I managed to squeeze in a few movies in March, not all were the best choices but I appreciated the respites.
So here is my short movie reviews:
1) Solomon Kane. (Van Helsing, Demon slaying)
Nice effects. Van Helsing like but good character and exciting plot. Some part would leave you going "o.O???" Like didn't the pilgrim went ahead of him with their horses? So Why did they double back and stumbled on him?
2) Book of Eli. (Fall out3, dusty, walking, chopping and reading)
If you are a fan of the post apocalyptic world then this is alright. Though not as messy or devastating as in Fall out 3. Has some nice fight scenes. I loved the one under the bridge with the sword. Contains cannibals and a twist in the end that make you go "WTF?! But then how did he managed all this while?"
3) Percy Jackson and the lightning thief. (Zac wanna be, predictable plot, fiction but not science based.)
"High School Musical without the music." Loved that line. I went in with low expectations and I wasn't disappointed. I think that character wise could have been more believable. Love the new look Hades has. Medusa? Sigh, big disappointment there, far cry from Kill Bill I say.
Now I have a beef with this movie. Firstly, lightning=electricity, which last time I remembered can be conducted by water.
Next this is based on the story of Perseus, a demi God that was actually explained in the movie. In the legend, Perseus had a lovely adventure (Looking forward to Clash of The Titans) and slayed Medusa. My beef was if this was a modern adaption then why bring up the old Perseus? Who had already slayed Medusa. Who somehow without explanation is still alive. Parallel universe?
4) Alice in Wonderland. (MAD, cute characters, dark, disproportions)
Huge fan of Tim, Johnny and Helena. On that note, this movie IS NOT THE SAME STORY LINE as the book. This story is about many years after Alice has left Wonderland. Overall great performance and directing , effect were good and tickled my imagination.
Might be little dark for young kids as they might have nightmares about the Mad Hatter and strongly recommend watching the original Disney cartoon or read the book before watching this as many of the memorable characters only made a cameo appearance. "Spoon!"
I know the queen is suppose to be the antagonist here but I just don't see her a evil villain. Poor thing has been neglected and feels so insecure with her overtly large noggin. She had resorted to extreme ways to make people love her and unfortunately is surrounded by insincere people. Thus she gave up and decided that "It is better to be feared then to be loved." Know of anyone like that?
So here is the end of my short movie review.