Posts tagged "Adventure"

THE HOBBIT

THE HOBBIT – FULL OF ADVENTURES

Get your gold and shell it out for a prime time ticket

Due to the sheer title of the movie we expected a few adventures out of this film, but boy did we underestimate our prediction.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is recruited by a Wizard and some driven Drawves to go on an unexpected journey, as they try to reclaim their mountain which was stolen by a dragon named Smaug.

This film, almost 3 hours of it, is filled with adventure after adventure and with every one of them, you get drawn in more and more just to see what is going to happen next.  Though the movie is long, each adventure has its own unique twist and character, so it will seem like a movie within a movie.

If you have Kids or are a fan of the Lord of the Rings series, your definitely going to enjoy this movie. Grab your closest dwarf and head to the theater and purchase your prime time tickets today.

 

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy-A New Beginning!

Worth a Full Price Ticket

If you are a Bourne Legacy fan you were probably wondering how this fourth installment of the series would work without Matt Damon starring as Jason Bourne, or director Paul Greengrass at the helm: both opted not to return to the spy series. While most movies would have replaced Damon with another actor like we’ve seen with the James Bond series, this movie introduces us to a new character Aaron Cross.

Cross, played by Jeremy Renner and cast starring Rachel Weisz (Dr. Marta Shearing), Edward Norton (Ret. Col. Eric Byer), Stacy Keach (Ret. Adm. Mark Turso), Joan Allen (Pam Landy), Albert Finney (Dr. Albert Hirsch), David Strathairn (Noah Vosen) and Scott Glenn (Ezra Kramer) offer us a fresh start to a new Bourne franchise.

Playing double duty as director and co-writer with his brother Dan, Tony Gilroy set out to do the impossible-write and direct a movie without its main ingredient Matt Damon. The previous Bourne movies have collectively grossed over 1 billion, so the stakes are pretty high for this one to be successful.  Did he achieve his goal-yes he did. But not without some bumps along the way.

The movie starts out very SLOW. We are introduced to Aaron Cross in the beginning of the movie, but you don’t know who the heck he is or what the heck he’s doing. They show pictures of Jason Bourne and go back in time but its kind of hard for you to make the connection.  You don’t know if he’s an older Bourne or someone else. Perhaps this was done on purpose to get you  so confused that you are ready for the plot to make sense. About 30 minutes in you begin to see the plot emerge.

The Department of Defense is running a top-secret project that involves military heroes. The project abruptly ends and the DOD has to figure out a way to decommission the program participants. Aaron Cross, a project participant, is determined to exit to project on his own terms. The remainder of the movie is fast paced and more than makes up for the slow start!

After surviving the first half hour, the Gilroy brothers do an good job of giving you enough flare of the previous movies while at the same time creating a parallel storyline that can hold it’s own. The stunts are awesome and the acting is pretty decent.  As the action picks up you really begin to feel this flick come into its own; it definitely has its own identity and is a good setup for future story lines. They’ve left us with an open door to take this new storyline into a multitude of directions. Faithful fans will not feel short changed and moviegoers new to Bourne won’t feel lost.

We’re predicting this will be a box office hit opening weekend. You will not be disappointed!

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Snow White and the Huntsman-This is Definitely Not a Fairy Tale!

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of us all? Snow White and the Huntsman is dark and wicked but we think it’s well worth a full price ticket!

Hoping that most of us have probably long forgotten the details of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; writers Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, and Hossein Amini and director by Rupert Sanders deliver a stunning rendition of the storybook classic.

We have to admit we were a little skeptical after seeing the trailers for the movie. We couldn’t wrap our minds around how this movie would be able to convey a dark version of the story. In recent years there have been many remakes of classic kids stories, some were good and some were bad. This movie was able to accomplish three things other remakes have failed to do: first, capture the critical elements of the original story, second, layer in new twists that take you in a completely different direction, and third, maintain believability within the storyline without being too deliberate.  Snow White and the Huntsman holds its own, so much so you’ll want to go back and read the story to see how different this movie really is.

Staring Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman) and Charlize Theron (Ravenna); the movie starts with a young Snow White and her family. We are then taken through a journey of love, redemption, deceit, bedlam, and wickedness. Vanity rears her ugly head (not the 80’s singer) as Ravenna and will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if that means the unthinkable. We then see Snow White in a way we have never imagined her before! Stewart is convincing as Snow White, and Theron delivers a captivating performance as Ravenna.

Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. This movie is jam packed with action and the cinematography is superb. The movie does an excellent job of merging the light and feathery feel of a fairy tale with the melancholy gloom of a thriller. We don’t want to give away too much, this one you have to see. You won’t be disappointed.

Warning: Do not bring little ones to this movie unless you want many sleepless nights and family therapy in your future. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

 

AVENGERS

AVENGERS – MARVELOUS

If you need to, cash in your 401k! Full Price ticket here folks.

If your a loyal follower, you know what it means when we don’t write a review for a movie…………………………….YOUR STILL WAITING FOR THE PUNCH LINE! GET OUT OF THERE AND GET TO THE THEATER.