Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This movie was really interesting being that it took place between Mexico and the US. I didn't really care for the Grandis I thought they were very rude and really didn't care much about anything. When the chief officer set up the young man with the dynamite I thought that was pretty obvious they were just trying to catch him for something and trying to look good to get some credit. I was glad Grandi finally got what he deserved but I didn't think it had to be done the way it was done. All in all the movie was a good movie but I wouldn't care to watch it again because it didn't catch too much of my attention to make me interested in watching it again.
I really liked the fact that this movie was an awesome example of the dark shadow effects that we are learning in our movie class. On the other hand I disliked it because it dragged. It took forever to finally get the point across, so it lost my attention. I wouldn’t watch this movie again.
This movie is one that is in black and white. It is an early thriller and is, amazingly not that predictable. This movie is one that should be appreciated, however I would not like to see this movie again. The acting is not that great and some parts of the movie drag on. The ending was the most exciting part, however the build up to this movie was a disappointment. I think Susie could have had more emotion when she should have minded her own business, then she would not have been kidnapped and drugged. Overall I think it was a good movie.
This was a movie i very much enjoyed it started to lose me close to the middle. I became a little lost but towards the end of the film it pulled me right back into it and i started to get really into the film. The lighting and effects in this film were very exquisite. It had a great plot that turned out to be very interesting and it was kinda a thriller to me kept me on the age of my seat at the end. the movie Touch of Evil i would really recommend
The movie was hard to pay attention to because I think it went slow also because it seemed like it took forever to get to the point or what was going to happen. The movie was black and white which could have been another reason the movie was hard to get into.
In my opinion it was a great film. Reminded me of a hispanic Sherlock Holmes. It was well shot with the contrast of light and shadow. It kept me interested the whole time and on the edge of my seat. The actors were also well picked and did their job very well. If you like detective or thrilling films Touch of Evil is a must see. I have a great respect for this film. It is well done indeed.
investigate and question a poor Mexican fellow that Quinlan physically harasses. Quilan has a partial prejudice against Mexicans and it shows in this scene. Meanwhile, Vargas' wife is questioned by the local clumsy crime boss Joe Grandi. Mr. Grandi is an almost lovable bafoon of a crime boss that sounds like Warrio from the Mario Brothers series. His wife mouths off about how her husband is a lawyer dealing with his case and pretty much seals her fate. Susie, the wife, then complains about the safety of the border hotels and demands to be relocated to an American hotel.
Since that motel was only supervised by one person the brother of the victim in the car crash has his gang go to the motel, harass, drug, kidnap, and move her to a different location. By now Mike is worried and upset because he wasn't and still isn't able to get in contact with her. While at the other hotel, one of the American officers (Quinlan) come in and kill the victims brother. Quinlan does this to where poor Susie gets framed and is taken in to custody.
Vargas knows his wife is innocent and knows exactly who did this. Menzies gets wired and goes in to question Quinlan. This plan fails because he connection turns bad to where their voice is now echoing out loud on the speaker. Quinlan finally realizes that Menzies is wired and he shoots him. Vargas comes in to let him know like "Aye i know what you did!" The American officer tries to denies it and they get in to a little arguement. Luckily Menzies wasn't dead. He shoots the officer and Vargas is able to get away and go retrieve his lovely wife.
I loved how Janet Leigh played Susie. She was very brave and believable. I also enjoyed the movie as well. The plot to me wasn't that interesting but at the same time something about the movie kept me focused on the movie. All in all I say it was a pretty good movie. At times I did get lost due to the fact that they would say "I don't speak Mexican." I didn't know if what he said was in spanish or if what he said wasn't proper to the American.
Just as their honeymoon is about to begin, Mexican Narcotics officer Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston in “brown face”) has to leave his wife so he can handle a case that has just risen. The minute the thrilled couple crosses the Mexican-US border on their way to Mexico City, a car blows up, killing the man and woman in it. Even though the explosion happened on the American side of the border, it is obvious that the bomb was planted in the car on the Mexican side. Because of this, Vargas takes on the case but butts heads with American officers who believe it is in their jurisdiction. Vargas is forced to leave his wife in a ghost town with a dead motel where she is the only guest. The film goes on to show how the case progresses with several bumps in the road, including a mess involving Vargas’s beloved wife.
I found the film to be quite interesting. It had a good plot but and managed to hold my interest fairly well. What bothered me just a bit, though, was Heston’s fake Mexican accent. It was irritating when he spoke Spanish because I didn’t think it was very convincing. However, once you get past this it isn’t so bad. It was a good movie but I doubt I’ll be seeing it again any time soon.
Monday, October 3, 2011
For starters movies I have are: Tekken, Iron Monkey, the Resident Evil trilogy, The Protector, and a few more i can't quite remember right now. I will update with the rest of my movies and also the ones i have seen on netflix.