terça-feira, junho 05, 2012

4 movies in 2 days



Crazy Stupid Love (2011) is the sophomore film by duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who previously directed I love you Philip Morris, one of my favorite movies in 2009. Their new romantic comedy is a light heart movie, with a soft and funny approach to the basics of relationships and the idea of "true love". With an amazing cast and a nice, fresh script, you are sure to get entertained while also being remembered about some of the most fundamental things in life. Definitely a crowd pleaser.




Goon (2011) seemed to have everything to be a bad movie, but if you look closely enough, you can see some elements that will upgrade your expectations towards the 2011 comedy. It is written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, this last one, being one of the minds responsible for movies such as Superbad (2007) or Pineapple Express (2008). That kinda offers comfort, because you know its in good hands. I'm a big fan of Sean William Scott, so that made everything look more appealing.
Based on a true story, Goon hits you in the face with unexpected and sometimes ludicrous humor... without going way over the top. Bottom line, its funny, but its a credible funny. Like I said... Based on a true story. It has happen. Oh and the choice for Sean William Scott's antagonist... is perfect. Liev Schreiber in a role you never thought you would see him.




Citizen Kane (1941) is movie directed and starred by Orson Welles, a man who became a legend in the film industry much to the success of this cult classic. It is regarded by many as one of the finest works to ever be seen, and after watching it this weekend, I can pretty much vouch for that as I'm sure it will go on from generation to generation always with the same appeal. Made in 1941, you can tell where a lot of what is done nowadays draws inspiration. Yet, even having movies resembling Welles masterpiece, it can still be seen as something almost new. That's the sort of feeling "timeless" movies hand out. This is surely one of them...



I had long waited for Prometheus (2012) to hit the screens in the U.K. Sunday, I couldn't resist it. The hype was too much for me to bare...

Ridley Scott was taking helms of a project that whether he likes it or not, try as he might to avoid comparisons, it is was always going to be heavily associated with the Aliens saga which he started back in 1979.
He has said this was not a prequel, but I can tell you it sure feels like one. The story has so many link with its original that it makes it impossible to avoid any connections.

Be it as it may, never thought a story with such potential could be so disappointing. I mean, its watchable... But with all the marketing and hype and with the expectations created by myself - due to the combination of a great cast with a legendary film-maker - it just seemed like this was going to be one of the best movies of the year. Hate disappoint you on  this, but that is miles away from being an accurate statement. Besides being visually great - not outstanding or breathtaking - it looked like a lot was missing. And don't even get me started on the 3D technology. What a waste of money and resources! Anyway, there might be some salvage for Prometheus. As the movie comes to an end, something is revealed that leads to a probable sequel. Hopefully they can work things out in to making this franchise more interesting...

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