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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


The only regret I have about seeing this movie is that I didn’t see it in 3D. Unfortunately I was out of town during the 3D showing and my friend wanted to see it today, or I would’ve waited. There were many moments of “oh this would’ve looked so cool in 3D!” It was a fantastic movie :)

The animation was fantastic. It seems like animation has reached the point where only the characters appear unreal. Some shots looked like they could be mistaken for the real world if you took the characters out of them. Continue reading


I finally saw it! Yesterday. On DVD. It was good. I mean, I don’t regret not seeing it at the movies. I’m not a believer in spending up $NZ15 to see something you’re not genuinely interested in seeing.

It wasn’t confusing. I managed to keep up with what was happening, it was all very well thought out and well written/directed.

Leonardo DeCaprio has never been a great actor in my opinion. His success has mostly been reliant on being chosen to star in really good movies.  However I’m yet to decide who I would pick to do a better job of it, so no big deal! The rest of the cast was great and I really enjoyed their performances, especially Ken Watanabe, (of Last Samurai fame) and Ellen Page (from Juno). Continue reading