Preface: I wanted to see this movie more than almost every movie coming out this summer. I was super hyped. SUPER.
What I liked: Noomi Rapace- She was 50 types of awesome. Not only is she stunning to look at but she was this movie. Take her out and I dunno.... Also her in that bandage outfit is going to be hard to top as the hottest thing put on film this year. Holy shit her body is insanely fit and perfect.
Visuals- The cinematography was very very nice and well done. The beginning sequence was beautifully shot.
Idris Elba- Brought his staple... coolness.
Backstory- I was happy to see where the aliens came from and what the trunked thing was from Alien.
Conclusion- It was a decent conclusion and did a good job showing where the movies came from(sort of..at least the creature part)
What I didn't like
Casting- I love Charlize Theron as much as the next guy and she looked super hot in this film with some nice ass shots..but what was the point of having her in this film? she was pointless and didn't bring anything to the story or anything. I assume they put her so that at least one of the crew was unlikable to the viewer but... I just didn't see the point of having her. I guess her having the medical pod was her biggest contribution to the movie. Guy Pearce... why the fuck would you have Guy Pearce in your movie if you're going to make his old as fuck? why not just hire an actual old guy? It's like they thought "hey last cast a name actor and slap old guy makeup on him" btw that old guy makeup looked pretty shitty. I knew it was a young guy. Stupid. Making Fassbender a robot is sort of a waste of his talent. Most anyone can play that role.
Pacing- Much like all the alien movies this had some slow parts that became too boring and made me sleepy. The whole first act was sort of blah boring time.
Character development- I honestly didn't give a shit about a single character in this movie except Elizabeth Shaw(Noomi). They had almost no development and were expendable.
Side Note:Logan Marshall-Green could be Tom Hardy's brother.
Overall: I liked it but didn't love it. It failed my expectations.
One: Phoebe Tonkin Two: Dianna Agron Three: Debby Ryan
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Originally Posted By: Mark85la
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Still one of the best zombie movies ever!
As for me:
In Time (2011)
Yep, I'm behind the times (heh) again, and this was a DVD rental.
Amanda Seyfried running around in a hot red wig and short skirts. You don't need anything else! And Justin Timberlake is proving to be a very fine actor, although there's not much for him to do in this flick.
They killed off Olivia Wilde too fast, but she looked amazing.
Mostly predictable movie (except I was surprised when Justin capped those four thugs) but who cares. It's an amazing concept to gamble or trade or steal minutes and hours and years either off or onto your own life.
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Snow White and the Huntsman
Another chance for Kristen Stewart to distance herself from Twilight, which she pretty much does even though the part doesn't have that many speaking lines. She looks great, even when her clothes are all dirty from falling around in the black forest.
Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman. No Thor hammer, but he does wield a mean battle axe. And he gets some lines to speak, which he had precious little of in The Avengers.
Charlize Theron as the evil queen is great, going just over the top which is right for this kind of movie.
Kudos to the production designer. The movie is a visual feast, even in the black forest, and especially in Sanctuary (place of the fairies). The castles are really neat, but who would put a castle below a ridge -- that's the good guys' castle. Take high ground and the castle is yours.
Props also to the composer. The sound track fits very well.
Bit of a stretch when the good guys charge what is now the evil queen's castle. They're severely outnumbered. Lots of them die. But this is fantasy, so they win of course.
For me the ending was a bit awkward and jerky. I was expecting a bigger payoff and celebration.
Still, this is good escapist fair. But for me it wasn't as good as some reviewers made it out to be.
In 2 weeks this flick has made $184,719,145 on a $170 million production budget. But it's already fallen off 59% from its opening week and was on one of the smaller screens at the local 7 screen plex. It may not be around much longer.