Sunday, February 9, 2014

I FRANKENSTEIN (2014)



I FRANKENSTEIN

Based on a popular comic I FRANKENSTEIN takes all we know about Dr. Frankenstein’s monster and completely blows it away. 200 years after the snowy death of his creator Frankenstein’s monster is rescued from a demon attack by an angelic gargoyle orders charged with saving mankind. He is given the name Adam and welcomed by the gargoyles, but instead decides to go it on his own for a couple hundred years and take his anger issues out on any demon he can find. 

This one does have a plot issue that really didn’t quite blend with the rest of the movie. When the gargoyles first approach Adam he is embraced basically right away, but there is one huge reason he should not have been and it wasn’t really addressed properly. The problem wasn’t that he was created from  the parts of a dozen dead men either. Without this issue however we lose some of the deeper messages in this story so I will leave that to you to figure out. Ultimately a message about how our actions ultimately make up who we are and not our beginnings. Above the layers of human drama (Frankenstein’s coming to grip with his creation and betraying it), suffering (over 200 years of Adam coming to the realization that he was more than a monster, more than his first actions when he came to life), rage (the almost impossible challenge of trusting when all that you have faced has labeled you something for your mistakes), loss (never knowing what it was like to be loved) and redemption this movie actually has some amazing action sequences that make it worth its weight in gold if you just came to see what was in the previews.

Of all the movies in this genre some of which are better in my eyes, this one had by far the best most satisfying wrap up of them all. In spite of its name sake this movie is far more unique than a lot of what we are seeing these days. In fact, it’s the movie fans of this genre have been screaming for.  Also for anyone that had an issue with the name of the movie, this flick actually takes time to appease your criticism concerning that.


I give this movie a 6 out of 7. Rating Definition – A SPECTACULAR MARVEL OF AWESOMENESS THAT MAKES CUTE CAT VIDEOS LOOK LIKE THE HUGEST WASTE OF YOUR TIME IN HISTORY. This is the movie that you will try and walk by at the store and not be able to. You will buy it forgetting you already have it. Then one day a friend will come to your house. They will tell you how much they love this movie and you won’t even tell them you have 2 in your collection. Because you can’t give it up. You have to have 2. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2013 - # 1



WHAT: HANSEL AND GRETEL : WITCH HUNTERS

WHY: Because this movie just flat out did not care. I have been saying this all year. Unless there is a major release that takes a chance like this movie did, it WON'T get #1. Apparently there is a sequel in the works because this sucker was huge overseas and wound up making over 4X what it cost to make. Not many movies can say that this year. 

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TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2013 - # 2



WHAT: HUNGER GAMES : CATCHING FIRE

WHY: I thought the first one just flat out rocked and I normally don't go for this "hot new book to movie" stuff, but what the heck. CATCHING FIRE caught me off guard not only for being superbly clever but for emotionally making me want to ball my eyes out.

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TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2013 - # 3



WHAT: MAN OF STEEL 

WHY: This was one of 3 movies I saw this year that made me think, "Umm, can we just go right back in?" I know this was one of the most "controversial" movies of the year but I thought it was a refreshing take that made the original and SUPERMAN II look like 5 year old's chasing each other up and down the stairs with blanket capes (and I loved the originals, both parts 1 & 2 ). 

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TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2013 - # 4



WHAT: PACIFIC RIM

WHY: Because deep down inside you wanted something a bit more realistic that reminded you of being a kid playing with your kick butt toys (and no, TOY STORY didn't fit the bill). If you were expecting more than giant stuff knocking the snot out of other giant stuff, of course you were disappointed. For me this thing actually had a bit too much plot. 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2013 - # 5



WHAT: THOR : THE DARK WORLD

WHY: Because as good as the first one was, this one topped it. Great action, nice continuation, more depth than we have gotten in super hero flicks in a long time and all this in spite of a few set backs in production. 

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TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2013 - # 6



WHAT: STAR TREK : INTO DARKNESS

WHY: Because as much as I wanted to love the old Star Trek, it is nothing in comparison to JJ Abrams vision. There I said it. I hope he does right by STAR WARS as well because Trekkies got to freaking epic films out of him. 

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