Friday, July 20, 2012
As you probably know I am a HUGE Batman fan and I have been anticipating this movie for a LONG time, you also probably know my expectations were set super high, mainly because the previous movie in the trilogy, "The Dark Knight", is one of my All Time favorite movies! After watching "The Dark Knight Rises" ("TDKR"), I couldn't be happier with how this Epic Conclusion turned out!!
The movie takes place eight years after "The Dark Knight". Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane (Tom Hardy), overwhelms Gotham City, and the Dark Knight (Christian Bale) resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. The plot works very well especially since there's 2 Hours and 45 Minutes to develop characters and to develop the plot.
There are several new cast members in "TDKR" they include Joesph Gordon Levitt (John Blake), Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate), Anne Hathaway (Catwoman), and of course Tom Hardy. All the Newcomers do great! Especially Anne Hathaway, who I think played a great Catwomen/Selina Kyle, along with Anne Hathaway, Joesph Gordon Levitt and Tom Hardy did great jobs as well! You also have returning favorites Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox), Michael Caine (Alfred), Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), and of course Christian Bale..(Bruce Wayne/Batman). So everyone in that long cast list, did AMAZING!!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Well guys it's the middle of the year!! And there have been some great movies and also some pretty bad ones!! Here's my Mid-Year Report!!
Best Movies of the Year So Far-
5. "The Amazing Spider-Man"- Although at first I wasn't really loving it! After a second viewing that kind of changed! Very well done movie and I think it was very well casted!!
4. "The Hunger Games"- Loved the books and I think the movie really lived up to them!! Everyone was perfectly casted and I think the movie was just great!
3. "Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope"- This Documentary not a lot of people saw and you DEFINITELY SHOULD because its one of my favorites. It's my dream to someday go to Comic-Con and this made me want to go even more!! Just a very good Documentary!! Everyone should see it! It's available On-Demand right now!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I was highly anticipating "The Amazing Spider-Man" although I thought it was way to soon to reboot this successful franchise, I was really hoping it would be just as great as "The Avengers". It sadly was not as good! The movie fell a tiny bit short of my expectations and I probably had them set to high because of how amazing "The Avengers" was. But the movie is definitely still an enjoyable reboot, and a pretty good movie!
The story of the movie is as usual pretty simple and somewhat similar to the last movies. The main difference between them is this one focuses more on Peter's Childhood. Unlike the other films, in which it hardly ever comes up.
One thing I really loved about this movie was the BRAND NEW cast!! They all did a wonderful job and I think the characters were all casted a lot better then they were in the previous Spider-Man movies. The cast in this movie includes Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network"), who plays Peter Parker and Emma Stone ("The Help"), who plays Gwen Stacey. They both did FANTASTIC. I really liked the AWESOME on screen chemistry between them both. They just seemed like the perfect pair! It may have helped that they are actually dating in real life!! Some other people in the cast include Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, and Denis Leary.