Reviews by ftan
John Green's writing was not only spectaculat, with great figurative language, and interesting tidbits, it also asks very deep, pyschological questions about judgement and the biggie: death. As Q tries to find his childhood friend and love, Margo, he realizes she is a different person than the one that he unfairlly idealized and imagined. Scared that she may have killed herself, like the dead man they found when they were young, he desperately searches and attempts to decipher clues left behind by her. On the day of his graduation, he rushes off to NY with his best friends and Lacey, to attempt to find her before it is too late. Along the way, they become close with Lacey, who until recently, was a stranger. When Q finds Margo, he learns she never wanted to be found, she merely wanted to not make him worry. He discovers a very different person than the one he thought he knew. This book features a very good poem by Walt Whitmann, titled, "Song of Myself".
Though this was meant as a mockumentary, it still gave me the creeps. Chills literally crawled down my spine like spiders down a seb or ash down a chimney. The plot, as usual, was a play on several well-known true horror stories. This movie was scary and poorly made. For fans of the Scary Movie series hoping for a rebirth of the earlier installments, this movie is the ultimate letdown; a combination of all of the elements that have already lost this once well-received series much respect among critics and moviegoers alike.
Amour, although not a block buster, was a very touching movie about an old couple facing the loss of one another. The actors and actresses, though not well known, were fantastic and spot-on in their characterizations of the people they portrayed. This was a very touching film about everlasting love. Although it may seem a forgone conclusion that the film is centered around love based solely on the title, which means "love" in Spanish, this film will reach into your heart, tugging at strings that will leave you thirsting for more.
This movie had spectacular acting and a captivating plot. Bradley Cooper's switch into serious films was a great move. He fits perfectly into this drama, acting as a young cop. Ryan Gosling also does a great job. The story is interesting and original. I thought this movie was a great drama with a great cast.
Sequel's are always worse than the original, just a way for producers to make more money, and this movie was no different. Although it offered an extended epilogue to the first, my intrigue was not as great. The acting hadn't improved and this was basically a worse version of Star Trek. The addition of "The Rock" brought my rating down from a 3 star to a 2 star. His acting and repetitive "tough guy" act absolutely annoys me. If the plot had found a new enemy, this movie would have been better. Only Bruce Willis was fun to watch, although his arch nemesis had already been killed in the first movie. Overall, I was dissappointed.