Archive for February, 2012

‘Journey 2’ Not Too Much

Posted in Wes Craven Status on February 18, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

The Rock is epic.
Michael Caine is a legend.
Josh Hutcherson is a good actor.
Vanessa Hudgens is….there.

And the story?

The story is about this kid (Josh) who wants to find this island and his stepdad (Rock) agrees to go with him. And along the way they pick up people and almost die four or five times, make a miraculous escape despite everything, and everyone lives. The end.

I don’t like to critique kids movies because their supposed to just catch their attention long enough for their parents to get stuff done but this movie was not that bad. It had action, adventure, and it combined knowledge of books which I think will get more kids to read the old books like ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’.

I definitely recommend this for kids to watch, its a really interesting environment that they put the movie in.

Adults will find it … well, they won’t like it. But I think it will get their kids to pick up a book and see how accurate things are. Not that it will happen to every kid but I still recommend this movie.

Just not 3D because 3D sucks.


‘J. Edgar’ Or Whatever You Want To Call Him

Posted in Fight Club Status, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy Status on February 9, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

So this movie is about the career and private life of a man ‘who would do whatever it took to protect his country.’ In other words, he would obtain evidence illegally or if he couldn’t find anything he’d make it up.

Throughout the movie you hear about his life through his eyes as he goes through quite a few ghost writers for his biography. Although the ghost writers only hear of his business life, the audience watches his personal life as well.

But at the end is a minor twist of the truth and how Hoover actually was.

Now I could write pages upon pages of personal dislike for his methods of obtaining information but I don’t have enough time.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a good enough actor when it comes to unusual roles, but this one is just plain weird. Personally, I am not a fan of Hoover…or DiCaprio for that matter. Both seem a bit pretentious to me.

However, if Hoover is an ideal patriot in your eyes. By all means watch this movie. But if you don’t like him; your disdain will only increase.

‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ … Just MI4…

Posted in Anonymous Status, Fight Club Status on February 3, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

Ok, let’s get rid of the elephant in the room. Tom Cruise is a bad actor. There. I said it. Moving on.

However, he has amazing talent as a stunt man to compensate for his bad acting.
The story is about saving the world from mass destruction, blah blah blah. Which no one saw coming (sarcasm…extreme sarcasm).

I believe the most popular scene in the movie is when the MI4 team checks into the hotel in Dubai (designed by Giorgio Armani). And Tom Cruise climbs and swings down about eleven stories. From either 103 or 130 stories from the ground. It’s an incredible scene with a great comedian flow to it, combined with the stress from watching it.

But it includes the best parts of a spy movie:
1. Glamor
2. Culture
3. Fast Cars
4. Exciting Location
5. Awesome Spy Gear

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. Definitely better than the previous films and should be a highlighted project in Tom Cruise’s career.

‘Immortals’ Needs To Pull The Plug

Posted in Tinker Tailor Solider Spy Status on February 3, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

Ok. Let’s recap the meaning of the word ‘immortal’.

Immortal: im-mor-tal
1. Living forever
Synonyms: deathless, timeless, indestructible.

And the biggest fact we know of the Grecian Gods is:
They don’t die…because their immortal!

So, why do they die????

They storyline is somewhat strong, its sturdy enough so your not lost among all the characters. But its weak enough for a one-time watch to be enough. The story is about revenge and the will to fight evil. A typical theme to a Greek myth, but the movie includes bedazzled weapons and costumes. And unusual headwear for the gods, (along with only half the gods present in the film).
Looking and thinking back on this movie it wasn’t that bad, but some of the acting could’ve been improved. The costumes could have been tweaked a bit. The parts where they slowed the film down to make the gods more god-like could’ve been cut a bit. Some of the lines didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Yeah. Basically the movie failed.

But at least it had sparkles.