yami_chan: (chibis!)
( Apr. 11th, 2010 01:38 am)
Just watched Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (there's always a crisis isn't there? XD) and now I have serious need for non-con Superwoman/Batman. Usually non-con is SO not my thing but the movie was teasing me with it so bad. XD I'll probably just try to find some cute Batman/Wonder Woman stuff because I ship it so hard.

Anyway, the movie was well done. I really liked it. It wasn't just "oh look, an evil version of the Justice League". There was a bit more meat to it. Warner Bros/DC has been doing a pretty decent job with these comic book animated movies. =)
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yami_chan: (Spartans!)
( Apr. 8th, 2010 02:57 am)
I don't really know what movie this was, but it surely wasn't Clash of the Titans. It was nothing like the original, which I could have dealt with if the movie was good. But it wasn't. The battle scenes were pretty nice (thought the Medusa one was better in the original version, cheesey stop-motion model animation and all) but the plot line was cliche, contrived, didn't make much sense and pretty dull. It's really disappointing after that fantastic trailer.

I donno. I guess they thought the first movie was too linear, didn't have enough lame ass belabored back story about people losing faith in the Gods and no one liking Perseus or some shit. Not that I'm a huge fan of the original or anything. This version was just so fucking contrived and dull it made me love the old version in comparison.

Though I gotta say, those Jin people were cool. I'd totally watch a movie about them. The characters were fun when they weren't going on about believing/not-believing in the Gods. Subtle as a brick, this movie was. Not that I expect an action movie to be subtle. Still, it was a bit much. It was also a very pretty movie. At least the kraken didn't look like a Kaiju monster this time...

One day I'm going to write a screen play where Hades ISN'T the Christian devil. Fucking hell.

In conclusion, don't waste your time with this movie. Just watch the trailer a few more times and fill in your own dots.
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( Apr. 1st, 2010 01:18 am)
After three days of doing nothing but working and sleeping, today was my first day off. And I slept through most of it. x.x I was planning on spending the rest of the day playing FF13 but then my friends invited me out to see How to Train Your Dragon. I can't say no to dragons. Ever.

It was very cute and clever. I recommend it to everyone. Apparently David Tennant voices one of the Vikings. I couldn't tell who though. <3

And now I need dragon icons. =)
I don't know if I've mentioned this lately but I love Scott Pilgrim. It's totally awesome and something you completely relate too... well partly. Hahah And now they've made a movie.

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lol.

Honestly, anyone's better than the other guy. And Logan Lerman's actually a decent actor. I'll take give him a chance.

Man, I have so much energy right now. I want to go out!
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( Feb. 24th, 2010 10:50 pm)
I don't have a lot to say about this movie. It was a decent movie. Nothing about it was inherently bad. The acting's great, the visuals are nice, and the story is decent. If you've seen the trailer, hell if you've seen/read any traditional werewolf story, you've basically seen the movie. There is a twist but it's not spectacular and you can guess it fairly quickly.

The problem was that the characters were underdeveloped. You understood what their character archetypes were but that's not enough. Bencio del Toro needs to be more than the suffering, stoic, main character, Anthony Hopkins needs to be more than the hard assed, distant and cold, aged adventure. People are deep wells of quirks and contradictions, of strange, tense, amazing, and dark interactions. Where is all that?

When the audience knows at the onset what the basic storyline is (man turns into werewolf, kills lots of people and suffers for it), you need put a lot of focus and attention into the other facets of storytelling. And a plot twist isn't going to cut it if you don't deepen our understanding of the characters involved. Avoiding weak reasons for bad behavior also helps.

So if you want to see Wolfman, by all means go. You're not going to storm out of the theater asking for your money back. But I think it's more of a DVD movie.
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