Hancock - This movie got horrible reviews. Read some of them, it got trashed. Trashed hard. 34% at Rotten Tomatoes and it sounds worse if you read some of the early critics.
Having just seen it, I will say it is not as bad as the critics say. The premise and the idea were very good, but they did not come through with story that I thought filled the promise. Will Smith was of course, very good. He was playing a somewhat unlikable guy for the first time, and he did it well.
This movie suffered horribly in direction. I don't know who Peter Berg is, but he tries too hard to be Michael Bay or Paul Greengrass from the latter two Bourne movies.
I love the Bourne movies, but the first will always be my favorite because they locked down the camera, used tripods, dollys, and stedicam. I don't know where the fascination with handheld came from, but I am not a fan. I know they go for that "feel like you are part of the action" kind of thing, but what is the point of not locking down the camera for a conversation between Jason Bateman and some suits siting at a table talking about Fritos or some crap? Cutting off part of people's faces, showing 3/4 of the screen as the back of someone's head? Seriously?
I don't think the Bourne feel really fit the context of this movie. In Bourne, it is almost purely action or chasing. Hancock, not so much. 45% of the movie was out of focus and just gave me a headache trying to focus on what is going on.
Whisp wrote:ooh bottle rocket is one of my favorites of all time
i like AppleJack
My favorite from the crew that goes on the robbery with them at the end is the old Indian guy who plays Pagoda in The Royal Tenenbaums. I love when they find him in the freezer and all he can say is "I don't know man, I lose my touch man."
Saw Pulp Fiction for the first time today, 9.5/10, definitely lives up to the hype, all-star cast, Samuel Jackson and John Travolta were unbelievable. The only reason I give it a 9.5 instead of a 10 is that I'm not sure I fully understand the title.
j24jags wrote:Saw Pulp Fiction for the first time today, 9.5/10, definitely lives up to the hype, all-star cast, Samuel Jackson and John Travolta were unbelievable. The only reason I give it a 9.5 instead of a 10 is that I'm not sure I fully understand the title.
You know how Kill Bill was an homage to Kung-Fu cinema? Pulp Fiction contains a lot of the elements and style of American noir crime fiction that appear in magazines called pulp. That's where the name comes from.
edit: oops was writing that before DD posted
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
by curious_george_43545 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:19 pm
Wow, probably one of my favorite movies ever, animated or not. The movie just looked amazing and the story was funny, charming, served as a satire of consumerism if thats a word, and was just so perfectly done. Loved it.