Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shrek Forever After

This fourth movie in the series was directed by Mike Mitchell and is a animation, adventure, family, comedy, fantasy, starring Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), and other famous Hollywood people doing the animation, whom I bet probably have insured their voices somehow at this point, since this is the 4th movie. In this movie Shrek is going up against Rumplestiltskin, whom is up to no good by using curses to take over Shrek's life and the Land or type of Kingdom I should say that he resides in with his friends and family. Well I missed a few of the Shrek's, but was able to keep up with this one once it started to get going. On the positive side I thought the characters were cute and were just that characters at times and the story was well written so that it fit into the others. On the negative side I did not find the movie quite laugh out loud like the first one. Also some of it did seem quite predictable, but I think that happens with some fairy tales on occasion. So I would have to say although I did not find it to be as funny as the first that that might just be my acquired taste for humor and so I think on the whole the movie is around a 7 and probably around a 9 for kids who like fairy tales, so I don't think you would really go to wrong with making this pick!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Date Night

Date Night stars Steve Carell (Phil Foster ), Tina Fey (Claire Foster), Mark Wahlberg (Holbrooke) and other big shot stars. It is also a comedy, romance, thriller directed by Shawn Levy. The story goes that a fairly regular couple the Foster's are out for date night and mistakenly take the identity of some mixed up folks involved with criminals and of course from there you guessed it the fun continues. Although Carell and Fey are always walking and talking funny bones I am not sure if this one was their absolute most hysterical; however of course when you get two people together as funny as them I think you will likely find yourself in certain amounts of chuckles at times. The actual story line was probably not the most noteworthy for a Oscar, but it seemed to me that it involved an interesting amout of moments for laughs and perhaps some unforgettable scences like Fey and Carell doing something special for the DA, which I won't further go into so not to spoil it. So in other words aside from these tid bits I mentioned I would give the movie about an 8 and a half based on all my evidence gathered here and something that I would bet could work to perhaps get you in a humorous mood or cheer you up if need be.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Louis Leterrier directed this action, adventure, drama, fantasy, movie starring Sam Worthington (Perseus), Liam Neeson (Zeus), Ralph Fiennes (Hades) and others. The movie is essentially about Perseus the son of Zeus who is half god half human and on a mission to stop the gods from creating chaos on Earth and into the heavens. Well I liked the fact that the movie did not have an entirely fairly common generic Hollywood start to finish: like boy meets girl and boy conquers world the end, or something to that effect; so the movie was a little different then that. For some reason though I think this movie will appeal to many, but not all cause it is a topic that perhaps some might look at as to much into another world or unrealistic and on the other hand I think others might look at it as intellectual who study mythology and I bet many others will just be very much into the actual outer dimensions or realms of existence that take place in this movie. But I think that on the whole most will say this movie was pretty good and I think people who are looking for another form of mythological related unique existence to come to life that they will enjoy this movie quite a bit because of the action and famous mythological characters alone. Anyhow hope this was helpful but if not that is why the trailer link below is always here to help me out on tough ones to review like this one has been a little bit!!!