Resident Evil Extinction

Plot

Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker and head researcher Dr. Isaacs. Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera, L.J., and new survivors K-Mart, Claire Redfield, and Nurse Betty must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies.

Evaluation

As a fan of this movie franchise and the fact that Milla Jovovich is hot I so wanted to like this movie however I felt let down by it. There wasn’t actually that much zombie action in it as they seemed to have been replaced by crows which are probably easier to CGI and don’t require expensive trailers and caviar. Also there isn’t actually much you can do with a dessert wasteland scenario.

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SuperBad

Plot

Seth and Evan are best friends, inseparable, navigating the last weeks of high school. Usually shunned by the popular kids, Seth and Evan luck into an invitation to a party, and spend a long day, with the help of their nerdy friend Fogell, trying to score enough alcohol to lubricate the party and inebriate two girls, Jules and Becca, so they can kick-start their sex lives and go off to college with a summer full of experience and new skills. Their quest is complicated by Fogell’s falling in with two inept cops who both slow and assist the plan.

Evaluation

Amusing film with a somewhat American Pie storyline feel to it. It does have some funny one liners and the cops antics were halarious. Jonah Hill comes out with some very funny girl degrading comments.

Just realised that one of the cops Seth Rogen is also the actor who played Ben Stone in Knocked Up. Also Seth played by Jonah Hill was also in Knocked Up where he played Jonah.

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Simpsons Movie

Plot

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town’s water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons family are declared fugitives.

Evaluation

Good family movie with some adult humour intertwined. Don’t expect more than an extended simpsons episode.

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Knocked Up

Plot

Guy meets girl, guy shags girl, girl falls pregnant, q mayhem

Evaluation

I actually enjoyed this movie, it’s light humoured and ticks along nicely. I found it refreshing and the storyline was different (for a change).

The only thing that bugged me a bit was the fact that it didn’t have the punch line from the trailer in it buy hey we can’t have everything.

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The Number 23

Plot

Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel about the number 23 that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.

Evaluation

At first I found it a bit a bit slow but that maybe be just down to the fact that I was tired. Overall it was very good with some nifty twists and turns. The ‘film noir’ style shots were noteably impressive.

Sorry for the shortness of this review but i’m yawning my head of at the moment.

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Transformers Movie

Went and saw this last night

Plot

A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war was being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possessed it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasted off in search of it. He eventually tracked it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sent him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forced him into a paralyzed state. His body was later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, and before going into a comatose state Megatron used the last of his energy to engrave a map, showing the location of the Allspark, into the Captain’s glasses, and send a transmission to Cybertron. He is then carted away by the Captain’s ship. A century later, Sam Witwicky, nicknamed Spike by his friends, buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it to be Bumblebee, an Autobot in disguise who is to protect Spike, as he bears the Captain’s glasses and the map carved on them.

Evaluatuion

In word BRILLIANT!, SFX were awesome and you could almost have believed the robots were real. There’s a few scenes that get your pulses racing aided by a healthy soundtrack, as with any film there’s a splash of comedy tied in as well.

DON’T WAIT FOR THE DVD, GO TO THE CINEMA AND WATCH IT NOW!!!!

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POTC At Worlds End

Went and saw this yesterday and MY GOD what a terrible film. Never mind it being nearly 3 hours long but it also had a weak storyline and lost the comedy aspect of the first two, I think I chuckled twice and that was it. Half way through the film froze and I was hoping that it had broken so I could go home but no it was for an INTERVAL!, I can’t remember the last time this happened, they were even selling ice cream.

Now usually for good films on at the cinema but not worthy of the trip i’d say wait for the DVD however for this one I couldn’t even go that far. Just don’t see it at all!

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Firefly

A guy at work lent this to me due to the fact that I enjoyed the film Serenity.

Outline

Basically it tells the Serenity story buy in series form.

Conclusion

I’m hooked! the DVD boxset contains all 14 episodes and although I haven’t seen all of them yet each one leaves me wanting for more. The best ones i’ve watched so far are “Our Mrs. Reynolds,” “Jaynestown,” and “Out of Gas,”.

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Hannibal Rising Movie

Went and saw this today.

Outline
The story is about how he came to be was good, starting with his youth during WW2 in 1944. And 8 years later, the main plot line unfolds showing him becoming a medical school student in France where he begins to learn of the many body parts that make a human work.

Conclusion
In all honesty I wasn’t overly impressed with this film. For me it seemed slow and at nearly 2 hours long it left me longing for the end credits. That said it does paint the picture of why Hannibal is the way he is, the locations/sets are well thought out and do add to the eariness of it all.

Wait for the DVD

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Jarhead Movie

Got this on DVD for christmas and have managed to get round to watching it.

Outline
Jarhead is true story based on a book written by a U.Sm Marine. The film follows the main character Anthony Swofford played by Jake Gyllenhaal about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait. The film shows a somewhat brief introduction to his training before he’s packed off to the middle east. Out there the story follows his and the rest of his regiments ups down and fustrations of being 1000’s of miles away from loved ones and not seeing any fighting action.

Conclusion
The biggest thing I can say is if your looking for a war film then let this pass you by as this one definately is not, if your looking for that then your better off going with Apocalypse Now or Full Metal Jacket. I percieved Jarhead more as a documentary following the army life of marine from training, to war, to home again. The film was shot with striking cinematography, scences in the desert especially the oil fires top the chart for me. It has some political undertones however I didn’t find them to be a distraction as there are comical pieces in the movie to stop it from getting ‘too heavy’. All in all a worth watching and I would be quite happy to sit down for a second viewing.

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