Friday, May 8, 2009

Quick Movie Review

Imprint (2005, USA) | Rating: 3/5

Takashi Miike joined the "Masters of Horror" series with this unique movie, which was surprisingly in English. The storyline and twists throughout the movie were cleverly executed. I also found the contrast of colors from scene to scene well balanced, although a few could've been better lit. This isn't Takashi's best work, but it's worth looking at. Be warned of the controversial torture scene though.

Red Shoes [Bunhongsin] (2005, South Korea) | Rating: 3.5/5

Who would've thought that a pair of shoes could cause so much trouble. This movie makes you question your trust between your friends and even your own family. This movie displays extreme situations of selfishness and jealousy like "Strange Circus". With such a simple storyline, the director played it out well for viewers to become sucked into this unbelievable, crazy predicament, but keeps you wanting more to come to some sort of reason why everyone's fighting over these shoes.

Prom Night (2008, USA) | Rating: 1/5

I remember a friend wanted to drag me out to this movie in theaters, but I quickly declined, since it's too cliché of a movie for my liking. I watched it a few days ago on TV, out of boredom, and most of my predictions were correct. You take your typical slasher movie formula and apply it to this movie minus the hormonally challenged teen couple. The only two things I was looking forward to in the movie was the purpose of the killings and the ending with the credits. If you want a predictable movie or just some movie to talk at the screen with friends, then this is your movie.

Obsessed (2009, USA) | Rating: 3/5

Even though the storyline isn't anything special, I still wanted to see it and it was kinda worth it. The pace of the movie jumped right into the conflict, letting it build and build and build, until things became uncontrollable for the main characters. The movie did manage to keep my attention and there was minimal scenes with Beyoncé's character's involvement.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, USA) | Rating: 3/5

Not being a huge comic book fan or a big fan of any X-Men series, I did enjoy this little prequel going into Wolverine's back story. Whether it was accurate or not, I couldn't tell you, but I like the direction it was going. Although, I would have to disagree with some comments made in the preview. It's not as amazing as they make it out to be, but if you saw the other two X-Men movies, then it's worth seeing.


Nomad said...

Hugh (Huge) Jackman must have worked out for years prior to filming this movie; overall it was entertaining at least, though not something i'll buy on DVD

Anonymous said...

*other three X-men movies :p (although it is nice pretending X3 didn't happen...)

☆★Miko Suzahiru★☆ said...

Yeah, I like pretending that didn't happen. lol