Monday, October 16, 2017

The Lost City of Z (Drama 2016)

Damn this movie was slow AF. If you've ever watched The Thin Red Line, then you're in the same ballpark. Odd, artsy, and slow.

I expected more from the film since the legend of Col. Fawcett is something I researched at one point in my life. Interesting treasure-hunting story, somewhat like the Money Pit, but even more old school going back to the days of the Conquistadors.

This film was straight up boring. Not sure what else they could've done but maybe they could've had a different angle to the plot or something. No bueno.
Rating - D

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Ghost in the Shell (Sci-Fi Action 2017)

Not saying Scarlett Johansson is a bad actress or nothin', but she really does only play one role in all of her films. Even if you re-watch Lost in Translation and take a look at all of the scenes with her in it, all she does is sit there with that "staring at nothing" face and when she talks she tries to be all serious. It's just like her Black Widow character in the Avengers and now it's much akin to her role as Major in this movie.

The Anime for this one was much better as I recall, but I did watch it when I was much younger. I still can't get over how easy it would've been to find some random Asian chick to play the primary for this film. It would've made a ton more sense considering the setting. There were barely any speaking parts for the main female role and the rest of the movie was just CG and action.

As a movie it was fair, but it wasn't memorable. Just your average Sci-Fi with regular robots, guns, and holograms.
Rating - C