Monday, June 20, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Directly from the United Kingdom is the new promotional trailers for the prequel ' Rise of the Planet of the Apes ', where we enter the classic premise of scientific research where human society leads to their destruction.All this from finding a cure for Alzheimer's that makes the character played by James Franco , who tries to find a way to heal his father ( John Lithgow ).

From Whence the genetic experimentation on an ape named Caesar, whose creation is a fusion of the interpretation of Andy Serkis as the magic with digital wizards Weta.The next advance also allows a glimpse of the incredible level of visual effects for this project, which will definitely more than someone with the impression of pure dislocated jaw, as well as probe the whole dynamic of the drama.Yes, because in reality not all be the rise of the apes have been sold earlier gains.

Review of Green Lantern

'Green Lantern' is one of the densest DC comics about mythology and number of characters is concerned.It is understandable therefore that this adaptation of Warner Bros. begins with an introduction explaining the basics of this intergalactic patrol known as 'Green Lantern Corps' responsible for maintaining order in the different sectors in which the universe splits.The amount of exposure and repeated explanations bother adult films-yes 'Robin Hood', I know you are in "Nottingham" - forgive one that points to children.

A few minutes after passing the Earth, the first transition of many, we see Hal Jordan ( Ryan Reynolds ) in a flight test.A series of flashbacks of his father, also a pilot, could have the dramatic effect of 'Top Gun' but more reminiscent of 'Hot Shots' (Locademia Pilot) without provoking laughter was the intention.The humor works sometimes but less frequently than expected.

After Jordan inherits the ring and a lantern agonizonte alien (Abin Sur), is transported to the planet Oa.The recreceación of this world and its inhabitants is truly spectacular and the millions spent on special effects is warranted.The voice of Geoffrey Rush to Tomar-Re and Michael Clarke Duncan to Kilowog, brings charisma and credibility to their characters.The problem is that its shares are very short.Who steals the film is Mark Strong , with Sinestro's most memorable presence of the same.Jordan's short training, learning to harness the power of the ring to realize devices and their interaction with the aforementioned aliens is very interesting.

When we want to continue exploring and learning more green lantern, the story is refocusing on Earth, a series of scenes that know "already seen" The superhero coming to the penthouse to take his beloved ride through the air (Superman) , the villain holding a busy spoiling (Spider-Man, etc.).Absent is the freshness that director Martin Campbell was injected at the time of James Bond and Zorro.

Saving Strong, the rest of the performances range from acceptable to forgettable. Ryan Reynolds suficientemtne it does not seem right to ridicule in his green mask but can not quite sell the character.We're always aware that it is Reynolds the actor appears on screen. Peter Sarsgaard does a proper job as Hector Hammond, the shy, resentful scientist infected by Parallax, the entity of fear here reduced to a generic monster "essences." Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett are totally wasted in inconsequential roles. Blake Lively does not so bad but Carol Ferris has the worst dialogue.His relationship with Hal goes back and forth without being able to interest in the least.

Indeed, the story and the script's weakest link.What could be the exploration of a fascinating universe like Star Wars is reduced to a "message movie" for kids.If the remake of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' repeated ad nauseam the ecological message that humans "can change" here it comes down to "we can overcome the media" .Without exaggeration, the word "fear" is mentioned twenty times: "You are afraid of being afraid," said Jordan in a moment.

In the last third of everything is accelerating and it sounds very forced.After Jordan does a lousy job convincing "Guardians" (the council of elders of Oa) to help us - it was better not to argue that the threat would become much more powerful if it was destroying the Earth instead of saying that humans are not so bad? - released a short, anticlimactic final battle with Parallax.

Technically there is nothing to criticize. The 3D is very high points in the introduction and the subsequent scenes but the rest interplanetary -85% - not very deep.This is typical of the conversions later: The CGI work but regular camera shot is flat.

In short, I became very similar to 'Thor' : A character who has parental trauma, Freud would be a picnic to mature and prove he is worthy of the power generated by an object.The Asgard and Oa were much more interesting place than Earth.The romance in any of these is entirely convincing and connect with the characters is difficult.The children will be more satisfied.

The secret scene after the credits promise a sequel brighter.

Super 8 Best Movies of 2011

Critical Review of 'Super 8': One of the Best Movies of 2011 JJ Abrams has done it again

In 2009, the director JJ Abrams proved with 'Star Trek' was able to inject life into a familiar story.The question was whether he could repeat the same thing in 'Super 8' , a film that explores various elements seen in films like 'ET' and 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' .

The story follows a group of children in a small American town in 1979 to witness a train wreck while filming a zombie movie.A strange creature escapes from one of the coaches and friends try to unravel the mystery of the consequent disappearance while trying to complete your project, avoid the armed forces who have made the place and stay safe from the creature.

From the first scene shows a great respect for the intelligence of the viewer.Instead of having characters explain everything from the beginning, the film takes the time to go answering every question has an appropriate time.What is also noted in the marketing campaign, because unlike many summer releases in USA, manutuvieron the plot details a secret so we could enjoy more movies.

Interestingly, the first teaser trailer, included at the end of this post contains images not appear in the final product and the train scene that we see from the perspective of children.

In inmedito connect with Joe, played superbly by newcomer Joel Courtney , who has lost his mother and his father is misunderstood by police.But each character is developed've played exceptionally well for children, especially Elle Fanning , and adults, mostly unknown or the world of television.

From 'The Goonies' of Richard Donner since we saw a group of small players being so well treated by Hollywood-sorry 'Spy Kids' - and respond with performances of this caliber.The polar opposite to that seen in 'The Last Airbender " from Shyamalan .

The movie moves passing through different tracks and having success at all: The drama excites us, we laugh at the comic and frightening in every attack of the fugitive being.This happens when all aspects of a film are solid, both on paper and in execution. Abrams is a master behind the camera and even abused some of his trademark, the "flare" when the camera is a source of light in front, no one can say that it looks spectacular.The full audio experience with music as full of "oldies" as the excellent sound effects.

Interestingly, in a record year in number of films offered in 3-D is a set in the 70's and 2-D which offers more immersive experience.You forget you are watching a film and when I left the cinema I felt I had traveled in time back to 2011.

Although Steven Spielberg as producer and "partner" in history, it is unfair detract from this creation of Abrams as a mere "tribute" to the tapes of the legendary director.The creator of 'Lost' took autobiographical elements and films which grew but this is a completely new story.We often complain that Hollywood does not make films like they used to and when someone captures the spirit of adventure of the 70's and 80's I despise.

'Super 8' has the intensity and soul that's been missing in recent projects that Spielberg was involved.If 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Skull' was an excuse to exploit the nostalgia and make money, this is a labor of love that makes you dream has generations of today and the teacher did in his time.Somehow JJ inspired him to Steven for this product brings to the best of himself.

It is true that the end could have been more original.But this science fiction adventure of living in the shadow of any other, it shines.