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Quick Movie Reviews II

Added:October 18th 2006, 22:19:16
Series:[ Quick Movie Reviews ]
Rating:4.75/5 (Votes: 4)

Here I go again! Personal opinions for movies that I've watched recently.

Cypher (2002)

I happen to like every movie made by Vincenzo Natali. First film I've seen was "Cube", and you all know where it took me. A few months ago I've seen "Nothing" which is plain and simply one of my favourites. Cypher isn't any different. The plot advances into several different and unexpected directions, the acting is superb and it finally reveils the truth behind the fact that whenever you're watching a speech your neck and your eyes will hurt afterwards and you can only remember maybe a third of it all. You totally have to get this one, and while you're at it, get "Nothing" as well.



Godzilla (1998)

I know, most of you have seen this one (not only once I suppose). I've seen it twice now. And regardless of what everyone is saying about this movie, it is a fine piece of entertainment. You can sit back and relax. It's not plot heavy, there's no real meaning behind it (the old meaning of Godzilla has been completely erased I suppose), it's filled with fast paced action and - probably a few plotholes, but who cares! Acting is a bit cheesy here and there, but that just adds to the entertainment factor and tells you that this movie isn't really meant to be taken seriously. It's just for fun. Besides, Puff Daddy's "Come With Me" is still one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard.



13 Days (2000)

It's kind of a behind-the-scenes movie of the White House. If you're interested in that sort of thing, and if you'd like to know how the world was saved (for now) from the third world war, this movie should be good enough for you. It was very thrilling to watch and the actor who plays JFK really sometimes just looks exactly like him (mostly when filmed from the side, like in the movie poster).



120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Okay. This is probably the most disturbing, most disgusting, most terrifying film I've ever seen. But what's even more terrifying is the fact that some people really believe that people who do things like torturing others do not exist. So, maybe this film can be seen as a wake up call. But meh, who cares. It's banned in some countries, so it probably takes a bit of searching till you can find it. Although I don't recommend it. There is one scene in particular that almost made me throw up...



Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

I watched this movie only because of Hugo Weaving. I was quite surprised that - after I've heard what the movie's about - it's quite entertaining to watch. It's not really a movie that makes you laugh hard, but it'll make you chuckle once in a while. Also, I probably can't watch Matrix anymore because I'll definitely see Smith running around in stockings now and singing ABBA songs while slapping Neo.



Top Secret! (1984)

For Gothazod's sake, this movie is as old as I am! Anyway... This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It takes a while, but once it all gets going you find yourself laughing so hard that it hurts, and when you're not even finished laughing because of an earlier joke, the next one already happens. If you haven't already seen it (I suppose most of you have), I'd say you give it a try!



Equilibrium (2002)

This is easily one of my favourite movies now. I heard some people think it's a Matrix rip-off. I hardly think that's the case. Some resemblance is there, sure, but overall I think it's really a unique experience. I wouldn't say those people said: "Okay, this is Matrix, I want you to move around a few things and make something out of it!"
I think the message behind the movie is that in the daily routines we're going through we forget the beauty of a few things in this world, such as music and poetry. Now, I'm a person who thinks that beauty is just an illusion, but nevertheless, it's a damn good one.



Casshern (2004)

Wow. I don't really know what to say. This movie is art. It's not something you can watch to relax, you have to pay attention because there's this and then happens that and then everything goes BOOM in the most picturesque way, then all of a sudden it's what, 15 or 20 years later and then one man fights an army of, err, clones I think and yeah. Have you seen FF7 Advent Children? If you put FF7AC in a loop and fast forward it, I guess it's like Casshern. Only Casshern uses a lot more filters and effects. I'm sure they used 10,000 computers that all exploded and they collected the heat of the explosion to power the other 30,000 machines. Heck, even George Lucas looks like he's just playing around in a sandbox with his Star Wars movies compared to Casshern. I've been talking about illusions today, and I suppose this is one of the most sophisticated ones. If you can, you have to watch it, just to see all those nifty pictures.



A Very Long Engagement (2004)
(Un long dimanche de fiançailles)

If you happen to know Amelie, you can imagine what you'll see in this one. With the only difference that the lovers have diseases and that it plays during the first World War. But all in all you can't stop watching because you want to know the next piece of the puzzle. So, all in all, it's a recommendation. If you can, watch it in French with subtitles because I think it adds a lot of depth and charme.


October 23rd 2006, 19:32:45
Hey, finally someone who've seen "Top Secret!" xD
Very funny movie, I can recommend it too.

November 15th 2006, 17:58:49
I was bored, read personal page entries, read all of those reviews and just ordered
Cypher, Nothing and Casshern on Amazon. Thank you, personal pages, for
exploiting my boredom. My Bank Account will be very impressed.

November 25th 2006, 18:28:36
I just watched the movies: Cypher, Nothing, Equilibrium and Casshern.

Cypher was pretty good (can't add anything ms didn't say before),

Nothing is really really stylish, I honestly liked it. Just the end is a bit...
hmm senseless? I expected more there somehow.

Equilibrium is nothing like matrix at all. I don't see how somebody who has
watched this film can say, it's like matrix. Almost no resemblance.
The story is pretty good, but again, the end didn't really impress me. Mostly
because it was with so much action, and all the action scenes were more
"good" than "excellent".

Casshern disappointed me at the beginning. The acting was horrible and
the dialogues were simple and somehow dumb. The story wasn't supported by
such dialogues, obviously. It got better, however. Starting at the middle of the
film, it became good. The acting got better and at the end, the intention of
the story was made clear, the dialogues got filled with sense.
The movie has got a typical anime end: epic, melancholic, filled with deaths and
dreamy flashbacks, lots of action and effects and moods.
All the effects and the art throughout the movie were very impressive.
Muddasheep's description of the exploding computers is an understatement, I think. o.O

April 08th 2011, 08:19:40
Zucker comedies are best. Today all suck.

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