This is the End
Cast: James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogan, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride...
Easily for the most part, one of the funniest movies of the year hands down. It’s a fresh movie, there’s a lot of jokes, a lot of great and solid one liners, and it stars a cast that is top notch without blinking an eye. The plot does go a little bit downhill about ¾ the way, but overall the movie is one hilarious roller coaster ride of weirdness but yet tranquility.
In the End: Don’t let your kids watch unless they are at least over 14, it’s not a kids movie by any means. If you like CGI, I was fairly amazed at the strong quality during some of the “monster” scenes. This movie is hands down the funniest movies of the year so far, I can't think of anything that was closely compared.
Olympus has Fallen
Starring : Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Rick Yune, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd,
Personally, I think the story was a little extreme and a little too violent, because the movie had a strong White House theme, I just thought it was a little too much with the blood and the unrelentless violence. Gerard Butler absolutely saved his career with this film; after way too many misfires.
In the End: Olympus has Fallen’s demographic has to be 18-39 males, any kid under 18 will be horrified, and anyone over 39 will easily have a stroke. “Fallen” is just an unwarranted film that only gives ammunition to terrorists. Call me crazy, this effort is mediocre at best, there are moments where you are on the edge of your seat don’t get me wrong, this is an effort worth taking note, and I think had some of the “killings” been a little toned down, then I would’ve enjoyed it more.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Pryce, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis, Byung-hun Lee, Channing Tatum, Ray Stevenson, Ray Park, RZA, Elodie Yung, Joseph Mazzello
Retaliation is a joke; straight up! One critic said, "If you're buying a ticket for G.I. Joe: Retaliation because Channing Tatum is showcased in preview trailers, be seated at show time because he's out of the picture after 15 minutes. If you're going as a Bruce Willis fan, take your time. He doesn't show up for 45 minutes, and if you're running late don't rush because after one scene he disappears for another half-hour. That's basically the overall feeling I have to this film; it's just missing any credibility and in the end it feels like a giant paycheck for all involved.
In the End: In the end, this movie is not good; and feels like we're being pushed along like most action movies. Call me a cynic, but you might feel the same way. Retaliation screams in the demographic of young boys and middle 20's, I think anything over that would be lucky. Retaliation didn;t do too well at the box office and I can see why. There were some cool fight scenes, but the acting and the story is just out to lunch.
The Movie Man