I saw Kung Fu Panda and The Happening yesterday at the cinema, and Indiana's movie last week, in all I was disappointed from these films, they had the elements to flick but they failed to flicker, could it be after watching great films like There Will Be Blood, Iron Man, and The Bucket List, such puny movies fail in comparison.....?!
Kung Fu Panda was great in terms of animation, and fight scenes, the scenes were amazing, the story is something else, and Jack Black is... well, is Jack Black, don't get me wrong I like him alot, the thing is I want him to search for a new role, and not hide behind the shadow of the late Chris Farley.....!!!
that was the first thing that came through my mind when I saw the movie; this is a Chris Farley movie, to be specific: Beverly Hills Ninja....!!!
I liked these characters that made me really smile Randall Duk Kim (will be playing the role of Grandpa Gohan in Dragonball next year) as Master Oogwai, and James Hong as Mr. Ping Po's father.. some of the slapstick humor from Jack gets to you from now and then.....!!!
it's watchable, it's funny, but it's too childish to my taste......!!!
The Happening, I was afraid M. Night wouldn't budge from his filmamking signia (the Predictable Unpredictability) but I was wrong, he wrote a story you heard of before, and he gave you the reasons from the beginning and he gave you all the clues where this movie is going, it was good, I liked the movie more than the rest, but he lacked so many things, the movie in no way can be related to The Sixth Sense, nor Signs or Unbreakable, this is lower than Lady In The Water in terms of story building......!!!
the acting was bad, the dialogue was just as bad, Wahlberg sounded like a naked puppy in a sauna, and the lamest character was his wife(in film) Zooey Deschanel, there were some decent acting led by John Leguizamo and Spencer Breslin (The Kid)......!!!
so what happened to the horror in M. Night films.....?!
nothing much cept he replaced it by graphic death scenes, which alone lifted the movie meter abit and gave me an idea how to manly end my life......!!!
the characters in general were 2 dimensional if lucky, the girl was a filler in the movie, and the romantic crap at the end almost convinced me to ask back the 5jds I payed for the ticket.....!!!
even after saying all of that, this movie was nothing in comparison to Speilberg's shit Indiana Hermit Jones: Rise of The Shia Louboff.....!!! the Tintin director gave us his worst movie ever, the amount of CGI and green screen sets made me feel like watching Speed Racer.....!!!
I really tryed hard to watch it with open mind, I didn't like the previous Indy films, but now, Raiders of the lost Ark is good in my book. Cate Blanchett was top notch, Shia was better than Ford. the story was a mistake, Indy was old and bairly walking, he wasn't convincing me that Indiana was able to do these stunts, the chase scenes had no relation to the story, again the CGI was annoyingly unfinished, the sword fights on top of the cars was a good idea, but what we saw was an abomination! I can give you a list on the stupid things in the movie more than what I think of our MPs.....!!!
the ants, the magnet box, the first chase, the water falls, the Spanish tomp fight scene with the weird locals, the fridge and the atomic crap bomb, the Superman Returns/Star Wars "he's your son!/Luke.. I am your Father" cheesy scene, the E.T./Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind tribute, teenage parenthood, the quicksand/snake escape, and hundreds more don't close to the Alien farce in the end of the movie.....!!!
I stop here..