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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I had reasonably high expectations for this movie and I’m a firm believer that expectations play a big part in the enjoyment of a movie. If I expect a movie to be rubbish I’ll enjoy it if it’s even marginally not rubbish :) Anyway. This fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean wasn’t rubbish. But it wasn’t all that either.

The plot was fine. I followed the story from its premise to it’s conclusion with plenty of curiosity and suspense. I couldn’t have asked for more from the story. Despite some reviewers lamenting the lack of sea battles, I thought it was a really interesting concept! However there were some things that stopped it from being up there with the previous movies. Continue reading

The Tourist

I enjoyed The Tourist! It had a familiar cast, including Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell (both of A Knight’s Tale), as well as the obvious Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, who were the main reasons I wanted to see the movie. Timothy Dalton will be another familiar face, for those of you who have seen Hot Fuzz.

All in all, the acting was superb. Angelina Jolie did a very good, albeit not entirely realistic English accent (especially given that she’s supposedly from the London Metropolitan Police Force, an city not know for having well-spoken residents, bar its aristocracy) and though her character was hard to get into, it was deliberately aloof. Johnny Depp was fantastic as always. Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland, 3D

Got to see the movie this evening, courtesy of my family.

Certainly it was better than the reviews I have read. Tim Burton isn’t my favourite directory, I don’t think it’s one of my favourite movies. I’m not a big quirky movie person really. But it was good. The 3Dness was cool, and used well. Not gimmicky, but still fun.

The plot was… well I can’t remember the book. But maybe that’s for the better. Cause I enjoyed the twists and turns. I enjoyed the characters developing throughout the movie. Well Alice in particular I guess, the other characters were more or less the same throughout. Slightly creepy and detached, but also friendly. But yes. I found the movie to be pretty original, well thought out. Quirky and enjoyable. Not my thing, but surprisingly cute even though it was quirky and often dark in atmosphere.

It was good to see some familiar faces, or at least hear some familiar voices. There’s the obvious ones like Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway. But there was also the guy who plays George McFly in the Back to the Future movies, can’t remember his name. I really liked how Alice was portrayed.

Anyway, that’s some disjointed thoughts. Good movie worth seeing at the cinema :) Oh and the dance at the end rocked :)