The Transporter 2: Movie Review

September 12th, 2005

Stars: Jason Statham
Director: Louis Leterrier

Tranporter 2 was an adequate action flick, much like the first one. Much of the action was over-the-top and a little corny. Some of the stunts were laughably unrealistic. On the bright side there were a lot of interesting fight scenes with Jason Statham doing a lot of prop based fighting. It occasionally reminded me of Jackie Chan, but of course, not as awe inspiring.

Rating: 3/5

Seen at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Sept 4, 2005


The 40 Year Old Virgin: Movie Review

August 27th, 2005

Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
Director: Judd Apatow

40 Year Old Virgin had some very funny scenes in it. The chest waxing scene alone was worth the price of admission. Steve Carell is a very funny man and this movie does a good job showing off his talents. Catherine Keener and Paul Rudd do a good job as well.

I didnt find all the jokes in the movie terribly funny, so I did find that there were some slow spots.

Seen at Arclight Cinemas, Aug 26, 2005

Rating: 4/5


Four Brothers: Movie Review

August 27th, 2005

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin
Director: John Singleton

Four Brothers is a terrible movie. Four brothers seek revenge on their mothers killers by resorting to violence. The story is very linear and had nothing interesting to it. I didn’t care about the characters so I didn’t really care if the brothers or the people they were after were going to get killed. There was really nothing interesting about this movie at all.

Rating: 2/5

Seen at Graumans Chinese Theatre, Aug 20th, 2005


Saw: Movie Review

August 22nd, 2005

Stars: Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes and Danny Glover
Director: James Wan

I was very interested in seeing Saw because it seemed like a little bit of a different horror movie than the usual slasher flick. It turned out to be a little different, but not as much as I thought.

After seeing the first few minutes I thought I was going to be treated to a good tight, psychological horror, something along the lines of Cube. As the movie went on it turned out to be a little more of a standard serial-killer thriller. It did, however, still have some interesting aspects to it.

I didn’t like Cary Elwes acting in this movie. He seemed to be trying to hard. Relative newcomer Leigh Whannell did a good job though.

Rating: 4/5


Red Eye: Movie Review

August 21st, 2005

Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy
Directed By: Wes Craven

Red Eye is the latest film by Wes Craven, who’s usual movies, such as A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream are from the horror genre. I was interested to see if he could deliver the thrills with action instead of horror. Overall I think he did a good job, although I think the end of the movie resorted back to some horror-type thrills, which seemed a little out of place. The suspense level was kept fairly high throughout the movie.

Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams gave solid performances.

Rating: 3.5/5

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