After a terrorist attack on Earth, the crew of the Enterprise form up and head off to try and catch the culprit – who is harbouring more than one game changing secret - all while dealing with oh so much lens flare.
Witty banter – there was some truly great dialogue in this instalment.
Good use of supporting characters.
Spot the cameos.
Cumberbatch fighting when he was way outnumbered.
Some great wide angled shots.
Hat tips to the original series/film franchises except one (in cons).
One particular scene's dialogue – I won’t give it away – and while there was the odd titter at the exchange, it was totally unnecessary.
The over complexity belying one contact point on of a piece of equipment.
Not enough Cumberbatch.
Too many male tears feeling somewhat disingenuous.
A reverse of a classic scene from the original movie franchise.
They hung so much light on one plot point resolution that I can’t imagine anyone not seeing it coming.
Vulcan hair styles are not designed for running.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable flick. I didn’t realise I was seeing the 3D version (I try and avoid them like the plague), and while there were the usual 3D designed scenes, some went past so fast as to not “get” the 3D experience.
Did anyone else think the StarFleet uniforms looks a bit like the SS just in grey and without skulls and bones on the hats?
PS. There’s nothing at the end of the credits, so if you don’t feel like sitting through them after the 3D candy ends, you won’t miss anything.
To say I was excited about The Hobbit would be a complete understatement. I followed all the pre-release info with bated breath. Imagine my disappointment to not being able to go and see it the instant it opened? (I was involved in a car vs cyclist incident) So I waited and waited. Avoided reviews, opinions and stayed true. I finally saw it in late January shortly before heading back to hospital for surgery. Urgh.
Was nice to see the familiar locations and style.
So many of the cast were actors I have enjoyed for years.
Does Jackson need a new island or something? Cuase there is NO reason to drag this out so badly.
The writing was so untidy. Yes The Lord of the Rings was long but it moved. The Hobbit was a rollicking fast adventure story, not a long drawn out battle with Hobbit Cancer.
Was absolutely unwatchable to someone who had a shorter attention span (due to injuries).
Filled with tosh - and not the good Tosh.0 either.
I gave up after about 50 mins or so - when Bilbo was about to go snatched by the Trolls.
Nothing happened. I remember a funny piece by The Onion about how the movie was 50 mins of Bilbo deciding what to pack. Yeah, that.
If I ever break my leg again and am high on pain killers I might give it another go, but for now, I'll just wait for the third movie, then wait for it to come to TV, then possibly go out that night.
#OnePanda (but only because I loved LOTR so much).
This documentary with reenactments won a prize at Miami International Film Festival as well as being a Grand Jury finalist at Sundance, so I was interested in seeing it. If I had of just seen this as a fiction based on a true story, I would never have believed it. We are such odd creatures, driven by motivators others do not, cannot, possibly hope to understand.
The Imposter tells the true story, with interviews from the key players, of a young french man who pretended to be a missing American teenager in the late 90's who had been missing for a few years. What follows raises questions you desperately want to ask but also don't want answered. That such a fraud was able to be perpetrated at all asks still more questions, but in the end, all you are left with a feeling of profound sadness. A beautifully crafted but incredibly profound sadness.
Fantastically edited making you reconsider your own assumptions.
Reenactments are not overdone and edited tightly with the interviews.
Real people are often far more compelling than anything fictional.
The twists and turns of truth.
The constant disbelief, even though you know it is true, leaving with that sadness that continues to resonate.
This negative is actually a very strong reason to see the film - because of its challenge to you and how your feelings towards to participants change throughout the film.
Middle aged dude in current time period spends the day pondering how he got to where he is now. He does this by going back to the primordial ooze and works his way forward, spending a large part of the movie in space, under water, with the dinosaurs and reliving a Summer in his childhood.
No denying that Brad Pitt's acting was the best this about this movie.
It finally ended.
Where to start?
Jesus H Christ the amount of David Attenborough-esque shots was a joke.
Way too much time trying to be existentialist.
The time line was totally out. If he grew up in the 50's, how can he be in his 40's now?
The promise of nature vs grace was ignored.
It's ok because a carnivourous dinosaur did't eat a dying dinosaur. WTF?
Now I know this isn't your normal narrative style movie, but this was drawn out in ways it didn't need to be. It reminded me of that movie you saw at uni if you were stoned. Can't remember what it was called, but that one. Totally unnecessary "bullshit wank wank whine whine oh thank god it is over" movie.
On the plus side, my friend and I went to an early preview 2 weeks before opening and we got good champagne and more popcorn that we could eat. It promised so much, and didn't deliver at all.
World War Two is raging through out Europe. Sent away to Siberia for crimes (real and imagined) our unlikely band of heroes plan their escape, which sends them on a journey across Eastern Asia. Based on the true story of one of three men who walked out of Siberia and into India.
Amazing acting (though I admit when Farrell said his first line I groaned, but quickly forgotten).
Incredibly journey, physically and spiritually.
Always nice to see Saoirse Ronan in a movie that doesn't suck.
The pace was nice and even.
Love the combination of the wide shots with the close ups for urgency of their situation.
Beautifully shot and executed.
I admit I cried.
Would have liked to know what happened to the other characters who made it out.
The ended - I know it was cheesy but I was totally bought in.
I thought the beginning was a bit stereotypical.
This movie will lift you up, drag you down and leave you exhausted but revelling in the experience.
Imagine Moby Dick isn't a whale but a dragon. The Rachel isn't a whaling boat but a person. Queequeg isn't a burly warrior but a hipster, and the Pequod isn't a boat, but a land vehicle.
I am all for unusual adaptations.
Scenery was nice.
How do you screw up a classic like Moby Dick? (see synopsis for answer)
Vince Jones with dialogue.
No gams (less the raiders count).
Love interest in Moby Dick??
The Pequod was a bit of a joke.
I knew I was getting myself in for something terrible, but this was bad. Beyond bad. The acting (How did they get Danny Glover? Did he need a new ferrari or something?). Now, don't get me wrong, I love bad movies when they are good bad movies, but this was just bad.
During an Egyptian style tomb excavation, Stonehenge is "turned on," and commences a count down to destroy the world as we know it. Only a radical fringe scientist can save the world from the real scientists stuck in their ways before more people, and the world is keeeled.
Seeing Stonehenge move was awesome.
The story was so bad it was hysterical.
Spot the Stargate franchise cast.
Oh it is an angel trying to save the world.
OMG the dialogue.
The lack of background cast. The SWAT assault is exactly what I am talking about here.
The special effects.
The military decision making.
This movie was recommended to me as a bad, oh so bad movie, and didn't disappoint. It was atrocious. Awesomely atrocious.
A world leading meteorologist is working in Hobart (yes HOBART) as a tear in the ozone layer causes icy air from the mesophere to rush down to the Southern Ocean and an Ice Fog (yes an Ice Fog) is heading towards Tasmania. Can our hero scientist save Tasmania, the world, his daughter AND his marriage?
I laughed within 20 seconds.
Nice to see a disaster movie with Australian accents.
Hobart is very pretty.
Michael Shanks is the lead for all the Stargate tragics.
The mix match in deaths - the first few all died one way, then they died a different way from the same event.
Did I mention the acting and dialogue?
After Hobart, every other event happens over the landmark of an international capital city.
The special effects weren't very special.
What Arctic Blast proves is that Australia can't make an Eco-Disaster movie. Let's be honest though, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Vampires made by an Ancient One on their 100th anniversary of becoming a Vampire must do the same else they and their progeny die. Jasin (yes that is how it is spelt) and his "brothers," come to LA to find "The One" for Jasin so they can all live together. Unbeknownst to Caleb, a young, gay, college swimming star from Ohio just moved to LA, he is "The One."
Just how bad the dialogue was. It was awesomely bad!
The acting was so wrong. Their skills of fake drinking coffee were brilliant!
I had no idea it was a gay equivalent to Twilight, I was surprised when the leads were acting, well, gay.
The sunshine myth is just that, a myth - turns out Vampire Boys tan quite nicely.
Their abs weren't nearly as fake as suggested by the poster.
It was just insanely fun.
The score/music - it was atrocious! That being said, once you got used to it, it kind of added to the experience.
The token female looked like an ex-hooker with bad plastic surgery.
What was with the shock shot of extra large genitalia?
A few of my friends and I love catching terrible movies - when I saw this was rated at 2.4 on imdb, I thought I had to see it. After a busy week and tiring Saturday, I skipped a BBQ and livetweeted the movie - you can see that here though don't forget to keep clicking more till there aren't any more - then read from the bottom up. It wasn't the worst movie I have seen, but its approach was super fun, and I had an absolute blast watching it. As someone who doesn't much care for the Twilight franchise, this was just brilliant. That I had no idea what I was getting myself in for, made it even more fun.
Edward is back and he and Bella are so on. She wants to be vamped, he doesn't. He also doesn't believe in sex before marriage. There is trouble in Seattle. Red Head is around making trouble. Jacob loves Bella. Bella loves Jacob but loves Edward more. Only Bella can sort out the secret of Seattle. (I can't believe I just wrote that paragraph)
It wasn't as bad as New Moon.
Edward was in sunlight a fair bit, which means I got a chance to say "Sparkles, the Gay Vampire" quite a few times.
The sub-plots didn't even try to be about anything other than "Bella's Choice."
The whole love triangle BS.
Not enough school friends.
What a waste of Peter Fancinni (remember him in season one of Damages?)
Lighting was over or under done.
I only watched this because it was a) free, and b) I had already invested four hours in the previous movies, so felt I should continue this punishment. It certainly wasn't the worst main stream film I saw last year but it was a long way from being enjoyable.