Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Bless me, Father, for I have just killed quite a few men.

More movie reviews this time and this time it was a really good selection!  Let's get to it!

Movie Review #70 - Deja Vu

What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they'd never believe you? 

Before his passing, Tony Scott really didn't make bad films.  His career spans nothing but awesomeness.  Many of his films involved Denzel and together they made some amazing films.  This one wasn't quite as popular as some of their other hits, but it was no less outstanding.  What is funny to me about this film is how quickly I forgot how good it actually was.  I hadn't seen this film in a few years and watching it again made me further appreciate it.  I like that is a basically a cop film with some sci-fi elements, but without being over the top.  Those who have trouble with time travel films with struggle a little with it, but it is quite enjoyable and a surprisingly touching story.  If you somehow missed this film but like either Tony Scott films or films starring Denzel, definitely give this a try.  7.5 out of 10 cheeseburgers


Movie Review #71 - Demolition Man

You are a savage creature John Spartan, and I wish for you to leave my domicile now! 

Other than the Rocky and Rambo films, I am not sure there is a Stallone film that I enjoy more than Demolition Man.  It has both great action and is absolutely hilarious at the same time.  Even Sandra Bullock isn't annoying in the film.  And as awesome as Stallone is in the film, Snipes is equally as awesome as the villain in the film.  He is both kick ass and funny as well.  The futuristic element to the film also contributes greatly to the humor while mocking current (or what was current at the time of filming) pop culture.  But it is Stallone who really makes this film.  He is awesome in this, going back and forth between butt kicker, charmer, and joke dropper.  I never tire of this movie.  8 out of 10 cheeseburgers


Movie Review #72 - The Departed

I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy. 

I feel weird giving such high praise to a film that is a remake, but The Departed is a darn near perfect film to me.  The story - amazing.  The acting - amazing.  Hell, even the soundtrack that accompanied the film fit perfectly.  Almost everyone loves a good crime drama and this is absolutely as good as it gets.  From the minute the movie starts until the shocking last ten minutes of the film, you are absolutely hooked.  With all the amazing actors, I don't think I could even come close to being able to pick my favorite performance in the film.  If there was ever a film that deserved the Best Picture Oscar in the year it was nominated, this was it.  10 out of 10 cheeseburgers


Movie Review #73 - The Descent

We're in the wrong fucking cave!

 I am not sure what drove us to go see The Descent in the theaters.  I believe we might have gone to see one film and then just movie hopped into it because we had nothing else to do.  A movie meant to make you feel claustrophobic really works when seen in a darkened movie theater and it made me not want to go in a cave any time soon.  The premise of cave divers encountering horrors they didn't expect is pretty simple, but it totally worked for me.  I find this movie super creepy even after multiple viewings.  Yeah, the monsters that live in the cave might be unbelievable, but it is the premise of encountering something you weren't expecting on something so routine is what gives it that creepy factor.  Fun little horror film.  7 out of 10 cheeseburgers


Movie Review #74 - Desperado 

I am looking for a man who calls himself Bucho, but you had to do it the hard way. 

The movie that introduced me to Salma Hayek.  That alone gives this movie a ton of points.  And although I had seen Antonio in a couple other films prior to this, he didn't REALLY stand out to me until this film.  It was a western set in Mexico.  It was a revenge film.  It has a great story and fun action.  The writing was awesome.  Oh, and there was a funny Tarantino cameo.  It all translated into an amazingly good time.  I became a huge fan of Robert Rodriguez because of this.  His style just blew me away and I try not to miss any of his non-kid films now.  I tell ya, I never tire of watching this film.  Oh, and that soundtrack is AMAZING.  Because of the soundtrack, Jess gets to hear me sing in Spanish.  And she LOVES that.  9 out of 10 cheeseburgers


3 comments:

laura b. said...

I've only seen The Departed and Desperado and second your praise of them.
I don't watch a lot of horror movies, but The Descent kind of sounds like one I might enjoy.

Mom said...

Was that time travel comment meant for me. I'm not sure if I have seen that movie or not. Sounds familiar. I have seen all the movies except The Descent and I know I won't see that one. I absolutely love Desoerado. Good group of movies.

Jessica Valle said...

I haven't seen Deja Vu in forever. I can't really remember what it's about, but I know I liked it when I saw it. Since we own it, I guess I can watch it...

I also enjoy Demolition Man. It's a fun, silly movie.

The Departed. Sigh. Awesome awesome awesome movie.

The Descent is so creepy. I like to think about the "hidden meaning" behind the movie when I watch it and see if I can find clues to agree with it.

I haven't seen Desperado nearly as many times as you have, but I know it's good. Plus, like you said, there's nothing sexier than you singing in Spanish. Aye Dios mio!