Chloe Bennet @ Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Shit! This is boring to write. S.H.I.E.L.D. Gah!
Now, kidding aside, the series is nothing brilliant for now (first episode). I am interested in watching it for the Marvel seal. I hope it gets better. Other than that, a lot of technology, some super-powers and cute girls. Namely this Chloe Bennet is just… beautiful. So, hope to have a better understanding of the quality of the series later.
The special effects are more advanced than in the previous Ghost Rider movie, but they aren’t better. And the way the movie was recorded, in a way that seems to add dynamic, sucks. At least, I did not like. The story is.. meh… nothing special, and with lots of flaws. And, at the end, it is not clear what is the status of Ghost Rider.
Talking about girls, one do not just simply replace Eva Mendes. And one do not just replace Eva Mendes by some Violante Placido. She has a nice pair of eyes… but Eva Mendes has.. erm.. two great pairs, not just eyes.
Rachel Nichols @ G.I. Joe
Really? Well, not a true bad story. Lots of action and special effects (and computer graphics). Ah, and lots of technology. Usually I get frustrated with this kind of movie, and this is the case too. So much technology, so great weapons, and in the end they all end up fighting with blades or fire. Whatever.
The idea is: watch this for the action, the few jokes, and ignore everything else. And take the chance to see Rachel Nichols, aka Scarlett. Not Scarlett Johansson, but you can’t have everything.
Ghost Rider (2007)
I had seen parts of this movie before, in a party. Well, I watched parts of it, and I added it to the list of movies to watch. I liked it (9 in 10 in IMDB). Not because of Eva Mendes (gorgeous) or because Nicholas Cage is a great actor. Both help, but the special effects make the movie still more interesting. The story is nothing great, but is good enough. At the end, I love when an action movie has humor, and there are some great scenes. Soon news on the sequel.
Gwyneth Paltrow @ Iron Man 3
Iron Men 3… erm… sorry for the confusion, Iron Man 3… but the amount of man in iron confuse me. What can I tell? well, worst of the three, worst than Avengers. Good for some jokes, but the story is quite bad in essence. Also, finishes in a not clear way… if Tony Stark’s heart generator (or whatever name it has) was needed for him to survive, how is it possible to remove it? And removing it, how will he power future armors? Yeah, although the ending can be understood as the end of Iron Man, it seems it will not be that way… so, lot to be explained in the next season… erm… sequel. My vote was quite generous at IMDB: 7 in 10.
Teresa Palmer @ Warm Bodies
Let me start stating something you already know for some time: I am quite stupid. Yeah. I needed to read in a comment to relate the two main characters to Romeo (named R in Warm Bodies) and Juliet (named Julie).
Well, regarding the movie, and although it is classified as a comedy I disagree. Romance, yes, it is. Horror not really, but I can understand why. Action, yeah, why not. And Drama, please. Well if in the last movie I’ve watched true love is the key to nymphomaniac cure, in Warm Bodies, love is the key to zombie cure. But if you think a little, any dead guy would rise in the sight of Teresa Palmer. So, no news there
Killing Season (2013)
It can seems strange, but this screenshot above is from the movie and resumes the movie story pretty well. I confess I did not read anything about this movie, just the main actors names, Robert de Niro and John Travolta. That was enough to make me watch this. But it shouldn’t. Unfortunately good and great actors can sometime do crappy movies. I could complain about John Travolta accent of Serbian, but I do not know Serbian enough for that (enough.. do not know any!), and I just can say it should have took the time to practice it. Other than that, the story is about… sorry.. spoilers… two man fighting and torturing each other. Mostly with a decent reason. Even at the end of the movie that reason, if it exists, is not clear. And, as American as the movie is, everything ends well. Voting 6 in 10.
A good day to die hard (2013)
Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ! What a mess of movie. Action? yeah, a couple of shots. More Action? Well, some car chase. More? An helicopter falling and exploding everything. More? Sorry, no. Comedy? Well, a pair of jokes. Mostly, bad jokes. Story? The usual, nothing new. Worth watching? Not really. Some of the pathetic movies I watch sometime are better than this thing. If I needed to choose the best thing on this movie? Taking the chance to see the beautiful face of Mary Elizabeth Winstead. But then, just for some minutes. Voted 6 in 10. Mostly because of respect for Bruce Willis. Not that he deserves it, accepting such a plot.
If you like previous incarnations of Fast and Furious, then you will probably like this sequel. They lost the “fast” in the title but there are still some nice fast scenes. Nevertheless, I think the non-sense part of cars flying, special maneuvers, etc, is quite limited in this sequel, with a little more punch scenes. But not bad. Oh, and instead of flying cars this time they preferred to make flying people.
So, do not watch this movie if you like to rationalize. Watch it letting it go, let the strange and fantastic scenes be as if they were possible. Or that, or you will not enjoy the movie.
Regarding the story, nothing new. The usual story. Not just the usual story from Fast and Furious, but if you take the main story, and generalize it, you will find dozens and dozens of other movies with the same story. But then, that is how Hollywood works. So, just enjoy a new incarnation of a known story.
Well, now some small spoilers: it is a shame Gisele (Gal Gadot) dies (or at least is seems), and well as Han. But probably they were not interested in the sequel (yes, prepare for Fast and Furious 7), and they needed to disappear somehow.
In the other hand, I can’t not talk about Jason Statham. Yeah, he is not part of the story, but part of the finale. Wait for him on Fast and Furious 7. Now, just curious if just as a bad guy (I’m not used to it) or if he somehow turns on being part of the crew.
Milla Jovovich @ Resident Evil: Retribution
Fifth movie from the series. Ten years after the first movie. Some more from the original game. And Milla Jovovich still in good shape (as you can check above). In fact I chose that image because I found the.. erm.. dress, quite interesting.
Regarding the movie, no big story. Nevertheless, the small part of the big Resident Evil story that this movie fills, is told in a compelling way. Of course there are some faults on the story, and being it sci-fi, some other details that are not faults by themselves, but that you need to agree with, or the movie wouldn’t be possible.
Anyway, and sorry for the little spoiler, I just loved to watch the bullets getting disposed from Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) by their fingers. Just cool.
And of course, do not expect this to be the last from the series. It will continue. You can check a new entry in IMDB, but also, you can watch this fifth movie, and you’ll understand it couldn’t end this way.