Just finished watching Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides.
I thought it was the funnest one since the original. After being infuriated and wore out by the length and convoluted nature of the third film, the streamlining of plot and characters was a breath of fresh air. Penelope Cruz has great chemistry with Depp (and is smoking hot), Ian McShane pulls off a mean Blackbeard, it was good seeing Stephen Graham from This Is England/Snatch/Boardwalk Empire, and as always Geoffrey Rush steals every scene he's in. I was disappointed that there wasn't the hinted sea battle with the Spanish and the CGI snake Cruz wielded at Depp and the camera was the most patently fake computer effect I've seen in years, but otherwise I was pleased.
Meh... Not as funny as had been led to believe, but not completely horrible either. Still, not good enough to watch more than once. When the best part is the still hot as fuck Wendy Wilson coming out to sing at the end, that doesn't speak so well for the rest of the movie.
Camilla Belle Kate Beckinsale - Emma Watson Emmy Rossum - Vanessa Hudgens - JoJo Levesque Jennifer Lawrence - Debby Ryan - Kaylee DeFer - AnnaLynne McCord Elizabeth Gillies - Selena Gomez - Lily Collins - Lea Michele - Haley Bennett - Emma Roberts
I wanted to finish the book before watching this, and it's nice to finally see the characters and location that you portrayed, on screen.
They did a mighty fine job on that aspect, but especially with the characters! My highlights are:
- Haymitch: quite a character, and I must say, Woody Harrelson played that part BRILLIANTLY! Exactly how I pictured him.
- Peeta Mellark: Played by Josh Hutcherson, who really gave justice to this character.
- Ceasar played by Stanley Tucci.
The girl who played Prim has a bright future ahead of her. Loved the emotion she had everytime she was on screen. I could name everyone out there basically, they all did a superb work!
As for the story... yes, there were important details from the book that were left out. It would have made some parts more emotional, but as others said, there is so much you can do in 2h30 of screen time.
The only bad review I would have would be the way they handled some of the scenes, camera wise. Some were too shaky, while others were filmed too close. Still, it's a minor detail to the overall movie experience.
Despite this movie's asshole being completely destroyed by critics and fans alike I still wanted to see it because. a. Cool concept with a different type of alien invasion. b. I love disaster movies c. Good twenty something cast Emile Hirsch- always good. Olivia Thirlby- and has proven she can act Max Minghella- From the social network, and in this movie he gets his social network stolen Rachael Taylor- and she uses her actual accent Joel Kinnaman- the tall dude from the killing
Not exactly sure why this movie has so much disdain for it. The first 2 acts are pretty good and the third act is sort of just meeeehhh mostly because of a character doing something both stupid and makes you wonder "would she really do that? I don't think so, stupid writing". It was far from a great movie but it was entertaining and fun. The ending could have been better but whatever I downloaded it for free so I won't complain
If you like these types of movies I don't see why you wouldn't enjoy this one. But if you want a good(well great) alien invasion movie following a small group of people than watch attack the block instead.
One: Phoebe Tonkin Two: Dianna Agron Three: Debby Ryan