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Great movie for families
I won't review this movie as I would a movie intended for mature audiences.
(If you are so inclined to see my other reviews, I tend to tear movies apart.)
That said, Dolittle is a fun movie, and children will enjoy it. Adults will too, who appreciate movies that are geared for children. I found it refreshing to watch a movie with no adult inclinations whatsoever. I found the entire cast to be great, whether live actors, or actors voicing the CGI animals. It's a nice story. Remember to sit through the credits at the end, there's another scene after.
Okay, I can't help it. I have to mention this. I love Robert Downey, Jr, and he's very good in this. However! I had trouble watching Robert being mousy with a British accent. He does it well but I still had trouble with it. The reason being I imagined Robert in his scenes handling his situations differently as Tony Stark. I imagined Robert blowing up his enemies in this movie as Iron Man. We must get past that! Robert deserves that. Enjoy this movie with your kids. They'll like it.
Escape from New York (1981)
Good fun movie
I saw this movie years ago when it was first released. I have seen it many times over the years, just watched it again the other day.
It's a fun movie.
Some reviewers here 1-starred it because it's not of "The Godfather" caliber?
So what! It's a fun movie!
These reviewers are real sticks in the mud.
Snake Plisskin is a great character played by Kurt Russell.
I wasn't going to review this, as I first saw this many years ago.
But I decided to review it after reading the 1-star reviews, and to tell those
people that they just don't like to have fun and probably hate everything anyway.
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
I loved Independence Day so much!
When I saw a sequel was in production, I could not wait to see it!
Then when I saw it, I could not wait for it to be over. 15 hours of my life I'll never get back. (Or at least that's how long it seemed).
A Good-For-A-Laugh 1 or 2 star movie
Anything that the other reviewers wrote who gave this movie 1 star is correct, so no point in my rehashing that.
I give it 2 stars because I actually had some good laughs. (This was funnier than some movies I've seen that are SUPPOSED to be funny.)
A few of my favorite things:
Would a United States Navy Admiral need a haircut really badly while on duty? Would he wear a bunch of gaudy rings? That's Michael Madsen's portrayal. It's like the studio called him up and said "Come down to the studio right now and be an Admiral in our movie".
An intertitle on screen that reads "Middle of the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Hawaii". I guess they put "Middle of the Pacific Ocean" for those of us who don't know where Hawaii is.
My favorite line from the movie, The Captain yells to a subordinate, "GET EVERY BRANCH OF THE MILITARY ON THE PHONE RIGHT NOW, WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!" EVERY branch?????? Because of a shark???
I apologize to the United States Navy for this movie, but they could not have been serious.
The Summer Blockbuster of 2018 and Movie of the Year
Wow! Double WOW! This is the summer blockbuster of 2018, and movie of the year! 2 plus hours of thrilling nerve-racking non-stop action, with only an occasional moment to barely catch your breath, then you're back on the edge of your seat again.
My movie viewing has been disappointing this year, one can never believe the hype that's out there for so many films. But MI: Fallout is the reason we go to the movies; to be thrilled! (Let's just say I'm glad I'm not a heart patient!)
One thing I very strongly dislike about modern films is the over-saturated use of CGI, it just always looks fake, and keeps me away from a lot of films. (I was dragged to see the latest Avengers movie, which I did not like, case in point!) MI: Fallout's use of CGI is minimal at best. We can see, and appreciate, the real work that went into making this film. So much, much, more than just the lazy use of a green screen and a computer. The true art of film making seems lost today. But that's not the case with this film. The makers of this movie are true to their art, and we the fans of real film making appreciate it!
The plot is refreshingly complex, but not difficult to follow (if you pay attention!) So much more intricate than the usual fare of the latest "super hero" genre, which is really wearing thin. (The "we have to kill the bad guys before they kill us!" routine is getting really tired.)
The best MI yet. This is what a great action movie looks like, with a few (just a few!) hearty laughs thrown in for the icing on the cake.
Tom Cruise and company work really really hard to bring us a great action movie, and they deliver.
Well done, cast and crew of MI:Fallout. I'm going to see it again this weekend. (I would have given 10 of 10 stars, instead of 9, if Rebecca Ferguson had more screen time. She certainly is a beautiful force to be reckoned with!)
How will they ever top this one????
Black Panther (2018)
Insomniacs should see this, it will put them right out.
Really bad movie. It's boring. Don't see this if you are tired, you will fall right to sleep. The box office section here on IMDB says this movie's budget was $200 million?? That must have all been for salaries, because it certainly didn't go into movie quality. The script was bad. ("White boy"? Really?) The CGI, as always, is awful. Those armor-clad rhinoceroses look like Loony Tunes creations. It's not an action movie, it's not really a super hero movie, it's hype hype hype. 30 minutes of their country's history would have been enough, not 2 plus hours of it so we are drowning in it. I had no desire to see this, I was dragged to it. I can't take the awful CGI anymore. Special effects from 50 year old films look more realistic than those of today. I guess it's a lost art. Too bad. I've no desire to see anymore Marvel films.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War - Review
Kill kill kill. Death. That's what this movie is about. To their credit, the actors in this film were all great, despite each being given minimal screen time, with near zero character development. There are just too many characters and angles, each with the same ultimatum: KILL. (They are all trying to kill the villain Thanos, of course, but it's still Kill Kill Kill!)
I never felt any passion for any of them until Gamora was thrown to her death by her POS step dad Thanos. When we see movies we want to feel the passion of the characters we are watching. None existed until this moment. My favorite character in this film is Peter Quill. Way to go Chris Pratt. He brought depth and passion, sorrow and love, to his role. He is the stand out in this film. I cried when he cried. I was pissed off when he was pissed off. Peter Quill / Star Lord was the sole representative of human emotion in this film. And he did it well.
On the technical note, Thanos just looks like a cartoon character. (No offense, Josh Brolin, you were GREAT as Thanos!!) CGI always looks fake. I watched the entire movie imagining the "green screen" behind all of them. In a few years, actors won't be needed at all.
Iron Man could have just gotten a huge eraser to erase Thanos The Cartoon. Have a great summer!