I decided to change my rating system a little and there’s only my total rating.
Now You See Me (2013)
Storyline: FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and Interpol detective Alma Dray follow a group of illusionist who rob banks and give the money to the audience through America.
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson
My review: All in all, it reminded me of Inception a little… Except that it got LOADS of hate. Honestly, I don’t know why. Okay, it wasn’t perfect, there were a confusing holes in the plot and the ending was not that good. But other than that I thought it was pretty awesome! Of course, the actors were pretty cool. Of course, the cast was pretty amazing. I admit I don’t know many actors but here I knew quite a few. But just love Morgan Freeman, I haven’t seen him in many films, but I like his… presence. Anyway, every time I thought I knew what was going to happen next, I was wrong. I really liked that.
I saw the film twice and the second time I liked the ending even less. (Spoiler) It wasn’t clear to me why Rhodes was so angry with Bradly and I actually didn’t get thing with The Eye at all. Confusing. I had to go visit Wikipedia after finishing 😉
The characters were all more or less likeable, of the four horsemen I liked Henley best but thought what was his name? the mental guy was the funniest.
So, to sum it up, I liked the film a lot but it wasn’t perfect (-> ending).
Something I love about this film: simply all the magic tricks. I’m a person who thinks it’s kind of scary but cool nonetheless. Although the mental things are just plain creepy…
My rating: 8.5/10
Did you see/like Now You See Me?
Yes, finally a proper review again 😀 It was my birthday a short time ago and I got some new DVDs ready to watch again 😉
Storyline: When the two english sci-fi fans Clive and Graeme travel through America after visiting a comic-con, they find more than just sights on their way: Alien Paul needs their help to find his way back to his UFO after sixty years. (Sorry for the crap summary but I didn’t know what to write)
Actors: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kristen Wiig
My review: This movie is definitely NOT for people who are easily offended if someone says something bad about Christians. On IMDb, everything’s full of Christians complaining that this film was very offensive to them. I am not very religious. So, to all you guys who felt insulted (I’m not trying to start a fight or something, just bringing up the facts here…): There were a total of two extreme Christians and they were in the same family. You can NOT deny, that there aren’t any people like that. And as it was a freaking COMEDY, the characters were supposed to be over the top!!! Were science-fiction lovers insulted because they were portrayed as nerds? Were policemen/agents/whatever insulted because they were shown to be pretty brainless? No! Thank you.
After I had gotten used to the rather frequent swearing, I enjoyed it a lot. There were a lot of references to other sci-fi movies I didn’t get because I haven’t watched many, but that wasn’t a problem in the slightest, I just mentally skipped the things I didn’t understand 😉 The characters actually weren’t that likeable, but they were okay and they were funny enough, so you simply didn’t HAVE to like them.
So, very enjoyable comedy, not to be taken too seriously and probably not something for the whole family…
Something I love about this film: The drawing of Paul. Can Simon Pegg actually draw that well?!
In All: 8.5/10
Maaaaan I should really stop using block letters that much… (And …)
If you have not seen the last episode of How I Met Your Mother, don’t read this or your life is over…
I have not got any self-control. So after I had seen like two episodes of the ninth season, I checked what happens in the final. Then I felt so bad I had to watch it.
I don’t know what to say. I laughed when watching, as if it was just some normal himym episode, but I (of course) cried… The first thing that annoyed me, was that you couldn’t really “get used” to Tracy (the mom), because she and Ted only seemed to be together for such a short time although it wasn’t that short. When I first read that Barney and Robin were getting divorced I was totally horrified. Then I read Tracy dies and I was like:”Why?! WHY?!”. When I finally read that Robin and Ted were going to be a couple, I so badly wanted to throw the laptop on the floor. And strangle myself for not having the patience to wait until I can watch it. When I saw the episode last night, I KIND OF understood it a bit better, but it was still like they punched me in the face. I loved Barney and Robin as a couple D: I read the following, which helped me understand a little better what made the producers do this: www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/serie…-conned-us-all/ The only thing that seemed to work out in the end were Marshall and Lily, but I guess even the producers knew it would be too heartless to pull them apart.
Another thing that was pretty annoying was that it jumped so many years in between, it seemed like we weren’t supposed to get used to Tracy and Ted as a couple so we don’t miss her too bad. And, boy, Robin and Lily aged when you see the flashbacks to the first seasons… Anyway, I don’t think that Ted and Robin would have a good relationship, because they are (or used to be) so different, and you don’t know them enough in s9 to say if they’re good. You get kind of manipulated to almost want Barney and Robin to get divorced, but I still it was not a good choice.
The worst, and what I thought in some way almost absurd part, was Barney. COME ON!!! I haven’t got any words! Number 31 has no appearance AT ALL but little Ellie is, of course, the love of his life.
I know this isn’t a film review but it’s strictly speaking a series review, so I’m cool 😉
Did you see the finale? Did you like it or hate it?