Tag Archives: Action film

Captain America – Winter Soldier

27 Apr
I don't need a parachute, but I need somebody to love.

I don’t need a parachute, but I need somebody to love.

Do we know what a comic is all about? do we really want to know once they translate into the big screen? can we really tell what the message really was?

For a very short moment there I had the feeling Marvel just might have started hinting if the public would accept a sort of criticism to the establishment. The film had that nonconformist feeling, the thin red line was very carefully drawn and I like it a lot.

Having said that, it is a very strong action film with the carefully put elements of mystery, suspense, action and romance (much to my horror), all in all the formula was well handled executed and it paid off as usual.

There is no much you can say about writing or directing because, lets face it, it doesn’t really matter to us, look, if there are action scenes,  guys are hooked, and if there is a shirtless Captain America girls get hooked.

So unless we all grow tired of these kind of films, they will keep on coming. But wait, I know as a fact that not a lot of people around the world know Ant Man or any other dark hero, so it might be harder for them to bring in the millions. Just saying.

By LaTrosa

 

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Frozen – Review

23 Mar

First off, I love my brother and sisters deeply, can’t conceive a world without them! And not because I just saw Frozen but every day ….

I do my thing, you do yours, just don't  screw up.

I do my thing, you do yours, just don’t screw up.

Frozen, quite surprising.

I was mostly curious about the Oscar-winning song, but, to be honest, it was the film that left me thinking if the movie I just saw was Disney,  a decent try to step out of the box non the less.

I enjoyed it maybe close to the way I enjoyed old Pixar, and that is a good thing. I also liked the proposed target audience, not for kids only (I know some children hated the snow monster).

It was close to Brave, in terms of portraying family values, upbringing and how to build strong personalities, again… none of that is a bad thing.

The song is pretty cool yes, the film is ok, funny and entertaining… the average for the genre, at least there’s effort to bring something to the table.

But I wonder when will an animated film  be as revolutionary and creative that just adults can go and see it “sans kids” (and I am talking about decent animations not the R rated type) something like Studio Gigli, or Toy Story, UP or Wall. E. Dont we miss those kind of films? I kind of do.

I will refer to my imaginary rating system and give it an: OK you are just fine!

By LaTrosa

Gravity – Review

24 Jan

I took my time for this review. I know, we have all talked about it, good and bad things flourished about this film, mainly containing our feelings concerning heavy breathing, but in general we just gave it the necessary attention when it was time.

Huston I have control issues and over attaching tendencies.

Huston I have control issues and over attaching tendencies.

I could not stop but wonder, during the fastest 2 hours I can remember watching Gravity, there is no such thing as a normal life.

Nope, not a chance!

Things will happen to us, all the time, some good, some bad, some we will believe aren’t happening to us, but mostly: we will never be fully prepared for what can happen to us.

All we must master in this roller coaster of a life is the ability to improvise, apply common sense and breathe slowly.

Gravity is an intense, fast and incredibly realistic cinematic display of good acting, writing and directing. it does not feel crowded or far-fetched (much like super hero films, and I love them). A film with our beautiful planet in the background, and the only possible place where we can actually physically leave our troubles behind, but we wont because we suck at life (sometimes).

Other than pointing out that despite the advice of “don’t let go” we should do the opposite, I recommend to everyone who haven’t seen it, to go out and just do.

By LaTrosa

The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug

27 Dec
Hey look that dragon can talk!

Hey look that dragon can talk!

6 days ago I went to the cinema to watch The Hobbit, with a friend who happens to like going to the movies just like me, he just doesn’t pay much of attention to them, so, when I asked him what did he think of the movie he said “the first one was better”

I respect people’s opinion just like anybody with a good sense of social interaction does, but after hearing that, I just started questioning myself and my choice in friends.

The first Hobbit my friend (I remember starting my clever reply this way) was amazing, it was different that TLOTR because it is another book, it was just the beginning of the adventure, but Smaug is definitely another level of amazing, more action, more adventure than the previous one, enough tension and it was engaging,  it finally felt like the prequel we were supposed to see.

The performances were strong, something we don’t get to see in adventure films, where the adventure is usually the main character, here, we’ve got great acting and a movie so perfectly directed it makes you feel real envy of those elves, dwarfs and orcs. So my friend, you are allowed to like the first one but I think denying the desolation of Smaug of the credit it deserves is wrong.

We parted ways, I felt empty inside, I felt I had an argument without a cause, against a wall, I vaguely recall comparing it to Two Towers and regretting it afterwards, never the less, I kept my soul clean and the satisfaction of watching a movie I waited 1 full year to see and felt really good at the end (unlike you, Iron Man).

Will I see this movie again? yes, I’ll just find some else to go with, maybe a dragon!

By LaTrosa

ROBOCOP – Trailer

20 Nov

I know someone who would laugh at what I am about to say … But I think is watchable 🙂

 

 

Thor The Dark World

11 Nov

In the Marvel world I can safely say, we can find the best of the best and the worst of the worst.

If I knew I could trust you.

If I knew I could trust you.

To watch Thor for me is like a vivid dream where I can go places, travel the universe understand (sort of) the rules that get broken and dance around evil, it is fun, dangerous, basically my kind of movie.

I was worried about the sequel because we all know what happened with Iron Man… so, my expectations bar was way too low. However I managed to get very impressed by what I saw, and despite a few random incidents I think this film is quite solid on it own, the franchise is saved and there is story to go on for a while.

If I want to go on writing about the film I will have to spoil everything for everyone, and because I am not Loki, I wont,  there is just one little thing I want to say though… There is a reason the film was not incredibly great, there is a reason why there were some weird moments and unnecessary chats, the reason is: trying to please everyone! and as default make more money… but who am I to judge, in general the film pulled it off and I know the next one will only get better.

Besides, we have like a gazillion more Marvel characters and stories that potentially will become Hollywood hits.

By LaTrosa

47 Ronin – Trailer

9 Oct

Or…”How to train your kung Fu panda in the matrix”… I am not very sure about this one… but we’ll just have wait and see.

 

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