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 …)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Storyline: Gru now has to face the problems being a father. Margo gets interested in boys and when fairy pricesses give it a miss at birthday parties, you have to be creative. But his life changes when he gets kidnapped by an agent from the Anti-Villian-League. The AVI want Gru to help them find a new super-criminal.
Actors: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russel Brand
My review: When I first heard that there was going to be a second Despicable-Me-Film I wasn’t quite sure what to think. I thought that it would be cool to see all the characters again but sequels usually aren’t as good as the first. I was actually positively surprised, at least I watched in the cinema twice. It was very funny again, but the story and the idea weren’t that new anymore and even I as an absolute minion-lover think they overdid it a bit on that front (although the last scene was just awesomilarious 😉 )… After the Minion-Film I probably won’t be able to look at the any more without wanting to… do not nice stuff. What I would have liked to see was what happened to Vector and the poor minion that also landed on the moon. The new characters were fun enough (I like it when Lucy does her kruuumpiiing) but there was no Vector *cry*. So, the film was quite good, but it didn’t quite get the awesomeness of the first part. Which one did you prefer?
Something I love about this film: the minion’s ice-cream-party (GELATOO GELATOO!!)
In All: 8.5/10
Despicable Me (2010)
Storyline: Gru, a villian working the help of an army of minions and Dr. Nefario, plans to steal the moon. To make his plan work and get the shrinkray (and shrink the moon with it) before his enemy Vector, he has to adopt three young girls from an orphanage.
Actors: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russel Brand
My review: I absolutely love this film. I have seen it so often, that I didn’t even have to watch it again for this review 😉 . This film is my first 10/10, so this is a very big thing for me. I might have watched a bit too often, so it could be a 9 by now, but the first two times it was definitely a 10. I love the idea, the characters, the story, the music, everything. It’s got this kind of slightly black humor I just love. When strolling through WordPress, I have found many complaints about the minions, but I just love them. I think it’s really funny to listen to them and try to understand what they are saying. The minsions speak a language called minion-ese which I think is some kind of mixture between english and french. On IMDb I read that every word can be translated into an actual word. By the way, their voices are by the directors 😉 . My favourite ” voice acting” was Jason Segel’s, I think he made an awesome job playing Vector.
Something I love about this film: 1. the minions. They’re just soo cute 2. Vector 3. Everything else
In All: 10/10