July 1, 2007

Catching up on movies

Over the past week or so, I've watched a few movies. I thought I would comment on them here, since that is what I said I would do when I started the "Movies" section. First up is Children of Men. I didn't know anything about this movie other than that it is in the Science Fiction genre, and it is supposed to be good. I was really impressed. I didn't realize until I checked afterwards that it was directed by Alfonso CuarĂ³n. It reminded me in a lot of ways of 28 days later, and I really liked how they commented on modern (American) society by drawing out some parallels. I also didn't notice any special effects, but when reading about it later learned that they had some sophisticated CG in there. Overall I was really impressed. I highly recommend this movie. Next up is Reno 911!: Miami. I don't have much to say about it other than if you like they show, you should like the movie. It was amusing to have on in the background while working on other stuff. This is not a movie that you want to devote two hours of your attention to, unlike Children of Men, which I did watch with my full attention. Man of the Year. A reasonable movie, but I didn't think it was funny. Almost all of the jokes that Robin Williams told were old, tired, and waiting to be put out of their misery. I did like the critique of modern politics, but I'm glad that I was working on the laptop while the movie was running.


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Re: Catching up on movies
Children of Men rocked. My favorite movie of last year, that got completely overlooked. Another one along those lines: The Fountain. The Fountain is not for everyone: it's an artsy SciFi movie that attempts to reinvent the genre. But if you're in the mood for something out there, and as an Evans those moods do creep up, check it out. It's not a happy movie, but it's a great brain-twister.
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by Jonathan brother once removed • • • Reply
Re: Catching up on movies
I'll have to check out The Foutain. I heard a bit about it, but never really tried to track it down.
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by FuguTabetai • • wwwReply

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