i was really excited to receive this in our blockbuster mail, hearing all the hype and verbal allusions, but at the end of the night, perze and i concluded that it really wasn’t that good. it failed to compare to Gladiator, which is one fight movie that i still can appreciate. Now, take away the extremely high contrast and color tone, the elaborate costumes and grotesque characters, and sometimes matrix fight moments, and your story is extremely one dimensional with a third person limited narrator. the movie didn’t even feel heroic, just choreography. it could’ve been Step Up- full of dance, no substance (and less abs). it was carnal eye candy…but all sugar coating, but no substance. it was just ok…
the movie sucks you in, so i can only imagine how much better reading the book might compare. but although the beginning is vexingly dragging and mysterious for us non-readers, i’d have to say that the potter series just keep getting better and more …(read more)complex, although still retaining youthful themes of love and friendship (and unreliable hormones). striving to keep some comedic scenes to liven the darkening plots, the movie now appeals more to the more “sirius” viewers…hahaha… but ya. really good, although a lot of my critical comments and jokes revolve around the limited spells that they’ve learned over the years at hogwarts…and almost cliche moments, and of course, harry’s first hormonal induced lip-locking w/ the asian girl. but it was so entertaining (and questionably odd at times)… typical aside comment during the movie: “voldemort will never have something that you have harry potter…” suggestions: a full head of hair? a righteous tan? an elevated nose? a colorful wardrobe? -marchesa
the story was typical, stale, and narrated like a teenage diary. and shannon elizabeth…oh dear lord…someone give her free tuition to acting school…i’m sorry to be harsh, but wow…way to cash up on women’s obsession with weddings. -marchesa
As annoying as RZ can get with her idiosyncratic tight lip smirk, this movie moved me in some parts, esp. the high awkward tension filled self restrained scenes of their courtship to engagement. But then again, I’ve always been a fan of romance from…(read more) those times…the subtle and slow progression of romance, and its quiet shows of affection. I get a kick out of the tension and awkwardness and the nervous uncontrollable bouts of professed love. yes. kill me. but overall, that made the movie for me…everything else was just ok…and sad. i’d have to say though that Ewan McGregor woos and steals you yet again as the charming romantic…*naks* -marchesa
This was a confusing movie to rate since even though there was a happy ending (if you call losing your tribe, seeing people cut your father and brother, pulling out beating hearts, and rolling decapitated heads down a flight of stairs, happy). You r…(read more)ealize in the end of the movie that once men were put on earth, it’s already an ongoing apocalypse from one generation to the next and from one civilization to the other…This was one sad movie…it made me clutch emma really hard…then eat some ice cream. -marchesa
see this movie…it’s not overtly annoying like The Notebook’s cliche depiction of love. It’s a bit more subtle, and it sorta reminds me of Hosea. The story is somewhat slow but it tugs you in, keeps you in place, and leaves you pensive. And who c…(read more)ould pass up an Edward Norton film? So exquisitely handsome…and charmingly and faithfully romantic. -marchesa
the music was the best part of the movie, esp. the end. the one thing i didn’t like was how some things had no resolution, like that weird relationship she had with her prof. That had to go.. -marchesa.