Posts tagged: action

Cube Zero (2004)

Cube Zero

Cube Zero

Yeah, I liked the first two (Cube and Hypercube) and noticed recently that a Cube Zero was available since 2004. So, I decided to watch it. Well, given it mentions zero, this should, probably, be considered the first on the three movies (you know, that stuff like Star Wars, making time go back…).

I like this movie not because of the concept, or jokes, but because I like to wonder what traps will be in the next room. In fact I think this concept would be great in a computer game. Anybody around willing to write a script for it? Maybe I can find some friends to develop it.

The Flash (2014) S01E01

Danielle Panabaker @ The Flash

Danielle Panabaker @ The Flash

If it wasn’t for The Flash, a character I like, Danielle Panabaker would be a good reason to watch this series. Anyway, The Flash doesn’t have the charisma of Quicksilver in the latest X-Man movie, but maybe he can gain it. That quietude is of Quicksilver is just great. In this series, The Flash seems like some kind of idiot, but maybe it will change. So, for now, giving a chance to this series.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Evan Peters as Quicksilver

Evan Peters as Quicksilver

I read some time ago a paper (or was it a presentation) stating that there are a dozen of stories, that are changed and adapted, generating all the movies we have seen since the story of the world. I am not that drastic, but it seems that at least there was some kind of information sharing between the writers of this movie and the writers of Star Trek, into the Darkness. Why? Same base… somehow it seemed that the current status of the X-men World story wasn’t flexible enough, so lets get back into time, and change the story, so that now we can rewrite it, making some characters that were dead alive again. For Star Trek it was similar, the actors were idolized, or almost, and therefore, they got back in time to somehow introduce the new actors.

Not that I am against the idea. If you read an older post about the Star Trek movie I really gave my congratulations to the writers for that idea. Now I am not sure if I should congratulate again, as it seems the idea is not new.

Anyway, the movie is good. The story acceptable. Lots of action, fun, and a lot of different mutants around (I like when there are a lot of them, not just one or two). But what I liked the most? The scene I captured above, with Quicksilver. Not just I like the character, but Evan Peters is great. Please, please, please, make him come back in future movies.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

The first western I was able to see and like. True. Like specially the color. Great. I am not sure, but I think a lot is CGI. Nevertheless, great imaging. Also, like the jokes. Good the jokes about things too modern. Good the jokes about the different ways to die. And yeah, it is always good to know all the ways there are to die/kill. The story is not brilliant or new, but is good enough. And when you laugh from time to time, it is great. I liked it.

Need for Speed (2014)

Need for Speed

Need for Speed

I am a Fast and Furious fan, and a somewhat retired Need for Speed player. I had fear regarding this movie, trying to, at first, mimic the game, and at last, compete with Fast and Furious. I must admit I was wrong. The movie is very enjoyable and somewhat unpredictable in some situations. At some extend it is the usual Hollywood movie, but in some other situations, it is not. I do not want to give spoilers, as this is a quite recent movie, but I must say that the Need for Speed (game) imitation is only at the end, and not that bad.

If you like cars, velocity and dangerous stunts, then this movie is for you. There are a couple comedy situations (as the one above) and a little drama too. So, a kind of complete movie.

If there is a sequel, I will be watching it. Voted 8 in 10 at IMDB.

Ninja Cheerleaders (2008)

Trishelle Cannatella,  Ginny Weirick  and Maitland McConnell

Trishelle Cannatella, Ginny Weirick and Maitland McConnell

The Ninja Cheerleaders movie is mostly bad. Thankfully there are three cute girls (well, I would rate Ginny Weirick, as April, the cutest, then Trishelle Cannatella, as Courtney, the second one, and finally Maitland McConnell, Monica, as the less cute).

Enough on the girls. The story is Hollywood in all ways. The fighting (yeah, they are ninja) is too bad. Their acting is bad as well.

What you can find interesting other than the girls? Well, you have George Takei. That’s always fun. Also, you might recognize Eric Stonestreet in a scene, as well.

If you want boobies, no, these three girls do not show any. Unfortunately. There are a few shown in some cut scene sequences, but very bad. The best you can find are a few seconds with the two girls bellow.

Boobies @ Ninja Cheerleaders

Boobies @ Ninja Cheerleaders

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! šŸ™‚

 Chloƫ Grace Moretz @ Kick-Ass 2

Chloƫ Grace Moretz @ Kick-Ass 2

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…