Friday, January 13, 2012
Let me in
Fantasy/Horror film from Hammer Films
This movie is one of two based off the novel "Let the Right One in" by John Ajvide Lindqvist (have not read it), and stars Chloe Moretz as...well... I don't want to spoil it. Yet.
For those of you not afraid of spoilers:
...Stars Chloe Moretz as a 12 year old vampire. Sort of. She's actually something like 80 or 90. But she continues to retain the mind of a 12 year old. The other main character, played by Kodi Smit-Mcphee, is an British child in an American town, and is bullied on by another guy and his buddies, and later the other guy's brother. I don't want to put to many spoilers in this, even for a spoiler section, so I will leave it at that.
SPOILER WARNING ENDS HERE
Storyline: Very High: Very good story, unexpected twists and turns.
Special Effects: High: Convinced me.
Parental Warnings: Very High: Very bloody, very scary, very very scary, heads and limbs being torn off, people being eaten, and thats not all.
Overall: Very High: Great movie. Just not for kids.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Action/Sci-Fi Movie From 20th Century Fox
If you've seen the other X-Men movies, like I have, then you will be a little disappointed in this film. Unlike the other X-Men films, this one does not follow the previously regulated canon. For those of you who read this (none) who don't know what canon is; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_(fiction); not the camera compony. Any way, as I've said before, I try not to cause spoilers, but I may put a few in. It has the following mutants in it:
Angel (bug one not Angel one)
Wolverine (BRIEFLY) (ONE LINE)
I just thought I'd put that up there. I don't think anyone cares, but I didn't want those that did to go scrolling through Wikipedia.
As I said before, this film has a certain disrespect of canon, and I thought I should list them here, there are two:
One: In X3, Magneto and Xavier show up at Jean Gray's house. They are both old, and in the movie they part when they are young.
Two: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Emma Frost has a small appearance as the sister of Wolverine's girlfriend. Now that would be fine, except Emma in Origins is much younger then she should be, and Xavier is both old and standing. Note that at the end of this movie, Xavier is shot in the but and loses all feeling in his legs. SPOILER!!!!<<
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The movie is supposed to be about the origins of the X-Men, but it doesn't quite pull it off. Either way, I recommend it.
Storyline: ****0-Minus one star because of breaking canon
Special Effects:****0-almost perfect, has semi-crappy pink light effects
Parental Warnings:****0-Swearing (quote-"Go f*** yourself"), women in bras, a General sort of having s** with someone (sorta), Mystique showing up in Magneto's bed.
Overall: ***** EPIC MOVIE