and killers. Nikita escaped, and is angry because they (the division) killed her boyfriend (that wasn’t from division). She wants revenge. Here starts the story.

This first episode did not have much action. A few guys with big guns, but they didn’t use them. Some violence between Nikita and other spies, but nothing really great. Just standard action.

Pilots have a main problem: they waste a lot of the time of the episode to put the watcher aware of the characters story. Therefore, we can’t expect much from the first episode.

Zatoichi (2003)

Zatoichi
Zatoichi

To change a little from Hollywood movies, this one being original from Japan (as far as I could understand). About the movie, the story is well told, with some returns to the past to understand characters histories. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to understand the full history from Zatoichi, the main character. Nevertheless, the movie is well done and with nice action scenes. Also typical from this kind of movies, there is some excess of blood around. No, not complaining about the amount of deaths, but complaining about the quantity and the pressure of blood that the producers think is inside the human body.

A final remark, at least four calm scenes, with music and choreography. While the first two are nice two watch, as a group of workers work, and a group of children play at the rhythm of the music. The third moment, with people constructing an house is not that good and, the final dance shows the director was completely out of the mind trying to find anything to make the movie bigger…

Voted 7 in 10.

The International (2009)

The International
The International

After yesterday’s shitty movie (The Grudge 2), I got some better luck with this one: The International. It is mostly the usual Hollywood kind of movie, with the hero surviving everything. But, instead of the usual end where everything changes and truth and justice prevails, this movie shows that unfortunately there are too many bad guys. This means that unless the correct people are in the correct places (tribunals, governments, etc), there isn’t any justice possible for the big guys. But do not change side. Just take care to elect the least of the corrupt candidates to the government 😉

But back to the movie, some great scenes, and nice acting. Voted 8 in 10 at IMDB.

Crank: High Voltage (2009)

Crank: High Voltage
Crank:High Voltage

Yes, Crank is just a stupid movie. I think Fu**ing Stupid Movie is more correct. Good things: fun, action, fun, girls, boobs, girls, nude girls, action, fun, girls, girls, and Amy Smart. I think it is a good resume of the full story.

I did not see the previous movie on Crank, but I think I can imagine the kind.

Sorry for not writing much more, but, what can I say? The story is just stupid and unbelievable. The action is just exaggerated.

Ahs, just loved the silicon boobs juicing out…