Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Year So Far...

So here's a very quick review of some of the big-name movies I've seen this year:

Very interesting and psychologically engaging. The action scenes were thrilling and the montage towards the begining was excellent. The soundtrack was phenominal, aside from an awful version of the brilliant song Hallelujah (it made for one of the most awkward sex scenes I've ever seen)...(I've just learned that the version in the movie is actually the original Leonard Cohen version...weird)

The story was fun and somewhat thought provoking and the visuals were absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend it, although I wish it had given a little more explanation on the world of the "other mother".

Star Trek
I'm a big Star Trek fan, and I think it's great that there's finally one with the amazing graphics that we're now capable of. The script was fun, and engaging, and....well, just see it, you won't regret it.

Best movie so far this year. Pixar at it's best. It is one of the most beautiful and heartwarming stories I've ever seen.

The Proposal
As far as chick-flicks go, it's not bad. It's very predictable towards the end, but that shouldn't come as a surprise. It is however, one of the funniest chick-flicks to come out in awhile and is truely touching at times. (the dance scene in the forest is just plaine weird though...)

Harry Potter 6
It captures the fun everyday life of Hogwarts very well I thought, and it's one of my favorites that I've seen of the movies (haven't seen five yet...and three is probably my favorite). However, the sixth book is my favorite in the series, and the movie cuts out the very thing that makes the book my favorite. In the book, you start to understand where Voldemort came from and how he became the powerful wizard he is through the memories that Dumbledore shares with Harry. In the movie, you only see two of those memories, and even they aren't that expository. You do however get to see what Ron would be like drunk and what Harry would be like if he smoked some pot...that was entertaining.

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