Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Summer Movie Reviews (in 50 words or less)

Thor – stunning visuals, killer abs, epic score and thrilling sound effects to distract us from a storyline that could’ve been written by a 10-year-old kid --- one heck of a prodigious 10 year old, but still.

Beastly – this retake of Beauty and the Beast is not as beastly as its title, but nothing beautiful in it either. Storyline is half-baked, hardly credible, and makes sense as much as those hats worn by royals during Will & Kate’s wedding day.

Fast Five – not as disappoiting as the last 2 installments. It’s an honest-to-goodness edge of your seat adrenaline ride. It even got me cheering and laughing at the bald-faced heist scenes. Storyline is predictable, but delivery is as precise as car drifting and just as entertaining and less lethal to booth.

Water for Elephants - I really suggest you read the book instead. There is a lyrical beauty and imminent danger better presented by the text than by watching Robert Pattinson’s brooding chin.

The King’s Speech – simple, credible, uplifting. Story-driven and flawless acting from its lead characters making it easy to follow, although I admit you’d need the focus of a law student through some scenes. However, you’d have to be a gargoyle if you are not moved by the last few minutes of the film.

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