when they were previewing this movie in the cinema people
went wild. I remember going to see a Gladiator and Mission
Impossible 2 Double feature and whilst they were showing
the preview for this movie there were shouts of "Show
it now !" emanating from the audience.
course, some women may argue that this movie was really
a "guy" flick. Packed with action and special
effects the movie almost assured any woman who accompanied
a man to this picture that she would be ignored for the
length of this flick as all eyes would be glued to the
to the fact, the movie delivered. It was filled with action
and special effects and some rather good acting as well.
Not surprisingly, as the cast featured some of the
finest actors around today including Patrick Stewart and
gotta say that I truly enjoyed this movie and it left
me wanting more. Hope to see a sequel soon.
first thing that I have to say about this movie is that
it took too dam long to reach down here. It was being advertised
in the states for months and we actually had time (if you
have cable) to see reviews of the film before it came down.
This actually kills the enthusiasm to see the picture, because
after seeing the preview over and over both on cable and
in the cinema by the time you actually see the picture you
basically know what is going to happen at what time.
besides that, although I found the movie to be very entertaining,
I also found it to be too predictable. Even if I had never
seen the trailer before, once the movie starts and you see
the hero (Tom Cruise's character) doing something wrong
like killing some poor defenseless man on and airplane you
immediately know that what you're seeing is not the hero
but rather he villain with one of those infamous masks that
they always wear masquerading as our hero. Also, just before
the end of the flick when Tom Cruises character gets killed,
you know immediately that it wasn't actually him who go
killed but rather one of his enemies wearing a mask. Ah
mean , come on, who are they trying to fool.
was my only problem with this movie, the overuse of the
same idea all the time. At the end of the first Mission
Impossible we first saw the use of the face mask and it
was pretty cool, but in this second installment they went
a bit overboard with it, don't ya think ?
all in all it was a good flick. I enjoyed allot of the high
tech gadgetry and computer stuff and the action sequences
were pretty thrilling. Well all except for the ending, that
fight sequence on the shore of the beach seemed to go on
forever and I seem to remember shouting out "Gosh,
kill de dam man already !"
know I really gotta stop reading reviews of these movies
before I go to see them, and I suggest you folks do the
same (except for my reviews of course :)). I say this because
I read a review , no, sorry, I saw a review on TV
of this movie that severely criticized the use of special
effects to recreated the Roman Empire. The review claimed
that it was poorly done and that it seemed too obvious.
Well , maybe I'm blinded to these kind of mistakes but I
seemed quite good to me.
thing that I really never expected was the high quality
of acting and the most interesting storyline. I guess I
never really expected it because of the way in which the
movie was marketed. The trailer portrayed the film as being
an action flick, so naturally I really wasn't expecting
much in the acting department. But I must say that I was
pleasantly surprised , especially by Russell Crow
who gave a fantastic performance of a valiant general whose
only desire was to leave all the war and killing behind
him and return home to his family.
movie is filled with a good combination of intrigue and
action that keeps the viewer engaged and helps to defray
from the fact that it is almost 2 hours long. If you haven't
seen it by now, I guess it will be on cable soon so look
out for it. Good movie.
Wars Episode 1
Well first and foremost
I must critique Star
Wars Episode 1, and I know
for starters, crazaow will most definitely
disagree with me , but no offence crazaow I don't think
that you are a true Star Wars fan if you really enjoyed
Ok, lemme first of all state
all the things that I liked about the movie. I truly enjoyed
the special effects, they were remarkable. Because of my
interest in computer technology I was especially interested
in the level at which CGI had been used in this movie, I
estimated that 80% of the stuff that I saw in this movie
The Pod Race
The Pod Race Truly had me
going, the fast paced action, the special effects, the characters,
the fast paced action (oh I mentioned that already:) , and
like everyone in the cinema I was totally swept up into
this scene. It was pure excitement ! I wanna see that again
All Light Saber
Loved them all , especially
when Darth Maul opened the other side of the double edged
saber. True kick ass ting !!! I loved it !
Other good notes. I found
that Liam Neilson and the other guy (who played Obi Wan)
gave good performances, they were very convincing.
What I Didn't Like
Firstly , this movie lacked
something, the mystery, the sense of adventure, the mystique
of the force. I think this is because we already know what
the force is and that Anakin will grow up to be Darth Vader.
It never grabbed me that way the other ones did.
Secondly, I am very sorry
but that Jar Jar Binks character was the
most annoying thing in the movie. At first I thought
that it was because of my position in the cinema or Globe's
sound system or something, but I spent most of the movie
trying to understand what the hell he and his people were
I have read reviews in which
people say that George Lucas was stereotyping his characters,
like Jar Jar with his "Creole" accent and Anakin's
slave master (I forgot the name) with his "Italian
like " accent and mannerisms (I'm not sure if I spelt
that right) . I agree with these comments, actually that
thought crossed my mind while watching the film. It seems
like George is loosing his originality, but I wouldn't call
it racist or anything.
I like this character ,
but I found that he coulda done some talking when he was
fighting Qui-Gon Jin and Obi-Wan. That was the only thing
that the scene was missing, some good ole fashioned gun
World is not Enough
first of all , you must know that I'm a big James Bond fan.
When I say a big James Bond fan, I mean a BIG JAMES BOND
FAN !!! My father and I have seen every James Bond film
ever made, and most likely more than once. In the early
days of cable in T&T , when the Superstation TBS
used to show " 7 days of Bond " we used to watch
all seven days ! So excuse me if I may seem a bit biased
about these films.
there are a few standard things that you have to understand
about Bond films, once you understand this you will never
critique a Bond film again, merely enjoy it ! They are as
beginning of each film bond receives his instructions from
"M" on his mission.
proceeds to see "Q" who will give him all his
new gadgets (one of the best parts of the film !), and of
course his new car, these days it's always a BMW
and always the latest model ( I think that BMW pays for
always tells him to be careful with the car and bring it
back in one piece. He usually never does.
is the only man in the world who can get any woman he wants
! .............except Money Penny. She always seems to like
to flirt with him......she must know that he's a ole slut
, not all , of the time the women bond meets are extremely
gorgeous and they all want him. I say "most" because
there was that one show with Grace Jones and , well , need
I say more ?
does outrageous things that normal human beings can't do
and causes millions of dollars in property damage every
where he goes. Apparently the British Government doesn't
is always captured by the villain. The villain never kills
him immediately and always reveals the master plan to him.
He then always escapes and proceeds to save the world.
that you know what to expect, you will never find a Bond
film stupid and ridiculous !
World is not Enough" is no exception to these rules.
There was a nice plot twist which had me going for a while,
the action was superb ( especially the boat chase and the
pipeline scene ), and of course the women were beautiful
, as evidenced by the photo on this page. So, in all,bearing
the above expectations in mind, I found the movie quite
entertaining and would definitely recommend seeing it if
you have two hours and $15 to kill. If not, wait for it
to come on cable......you will save yourself the