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Because I know you've been sitting around and waiting for this... [22 Jul 2005|01:38pm]
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-MOVIE REVIEWS-

Batman Begins
An excellent film. It offers a much larger emotional range for its title character unlike some other recent superhero blockbusters. Christian Bale gives an incredible performance as Batman, battling against the evils of Gotham city that positively festers with crime. One element that recent films have been lacking, a complete transformation, is present here. Not only does Bruce Wayne become Batman, we witness his metamorphosis in every step, from painting his bat-suite, to making his own bat-shaped-throwing stars. And oh yeah, it's got an insanely high cool-factor. A

Mr. And Mrs. Smith
A shallow and very entertaining film. We are introduced to a stagnant married couple who's passion is reignited once they are sent to murder one another. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's chemistry is probably the only element of this film that sells it. Mr. And Mrs. Smith also has a high level cool-factor, however, making it definately worth while. Not to be taken seriously however, seeing as how the entire plot is completely unbelievable from start to finish. Angelina Jolie does look excellent in fishnet stalkings though. B

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Just when you are convinced that Episode III will forever purge the realm of Star Wars from lameness and lack of action forever, the film is washed down by a sudden attitude change... and a whole bunch of inconceivably simple murders. Needless to say, it has a sad, yet hopeful ending which is incredibly typical of Lucas' dramatic storytelling. Action and excitement are at a maximum for a better part of the film, but when Anakin suddenly decides to devote his life to evil, the viewer becomes detached from the film and simply desires its end. Another repetitive flaw of Lucas' directorship surfaces with a massive torrent of cheesy and unfeeling dialogue, ie: "Anakin, you're breaking my heart!" Please. B

Fantastic Four
The epitomy of a fun summer movie. Superheroes obtain powers and there is a love interest and there is a bad-guy. It works though. The cast has great chemistry and for a better part of the film, violence and gore is neglected, replaced by comedy and eventual teamwork. Each member of the Fantastic Four exhibits incredible abilities (each specifically convenient to coincidental future events) but in the end, the film does not take itself too seriously *cough cough The Hulk cough cough* The viewer cares about the main characters and their struggles enough to overlook a very cheesy line delivered by the Invisible Woman at the end regarding noses and lips. Definately recommended. A-

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Offering some genuinely funny moments in it's climax and the destruction of some nasty children, Charlie has a beautiful score, written by the god of the instrumental/orchestral world: Danny Elfmann. The theme is majestic yet mysterious and fun-loving and I would have simply enjoyed this film with my eyes closed. Johnny Depp, as always, knows what he's doing with his character, but gives one-too-many one-liners for my taste. Willy Wonka, in this film, is an immature child, who is terrified of family ties (Thankfully he changes his tune by the time the audience starts to check their watches.) The events follow the original musical-film a bit too closely, without offering anything new, with the exception of a shinier factory and a little speech on cannibalism. The young actor who played Charlie, however, gave a very memorable and endearing performance that would rival many of Mr. Depp's. All in all, the Oompa-Loompa's are all played by one actor and Veruca doesn't tap into her wicked potential quite enough. Somebody had better buy me this soundtrack. B-

Madagascar
I'm not even going to waste your time. There's a cute lemur. F-

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