Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Latest Movies I've Seen part 1003

Ah, I miss those times when I had time to get over here and write lengthy reviews about all the movies I've been watching. I've been swamped lately, and with little patience to write, but at the same time I feel the urge to post about what I've been seeing, if only for my own future reference. So here is the list of the past few weeks, along with bite-sized reviews.

1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Blatant continuity issues, too many characters for its own sake (some of them very poorly handed, others just plain ruined), Wolverine was too "softy"... What can I say? I really like Hugh Jackman, but he played a better Wolverine on the X-Men movies. This one was just a disappointment. 2 adamantium claws out of 5.

2. Star Trek
This, on the other hand, was awesome. Very well handled reboot, with great visuals (even with all those lens flares), compelling acting by most of the cast (I especially liked the new Spock, and the old Spock played by Leonard Nimoy), and a solid story. It was very entertaining and I had a great time. 4 out of 5 Spocks for this one.

3. Fright Night

Classic vampire movie from the 80s, so you know what you're getting into. It's super cheesy, unintentionally funny at parts, with a ridiculous storyline, but it entertains you and there are actually a couple of scenes with cool special effects for the time. If you're into 80s cheesy horror, definitely give this one a look, you'll have fun. 3 out of 5 shapeshifting vampires.

4. Once

This may seem like the outsider on this list, but it was probably the one I enjoyed most. It's easy to be entertained by spaceships, outlandish aliens, mutants and whatnot, but when the simple story of two people connecting through music really gets you, then you know you're watching something special. Once is wonderful: very touching, very human, and with a beautiful soundtrack. Definitely recommend it, and give it 4.5 out of 5 Irish singers.

5. Dead Snow

Ah, my home turf. A zombie movie. But not just any kind of zombie movie: the kind with Nazi Zombies. Yeah. Let that concept sink in. This norwegian movie managed to be one of the best zombie movies I've seen lately (I think the last I had seen was Virus Undead, which was crap), with the right balance of humor and gore (reminding us of Evil Dead and Braindead, although much inferior to either one). I really enjoyed it, and I'm giving it 3.5 out of 5 zombies.

What have you been watching?


Ska said...

Mas tenho uma coisa a adicionar às tuas críticas:

A merda do guião do wolvas é completamente destruída com uma segunda visualização do filme, enquanto que o star wars das orelhas bicudas é bom mesmo de ver a segunda vez (ya, vi esses dois duas vezes...)

E aquilo que eles fizeram ao deadpool... recuso-me a comentar!

nakamura_michiyo said...

Ska: acredito. O guião do wolvas já estava fininho à primeira, à segunda nem sei como deve ser. E sim... o Deadpool... que é que foi aquilo? Alguém me explique, porque eu não sei quem teve a ideia brilhante de o arruinar.

BTW: já vi o Dragon Ball Evolution... :B