Here is the next installment! This is probably the last of the Hollywood lot, since I've decided I cannot afford to watch movies in theatres any more :)
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Anna Walton, Luke Goss.
Its the summer of the hero! My husband and I had eagerly awaited this movie since the time it was announced, so we skipped with joy to the theatre the minute it came out.
Hellboy wants recognition, loves Liz (Selma Blair) and is busy beating the heck out of evil doers. Nothing new, you'd think, but the execution really really works.
1- Ron Perlman, Ron Perlman, Ron Perlman- he was BORN to play Hellboy, and I am devoutly thankful for it.
2- Guillermo del Torro's vision is just so amazingly beautifully magical, you have to see it on the big screen. He pulls the movie from being average to brilliant.
3- I love how Anna Walton looks here- am speechless.
4- A tight script, and really snappy dialogues.
1- I'm not sure about Selma somehow- this is the only movie I like her moderately in. Very pretty, but somewhat annoying.
Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
Definitely a unique concept- a superhero fallen towards grungy homelessness. But much as I love Will Smith, I wasn't impressed much. Maybe because there have been just way too many super hero movies this summer, and I just didn't have any "wow" moments watching this.
1- No matter what movie he might star in, Will Smith makes it worthwhile.
1- What was Charlize doing here???? Why did she even consider this movie? __________________________________________________
Title: The Happening
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel
Wasted potential. Really and truly.
Ah well- New York, as usual, is affect by a monster- only this isn't a monster you can see... Initially presumed to be a terrorist attack, it involves gusts of wind, following which whatever people it touches suddenly stand still, then kill themselves.
You'd think this would be a really interesting premise- but the execution is so darned shabby, its laughable. The dialogues are so dumb I thought my ears were bleeding :S. The actors try their best, and the Maine scenery is gorgeous, but that doesn't help the movie.
1- The beautiful American North East.
1- Shayamalan has tried to make an entire 2 hour movie on 1 idea, which he repeats scene after scene, without modulation. This single-handedly kills the movie.
2- Terrible, shoddy scripting, editing and dialogues. I honestly feel really bad for everyone involved in this venture :/