Month: July 2013

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Short Review

Cast: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges
Director: Grant Heslov

So it was Sunday night and i felt like watching an Ewan McGregor film i hadn’t seen, and ended up with this film: The Men Who Stare at Goats. I remember trying to watch it with a friend right after it came out, but it wasn’t much of interest to my friend, so we switched to something else.
Anyway, I didn’t have much expectation for this film as a “laughing-out” comedy, as what i’d seen before didn’t strike to me as being my type of humor. The plot revolves around a reporter, Bob, who meets a former member of theย U.S. Army’s New Earth Army. From there on they go on a mission together in Iraq, where Bob learns more about the psychic, Jedi warriors in the Army. I must say, the Star Wars references in this film is a bit awkward, and the story is a bit boring and hard to follow at times. There are of course some joy able moments in the film, Clooney’s character for instance comes off as an entertaining madman. But unless you really love the actors in this film (there are many good ones), and like a bit of dry humor, you won’t be able to enjoy it much.

Rating: 4/6

Trailer:

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Review:

Voices: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler ++.

After having this film on my computer for a while, I finally managed to get around seeing this movie while waiting for my late train the other day.
I did not have much expectations for this film to be honest, but it absolutely caught my attention from beginning to end.
The main character is really easy to sympathize with, and the story is very entertaining and even emotional at times visualizing the relationship between father and son, and the main character and his pet dragon. This animated family film is a lot of fun, and I especially enjoyed them being vikings… as i am one myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

I strongly recommend this film! It is really enjoyable, and I understand why it was nominated for an Oscar! Great film! =)

Rating: 6/6

Trailer

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This is the End (2013)

Short-Short-Review:

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Set Rogen
Cast: James Franco Jonah Hill, Set Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson.

This domesday comedy revolves around a party at James Franco’s house where several celebrities are faced with an apocalypse. it has some fun moments, and if you like the actors in it and are familiar with their work, you will like the film. However, the film is filled with manly a bit childish jokes, that may not appeal to all. All in all, it is entertaining if you want a break from your everyday life.

Rating: 3/6

Trailer:

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