G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Rachel Nichols @ G.I. Joe
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.

X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-Men: First Class (2011)
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
Jennifer Lawrence @ X-Men: FIrst Class

The Last Airbender (2010)

The Last Airbender (2010)
The Last Airbender (2010)

The idea is great, and I wonder why there isn’t a great game with this idea already available. Of course Diablo has some similarities, but the idea of the four main elements is not there.

But then, the movie could be much better with the same story behind. There are lots of slow (or even, stalled) moments that I did not like.

The great thing about the movie are not the actors, is not the story, but the special effects, and the astonishing landscapes. Wonderful. Just great.

The story is ready for two new movies, so, I’m waiting for them. Mostly because of the special effects and landscapes, than for any other reason.

And yeah, it is stupid to have a flying animal without anything to make it fly… it just… stays there… weird…