Tag: action

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Posted December 19, 2007

National Treasure: Book of Secrets is fun and has it’s moments, but the whole film could have been as good as those few moments.

I guess I should begin with the opening, which was rather brilliant. The fade from

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

Posted November 3, 2007

The only review I really have of the theatrical cut is a quote from Entertainment Weekly’s review of Kingdom of Heaven – May 13, 2005. There were a lot of things I liked about it and a lot of things I was

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Posted August 4, 2007

All the things people are saying about this movie isn’t just hype. If you read Entertainment Weekly it sounds like filming was just a wreck, which makes it all the more amazing that they created such a great, smart, slick, entertaining movie.

Transformers

Transformers

Posted July 8, 2007

Transformers is so much fun! I love Michael Bay and everything he can do visually. Actually liked the story and really enjoyed the characters.

It’s no secret that I like Michael Bay so I’m glad this ended up being a lot better than The Island.

Live Free or Die Hard

Live Free or Die Hard

Posted July 1, 2007

or as I like to call it – Die Harder!

Yeah, it’s a little long and the jet/freeway scene is a little over the top. But mostly it’s great action and funny and a whole lot of fun.

Apocolypto

Apocolypto

Posted December 13, 2006

To begin with, I went into Apocalypto without knowing what to expect and I think this is the sort of film that is better that way.

I enjoyed it.
It’s very powerful emotionally and visually.
But know that it’s violent, not throughout but where it is – it’s savage and visceral. If you can handle that then I’d say it’s worth seeing.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Posted December 17, 2003

Whatever flaws I found in this movie (and there were more than a few) I have to give Peter Jackson credit for taking such an unwieldy storyline, full of several different threads built up through the trilogy and wrapping them up so satisfyingly.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Posted December 18, 2002

At first I was upset at what this movie was and then I saw the extended version of this movie and surprisingly enough, I found forgiveness. Now, ironically, it’s probably the one I’ve seen the most.

My major grievances with the theatrical version of this movie were as follows: Faramir, Elrond, Arwen, Tree Beard, Shelob.

Minority Report

Minority Report

Posted June 21, 2002

I read this in a Variety review I think, and it really resonated for me.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Posted May 26, 2001

This isn’t going to be a typical review because I’ve seen Pearl Harbor a dozen times. But I’m watching it while I cruise around the internet because I’m too tired to watch anything that requires thought. And with all due respect to Mr. Bruckheimer and Mr. Bay (because I’m generally a fan of them both) they ended it completely wrong.