Montag, 11. April 2011

The A-Team (2010)

A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.


- mindless action and 2 hours of non-stop fun
- lives up to the 80's series and kinda revives it in a new modern version
- all actors play their roles of our old hereos really well and convincingly, I think most fans of the old series will be satisfied :)


- extremely unrealistic (but on the other hand was the series realistic that time?)
- the story gets a bit confusing at times and you don't know what's going on at a few points
- too fast camera & cutting in some action scenes for my taste
- bad CGI used in some scenes (tank scene, helicopter scene etc.)


All in all a really great revival in my opinion. Maybe this movie will also get some young kids watching the old series, who knows. I can recommend it to everyone who loves to see good mindless action! Someone who is focused on realism, better stay away from it! ;)

My rating:

7/10 (for the sheer entertainmant factor & because it's a nice tribute to old times)

Samstag, 9. April 2011

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert (2007)

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.


- Nice cinematography
- Strong Perfomances by the two leads ( Pitt & Affleck)
- Many historic correct facts, so you actually learn something by watching this movie
- nice music


- really slow pace and an overlong run-time
- a bit boring sometimes because the movie tries to stay as realistic as possible, based on historic facts without too many action scenes
- lacks a bit of tension in some scenes

If you like watching biographys & dramas, it's definitely recommended. If you are unpatient and love action movies with many fast-paced scenes, stay away from it. ;)

My Rating: 7.5/10