Have you never heard of a "spoiler alert"? It's two words that most literate, civilized humans use at the BEGINNING of a review to warn one another that an upcoming passage contains information that may ruin the material being reviewed.
In giving away an important plot point, and writing "spoiler, sorry" AFTER it, you do nothing but reveal your utter contempt for this movie. You are not "sorry" at all! You further reveal your contempt for your reader, by ruining their movie-going experience.
Thanks a lot JERK! Oops, spoiler, sorry!
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As someone who grew up with Transformers and holds it and the other 80s action figure based cartoons like GI Joe and Thundercats near and dear to his heart, a "fanboy" as you might say, let me say that as Michael Bay stands alongside George Lucas as another who has urinated over my childhood memories. I will always remember my first meaningful experience of mortality being the death of Optimus Prime in the still fantastic "Transformers: The Movie" featuring Orson Welles in one of his last roles.
Are you serious critics?
This movie had to have been one of the most astronomically colossal movies of the year!
I decide to go watch the movie this morning, watch the entire breathtaking 140 minutes of intensity and excitement, get home, and choose to see what the critics had to say. I am breath taken about every single one of there reviews, shocked, amazed.
Every single bald headed ass scratching review writer out there decided to take one of the best movies of 2009 and turn it into a wreck. Critics such as them love the attention, if one critic decides to write up a very unexpected astonishingly shocking review, every other idiotic reviewer is going to do the same thing.
My opinion, do NOT listen to those reviewers, if you liked the trailer or if you are drawn to special effects. GO.
P.S (also go for MEAG FOX!!!!)
ONE star? Really? Not that I ever take what a "movie critic" says or prints with anything more than a grain of salt, I find it hard to believe that Brothers Bloom was SO horrible that it garners just a one-star review. The part of your commentary that left me most flabbergasted was your blasting of the opening sequence depicting the back story. First off, you make it seem as though it somehow robbed you of a portion of your life essence by having to watch that snippet of "cloying" and "cringe-inducing" film. It was SEVEN MINUTES long. It was also a way to show the origins of the brothers' peculiar relationship and Bloom's resentment of and reliance upon Stephen. Penelope's varied hobbies were important to show her willingness for adventure, not to mention coming in handy during a few scenes, such as knowing other languages. I, for one, appreciated seeing the quirkier side to Rachel Weisz's acting, of which I was already a fan. While the parts you did like, the swindling and adventure, were there and were fun to watch, the emotional story was equally as important and valuable for a more rounded tale. Perhaps, however, that aspect didn't register because there was, to paraphrase Penelope, a constipated soul watching it.
Bruce Stone has pretty much defined independent film in Chapel Hill for decades. It is sad to think this era may be coming to an end.
According to the Galaxy's Web site, the film opens July 17, not June 17.
What about the new movie opening 6/17 "Food Inc."?? Is no where on the list. I know it is suppose to play at Galaxy Cinemas in Cary. I'm hoping to find times and locations to go see it but am having trouble.
Interested in discussing this movie? The Movie/Book Club will meet at the Carrboro Cybrary on Thursday, June 4th at 7:00pm to discuss the movie and the book. Copies of the book are available at the Cybrary for borrowing. Participants that have only seen the movie or only read the book are welcome. The Cybrary is located at 100 N. Greensboro Street inside the Century Center in downtown Carrboro. Call 918-7387 for more information.
And the original Star Trek series WASN'T about (i.e., influenced by) Gene Roddenberry's attitude towards life?
This is a special effect gala with little in the way of story. True the story begins in classic Star Fleet "Kobyashi Maru Duty over life". It quickly degenerates into the ends justify the means. The characters are not star fleet officers. Their tall ferengi with attitudes.
This movie has less to do with Star Trek and more to do with the directors', writers and casts attitude towards life. Such an outlook would not standup to close inspection in either our world or the priciples that have guided Star Trek until now.
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This reviewer is trying to be smarter than the filmmaker by showing that HE hasn't "fallen" for the "gimmicks" and that HE can see through the smoke and mirrors and can discern that this is really a crappy film. Well, where do I start? Do I need to. Essentially, I think he gets it all wrong. The idea of a tired storyline is asinine, since most films' storylines are tired. It's in how you pull it off. The idea behind Eli's "father's" motivation just missed the boat. Dude, he's probably a pedophile who's been manipulated by Eli or rather is driven to it for his own sense of "love." Maybe it is another Oskar from the past, but I doubt it. It seems more seedier than that and I think that's the point. The relationships are beautifully crafted and have a feeling of authenticity which you don't see in films much these days. You can tell I liked the film. The reviewer clearer is a second-rate hater, who's trying to be the so snobby that he doesn't like "mainstream" foreign films. We all know the type.
This looks like great film, but I wish reviewer had mentioned a guide to similar ones. I know there are a lot, but there must be a good 'overview' of this vast and key area.
What a waste of a commentary, it's like criticizing a documentary about AIDS because is isn't entertaining enough.
You want entertainment, go watch some stupid hollywood production. Escapist movies are great but this isn't meant to be one of htem. If you can find this gripping and awful, you probably don't like real life much. The camorra are awful and for every story in this movie, I can personally give you 10 real life examples that are worse. It's not supposed to be entertaining or balanced, it is awful and is supposed only to show the wider world what southern Italy is like. If it does that at all, it has achieved it's purpose.
If this is what Indy week uses as a review, then Indy week should stick to escapist movies.
For those who haven't heard, Popcorn Sutton passed away Monday. His death was ruled a suicide. He was 62 years old.
Saw it yesterday (never even heard of the comic before this film) and enjoyed it quite lot. Not porn in my view. Still undecided about the art-part, just an enjoyable film with some flaws. I wasn't bored a single moment, which is an accomplishment, considering the length of the film.
The photograph of Popcorn with his truck on his revised editions of his book was taken by me. I photographed him in my studio and with his truck.
Discuss this movie/book combo with your neighbors at the Carrboro Cybrary's Movie/Book discussion group on Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm at the Cybrary. The Cybrary is located inside of the Carrboro Century Center at 100 N. Greensboro Street. Participants that have only seen the movie or only read the book are welcome. We will focus on discussing the movie and the first book in the series, Confessisions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Copies of the book are available for borrowing.
love the comment that asks what the point of the movie was - and that the whole audience looked at each other and laughed at the end of the movie. This is the society we live in now. Young kids who have no idea what makes up a well-structured story. Who mistake slow-paced, deliberate story-telling for boring. Interesting for different. And different for something that should never- ever be up on the screen, and therefore laughed at. If they don't get what exactly they're used to they think it sucks. And what they're used to is given to them in exactly the same fashine as they're used to in such films as say - Eagle Eye and Fracture. The latter being well-crafted and designed for their tastes. The former spoon-fed to them. It's a shame we live now live in a soceity that no longer has the skills to analyze a film properly, and just goes by knowing what it wants because it is what they always get. And so we will never have studios and screenwriters who are brave enough to give them a real movie.
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