Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Yep, a screenshot of a bridge for the Sherlock Holmes movie. Why? I just love this industrial revolution scenario. Oh, and in school I drawn a lot of bridges under construction. Not sure why my teacher did not like it.
Anyway, that is a relevant part of the movie, but not (usually) the reason why you watch a movie. First, you have Iron Man… erm.. Sherlock Holmes that is fun, unlike the usual boring ones. This time Watson is the very boring guy. The story is acceptable. No big mysteries. Just the deductions are nice. Not excessive clever, just observation, mostly.
But there is a scene where I almost choke without air, laughing out loud and almost rolling on the floor Yeah, if you watched it, you guessed, the fight between Sherlock and that French dude, each one asking for some seconds, and the French dude flying with electric shocks. LOL!
Crazy like hell. I end up without any good idea of what is this movie about. I read some comments in the Internets, but I’m mostly in the same position as before. You might ask why I watched it, and I might not be able to explain.
Point taken, although the check of virginity in the Miss Universe competition can be exaggerated, more and more, candidates should be carefully examined and any concurrent with any plastic surgery should be put aside. Yeah, it can be drastic, but otherwise we are electing the Miss Rich Universe.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Not a bad movie. Rated 8 in 10. The story is not anything transcendent, but the kid actors are pretty good (better than the adult ones). The movie is fun from beginning, no boring intervals, making it a pleasure to watch from beginning to end. The cartoon effects that appear from time to time are very nice, giving the movie a nice touch. I know it is a family movie, but I enjoyed it.
The Muppets (2011)
I think it is relevant to make something clear: I am not a Muppets fan. I know Kermit (Cocas for the Portuguese people), I think Miss Piggy is cute, but I am not properly a fan for the Muppets show. Also, I am not fan of dramas. Yeah, IMDB says it is a Comedy, a Musical. Yeah, Musical it is. But it is a Drama. There are two or three jokes in more than 100 minutes of movie. The rest is just plain Drama.
As a side note, Amy Adams is just cute. That is why I chose this screenshot, with these subtitles… how can one just forget about her?
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.
Gross, fun and with boobies. Piranha 3DD delivers everything he promises: piranhas and 3DD boobs. Story is mostly nonexistent, some situations can be predicted (like the… spoilers… piranha on dick), but at the end I am not sure if this is more a horror or a comic movie. Horror probably because of the amount of red paint, comic because of the amount of stupid situations they can create with piranhas. And David Hasselhoff playing of himself is kind of funny too (but probably too many scenes with him).
At the end, I voted 6 in 10, mostly because of the story. It could get a little better with little effort.
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.
A bunch of small and incomplete stories with, supposedly, some humor, glued together in a movie by a stupid plot. The movie sucks as a movie. A few of the stories are fun, or at least, let you give some laughs. For instance, the scene on the screenshot, or the new iBabe in black, to give customers a color choice, or even the “poop on me” story. Not that I liked every detail of those stories, but they have some fun. Also, the Tampax advertisement is great. I had seen it before in youtube, and though it was a true advertisement. Shame it isn’t. It is just, just great.
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.