Trailer of the Month

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Title: The Green Hornet
Starring: Seth Rogan, Jay Chou

Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

My review: I know you all heard me ranting and raving about how I wanted to see this movie for months now. I mean I've been flailing and screaming to everyone how I was going to see it opening day but I just got around to it yesterday.  Yes, I saw two movies in one day--I work hard so I splurged a litte. Anyways onward to my review. So the movie was so-so. The storyline could use a lot of help--I don't think the editors did a very good job on this. New characters kept on popping up at the strangest times and left me thinking "wtf?"

The comedy was on part though--it was a really funny movie. I loved Kato (Jay Chou).  He was funny and just so hot *sigh* but onward! Bruce Lee would have been proud with this casting. Kato kicked some serious butt, and was such a good friend to Britt Reid even though the guy was a royal asshole.  Britt (played by Seth Rogen) was a menace to everyone--mostly to himself though. Sometimes his character was a little over played and a touch overly dramatic and idiotic but I guess that was what Seth wanted to do.

Cameron Diaz (I didn't put her in the credits above) because well, I am not sure why she was even in this movie.  Her character just kept on spewing out fun little facts (see the sarcasm?) that made no sense and just irritated the HELL out of me. Then when The Green Hornet and Kato goes to her for help she pepper sprays them in the face with mace or something and then just went on a tantrum that was completely overly, overly dramatic...

The bad guy in this movie was amazing! He was funny as hell!! Crazy but funny as hell.

This movie shouldn't have been made in all 3D. I think that was a waste of money and time.  The action sequences I think were amazing in 3D but everything else was just a 3D wasteland. 

All in all, this movie wasn't as good as all the hype. I expected better at first but then I found out Seth Rogan wrote this movie and I wanted to cry. Though I had fun during the comedy parts of this movie and with my best friend, I was kinda disappointed....but Jay Chou was hot and the car in the elevator scene? EPIC!


Friday, February 4, 2011

The Mechanic

Title: The Mechanic
Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland

Story:Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

My Review: I think to put this into perspective, I have to start out by saying this is a Jason Statham movie.  Take it for what it's worth. The concept behind this movie was sound--I mean the idea is brilliant and although I ADORE Jason Statham I have to say this movie was quite predictable.  The intro was amazing, had my best friend and I kinda laughing. The moment Bishop (Jason Statham's Character) recieves this major job, I knew precisely what was coming. I don't want to give it away but I am sure if you're astute in figuring it out right at the scene where the private jet picks him up with the voice over telling him what is is going to happen and what the meeting will entails.  Bishop is a man of very few words and lethal.

Steven (Ben Foster) is a rebelious young adult who never listens to anyone but himself. Though I don't think I've ever seen Ben Foster in anything else, I had to say I quite liked him in this role.

The movie have some rather funny moments, for example when Dean tries to negotiate with a sixteen year old--like he actually thought he could win. No one is able to talk themselves out of more trouble than a teenager. Anyways, as I was saying, the movie had some funny moments, the scenery is spectacular--especially where Bishop lives. But the story could do with a little tightening.

All in all it was a good watch. It's good for a boys night out or a girl's night to drool over the lovely and sexy, ex diver/ex under wear model, Jason Statham.  But don't go into this movie looking for a piece of perfection--remember though he is sexy as sin, Jason is also the same guy who thought appearing in Crank 2 was a brilliant idea.