Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

A mild dissapointment, but still worth the rent. Leonard Nimoy directs this film (I guess he'll have a major role in the movie-making process no matter what) about James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and his aging crew on the Enterprise. He goes against all rules to go get Spock, who in the last movie was dumped on Genesis after he died. (oops!) Then the planet goes crazy, and then Klingons attack. It was just too much. This movie really just did what Heroes on NBC did: they make an amazingly unbelievable story...and then carry it too far. It was just too unbelievable, even for Star Trek. Still worth your time, though. It wasn't a complete dissapointment.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

I know that I usually rat out drama films, but this movie was outstanding. This hit film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, has heart, adventure, suspense, and a crime scene like no other. Number one for AFI's top ten courtroom films list, this film stars Gregory Peck as AFI's number one hero, Atticus Finch. It is a fabulous story, and defines right from wrong, and gives the truth that sonetimes people can't tell the difference. So get this film today and learn why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Elf (2003)

This is a great family funny flick for the holidays. This hit, starring Will Ferrel as Buddy, a human raised as an elf, is a comic gem that is also a good-messaged family film. It has love, life, and a lot of very predictable (but it's still funny when it happens) humor. I would rent this any holiday season. So go down to the movie shop and rent Elf.

2012 (2009)

It's not what it's hyped up to be. This movie is, in fact, a sheer dissapointment to the disaster genre. It's just not that good. It stars John Kusack as a divorced father of two kids, and the movie is his story trying to save his family. The special effects drive this movie on...for almost 3 hours! It's too long, the plot is empty, and the movie just isn't that great. So head down to the movies with a big bucket of tomatoes and throw them at 2012.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bolt (2008)

This Disney family film has wit, adventure, and jerks who only care about fame. All this and more happens in the Oscar-nominated movie Bolt. The movie is about a dog named Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) who is the star of his own show where he has superpowers...and he thinks it's all real. And so when he gets shipped to New York, he encounters unintelligent pigeons, a menacing alley cat, and when he gets to Ohio, a hyper-crazy hamster. So, here's the case: a dog who thinks he's got superpowers, an alley cat who had to make the pigeons slaves so she could eat, and a crazy jumpy hyper hamster, and they're all going cross-country from New York to Los Angeles. You can see how that can't end up good. Nominated for best animated feature at the 81st annual academy awards.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Minutemen (2008)

DCOM #5 to be presented by KidViews, Minutemen is a great feat of time travel and action. The few bits of comedy balance out this hit film, starring Jason Dolley. This film is about three kids who create a time-travel machine that goes haywire. It has a great plot, and the effects are spectacular for a TV movie. This is a movie that I think anyone'll want to catch if it comes on.

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

This hit film based on Rod Serling's hit TV series has finally hit KidViews! This movie is made of a prolouge and four main segments, so I need to review each individually and average them. PROLOUGE: The beginning of the film gave me a bit of a scare, and has the main spirit of the Twilight Zone=A- SEGMENT 1: This bit also stays true to the lighter side of the Twilight Zone, but it was terribly explained=B- SEGMENT 2: Trust me, if anybody's a fan of Steven Speilberg, it's me. But I just couldn't stand it. It insults the word horror=C SEGMENT 3: I loved this bit. I was shivering and shaking through the entire thing. It is purely awesome=A+ SEGMENT 4: I thought that the remake of the classic Twilight Zone was very well played, even though I can't compare it to the original, since I haven't seen it. All in all, this bit was amazingly played=A Through all of the bits, I would average out this movie to be a big, fat-

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

Yes, I know I'm reviewing another Christmas movie at a time that isn't Christmas. Let it go. Anyway, this movie is a LOL-fest that is pure funny. Unaccompanied Minors is about five kids (Dyllan Christopher, Gina Mantegna, Quinn Shepard, Tyler James Williams, Brett Kelly) that are stuck in an airport, and are trying to make a girl's Christmas right, while also avoiding the authorities. It's a great Christmas movie with a good message, and it also has enough laughs to make you blow eggnog out of your nose. Adios, peoples!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fred Claus (2007)

Yes, I know I'm reviewing a Christmas movie in September. Let it go. This Christmas flick gives a heartwarming story about Santa Claus'(Paul Giamatti) big brother Fred(Vince Vaughn), who has envied Santa forever. In the movie, Christmas is in jeopardy of being moved to the South Pole, and at the same time Fred Claus comes over, and pandemonium comes. It has its funny moments, and is worth renting, but isn't the best Christmas movie. That's all I can say. It's heartwarming, it's a good family flick, and it's mildly funny. The end.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

9 (2009)

This movie based on the hit short film, 9 is an animated phenomenon that is purely amazing. This movie goes through the nine rag-doll creations that are the only living creatures other than the deadly machines that rid the world of humanity. These nine creatures come together to defeat the machines, and live safely and well...not die. The animation has some of the greatest effects I have ever seen in an animated feature. However, the story is hollow. It isn't written the best, and it just doesn't have what it could. It's not the best movie that you could get. I recommend searching KidViews for other movies that would be worth your time more than other films.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chicago (2002)

This movie is based on the hit musical, and this movie is also the winner of the 2003 Oscar for best picture. And it deserves it. This movie has some spectacular acting, and the singing is very amazing. The songs are great, and it constantly cuts to the stage for songs, which is spectacular. I think that this is a very great movie that many people would love.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

As a short but devoted fan of the Simpsons, I can say that this movie is pretty much a hour-and-half episode of the Simpsons. And I loved it all. This film has all of the yellow people and irreverent humor that comes with the beloved show. This movie is so funny that milk will come out of your nose. I really think that this movie is so funny, that your guts will bust and reform then bust again. Let them bust! And reform...and bust again.

Friday, September 4, 2009

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

As seen on Travel. This movie is a total complete riot! Chevy Chase is all the way known for his hysterical riot that is National Lampoon's Vacation. All the way to Wally World, the Griswold family goes, the cut up version, I did watch, and all the laughs busted my guts. Crummy poem, huh? This movie will make anybody laugh until it hurts. If you have a sense of humor, you should watch this movie. If you don't have a sense of humor, go watch a documentary on paint, I don't know. Bye!

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)

DCOM #4 to be reviewed on Kidviews, here is Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. I really had high hopes for this movie. REALLY high hopes, as I am a fan of the Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place. First of all, let me say that the movie was okay, not as good as I expected it to be. Second, this movie has better special effects than all of the episodes combined. The effects in this movie are just stunning. Number three is that the story really takes a downfall on this one. I've seen some very clever writing and stories on the show, and even though this movie is packed with action, I felt like there was something missing. Also, TOO MUCH DRAMA! I really don't like drama movies that much, but I'll bear with them enough to give them an honest review. But this movie was just full of pathetic scenes of Selena Gomez crying. However, when it hits Disney channel, it's worth a peek. If you have some free time, check it out!

Push (2009)

I wanted this movie for about as soon as I heard of it. As obvious, the movie was not as good as my expectations thought it would be. It was a little bit worse than that. It just...wasn't what it could've been. And that made me sad. The effects, however, are just downright awesome, but the plot is a bit confusing. And by a bit, I mean I understood close to half of the movie. But then, I'm eleven. What do I know? Exactly. The movie disappointed me. But it had the ultimate setup for a sequel. Let's see how that goes...

Bedtime Stories (2008)

This movie is a very good kids movie, and a good movie for the whole family to enjoy. It is funny, and gives a good message. Adam Sandler does a good job, along with his co-star the one, the only, the Monica, Courtney Cox. The two kids are amazing, and are the most adorable little kids ever seen in a movie. And then there's Bugsy. A normal-sized hamster with stereo-sized eyeballs. The movie is funny, imaginative, and a great movie for the family to enjoy.

The Even Stevens Movie (2003)

The third DCOM movie to be reviewed on KidViews is presented, here is, in all of its glory and goofiness, here is The Even Stevens Movie. I've only seen a few episodes of the show, but I love the episodes that I did see and I love this movie. This movie is about the Stevens family, (obvious) that go on a vacation to a 'far away' island (which is really only like twenty-five miles away) and end up in disasterous situations, while they are, unknowingly, being filmed and put on a reality TV show. This hysterical movie provides laughs, unexpected twists and turns, and is one of the best DCOMs that Disney has ever made. I recommend to catch it when it comes on.

Coraline (2008)

This movie is definitely the scariest movie (or creepiest) that ever that ever hit the kid's and family genre. Based on the book by Neil Gaiman, the first stop-motion movie ever to be originally filmed in 3-D, KidViews presents the nightmarish phenomenon that is Coraline. The story is great, and the visual effects are magnificent. This movie is a pure phenomenon, but it is a movie to rent. However, one for everyone to rent. Rent it now! Go get it! It's good!

Shorts (2009)

I had really low hopes for this movie. I was dead wrong. This movie, with its unnatural title, all makes sense once you start the least a little bit. This mildly confusing but hysterically funny kid's movie about a rock that grants wishes is one of my better catches. It is delightfully unique, as I'm pretty sure this is the only kid's movie that is in this style. All of the other ones are adult movies that get amazing reviews...from adults. So that shows you, this style of movies is rare and amazing. And I won't tell you what the style is because you have to see for yourself. So head down to the movies with a big bucket of popcorn and watch Shorts.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

As the final movie of my Alien marathon of reviews, I would like to say this: only watch this with a fast-foward button. There's an intermission AND an overture. So after skipping through that, let's get on with the movie. The first thirty minutes: GARBAGE! It's just wasted time. Ape costumes and no dialouge. That part stunk. Then, it started making sense, and smiles on my face. This epic battle between man and machine takes place here, in the true birth of science fiction. Thanks to the last twenty minutes of this movie, I can call this an alien movie. That was random. If you have two and a half hours, this is a great movie to catch. Watch Stanley Kubrick's true science fiction masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Friday, August 7, 2009

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

I've never seen Escape to Witch Mountain or Return from Witch Mountain, so I can't compare the old to the new. But right now the new seems pretty darn good! In the next edition of the alien movie review marathon of KidViews, I say that Witch Mountain is really good. The movie, starring Dwaene Johnson and Annasophia Robb, is locked and loaded with the kind of effects that are only seen in PG-13 flicks. Take any alien flick take out the language and 'special themes', turn it around a bit, (a bit more, a little bit more, no that's too much, perfect!) and you get Race to Witch Mountain. This is one to get. Get it. Now!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Alien (1979)

As seen on A&E. You know, I really love those channels that take R and PG-13 movies into lesser innapropriate content. That is how I could see Alien, Fun With Dick and Jane, and The Matrix. (see July 2009 for the review of The Matrix; June 2009 for Fun With Dick and Jane) This movie is so so so awesome. It is understandable why this movie spawned 5 sequels. I would recommend this movie to anybody and everybody. If you even have a microscopic craving for the joy of science fiction, this movie is for you. And you. And you. Watch it. It rocks. A lot.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

I'm going to do a big alien movie marathon of reviews here on KidViews. So, what movie better to start it off with than Aliens in the Attic? Actually, I could think of something and more, but I'll cut to the chase. Not that bad. The movie is sufficient if you're looking for a good family summer comedy, but an action-packed alien flick is not found here. As a child, I must say that I liked this movie. A lot. That's it. Go away! Go home! Or if you are home, eat a hot dog! Or something like that...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sky High (2005)

I watched this in theatres and loved it. Now I watch it again. It still isn't half bad. The movie is about Will Stronghold, the son of the world's greatest superheroes, The Commander and Jetstream. Will goes to a superhero school, where he meets girls, kids that can throw fire, and a science teacher with a gigantic head. As you can probably tell, this movie is pretty good. That's it. Go home!

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

This movie has some parts that will bust your guts, and other parts that question why you're watching this film. Also, it's better if you've seen the films that were parodied. (Ghostbusters, Rush Hour 2, ect.) This movie is about two guys who become local celebrities when they are forced to remake movies to save a video store. The movie parodies are hysterical. Like milk fountain out of your nose hysterical. But the other parts really bring this movie down. But in the end, i give this flick a big fat-

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Meh. The movie's funny, but only okay. Dodgeball tells the story of a gym called Average Joe's, that is getting a foreclosure by the gym Globo Gym. In order to pay off the debt, the Average Joe's team enters the world dodgeball tournament for the money. Filled with laughs, remarks, and so much innapropriatness, this sports comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller is a laughing movie. Not the best, but funny. Bye now!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Steven Spielberg. Aliens. 1977. How much better can you get? A member of the very first and very best science fiction movies, I present the critically-acclaimed sci-fi drama, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The king of movies, Steven Spielberg, wrote and directed this spectacular about a plateau, a lost child, and lots and lots of clay. (and thrown in there is a conspiracy, gas masks, and a lie) The SFX are spectacular, considering that this is 1977 we're talking about. Any true sci-fi nerd would've seen this by fourteen. Spielberg rules!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Number six in the Harry Potter series, this movie is one of the 'story furthers' in the Harry Potter series. This means that it's not the best. And it isn't. This is the 'chick flick' Harry Potter because of all of the romance junk. Yeah. I know. However, the movie still is dark, creepy, and all around pretty darn cool. I would say to read the book before you watch the movie, and I personally would recommend the earlier movies such as Sorcerer's Stone or Goblet of Fire. I still say, watch the film!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Poltergeist (1982)

BOO! AH! That is the reaction that'll happen to you after you watch this movie. If you like scary movies, then this is the movie to see. If you don't, get a restraining order against it. This movie is the grandaddy of supernatural horror that will scare the snot out of the snot out of you. That's how freakishly awesome this movie is. Rent it. Now. BOO! "They're here..."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Princess Protection Program (2009)

As the second DCOM that I've reviewed, here is Princess Protection Program. This movie starring Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato is not what it seems. And let me say this: It is not a girl movie. It is funny. But when they say action, they mean a sword being thrust at a tiara. That's it. It's not action. It is funny. Sort of. Honestly, I was pretty disappointed in this movie. Not the best DCOM that they've made. Well, that's it. See ya!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Matrix (1999)

As seen on TNT. Wow. This movie is completely in awesomeness. The original sci-fi thriller that brought the world 'bullet time' is here on kidviews. Keanu Reeves stars as Neo, a man in 1999 who is brought about 100 years into the future to save the last hope for humanity from the matrix. The question: WHAT IS THE MATRIX? This movie rocks like no movie rocks before. This is definetly the best movie (or one of the best) that I've ever seen. If you watch, you will not regret. WHAT IS THE MATRIX?
P.S. Happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

This sequel is not 'better than the original'. It is just a pinch worse. And by a pinch, I mean one dropped grade bit. (like B+ to B, ect.) This movie is the comedy one of the bunch. It is pretty funny, but a bit smaller on the action. I would recommend this movie. It is very good, but if you were strapped in a room with 2.5 hours and a choice between Transformers or Transformers 2, choose Transformers. It is better. This is just a tad worse. I pretty much made my point. Also, if you post facts on a comment, look soon and see if your suggestions were put into the entries. Message to the viewers. So, adios!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

I had really high hopes for this movie. They were about halfway filled. This family-friendly comedy-action starring Kevin James as mall security guard Paul Blart is not what it seems. It is funny, but not too funny, and the action can barely be called action. A pistol is fired a couple of times, with no one getting hit. (with one non-fatal exception) In other words, I would recommend this as a rent movie more than a buy movie. That's all I'm saying.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ghostbusters (1984)

This movie rocks. A classic comedy sci-fi, this movie is so super awesome. A movie about four guys who are professionals at exterminating ghosts. That's it. This is a very great movie that I say for everybody to watch. And also enjoy the Ghostbusters theme song. Watch the movie. Please. You will not regret it.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

The third installment of the Mummy series is very good, but something is so disappointing. The girl from the first two movies that played Mrs. O'Connell wouldn't do this movie, so they had to have another girl do this movie. :( The movie is really good, but it doesn't compare to the original. I would recommend this movie. :) It is full of action, and this movie has the most comedy of all. I would say to buy it, but only maybe on blu-ray. On the subject of blu-ray, the SFX rock in this movie. Tootles! Did I just say tootles?!?!?!

Up (2009)

This movie is a PIXAR flick like no other. It is heartwarming, adventurous, and down right funny. However, I would recommend for you to pack a couple tissues when you go see this movie. Anybody with a heart and a sense for fun will love this movie. If you do not qualify for these terms, go see a movie that stinks. HSM3, ect. This is most likely the best PIXAR movie of all time. Check it out!

H igh School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

BOO! High School Musical 3 is a disgrace to the first two! Without the relatively good songs, this movie would've bombed. The songs actually are pretty good, but the story is slop. A fan of the original 2, I am so sad that this one was the one that got the big chance to be in theatres. In short, it stunk. Watch the DCOM originals. Not this trash. Get the soundtrack. That's the only good thing that came out of this movie. BOO!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

People say that this is why Star Trek is what it is today. I see their point. This tops the first Star Trek a million miles over. (or something along those lines) This movie is totally awesome! But, if you are like me, the little ear-creature will give you the heebie-jeebies for a couple of hours. My personal cure is to just watch some NBC sitcoms and the tingles should go away. Back to the movie. It is a super super super awesome movie! I would recommend this to anybody. Watch it. Now! "Or I shall place a slug-thing or something in your ear if you don't watch me!" -fake Khan

Friday, June 5, 2009

Land of the Lost (2009)

I watched this movie at midnight! As my first midnight movie, I present Land of the Lost. This is an adventure movie with packs and packs of comedy. This movie is so hilarious. There are a million jokes in this film, and then a million more. It is just so funny! It's about a scientist and some others who transport through time to an alternate dimension. Then they have to help a sleestak defeat the evil sleestaks so that the portal can be opened and they can get back home. There are some very big mosquitoes, a camcorder, a monkey man, a three-minute monologue on eating the monkey man, Matt Lauer, and more! I loved this movie more than ever, and so should all of you. Check out Land of the Lost!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Smart House (1999)

I do review Disney Channel Original Movies. (DCOMs) And this is one that they should show on Disney Channel much more often. This DCOM is about a boy who wins a 'house of the future' for him, his sister, and his widowed father. The house, PAT, got a malfunction and went into full-mother mode. When the malfunction goes to a full-out disaster, the family has to outsmart the smart house. This is a great family movie to catch on Disney Channel. I really like this movie. I watched this movie about three years ago, and remembered to record it for my brother and me. This movie is funny, witty, and very awesome. This is one of the better DCOMs.

Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)

As seen on TBS. This movie takes a while to get to the main plot, but in a nice, funny way. This is a hysterical crime comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Dick Harper, a man who gets fired then got a foreclosure, and results to theft to get money. And when the ultimate crime comes along, the two worst people for the job take it. This is a movie of laughs, laughs, and laughs. A very funny movie, this is. I would recommend this to most people. This is a good movie. That's it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

'Better than the first!' 'Completely amazing!' These are some of the quotes that I've made up when thinking of this movie. It is a lot better than the super awesome first Night at the Museum film. It takes place at the biggest museum in the world, the Smithsonian. This movie is so good, and if you watch NBC, some familier faces will be seen in the Air and Space Museum. The animation is great, the animals (yes, there are now two slapping monkeys) are hysterical, amd this movie is just great. I would recommend for anybody to watch this, and you would thank me. A good family movie to watch, this is one good movie.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Ha-ha! This is a movie that is a pure, cursing classic. It is so super duper funny, and that's it in a nutshell. I love this film. Matthew Broderick at his earliest, this is a super funny very hysterical hilarious movie. An ode to skipping school, this '86 flick is great. Awesome. I can't even stress how funny this movie is. And I especially like it when the characters take notice of the camera. That always goes for some extra laughs. This is a great movie, which is PG-13 for a reason. But it still is so so so so so (X 4000) funny. I love this movie. So much. Wow.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1988)

I love this movie. When my mom saw this movie in the theatres, she saw it sixteen more times. And if you watch ten minutes of this classic, you will know why. It is the definition of hysterical. It is a superbly dated classic, but it is still super funny. It is about two high school underachievers, Bill S. Preston and Ted (Theodore) Logan who spend so much time forming a rock band, Wyld Stallyns, that they're failing history. Then comes Rufus, a time-traveling guy from 2688. He comes so the group can pass the report and let the band live. This movie is along the lines of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' 'Blades of Glory' and 'Dumb and Dumber.' This is a movie to say, buy! Buy! BUY! I love this movie and so should everybody else that watches it. It is just so darn funny. I will hit you in the face if you do not like this movie. In other words, I shall hit no one. Adios!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

This was also a movie my school watched. However, this one wasn't so bad. Steve Martin is great, along with the other famous children in this movie. (Lindsey Lohan, Alyson Stoner, etc.) This is a very funny film, and that's about all you can say to it. It's not the greatest movie ever, but it is funny. It is a movie about two families who go to a lake and do a contest. It has some hysterical moments, and it is a very good family movie. That's about it. Adios!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Star Trek (2009)

Two words: Good movie. Star Trek was just amazing. Now, you can probably say that I am a geek because I am drawn to a science-fiction film like a moth is to light. Now, this movie is action packed, and another reason I enjoyed it was because the person that plays Sylar on the NBC show Heroes plays Spock. The SFX are amazing, and the movie does have its share of very funny parts. This is just a really good movie. This is one of the summer movies of '09 that will stay in people's minds until the remake of Transformers comes out. (and probably long past then) I really think that this is a close to perfect movie, and it is so totally awesome!
P. S. As of yesterday, I am now eleven! Woo, hoo!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

RV (2006)

RV is a very good family movie to watch...if you're seven. I really didn't want to watch this, but my class was watching it and I was bored, so...this is it. By the way, I was really bored. I played a game of chess in the middle of the movie. Now, it does have its funny parts, so it's not totally a useless movie. It's just...semi-useless. The racoon and spewing sewage parts are the funniest parts, but those are the most laughs you'll get. I would not recommend this for any kid over ten. And the saddest part is is that I love Robin Williams and Josh Hutcherson, but you have to have a good plot for a good movie, not just good actors. It's just really not that funny.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Producers (2005)

I love musicals. I love comedies. I love comedy-musicals. This movie is good. It's about two guys "who should be in straight jackets" that start a show on Broadway that's sure to be a flop, then raise a lot of money, then close the show and run off to Rio with the cash. They pick 'Springtime for Hitler', which is written by a Nazi. The songs are great, the story is comedy gold, and Matthew Broderick (Leo Bloom), who is one of my favorite actors, does great along with Will Ferrel (Franz Liebkind) and Nathan Lane (Max Bialystock). I really like this movie. It's good, but quite innapropriate. It has some very catchy songs in it, and the humor is great. As a caveman would say: Matt, Nate, movie, songs, funny, good!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tarzan (1999)

This movie is just cute. It's a musical adventure about a jungle guy raised by gorillas who has an encounter with 'the real human world' when some adventurers come by. In these is Jane, the girl who falls in love with Tarzan when he saves her butt from some very angry monkeys. (one, of which, is very memorable) The movie is rated G, but parental guidance suggested. (sort of) It has that 'peril' and 'mild action' junk that really means nothing, but I just want you all to be okay. (and I also don't want angry parents on my tail) This is a Disney movie, so you know it'll be awesome. It is a very good family movie, so enjoy Tarzan!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The King and I (1956)

The classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I, was made into a movie, and so here's it's review. The songs almost have almost the exact same tune as the songs in the musical The Sound of Music, but they still warm your heart. The story is very moving, and it is a movie that pretty much all people will cry at the sadness and the wonder. The songs are lovely, the story is heartwarming, the acting for all of the people and the six hundred children in it is amazing, and the movie did win 5 Oscars. This is definitely not the 'action flick of the 50s.' I don't even know if there is an 'action flick of the 50s.' This is an almost perfect movie for that 'family movie night', as it is rated G. Hum the tunes, do a jig, and pop in the disc!

Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park is not a movie that starts off with a mysterious and omnimous feel like some great movies, but it does wow you like no other movie could. It is a wonderous spectacle for the first hour, looking at the amazing CGI this movie has. And just about then, the action picks up. Some security lines are breached, it starts raining, and a t-rex conquers an electric fence. These are the steps that lead to the cool part of the Steven Speilberg flick. (not that the previous part isn't cool) And here's a tip for some of the characters in the movie: dinosaurs don't play fetch. This movie does have its funny parts, so you can laugh a bit. And sometimes the action is so great that the ginger ale will drop straight out of your hand. And right when you think that the movie is calming down, it speeds right back up again. It's a Speilberg film, so we all know that it'll rock. But this is no average Speilberg film. This is one of Speilberg's greatest.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

A 1979 classic movie with 1984 graphics. No surprise. However, the movie is quite impressive. The first twenty-five minutes almost seemed to drag on for me, but then it picked up the pace, and I realize why it has 10 sequels. This movie is full of 'wham', 'bam', and 'oh, snap, that's awesome!' And of course, it ends with a special effects spectacle. In the movie, the Enterprise crew battles against wormholes, aliens, and a feaky bald probe lady. In short, for a 30-year-old movie, this isn't half bad. Now, this is no Star Wars, but it's pretty darn close. Like 9.22 to 10 close. This is a movie to buy without haste, but at least rent it. I personally believe that this movie rocks. So, live long and prosper!

X-Men Origins Wolverine (2009)

There is obviously a lot of work put into Wolverine. It puts some smiles on your face, and if you are looking for a flick that has an acceptable story and an almost ridiculous amount of Hugh Jackman kicking people’s cans, Wolverine is the movie to see. If you have a lot of extra movie money, and you want a semi-cheesy x-men spin-off, this is the movie to see. The special effects are very high, the story is so-so, but it does fill in pretty much all of the gaps left by the first X-men film. This movie is worth seeing, unless you are waiting for the absolute right movie to see. This is not it.