Posts tagged "Crime"

SKYFALL

SKYFALL – BACK TO THE BASICS

Come on its James Bond. Pick Up The Full Price Ticket

We expected greatness and that’s exactly what we got.

James Bond is tested as he shows his allegiance to M who is under attack from a prior agent who is out to kill her.

In our eyes this Bond experience was different than prior versions and we liked it. Why might you ask? Well as we stated above, its as if writers Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Ian Fleming and John Logan decided to get back to the basics. There weren’t any fancy gadgets specially made for bond. The sexy bad girl wasn’t the focus of the film and they even brought back an oldy but goody. You will see what we are talking about when you check out the film.

Although all of this was stripped from the movie, this bond film was as good or better than previous versions. What’s not missing is his smooth style. He is still Bond, James Bond!

What are you waiting for. Get to the theater!

TAKEN 2

TAKEN 2 – NOT A SURPRISE

Worthy of a prime time ticket purchase

How excited were we when we saw the sequel of this action film being released. We thoroughly enjoyed the first rendition (Taken in 2008), so we just knew we were in for something special.

CIA agent Brian Mills (Liam Neeson) is in Istanbul on business, when his ex wife and daughter join him for a quick vacation. Everyone is happy until Brian’s instincts tell him something isn’t right.  He and his ex wife are taken hostage by the family of the same kidnappers who took his daughter in the first edition. Now Brian must use his training to escape and save his family before they are all killed.

The film was entertaining and had plenty of action. Director Oliver Megaton did a great job bringing viewers up to speed on what happened in Taken 1.  So even if you didn’t see the first edition, you can still follow in the second.

The only disappointment for us was that the storyline was very similar to Taken 1. So the film was pretty predictable for anyone that saw the first edition. To the writers credit though, the ending was very intriguing.  So its our opinion that they should have made the hints of the ending, the basis of this versions story line. If they had, this movie would have been much better.

This wasn’t the best movie of the year, but its worthy of a prime time ticket.  Take your significant other and enjoy this action packed thriller.

TOWER HEIST

TOWER HEIST – STOLEN BY EDDIE

 POTENTIAL FULL PRICER, BUT ONLY WORTH A MATINEE

When we saw the early press releases for this Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy film, we were ready to laugh for a full 104 minutes. It had the makings to be great.

Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) is the manager of a prestigious apartment building called the Tower. He befriends a tenant named Mr. Shaw who he believes is a successful financial investor. It’s not until Mr. Shaw is arrested by the FBI that Josh and other members of the staff realize that he is not as successful as he portrayed. The story takes a turn for the worse when Josh tells the staff that he invested their pension with Mr. Shaw which is now gone. Once Josh learns of the negative effects his decision made on the staff, he decides to make it his mission to get their money back by stealing Mr. Shaw’s secret stash.

Thank goodness Eddie Murphy was in this film, because it didn’t really get funny until he appeared on the screen. Yes Ben and the other cast of comedians had some funny lines, but Eddie clearly stole the show with his unique comedic style. It got to the point where we looked forward to him coming back on the screen so that we could laugh again.

This movie was funny, but with a cast like this we definitely expected more. You won’t be upset spending your money on a matinee, but you’re going to feel like someone stole your stash if you pay full price for this one.

FAST FIVE

FAST FIVE – FAST & FURIOUS

BUY TWO FULL PRICE TICKETS

Usually when a sequel is made of a movie, you don’t expect it to hold up to the first one. For some reason they sometimes just don’t live up to the hype. Well director Justin Lin out did himself with the fifth installment of Fast & Furious better known as Fast Five.

The instant the movie begins  you are instantly thrown into a fast and furious scene of what else other than cars, guns, fights and chases. If…………..Why are we even writing a review for this film. JUST GO SEE IT! IT’S WORTH EVERY CENT!

P.S.: Don’t leave early! There is a little surprise at the very end for you.