Saturday, August 05, 2006

Fast internet + torrents = late nites

13 Tzameti:

Winner of the 2005 Venice Festival Best First Feature Film and, the 2006 Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize World Cinema. This film had soo much potential. But, don't you hate it when you watch the trailer for a movie, get sucked in, watch the entire movie, and find that the trailer is the best bit? *Argh* Don't bother watching the movie, just watch the trailer here. I'd give it points for having an original concept, but that's about it for the movie. This one thing, that gets repeated over and over again.
Overall rating: 1.5 stars

District B13:

You know, it's actually a lot better than I expected from a French action film! Unfortunately, I got the dubbed version, but it wasn't too bad. Unlike most action films these days which do far-fetched stunts with loads of flying around, water-walking and bullet dodging, this one has really believable moves. The storyline's a bit weak, but it's still enjoyable to watch. I think the lead actor, David Belle, has to be a human-monkey hybrid in order to pull off his stunts.
Overall rating: 3.0 stars

Legend of Drunken Master:

Oh Jackie Chan, what on EARTH were you thinking? Did you really need the money soo badly you were willing to milk all the fun out of Drunken Master? Gawd, it's the most terrible JC movie I've ever seen. I couldn't even finish watching it.
Overall rating: 0.0 stars

The Twilight Samurai:

This is a Samurai movie gently filmed with surprisingly little blood or violence. Then again, the last Samurai movie I watched was probably Takeshi Kitano's Zaitochi. Anyway, I'm not sure if I'd recommend watching this movie, it really depends on what you're after. If you're looking for something with an easy pace, then yeah, go for it.
Overall rating: 3.0 stars


Anonymous said...

The role of the samurai varied greatly throughout history, so depending on the era the movie was made of I'd expect the amount of killing to be different. By the time the Tokugawa Era (1603-1867) came about most samurai were more like bureaocrats or policemen. They were bound by Bushido - I've read that most samurai wouldn't dare draw their sword during that time, because if they didn't kill the person, they were sentenced to death themselves.

Technically by the time of the "last samurai" most samurai had never fought in combat before (despite what Tom Cruise would have your believe).


reenie said...

*UGH* I hated "The Last Samurai". Any idea what the Japanese think of that movie, RC?

Anonymous said...

They love it.

It's strange - Last Samurai, Pearl Harbour, Memoirs of a Geisha,... the Japanese love this stuff. I think they like to feel special - "someone has made a movie about us!"


Anonymous said...

Twilight Samurai is an AWESOME film, gets 2 thumbs up from me!

The only thing I liked about Last Samurai was the scenery... and I heard some of that was shot in NZ?

// scottos

Fast torrents said...

I agree with you guys. I've seen Twilight Samurai and it's awesome. I like the story so much.