A Movie Review on: The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet is probably a movie that is almost an unbearable demonstration of the movie that almost has nothing to do about the supposed story. Good enough however is the fact that it has followed the rough storyline of the previous versions of the title, and another thing about it is that it seems to neglect the whole construction of a plot engine in pulling viewers through. There are so many pointless dialogue scenes going here and there and much too slowly, and then pointless action scenes going everywhere that kind of too quick, thus makes the movie somewhat dull in a manner.


Apparently Seth Rogen, derives much of the blame on this part here. He is mainly the one that co-wrote the whole screenplay of it, giving himself way too many words, and then hurls them tirelessly at us at some modified shout. He is basically the one that portrays  the role of Britt Reid, a spoiled little rich brat in the story that grows up years later in the same manner as the son of a millionaire newspaper publisher; where Tom Wilkinson apparently remains the same age as his son’s ages from about 10 to perhaps 30, which is kind of confusing in the movie. Afterwhich the death of his father, he starts to show of little interest when it comes to running the whole newspaper company and decides to bond with Kato; role played by Jay Chou, this was his father’s auto mechanic and coffee maker.

Kato’s role is being played by Bruce Lee that is also played on the TV series. And apparently Jay Chou is not likely a Bruce Lee, but it’s hard to judge him as an actor here especially with Rogen hyperventilating through one scene to the next. Together they made a somewhat damn-fool plan in deciding that in fighting crime; they planned on impersonating a criminal, which are of course The Green Hornet and his sidekick. They then carry this out while they wear masks that serve almost no purpose as far as one could determine, except to make them look suspicious in a way. But honestly, who wears a mask nowadays?

Now for the antagonists, the crime lord that governs the city is Chudnofsky which is played by Christoph Waltz, the Oscar winner from the movie “Inglourious Basterds”. This gives the movie with a villain but hardly with a decent character to the whole plot of it.

basically the entire war going on with the Chudnofsky and the Hornet is carried out in a great several vehicle stunts and of course, explosions, which go on and on and on, too much repeated that it got to the point that it sadly became kind of dull, as if screenwriter Rogen got tired of his own dialogue which is not as quickly as we do,  and thus scribbled in: this second unit here supplies nine minutes of CGI action. There is a role in the film for Cameron Diaz as Lenore Case in the movie; she is the ‘would-be secretary for young Reid’, but nothing for her to do there sadly. She basically works primarily to let the camera to cut to her in a time to time manner, which is kind of pleasant for some but sort of unsatisfying overall. Diaz majorly has a famously wonderful smile, and curiously in her first shot in the film, she smiles for no reason at all, maybe just to enter the smile on the record of the movie.

It is as if the director of this made a half cooked mess, and this was done by Michel Gondry, whose “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” that sadly didn’t have the same cut as this. The  whole casting was about for something to praise, one can recall and hear a stange and unique sound for the first time, a high pitched whooshing scream; however one many not think that Gondry can even claim it, considering it was from the hand dryers in the nearby men’s room the whole manner. And also remember that the movie was shot in 3-D. And if you think about it, the more you get to see the process, that you begin to understand that it was majorly one good way in getting easy extra charge for one dim picture that is hardly worth the watch, so if ever you are deciding to watch this, you might want to reconsider things before doing so.

 

 

 

 

 

Megamind

The film Megamind is probably one those 2010 computer animated film superheroes with a whole comedy theme to it, making it entertaining for both adults and kids. It was created by Dream Works Animation and Red Hour Productions as well; the film was then distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film’s was first released in the United States in Digital 3D, IMAX 3D and 2D upon November the 5th in the year 2010. The film features the voice acting of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, David Cross, and Jonah Hill and other stars. The film’s director is none other than with the expertise of Tom McGrath.


The film was first had the title of Master Mind and then Oobermind, both were used in the formulation of the final title. And Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Cascino were the film’s producers of the film. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld were the executive producers of it. Ben Stiller was originally the cast for the role Megamind, and later Robert Downey, Jr., but Will Ferrell was given the role, due to some “scheduling conflicts” for Downey.

The film was then written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, for the good of the movie. The movie that is Megamind was able to receive great positive reviews from most of its critics with the film garnering a good ’72’ percent “fresh” rating on the review aggregate of Rotten Tomatoes based on the 166 reviews with a garnered average rating of 6.6/10. Basically it consensus states that the film “regurgitates plot points from earlier animated efforts, and isn’t quite as funny as it should be, which was kind of sad, but a top-shelf voice cast and strong visuals help make the film Megamind a pleasant, and if unspectacular, diversion.” Another review aggregate of it, is the Metacritic that assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from the mainstream critics, with it is a calculated average score of 64 that is mainly based on 32 reviews given to it.

 

Chicago Sun Times representative Robert Ebert gave the award of the film for three out of a possible four starts, with a statement added that: ‘This set-up is bright and amusing, even if it does feel recycled from bits and pieces of such recent animated landmarks.’ Stephen Holder a film critic for The New York Times, positively wrote in his review that the “Visually Megamind is immaculately sleek and gracefully enhanced by 3-D.” with it pointing to positive reviews and that the film would be a good watch and very much worthwhile.

 

With the representative Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly film reviewer graded the film with a B+ and described the film as one that is “too goofy-surreal to pack a lot of emotional punch, but it’s antically light on its feet, with 3-D images that have a lustrous, gizmo-mad sci-fi clarity” with a thought that it was somewhat childish in a way but a fun way to watch it. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote that “What this raucous 3D animated fun house lacks in originality it makes up for in visual and vocal wit.

Betsy Sharkey the representative of The Los Angeles Times gave the film with somewhat mixed review concerning its overall rating and wrote that “Just as Megamind struggles to find his center, at times, so does the film”, Which kind of stands on the neutral side of things. For some additional fact on the film; Megmaind was released on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD on 25th of February 2011, and accompanied with an all new short with the title ‘Megamind: The Button of Doom’ to the package. Basically the button of doom also had its television premiere on Nick which was then aired on February the 26th of the same year. So basically the reviews say that the film is decent enough to be called ‘good’ and majority says it was worth the watch. Try to watch it yourself to get a good laugh and be entertained by it. It will surely be worthy it.

What to Know about the: Fur of Flying

For those that don’t have an idea about this, The Fur of Flying is basically 2010 Looney tunes made available to the viewers, it has starring characters such as Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The film was mainly directed by Matthew O’Callaghan, the story was then written by Tom Sheppard, it was produced by Reel FX Creative Studios and the film was released by Warner Bros. the film is the second Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner movie to be produced and introduced into the world of CGI in 3D and it was released in the same date of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, During that time in the theaters.


Basically the film the Fur Of Flying is the second short CGI 3d cartoon from Warner Bros Featuring the Road Runner and The Coyote, it basically has a duration span of 3 minutes; and that is why it is called a short. One of the previous one featured a bungee rope and a petrol tanker: this one features a ceiling fan to it and a couple of missiles for the scene.

And like all the Road Runner and The Coyote shorts, the high concept wherein the Coyote engages on a mission whom he well knows from the start will eventually become a failure still remains deliciously intact to the overall plot of the short.

And just like before, this one captures the whole ambience of the Chuck Jones classics in a perfect way, from the characters to the backgrounds and to the animation styles, and even up to the gags and the music of the short. And just like before it is quite funny and is quite perfect use of both the CGI and 3d, all mixed for the satisfaction and viewing experience of the audience.
Looney Tunes: Fur of Flying: The Road Runner runs. Wile E. Coyote chases. And thus the struggle pushes on and has continued on for almost half a century and will likely to go on through the end of time. Though now, that very chase has now reached the looney Tunes Plateaus of both in the realms of CG and 3d to it. And there is certainly no doubt to it that the Wile E. Coyote is falling off the said plateaus. It is certainly a new way of looking at thing and a new intervention for the said Looney tunes. It is certainly one way of giving the audience a new experience and a new level of entertainment. The pair basically burst from the screen and becoming more realistic as ever with the use of state of the art CG animation that has been rendered in stereoscopic 3D, in the Fur Of Flying, the second of the three Looney Tunes theatrical 3D cartoon short that features the ever famous Wile E. Coyotes with a new epic quest in the hope to capture his nemesis the ever fast Road Runner.

With new innovations and strategies added to the short, one can certainly expect it to be a good watch and surely worth one’s time and money, it becomes even better as how they preserve the original vibe of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. This is certainly one of the great things this generation of entertainment has to offer us. If ever you are a fan of the old Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shows, then you will certainly enjoy and come to love this new style and the new way of entertainment brought to us by the two fond characters of ours: Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.

What to expect of ‘Carmen’

It is basically coming soon to a cinema near you, it is the world’s most popular opera ever, Gearge Bizet’s Carmen- for the very first time ever and even made more spectacular in great 3d for the best viewing experience.


It is a co-production of RealD and London’s Royal Opera House, CARMEN IN 3D, it gives viewers the best ever seats in the house and taking them on a magical carpet ride into the heart of the production- wherein the viewers are immersed into the very exciting and captivating story of love, jealousy and betrayal, it is certainly one of the must watch shows to be arrive soon.
Carmen in 3D is a great dazzling film that is sure to entertain any viewer, it is filled with some of the best loved music ever made and written and it is performed by a world class cast. It has English subtitles all throughout the flow, it is certainly a perfect event for a lifelong opera fans and the first timers alike; also available exclusively in RealD theaters beginning in March 2011.
It has many themes to it; Passion, jealousy and betrayal take the center stage of London’s Royal Opera House in a dazzling and spectacular production of the worlds best opera made available. Georges Bizet’s Carmen is packed with some of the best-loved and memorable music in all of opera. It has almost everything for the entertainment of the viewers, from intimate solos to rousing choruses- it has the seductive ‘Habanera’ and ‘The Toreador’s song’ are just two of the most well known melodies to be played there.
Critics of Carmen’s very first performance in the year 1875 planned it and with it declaring ‘vulgar’ and ‘contemptible’. In part of this was because of its humble setting amid the gypsies and the knife wielding cigarette workers of Seville. Bizet never lived to see the opera’s success; he died three months later. It then went on to achie4ve world triumph within the five years frame and is now one of the most popular works in The Royal Opera’s repertory. Without doubt, this is one show to be expected very well and it is certainly leave unforgettable memories.
At the center of the musical drama is the fiery Carmen, one gypsy woman whose love is as fleeting as it is passionate and sincere. Carmen has a devastating effect on the men she ensnares, and as the opera begins, she initiates an intense love-affair with army corporal Don José. It was then later when she abandons him for her new conquest however the bull-fighter Escamillo, Don Jose’s jealousy becomes an emotion filled with rage. At such time, Carmen has pushed one suitor too far for her own good.
In this characteristically vivid and very vibrant stage production by the skills of Francesca Zambello, and is beautifully filmed in 3D by Julian Napier, Seville is brought to life with ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters – as well as a magnificent horse, a donkey, and even some chickens!
This is surely one spectacular RealD and Royal Opera House Production that features a great and certainly talented cast with gripping drama and Bizet’s energetic and very passionate score. It is certainly a musical event to remember, and it will surely leave memories that can be cherished with enjoyment and satisfaction at heart. So if ever you are in the search of good quality performance and a show that will leave you breathless and full of satisfaction, this show is certainly for you! It is certainly a must see for any person that loves this kind of entertainment.

The Legends of Flight

The Legends of Flight is basically the first flight themed film to be done in 3d from the Stephen Low Company in association with the Smithsonian National Air and the Space Museum is coming to a theater or science museum that is near you. In an effort to inspire children in becoming more interested and inclined in the field of science and engineering, Legends makes uses film and animation to tell the story of aircraft design over the history of flight. There are several key aircrafts that are featured and these include: The Boeing Model 75 Stearman, Schleicher Glider, Harrier Jump Jet, Super Constellation and the Airbus A380. It was filmed against the backdrop of great visual effects that define the IMAX genre; basically the whole journey culminates with the coverage of the maiden flight of the Boeing 787 dreamliner.


All throughout the film, the 787’s chief test pilot which is Captain Mike Carriker serves as a pilot, narrator and flight instructor as well. He traces the genesis and birth of the Dreamliner and also provides simple technical explanations of the principles of flight with animated visuals aimed to inspire young people to consider careers in science and engineering. A the film’s producers hope that as many kids as possible will be able to see the film as it tours the country.

 

This is probably the first ever 3d flight film made for v theaters. In production for more than four years, Legends of Flight will premiere June 8, 2010, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museumin Washington, D.C., followed by screenings in Chicago and Seattle, with other cities through the rest of June.

A complete list of theaters can be seen at the film’s website to give you clarity to their plans. The film will make its international debut at the Science Museum of London on July 12.

 

The LEGENDS OF FLIGHT is a film that will certainly not only will delight but also entertain the aviation enthusiast and also educate and inspire renewed interest in aviation by the traveling public, the media and the young people who may ultimately aspire to a career in aviation. It dramatized the design challenged, the financial risks and the many lessons learned from a century of aviation trial and error, bringing us to the dawn of a new era of revolutionary aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner and the A380. The film mainly focuses on the 787 to facilitate audience in understanding the dynamic design and the differences between the two newest aircraft technologies available. Search aviation history for the ultimate flying experience with some of today’s greatest pilots. It basically has the up to date information on the best known pilots and planes. It has sum up all the things you need and want to learn when it comes to the world of aviation. With it, one will surely be inspired of what it means to fly.

 

You can see how the airplanes of the 20th century became a great help and influenced the radical new design of the 21st century aircraft. See how high tech manufacturers around the world use modern technology to coordinate the design and construction of new aircraft. Try to fly in the cockpit with chief test pilot Mike Carriker, as he takes the new 787 Dreamliner on its very first test flight. What’s great about it is that it both fun and educational at the same time. It is certainly a good way of learning and with it you will experience the joy of flight and the sky. And know a little of what it means to fly.

 

 

 

 

 

The Famous Coyote Falls

You are probably like me of the countless people out there that have heard of Warner Bros. Animation were making a trio of a 3 minutes Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote theatrical shorts in CGI, one would surely ponder for a short while on how many Looney Tunes fans would prefer the classic Chuck Jones versions over the Friz Freleng and Robert McKimsversion and the lackluster 2003 short film, “Whizzard of Ow”. But when you get to watch “Coyote Falls” in front of “Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore”, you will probably reconsider and find yourself without doubt full of astonishment in a whole positive fashion as you will get to notice its qualitative merits.


Chuck Jones’s classic feel of the whole Road Runner and Coyote animations has been quite successfully driven into the whole CG realms with thanks to a Chuck Jones-dedicated film director Matthew O’ Callaghan went on pulling any cartoony style into the modern world that is CGI. Also, there are musical cues of Carl Stalling, in which everyone can recognize them right when they grow up with the Looney Tunes. Even stereoscopic 3-D is surely used effectively on gags, timing and pacing, aside from depth of field. Thus making the experience very much worth it for any audience that seeks good entertainment experience. It is surely a good watch for any person that enjoys the memories of his Cartoon loving self.

 

 

When it comes to the skill of Friz Freleng or Robert McKimson on directing any Road Runner and Coyote shorts from the mid-1960s, he basically avoided the original RR&C template by Jones and chose to go onto a different take: A central idea of the cartoon as an gag instead of the other way round and Coyote’s occasional successes on capturing his feathered nemesis. Which somewhat made it a bit different from the past style of the Cartoon. This then reaped: those shorts turned out to be unfavorable and forgettable. But when it comes to Matt O’ Callaghan, he did a tremendous job on not only centering a gag without breaking the true and original RR&C premise, but more importantly bringing a 3-minute RR&C cartoon and not that 6 or 7 minutes that we usually had when it comes to the rank of Jones’ RR&C cartoons as we all know. (If ever you don’t believe this, just check out “Daffy Duck for President” and “Porky and Daffy: the William Tell Overture” and try to see and experience the differences.)

 

 

 

There are still more of Road Runner and Coyote shorts arriving to the theaters and the 2010 revamp of the whole “the Looney Tunes Show”, so let us try to hope that they can be good as or can be quite better than that of how “Coyote Falls” came about.

 

Anyways, here is an idea on what the animation is all about, Coyote Falls is basically a 2010 Looney Tunes film starring characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. It is directed by Matthew O’Callaghan and was written by Tom Sheppard, produced by Reel FX Creative Studios and released by Warner Bros. It is one of the first Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner movie to be made into CGI in3D (the first 3-D WB cartoon since 1954’s Lumber Jack-Rabbit), it was released with the same date as that of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.

 

So what are you waiting for?! Try to see it yourself and see the things that have changed, only then you can decide if it was for the good of the viewing experience or not. Certainly more will come and let us hope it gets better and better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call of the Wild 3D

Call of the Wild is known to be the classic novel written by Jack London. This classic treat gets a contemporary, modern and gender twist for a family adventure flick. At age nine years old, Ryan Hale (played by Ariel Gade) is a city girl at heart, and spending time with her grandfather (Christopher Lloyd) in the cold Montana wilderness isn’t her idea of what fun times should be. Call of the Wild 3d is now on a 3d platform which makes this film more fun and exciting.


However, the appearance of a wild dog named Buck changes Ryan’s attitude towards his Montana experience.  Through a dog race on the (ice-covered) horizon, Ryan may now be able to call Montana home. The entire film involved the possibility if Buck can be tamed or his wild instincts will never wear off. Call of the World 3d features Wes Studl, Veronica Cartwright and Timothy Bottoms.

 

Call of the Wild 3D is a production from Check Entertainment and directed by Richard Gabai. The 86 minute live action family adventure stars Christopher Lloyd and Ariel Gade. Ariel plays 10 year old Ryan, visiting her grandfather on her winter vacation in the unspoiled big sky country of Montana. Shot entirely on location, this action and family oriented movies has scene the natural beauty of America’s “last best place”.

A city girl, young Ryan is initially disenchanted with the slow paced, small town lifestyle of Lincoln Montana. She finds it too boring compared to the city she lives in When she nurses an injured wolf/dog back to health and befriends a young dog sled musher, Jack, played by Kameron Knox, her adventure begins to unfold. Her new canine friend Buck quickly takes to the dog sled and becomes Jack’s new lead dog. With Buck at the head of the pack, Ryan and Jack may have the finest dog sled team in the entire valley! Call of the Wild 3d will give you the most visually appealing movie for your friends and family.

Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ outdoor is being released on 3D. The 3d premiere will benefit the Boys and Girls Club on May 7th The Walt Disney Company is donating proceeds from the highly anticipated World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, it was announced today by Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. The first-ever 3D outdoor event will take place on May 7th at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, with all of the film’s stars expected to attend along with many Hollywood celebrities.


Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise-this time in Disney Digital 3D. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love-or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth.

When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

A lot of  Johnny Depp fans will surely go crazy over this Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Thor

Thor is a forthcoming 2011 American superhero film based on the comic book character of the same name published by Marvel Comics. It is the fourth film to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is scheduled to be released on April 21, 2011 in Australia and on May 6, 2011 in the United States.


The film will star Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins with Kenneth Branagh directing a script by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, and Don Payne.
The project of a film adaptation of Thor was in development hell for several years before Marvel Studios signed Protosevich to write its script in 2006. Matthew Vaughn was to direct the film in late 2008 for a release in 2010. Branagh replaced Vaughn in late 2008, and the film’s release was rescheduled into 2011. The main characters were cast in 2009, and principal photography took place from January to May 2010. Thor is also scheduled to be released in 3D.

The epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation

Sometimes even toys need a little time to play. Unfortunately, Barbie’s Ken screwed up the vacation plans they have. That’s the premise of Pixar’s new animated short, Hawaiian Vacation, which picks up with the characters of Toy Story 3 as they settle into their new life with the new addition to the family –  little girl Bonnie.


Toy Story short does a great job of transitioning to the format of a short film in an awesome 3d format. The entire film is set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom.  The Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation features Woody (dubbed with the voice of Tom Hanks) and Buzz (dubbed by Tim Allen) and the rest of the favorite “Toy Story 3” toys as they create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation for Ken (voice of Michael Keaton) and Barbie (dubbed by Jodi Benson).

The Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation features Ken  who badly miscalculated their travel arrangements, so the gang has to create a dream getaway in Bonnie’s Midwestern bedroom—in the middle of winter.  This Toy Story installment also features the voices of Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin and John Ratzenberger.

Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Rex and Co. have no Toy Story 4 on the horizon. The Toy Story  Hawaiian Vacation will premiere before Cars 2 in June, Ken and Barbie take the lead, trying to recreate the tropics in their new owner’s bedroom after the two dolls fail to stow-away with Bonnie on a family getaway.