Archive for May, 2012

‘Dark Shadows’ and Bad Jokes

Posted in Wes Craven Status with tags , , , on May 18, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

So, I’m not completely sure what’s up with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton films lately but they have not been up to par. Especially their latest one: Dark Shadows.

The beginning was superb, it explained how this whole curse got started. And after that the movie just gets lame and awkward. I’ve never seen the show from the 70’s but I heard the effects were lame and the show was low-budget. Financially, this movie was maybe better than the show. But, the basis and such? I’m not sure.

Throughout the movie, its not bad but its rarely comical on purpose. Some jokes work and some don’t. The whole two hours is just kind of wasted sitting there.

And the ending was very confusing. I didn’t understand it. It ended the movie on a somewhat good note but I didn’t expect it to end so abruptly and leave so many things unexplained. The witch comes in and takes credit for the family curse but it doesn’t give anymore background than that.

And this is one of those moments in life where I should’ve listened to my mother. She said ‘Let’s see the Avengers’. Mother was right.

‘The Avengers’ is the Dream Team!

Posted in Anonymous Status with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

Please excuse the cheezy headline but this movie really is amazing.

At first I thought that this would be a lame movie, did you see the movie poster? It didn’t seem to have a good flow to successfully combine all the stories into one epic battle. In theory, this movie could not have been this good.

But it was!

This movie was so awesome!

It was packed with comedy and action and the way they introduced the characters on by one so you can see all of their strong skills was perfect. Sometimes the script didn’t make sense, but the only people that would notice would be the die-hard comic book fans who probably still loved the movie as an original piece anyway. Unless they got really mad and began posting hateful comments about it on their blogs…much like the Hunger Games controversy, which was stupid. But that discussion is for another time.

Anyway, back to the greatest super hero movie ever made. Now, my favorite character is Tony Stark because he’s so arrogant and funny, the way he interacts with all the other characters by either undermining them or just blasting them aside is a piece of art. Thor is also a great character because he starts off as a cocky warrior and discovers what he is really meant to be. Each character discovers what they are meant to become and do with their lives, the only issue is that working with each other is a nuclear hazard.

Of course, in the end, they all get along with each other and agree to become a permanent team. Because no one saw that one coming.

My biggest tip if your going to see this movie? STAY TILL AFTER THE CREDITS! And Google the main evil-villain-master person. It will make so much more sense and will leave you begging for the next movie. If they’ll make one.

‘The Raven’….Where?!

Posted in Wes Craven Status on May 6, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

Who doesn’t know the gruesome and extraordinary tales of Edgar Allen Poe? The Masque of the Red Death. The Fall of the House of Usher. Annabelle Lee. Also, the Raven.

Needless to say, the basis of this movie is not an enigma, Poe’s stories have come alive by a mad man and its up to him to solve the puzzle. Similar to something like the ‘Da Vinci Code’ if you must relate it to another movie.

However, this movie holds a certain…unstable quality. Which makes it closer to ‘Tinker tailor Solider Spy’ than the ‘Da Vinci Code’.

For the entire movie, your lead through a whirlpool of characters that do not have anything to do with the storyline. I was unsure of which characters were actually important and which ones did not matter. Also, throughout the whole movie there is not a main person of interest for these crimes.

First you think its this guy, then that guy, then finally your left.

Sitting.

Wondering.

Dazed.

Confused.

The last thought to cross your mind before the credits flash onto the screen is ‘…what the (whatever phrase you use when your surprised) just happened?’

Then, as ALL the latest Hollywood films do, it is set up for an extension. Sadly.