Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day was a big movie. Biggest Grossing movie of its year, and 51st in history.  For the Sci Fi Genre it was the 25th highest. It was a great groundbreaking epic movie. Lots of great messages and themes. Generally a huge dart at the military industrial complex.

I generally cant stand Will Smith but loved him in this movie. (MIB, Enemy of the State, I am Legend as well). Jeff Goldblum is another actor I am lukewarm on but he nails it here. The rest of the cast mostly character actors, with the exception of Bill Pullman. Brent Spinner has a great part as a capitve scientest in charge of  alien studies  Area 51.

Due to the upcomming release of the sequel I rewatched it last night. It remained fresh and compelling. The only thing really dating it was the period automobiles.

Rotten Tomatoes was really rotten in giving this movie only 61%. I have to go with over 90%.

Five Stars

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Deadpool (2016)

My review of Deadpool was tempered by great expectations. It could never deliver on the promise. As usual the comedy would be much more effective in a Cinema. Still I laughed out loud a couple of times. I found the script overly busy and drivel like at times. Nevertheless this was perhaps the best of the Marvel comic book movies, but nowhere close to Batman levels. Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin is the Audrey Hepburn of science fiction. Her presence alone adds one star to any production. Ryan Reynolds deserves five stars for difficulty, and he nailed this difficult role.

Rotten Tomatoes gave it 83%, I am still in the seventies. Certainly this is the best of the latest bunch and as you may have noticed the latest movie I found worthy.

Three point 89 stars