Posts tagged: thriller

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

The X -Files: I want to believe

The X -Files: I want to believe

This afternoon was time for The X-Files, I want to believe. I was never much a fan of the series. Probably because when it started in the TV, in Portugal, I was young and probably afraid of the unknown. In any case, I wanted to see this movie to redeem myself.

What I liked on this movie was that Mulder and Scully weren’t after the paranormal guy, but were after a common human killer. So, where are the X-Files? Well, this time they used the paranormal guy to reach the killer.

About the movie, I can complain of some dead scenes, with Mulder and Scully talking. They were not many, but started to bore me a little.

Final vote of 8 in 10.

The International (2009)

The International

The International

After yesterday’s shitty movie (The Grudge 2), I got some better luck with this one: The International. It is mostly the usual Hollywood kind of movie, with the hero surviving everything. But, instead of the usual end where everything changes and truth and justice prevails, this movie shows that unfortunately there are too many bad guys. This means that unless the correct people are in the correct places (tribunals, governments, etc), there isn’t any justice possible for the big guys. But do not change side. Just take care to elect the least of the corrupt candidates to the government 😉

But back to the movie, some great scenes, and nice acting. Voted 8 in 10 at IMDB.

007 – Quantum of Solace (2008)

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton @ 007 Quantum of Solace

After Get Smart, a less clumsy super agent, 007 in Quantum of Solace. Do not continue or I will give some spoilers. Not that I will tell you the full story but I need to do some complains:

  1. first, there is no excuse to wreck the Aston Marin in the first minutes of the movie. Instead they could offer it, and I would take care of it with love.
  2. second, there is no excuse to let Mrs. Fields (Gemma Arterton) to die. Instead… yes, I would take care of her with love. Beautiful girl.

Now, enough of complains. The movie is full of action, and that is nice. There are no dead scenes (as it existed in other movies from the series, when 007 goes to bed with girls). The only scene related to that would be the one above, but it is quick. Oh, and it has Gemma.