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.
Andrea Osvárt @ Transporter: The Series
There aren’t much reasons to watch this series, but the girls are one of them. Not just Andrea Osvárt, that I post here, but lot of other girls appear around.
Regarding this series: sequels are a problem. If movie sequels are a problem (you know Shrek 3 will never be as good as the first Shrek movie), sequels that change the media (from TV series to films, or vice-versa) make things harder. You know, the Mission Impossible films will never be as good as the series, the same happened with the A-Team movie. The other way around doesn’t work as well, and this series is one example of it.
Jason Statham can not be imitated. This transporter seems to be smiling all the time. The main story (or each episode series) are not good. There are, even, repeated scenes from episode to episode. Then, are they trying to imitate Transporter, or Knight Rider? Yeah, transporter has a truck workshop. And the last episode, is mostly Max Payne action.
Ah, regarding action, not real. The guy wins every fight with the minor effort. He doesn’t even sweat.
But then, if you know all this and still like some fight choreography, and some girls, and boobies, and boobs and girls, the series isn’t that bad.
Andrea Osvárt @ Transporter: The Series
Hannibal @ The A-Team
I do not remember well why I did not watch this series in the TV… I remember watching some random, only. So, I decided to re-watch it (the same I am doing with Mission Impossible, but there are others I will not watch again, because I watched them all, like McGuyver or the Knight Rider).
I think most people know this series, so, I will not talk much about it. Just to let you know I love when a plan comes together, and that you should be cautions when Hannibal is on the jazz…
After three Transporter movies that I loved (third is not that good, but not bad), I found out that there is a Series based on it. Well, if you like the movies, then you like cars, speed, stunts, girls, action, beating, more cars, more speed and some more beating. If that is the case, the series delivers what it promises: cars (check above), girls (check below) and some beating and action. The worst part? Other than the simple story, the main actor: Chris Vance is always smiling, not the cool and cold behavior that Jason Statham used us.
I may continue watching the series. Why? Because I like cars, speed and girls, and when I decide to watch it, then it means I am in the mood for that, not for a big and dramatic story.
Chuck Norris @ The Expendables 2
No, this is not a great action movie, nor a comedy, nor anything. This is a museum! Take a bunch of old actors for well known action movies, join them, make bullets fly around, add a couple of jokes, and a movie is done. The truth is that the first one was better. In this some of the good actors from the first, like Jet Li, aren’t there, and other bad actors, like Schwarzenegger, are some extra time. Note that I think Schwarzenegger have some good movies, but he is old. He seems some crazy guy out from the hospice. He doesn’t know how to handle a gun at all. Regarding Stallone, never a big fan from old movies. On some situations you notice he is old, and with difficulty to move. In some others, you don’t, probably because there is a double. Statham is probably the one acting better. I really miss the Transporter series. Van Damme is great in the movie. He is a great villain. This time we have Chuck Norris, but he is not acting natural. Hey, they all are actors for decades. Can’t them act?
I’ve read somewhere about someone complaining about the jokes, mainly the ones related with their old movies (check image bellow for an example). Those I can cope with. As I’ve said in the beginning, this is not an action movie, but a museum. It is to be interesting to watch for people who lived with their old movies, and therefore, their mention is not that bad.
But I should say, I’ve seen no action movie as Shoot’Em Up, with Clive Owen (not a standard bad ass). Probably they can learn a little from that one for the next Expendables (yes, accordingly with IMDB we’ll have it).
Arnold Schwarzenegger @ The Expendables 2
Scarlett Johansson @ The Avengers
Great movie. Not because of Scalett (but it helped) but mostly because of Iron Man (aka Stark). He is too fun. There are some great scenes with Hulk as well. Probably the one with less sense of humor is the Captain America.
When you watch one of these movies you are not expecting a great story (the story is the usual one). You are watching for the action and probably the special effects. For The Avengers you can count as well with tons of jokes. I think I laugh more with this movie than with some known as Comedies. Very good work. 10 in 10 at IMDB.
Getting back to the girls (you know me), I am waiting for the Black Widow movie. It needs to come out. Please! We want an action movie with Scarlett as main character. This is specially needed because Marvel doesn’t have that many woman heroes. I think this would make is justice to woman. And of course, we men, like to see Scarlett jumping around. Nevertheless, I need to say that Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) are sexy woman.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Yeah, I couldn’t resist on posting here a screenshot with all these girls.First of all, a disclaimer: I am not a fan of Marvel Comics (the original books), but I am enjoying Marvel attack on the cinema. But I had in mind that Captain America didn’t use a gun. But probably I am wrong.
Regarding the movie, it seems that Marvel is in its origins stories. If I watched a few time ago X-Men First Class, where some heroes are presented in their beginning stories, here again, we learn how Captain America is born. Yet again, not sure if this is the official story, but that is not that relevant.
Regarding the movie itself, it is not bad, but it is not good. I think more could be done. Too much time is used in the Captain America dances, making it kind of boring (specially if you recall that the movie is 2 hours in length).
Nevertheless, there are some interesting scenes, there are some jokes, and Hayley Atwell is around. My vote is 8 @ IMDB. Next, Thor. I need to prepare for The Avengers. But unfortunately it seems we will not have the Black Widow movie .
Edit: I forgot an interesting fact. I loved the idea of adding Stark as a scientist, and showing a science fair, etc, making it somewhat parallel or related with Iron Man. Well, at least, my understanding is that Mr. Stark that appears in this movie should be Iron Man’s father.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
I am a X-Men fan, but not a X-Men Comics fan. Probably because I didn’t read them when I should, and now I think it would be a waste of money to start buying all books. Well, back to the movie. I think the movie is good for a start of the story. I know that it should be difficult to choose the actors, specially when there is a continuation movie already. The movie is fun, has action, has drama, has lots of special effects, and a great sound track. I can’t complain much, and that’s why I voted 9 in 10 at IMDB.
I just think that at the end the director was with so much enthusiasm that he forgot some details. While we can argue that Magneto can fly, as the submarine is metal and, instead of moving the target, move itself, it is not easy to explain how magneto can make Sebastian Shaw fly. He should not be a metal guy…
As a final note, let me tell you I prefer Raven or Mystique in its blonde form…
Jennifer Lawrence @ X-Men: FIrst Class
Do you remember the good old original Mission: Impossible? Good old times. It is a shame some movies came to kill this series. Anyway, still great to watch after what.. forty six years?
Sucker Punch (2011)
Right, I have no idea why I watched this movie. OK, I confess I know why. Because a friend said I might like it, as there were lot of girls. I confirm, there are girls, and some are hot (although not really hot during the movie, but I googled them). But that doesn’t make it a good movie. There are a lot of special effects, but most of the times there are too much special effects, and it is not easy to really see anything. There are portions of the movie that are boring and, it seems that those movie parts are the ones that the director think are cool. Meh!
If you want to see something good in this movie, watch the first five minutes. They are great. Really. Nice music, nice acting, nice recording. More than that, the movie is bad, but the sound track is interesting. Voted 3/10 at IMDB. 2 for the sound track, 1 for the girls.