Saturday, March 22, 2008

Drillbit Taylor Movie Review

This movie was pretty good. It was really funny but not in away that made you laugh the entire time or even out loud. It is basically, about three nerdy kids who are entering high school as freshman. In high school they run into the ultimate bully, and are picked on to the point they decide to higher a bodyguard and who else would decide to take the job besides a deceitful bum.

What makes this movie good is that it has a simple storyline. The kids do the attempt the same dorky things that either you or a dork you knew attempted in high school. One of the things that surprised me was that a lot of the girls thought they were cute, and to boot the kids they were dating were pretty dorky. Where were these movies when I was younger.

Finally, I hate to admit this but I read some critic reviews and they pretty much slam this movie. A few of them were good but for the most part critics really missed the mark on this flick. The is really a movie goer's movie. The only way you won't like this one is if you have really distinct taste and this genre of movie doesn't fall within that niche.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Horton Hears a Who Movie Review

I liked this movie and I think it is a great movie for kids. I could reflect upon having these types of thoughts when I was a kid and it is really cool these thoughts reflected in a movie for kids. To me it is amazing how much philosophy is in the mind of a child.

Well this movie is based upon one of Dr. Seuss's books about an elephant who tries to protect a microscopic world from destruction. Pretty basic premise, I don't know how they turned this into such a good movie.

Jim Carey played Horton the elephant and surprisingly he wasn't outrageously funny. This is what makes him such a great actor. Although, Horton was goofy, he wasn't the character receiving all of the laughs. It is like Jim Carey passed the ball to the supporting cast, and it worked out really well. Horton was a subtle character somewhat eccentric character and that is what came across on the screen.

All of the characters were great. Even the mean kangaroo, who was a nagging female dog to the point it disgusted me. Again, all a part of what makes this film great. I really recommend this film not just to kids but to adults (namely couples). It is strange how cartoon movies are just the right median between action movie and chick flick for couples. Great movie.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Doomsday Movie Review

Well, I didn't like this movie that much, because I don't think I was relaxed enough to watch the movie. I just kept analyzing everything thinking it was over the top, and this isn't the type of movie you should analyze. I really have to analyze this movie from my girlfriends perspective because I viewed the movie critically and that was wrong. She loved this film.

It was really fast paced, it had a really hot female lead who whopped everyone's butt. She did see like she could be defeated. This movie was like Mad Max meets 28 Days Later. Given the target audience of this film it was really good.

Despite the fact that I didn't enjoy the movie I would highly recommemd this movie. Especially, over every other movie besides Semi-Pro. It seems like Hollywood has hit a draught as far as releasing good content. People were criticizing 2007, but 2008 has been a real disappointment three months into the year.