The Adjustment Bureau:
Well it was released here in the UK yesterday, and ever since seeing it at the cinemas back in March (?), i have wanted to watch it again and again, and these past two days i have had the chance of watching it again for two more times.
I still absolutely adore this film, and no-one can change that, i just love it from beginning to end, other than having mixed-to-mainly-great feelings about the ending, it (In my eyes) is a Perfect film.
9.5/10 - Perfect. If you enjoy this, i'd reccommend 'Source Code'
After reading all these posts, I'm going to go ahead and watch it too. I'm a crybaby when it comes to sad films.
It's such a horrible story, but unfortunately there are several like it...hell, Casey Anthony was acquitted of all of her murder charges today, disregarding the fact that she clearly killed her daughter in cold blood. The only reason I found out about this movie was because Andrew was actually a med student of my Dad's, and this news was huge over in the Maritimes when he was killed, but I'm so glad I got a chance to watch it. Raw, pure, human emotion...if you're not teary eyed by the end of it then you have no soul.
I'm watching all the movies again in the lead up to the final film, and this was a near perfect start to the series, for me anyway.
It was a great way to entice the viewers into the world of Harry Potter, the sets were really good, although with a bigger budget Hogwarts might have been able to look better, but this was rectified in the future movies. The casting was great, I have always really enjoyed the performances by Emma Watson and Richard Harris in this movie, but everyone else is great as well. The music, by John Williams, is of course amazing, and is one of the best scores in the series. Hedwig's Theme perfectly captures the themes of the novels and the books, and that is why it is now so well known.
While the movie doesn't stray too far from the book, it doesn't seem to drag either. (Although, the next movie, Chamber of Secrets, is perhaps too faithful to the novel, but I will discuss that in my future review.) The special effects were decent enough, even if they seem a bit dated now. The film does a great job of introducing the characters that would later become important, and it even includes some foreshadowing for the future.
Overall, it was a great start to the franchise, and it still holds up well ten years after its release. I'm sure this movie will be loved for many years to come, and I would say it has become a modern classic. It appeals to viewers all over the world, as seen by the fact that it was the second highest grossing film behind Titanic at the time of its release.
The only way to describe this movie is with sandwiches.
Imagine Inception is the nice little sandwich you just made.. plenty of layers, but not too much, looks delicious..
Put a cigarette, a Boston accent and some parsley on top..
Now throw that bitch in you slap-chop!
Bam! Bam! Bam!
And presto.. Shutter Island.
(It was really good)
Originally Posted by Mub
I've come to the conclusion that patrick has no eyes
Adeventureland - 10/10 (Greg Mottola really pulled this one off. I loved every second of it.)
Adjustment Bureau - 8/10 (Off balance in some places, seems rushed, then slow, then back and forth. However, chemistry and build-up makes it great)
Bridesmaids - 9/10 (Surprising. Disgusting middle scene almost made me stop, but I loved the rest of it so much.)
500 Days of Summer - 10/10 (Again. I love this movie.)
Scott Pilgrim - 10/10 (Again.)
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part I - 8/10 (Off pace in final act. However, really great overall.)
Treasure Planet - 8/10 (Revisit from youth, I really like the idea. Some voice acting however makes me shudder and sometimes the mix between 3D and 2D messes with me. Otherwise, great movie.)
That's it for now. I'll be back with more eventually.
To put it bluntly, a modern classic. It will always remain in my heart as the reason I love movies like this. While it does show it's age at times, it is still an awe-inspiring movie. Simply a great movie.
Haven't seen this movie since I was a very little kid, so I didn't remember any one if. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was, most 80s horror movies I revisit are a big let down, but not this time. I might watch the sequels, but I have not heard one good thing about any of them.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 - 10/10
I really loved this movie. Just saw it today and I'm upset I didn't see it in theaters. The action in this movie was really good. It had the right amount of action and talking. Kept you interested every second. This movie was alot darker than the other ones. Just the way it starts off is pretty dark. I'm surprised they got away with a PG-13 rating. It was very good. Go see it if you haven't seen it yet.