The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - R - Review
Starring - Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, and Christopher Plummer
I know my body reviewed this but since I just watched this I figured why not review it again. Once again a movie that I waited to long to see before watching it. Not to get confused with the other versions that are out there this is the US version of the film. At least I think don’t quote me on that. Enjoyed this movie although few things bothered me.
I enjoyed the story so far. Was nice to see Daniel Craig in a non Bond roll and acting as a journalist and not the super spy. Rooney Mara played an interesting character who oddly very intriguing and well naked most of the film so take your pick as to what about her character was likable. The movie had a good flow except for a few parts, which Ill get to in a second. Overall not bad.
It’s long… really long. Don’t get me wrong I’ve watched longer and I enjoyed it, but there was a few moments where I was like O ok thats the end.. No okay well maybe…. no well ok This is the end. That went on for quite some time towards the end of the film. Did I enjoy some of the scenes in the end? Yes. Did I feel that some of them were needed? No. For me this made the end of the movie drag on for me. Also ended on a bit of cliffhanger which is understandable being that it is the first within a trilogy but the second one isn’t until 2014 maybe. Just doesn’t feel as complete of a film and one that you have to watch the sequel to finish the first movie to move on. Well at least that’s what my feeling was at the end.
Look hate to say it, but definitely more of a movie for guys the girls. Not that the story would be interesting to woman but prepare yourself for some nudity and some.. well.. just out there stuff. Although some chicks might dig her put a dude in his place. So maybe there might be some parts in there for girls to enjoy.. o and shirtless Daniel Craig. Anyways find this movie watch it. Would not play well at a party but I guess you could always try.
7.5 out of 10 vogies
Skyfall - PG13 - Review
This is the latest installment to the James Bond series and what a beautiful installment it was. Daniel Craig returns to the role of James Bond and I don’t know about you but he is turning into my favorite actor for Bond. Skyfall was one of my favorites for 2012 for a few reasons.
This film is absolutely gorgeous. It was nice to see some nominations for cinematography. Personally I’d really love to see this pick up a win. Story was very interesting. Javier Bardem plays an excellent villain and for once it was a villain that doesn’t completely fall into one stereotype. The integration of the history of bond and having this clash between the new ways of doing things and the old way of doing things was great to see. The introducing of new and old characters. I’m going to stop there because if I said more it spoil major parts of the movies.
Not that I’m against seeing it or have a problem with it but it is over 2 hours long. That doesn’t bother me but for some that might be a deal breaker. Well I can’t think of much of anything else and why be negative… moving on.
With 50 years of Bond just being passed this was an excellent addition to the Bond films and definitely, at least in my mind, did the hype justice. Few words of warning. As I said before very long movie, but does have a good flow so it may not bother you. Probably not be a couples movie although if you do find some one willing to go with there a keeper. Skyfall releases on February 18th on DVD/Blu-ray and is on my list to pick up the day it comes out.
9 out of 10 vogies
Cowboys & Aliens - PG13 - Review
Well as the title suggests there cowboys and there are aliens in this movie do I need to go any farther into the plot. No because they didn’t seem to get into it either. I don’t think you can blame the cast on this one with veterans like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. For what feels like one of the first times in writing the reviews I’m not sure I have much of a complaint with the cast.
Excellent cast some that have been heavy hitters in Hollywood and others that are young Hollywood waiting to take the world by storm and of course James Bond. Unfortunately though this is where the good ends and the bad begins.
My first thought and only thought through this entire movie was who the hell decided to put aliens into this half way descent western. They had all the makings for the perfect western. The cast was there. So my question is why ruin it by putting aliens into it. It’s sad that this movie could of been so much better if they would of just pulled the aliens out and come up with some other idea for the antagonist in the film. It annoys so much. I don’t even have another gripe about this film. Other then there are fricken aliens in it what were they thinking?
This I can’t say that I would tell you to rush out and rent or see. If your a fan of Olivia Wilde or Daniel Craig then maybe go see it just so you can say you’ve seen everything that they are in. Other then that not one I’m going to suggest you to rush out and see.
4 out of 10 Vogies