Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
If i Was anything less than sober i might have mayb kinda not really enjoyed this movie. This movie sucked more than my last writing project. It was mayb cause I didnt understand it and everything was left for interpretation. well my final verdict is that this movie sucks more than a kirby vaccum. Though it was well shot and the special effects for its time were good
This article by Stephen King Cultural Studies "Why We Crave Horror Movies" is about how people are appointed to horror films in a way that we may see as being to obvious. Horror movies have a different effect on people the way they give off messages and a fear feeling throughout your mind and body. This article also breaks down how the horror films are and the way the audience may view this type of genre. The emotion and thoughts that are put into them such as giving examples between a reality type of change compared to a screen played out scene.
This article fits the movie "Psycho" well, because this allows the audience to see different points on why they watched this film. Seeing it as why they may have enjoyed this film or simply watching it for the love of horror films. This artilce is brought together quite well, because this brings in points that are on topic about most horror films and the way others may look at it. Taking it back to into history and bringing up details about ancient horror history.
The movie was totally interesting and humorous. I liked the fact that it portrayed the awkwardness of a teenager’s life, the confusion of love, willingness to approve of another’s luggage, and realizing one’s self worth. Michael Cera fighting and defeating seven evil exes was surprising, he appears so weak and dorky you just do not expect it at all. My favorite part from the movie was when Thomas Jane appeared as vegan police and said, “Milk and eggs, bitch.” I enjoyed the movie so much; I do not know why film critics cannot just appreciate it for what it was-funny.
Now, the film occurs in a completely different scene, which is a shuttle orbiting a thousand miles from Earth. The futuristic shuttle is filled with portable food and zero gravity toilets. Dr. Floyd is awaiting his destination to the moon to investigate a second monolith that has been discovered; upon waiting he has brief conversations with some scientists. Then, Dr. Floyd and other people take a so-called moon bus from the shuttle to the moon in order to investigate the monolith. They dock from the bus and walk to the site where the monolith is located wearing space suits. The monolith is inside a pit in the ground; the men enter the pit and surround the humming monolith. Dr. Floyd fearlessly touches it. Then when the sun rises hitting the monolith, a loud screeching noise is heard and stuns the men.
Again, the film is in a completely different scene. Frank Poole, Dave Bowman, and an extremely intelligent talking computer who is capable of expressing emotions named HAL are on a mission to Jupiter in a spaceship. There are three other astronauts hibernating in the spaceship as well. During the mission, Frank and Dave discover that some unit out of the spaceship has failed, so with a space pod, they exit the ship and attempt to fix the unit. When they cannot fix it, they return inside the ship and discuss HAL’s possible malfunctions in a sound proof pod. Unfortunately HAL can read lips, so he fears for his so-called life. Again, Frank attempts to fix the unit, but HAL takes control of the pod and uses it to attack. Frank’s oxygen line is disconnected leaving him to float helplessly in space to die. While Dave is trying to save Frank, HAL kills the three hibernating astronauts by cutting their life support. Realizing that HAL is dangerous, Dave discounts his ‘brain’.
After the malfunction of HAL, Dave continues the mission alone. He leaves the spaceship in a pod to pursue the monolith. The pod and Dave are sucked into some kind of canal of colorful lights throughout space at an extremely fast speed. Then, all of a sudden, the pod and Dave are in a room. Dave is no longer young, but old with wrinkles and white hair. He sees himself slowly dying and the black monolith appears at the edge of his bed as he dies. In the bed where Dave’s dead body was now lies a fetus where Dave will be reborn again.
I honestly thought the movie was extremely weird, but made some sense as well. Our humanity still has not discovered what is beyond the solar system, but since technology is slowly advancing like in the movie, maybe one day we will finally find out. The monolith gave intelligence to the humans, maybe something in our world is also placed here to help us advance but we have not found it yet. The movie made me curious of whether or not another intelligent life form is helping us expand. I thought the character of HAL was great. He is just like a normal person, but who is a genius and has a devious side to him as well. The movie portrayed a man vs. robot plot amazingly; I assume HAL might have been the precedent of bad robots to follow in other movies. Overall, I considered the movie to be very confusing and appreciative, but it is also a movie I can only watch once in a life time.
2001: A space Odyssey is a movie that starts with mankind and then it goes into the future. A group of apes is in the middle of the desert and then an ape is killed by a leopard. As another group of apes takes over their water hole, the group sees a big black stone and they touch it. As soon as one of the apes touched the stone, it gave him the power to use a bone to use as a weapon and protect himself. As he realized that he can protect himself with the bone, he then kills the leader of the other group who took their water hole. As the ape kills the other ape the movie then changes into the future in space. Then the same big black stone was found 4000 years later on the planet and every time the stone was toughed a lot of weird things happened. Then an astronaut name Dave and his partner and a computer system name Hal are on a mission to go to Jupiter. His partner gets murdered by the computer system Hal and Dave realizes that he needed to shut Hal down and take all her memory to continue this mission. As he shuts down Hal he sees another black stone and find hi self in another period of time where he is at his oldest age. He then sees the stone again, touches it and finds himself as a fetus in space.
This was an interesting movie, not a movie I would go see on my own but it was okay. The apes were very weird but cool at the same time. I was confused on parts of the movie. There was not a lot of dialogue in this movie but it wasn’t too bad.
Scoot Pilgrim versus the world was a movie about a boy who played in a bad and he was dating a 17 year old Asian girl who really liked him named Knives Chow. Then one day he has a dream about a girl, who he really wants to meet. Scott goes around asking people if they have seen a girl like the one he saw in his dreams and finds out she is one a bas ass girl. He goes to a party and finally talks to her, but talks to her like a total nerd that even Ramona didn’t even want to talk to him. When Scott finally gets to talk to Ramona and actually date her he finds out that she comes with a package, her 7 evil exes. Scott has to defeat Ramona’s seven evil exes in order to be able to date her. When Scott is fighting her last evil boyfriend, Knives Scotts ex girlfriend tries to defeat Ramona for taking Scott from her. As Scott if fighting he is having some problems defeating him. Then Knives realize that he needed help. Knives and Scott start fighting him as a team and defeated him. At the end of the movie Scott has a choice to go with Knives or Ramona, but Knives told Scott to go with Ramona, she was what made Scott really happy.
Scott Pilgrim versus the world was a good movie. I really liked this movie and I totally disagree with the critics. This movie was like a game but it was not a bad movie at all. The movie had me laughing the whole time and I couldn’t turn away. I would go watch this movie again and I would take my family to go see it.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I laughed almost every 5 seconds of this movie, it was amazing and hilarious. I think I’m in love with this movie, it was just badass. I love the videogame plot and aspect of it. Everything about the movie was awesome. I loved all the characters, Kulkin was a hilarious gay roommate. Scott’s band was actually really kickass, if they were a real band they’d be on my faves list. I loved it when the first ex performs his little song and dance. The special effects rocked my world, and so did this movie. K.O!
Okay, this movie was so weird. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a movie I will probably not watch again, but it nice to know to the origin of all that popular music. Nice to know what movie it all came from. There wasn't much dialogue in the movie, which was nice because usually in its place intense music was playing. The beginning of the movie was pretty cool because the apes looked real freaky. When people are playing monkeys it always weirds me out. Overall, I guess I can see why this movie is considered to be epic because of how accurate some of technology was about the future. Like the video calls, we have those now. Also, the music too, definitely epic.
Wow, I was not ready for this movie! I honestly did not know what was going on for like 40% of this movie. I thought it was pretty cool though. It’s a movie I wish I understood. I definitely had to do some research afterwards, so now I have some understanding. There was very little dialogue, but when people were having a conversation, I had no idea what they were talking about. All I know is, those ape men had some awesome angry dancing skills, the special effects were amazing, zero gravity rocks, Hal sucks, and Dave went on a hardcore space trip.
I am not a big fan of this movie. Even though the special effects - the highlights of the movie - are spectacular with the astronauts floating like in real space and the ape-men looking so real, the plot is not interesting. Even though it may be mysterious in the first few scene where the black monolith suddenly appears out of nowhere, it loses people's attention and interest as the movie continue. The dialogue is not that spectacular and natural, especially in the dialogue between Dave and the other astronaut in the C-pod. The music is entertaining at first, with classical music such as "On The Beautiful Blue Danube" at the beginning of the movie. Yet, somehow the rest of the music is not a suitable choice for the movie. It somewhat dramatizes the movie in an exaggerated manner. Moreover, the ending is neither mysterious nor mind intriguing. After the screensaver scenes I was hoping for an explosion or at least something entertaining. Plus, the voice of the computer namely Hal is disturbing to the max.
I was so ready to watch Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World because after reading so many peoples reviews of the movie and not knowing what they were talking about, it was quite a relief. I now kind of have to side with some of the film critics in that the movie did kind of drag on. The point was definitely made that there was seven evil exes and Scott had to defeat them all. However, I did love all the video game aspects of the movie. I have to disagree with some of the critics in that is was annoying to see Michael Cera play a similar role again. I like the role he plays and he should continue to play that role for as long as he can.
This is a pretty decent movie. Although it cannot be compared to Kickass, I enjoyed it just as much. The video-game-like visual and sound effects really bring the movie to a whole new level. Without the effects, Scott Pilgrim would not have been that fun to watch. Michael Cera, despite his always being the same dorky boy in his movies, is excellent in his acting. Nobody is more suitable than him in portraying a boy who the audience always supports even though he is a bit of an ass sometimes. The movie is overall entertaining not only to the video gamers but also to the general audience. It is thus not fair to the movie that some critics condemn the movie to be quite a failure.