Posts Tagged ‘action’

The Bourne Ultimatum – Speed & suspense.

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I enjoyed the first two flicks featuring Jason Bourne tremendously. In a way, they showed what James Bond could be – and finally became, with the most recent, reinvented Bond. Of course, the main character of the Bourne movies is laid out in a way that could be seen as the direct opposite to the classic, self-assured and smug Bond: torn by inner conflicts, not sure who and even what he really is, if he should open up and trust or even love others or not… However, even with these traits, the Bourne movies stayed true to their genre: they were action movies to the core. And they were the best action movies I saw during the last years. All of this is still true with the most recent (and probably last) incarnation of the series. Breathtaking fights, murderous hunts, and extremely well-timed plots that swirl around each other in dazzling arrays. If you are ready for some fast-paced action: go for it!
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Live Free or Die Hard – as good as it could be.

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Well, it was a surprise invitation: Kerstin and I were asked if we want to come along and watch Die Hard 4.0 in Oslo. We decided to come along – and both of us decided that it was a good decision. The cinema was huge (the Colosseum in Oslo), filled to the last row, and very much adequate to the effects in the movie which were also: huge. Other than that, the script was fast-paced, did not have any leaks, and the acting was fitting. Bruce Willis may be an evil right-wing conservative, but being that makes him a perfect fit for this role, and Justin Long is a good counter-character. So if you are in for pure entertainment with a lot of action: go for it, because much to my surprise this movie is an equal to the first Die Hard.
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The Departed – doubled suspense.

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon: who can tell them apart? In this movie, they enter a very nicely scripted double play. They are enemies, counterparts, and mirror images of each other. Distorted images though. And this is what kept the movie interesting for me. Although I am not too big a fan of Scorsese movies (I always thought he would be written with a c: Scorcese – but he isn’t), I really enjoyed this one. I hope my feeling was caused by the movie and not by chilly temperature in Darmstadt’s Rex cinema… If you are into variations of the Mafia theme or if you are just looking for some – tough – entertainment, then this movie is for you. For me it was good enough to be recommended to people that are not too much into the genre – as a thriller and action movie it was not as good as The Fugitive, but it was at least playing in the same league. Hmm, that is quite the honor. I hope I do not place this movie too high on the scale…

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Mission: Impossible III – Mission failed because of mediocrity.

Monday, May 15th, 2006

To my regret I haven’t been to the cinema often lately. Not enough time and a certain scarcity of funds, I guess. One movie that I saw was Mission: Impossible III, the night it started. I cannot say that the cinema was filled with excited and anxious people, quite to the contrary. I also cannot say that Tom Cruise put on a great act. Neither can I say that the story was gripping. The effects? Neither as stunning nor as exciting as the ones we could see in the second Mission:Impossible movie. I can say though that I was not bored to death. Hence me writing this review. Being still alive and all. But I better not watch this movie again, and you should save your action movie funds for something else, perhaps the upcoming X-Men: The Last Stand?

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T3 preview.

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Yes, that’s correct – I’ll go and watch a Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines preview tonight. Olli acquired the tickets, and I’ll take off in a few minutes to be there in time for popcorn and advertisement guessing. Check out the Trailers 1 2 3 4 and a review.