Archive for April, 2008

Rec.

April 12, 2008

I’ve seen this movie during this week, and this is the winner of this year festival FantasPorto.
At the beggining i was a little, i dont know, i didn’t captivated me. A little boring the first minutes, we’ve got a tour through fireman headquarters and so a little boring.

After that the action begins, i’ve got to say that if you’re looking for zombies like Resident Evil, forget it. Not even close (lol). But they got what it takes to call your attention.
It’s very like Cloverfield we see the movie from the camera man who is filming a documentary.

After 30 minutes of “bla bla bla” finally we have real action, and we have 4 ou 5 persons running for their lifes and then the best of the film comes.
The last 15m are brilliant. The environment is excellent. I dont want to spoil it so i’m gonna stop here.

At the end i can say that, from 1 to 10 i would say a 7.
It could be better if it wasn’t the beggining.

Cloverfield

April 5, 2008

So, i’ve just finished watching Cloverfield, and all i’ve got to say is that, this film is brilliant. It’s been a very very long time since when i had that strange feeling in my stomach, you know that feeling when you really get into the movie and get excited. And also there’s been a long time since a movie lift me off the chair.

The characters are well represented, the monster is very well designed as also the little creatures he drops (those little creatures are a little like “Starship Troopers“).
Also there’s a part (and without spoyling the movie) where you see the troopers attacking the monster, right before the main characters reach the subway, with tanks and rockets and machine guns, wich i loved. You really feel like you’re in the war, one of the best scenes for me. But the movie is full of amazing scenes, since NY burning, air shots, buildings destroyed and etc.

The ideia of you only see what one of the main characters is shooting made this film even more amazing, and also one of the things that made this work so well, is that basically it’s not about the monster. Ok it is about the monster but not in an obsessed way, coz you have a few free shots of the monster.

Enough of saying good things, how about the bad?
I’ve only found one bad thing about this. The runtime. Only 85 minutes, and 10 of them are for final credits. So its basically a 70 to 75 minutes film. It’s too short. But you rapidly forget about that.

For me, from 1 to 10, i give this movie a 9. I’ve loved so much, one of the best films i’ve watched in the last times.


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