Saturday, March 19, 2016

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs is another one of my all-time favorite movies. Lately, I have loved watching Quentin Tarantino movies, so naturally this movie was great. This being Tarantino's first movie that he made, it had a lower budget, but this caused no problem. One major reason I like Tarantino's movies is because of the amazing dialogue that he creates for all of his films. Every conversation that characters have is interesting and is a Tarantino trademark. This aspect shined through for this film that didn't rely on the gore that he is known for now. The characters themselves were all amazingly put together! My favorite to watch though, by far, is Mr. Blonde, played by Michael Madsen. He is a complete maniac, and the other characters describe him as such! His best scene was him dancing to a song from his favorite radio station as he tortures and disfigures a cop that he captured. The other characters also mention that Mr. Blonde murdered many civilians in the jewelry store they were robbing because one of them tripped the alarm. The ending of the film is fun as well, because seeing Mr. Pink, played by Steve Buscemi, running away with the diamonds in the end, I always like to think he got away. This movie deserves a 10 out of 10.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Inglorious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds is one of my all-time favorite movies for many reasons. The first reason is that it has Brad Pitt in the lead role! Just like in Fury, his accent is hilariously amazing! I cannot deny how perfect his over-the-top southern mountain-man accent puts together this dark comedy. I also pretty much always love any World War II movie that is not obviously awful, so the setting alone makes this an enjoyable film for me. The aspect of this movie that sets it apart from others that is great but makes me sick at the same time is the gore. The raw, uncensored nature of the film is what makes this feel like a Tarantino film. Between carving swastikas into Germans' foreheads and burning theaters full of people, I'd say Pitt and his men are pretty ruthless. The comedic nature of the film lightens the load a little, but not enough to make it any less gruesome, but this is a good thing! This movie deserves a 9/10, and is a must-watch!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

London Bridge is Falling Down

The most recent movie that I have seen is London has Fallen. The first movie in the series, Olympus has Fallen, was not extremely impressive, but was was still fun to watch. They should have left Olympus as a stand-alone movie, because London has Fallen was a very poor sequel. My biggest complaint is how awful every government worker is at their job besides the main character. Every bad guy has amazing accuracy and skill with their weapon the first five seconds of the action, but as soon as they massacre anyone who is not a big-time actor, they are immediately unable to hit any target the rest of the film. Speaking of the main character, Gerard Butler plays the only secret service agent that has a screen life-span of more than ten minutes. While he is usually a pretty cool lead in his movies, the writers tried way too hard to make him seem like a renegade who just loves to kill people. They include idiotic one-liners that make no sense, other than to let Butler swear, which makes him cooler, I guess? Also, the president being able to shoot better than any of his trained guards at the beginning of the film makes me furious. The last point that honestly disappoints me is that Gerard was thinking about resigning the entire film (for reasons they never tell us. Maybe because of his baby?). But in the end, he deletes the email about him resigning. This makes me angry because poor Gerard thinks he is going to get another sequel! I give this movie a 4/10 because it was at least fun to make fun of after watching.