Thursday, August 09, 2007
Quick movie reviews
The Bourne Ultimatum: A good end to the series of movies. It would've been a great end if director Paul Greengrass would just KEEP THE FREAKIN' CAMERA STILL. I actually felt a little sick watching this movie.
Spider-Man 3: Not as bad as everyone said it was, but not as great as the second movie, either. Sam Raimi tried to cram too many ideas into this one, methinks.
Ocean's Thirteen: I had a blast watching this film. From the interviews that I've read, Soderbergh, Clooney, Pitt, et al. were trying to atone for their sub-par second effort. They succeeded.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer: This was a very enjoyable popcorn flick. I don't like the trend that every superhero must be dark and brooding (the latest Superman movie, anyone?). I'm glad that they didn't go that route with the FF.
1408: This Steven King thriller was pretty good. I swear, John Cusack has taken the Dick Clark Time Defying Serum. The man doesn't age. Anyway, this was pretty creepy without resorting to gore or torture. Refreshing! Added bonus: there's a line of dialogue that had to have been added once Samuel L. Jackson was cast.
Live Free or Die Hard: This movie had every right to suck, since a) it is the fourth in the series and b) the title is incredibly stupid. But it turns out that it is freakin' awesome! Wall to wall action. This is probably the surprise of the summer.
Ratatouille: I loved this film. The animation was amazing. Sure, seeing tons of rats in a kitchen is kind of disconcerting, but it was funny. Pixar really rebounded from Cars (my least favorite movie put out by them).
The Simpsons Movie: I am a Simpsons nut. That said, this was funny, but not the end-all be-all of Springfieldian humor. But seeing as how the TV episodes aren't all that great anymore, this could have been a lot worse.