My thoughts on movies, games, music, books etc.
My thoughts on movies, games, music, books etc.
Bought time I get rid of that Christmas post. It was annoying me every time I saw it. So yeah movie review I guess since I can’t really think of anything else to blog on at the moment. So! The other day we went to see The Last Stand. My husband was really jazzed for this one cause he’s missed seeing Schwarzenegger in movies and he likes Knoxville. So great movie for him. I don’t have A LOT to say about this movie other than it’s enjoyable. It’s a typical Schwarzenegger film. It’s a bit like The Expendables just not as over the top. The story is basically Schwarzenegger is sheriff in a sleepy little town and a drug lord breaks out of his transport convoy and ends up in that little town. If you know anything about his movies well you can guess what happens next. There’s a ton of one liners, funny moments and amusing characters. If you enjoy action films from the 90′s, you’ll probably like this one. If you’re looking for something with a deep plot, probably not so much, but again it’s Schwarzenegger, you kind of already know what you’re getting into. XD
The actors they got for each character fit well. I have to say Knoxville is great at playing those eccentric types, course that could just be him in general too. 8D I really did enjoy his character though. Schwarzenegger well… you already know what kind of character he portrayed. The bad guy (Eduardo Noriega) was interesting and cast well and it was kinda nice to see Luis Guzmán again in a movie.
Would I see it again? Yeah I wouldn’t mind, I thought it was good enough to own. Is it worth the theater? Well I’d say if you want to get out and see something actiony yea, but if you’re tight on cash wait for the DVD. There’s nothing too amazing in visuals that would require a big screen. Tt’s a good Friday night film.
I have been waiting for this movie since the LotR trilogy was released. Naturally I had high expectations for this film and it met pretty much all of them. I really enjoyed this movie. I loved that they added in a few of the things they cut from FotR into this one. The way they did it fit seamlessly. I liked the actor they got to portray “younger” Bilbo and all the dwarves were great in their roles. They weren’t quite what I was expecting but that is fine by me. I liked how they showed the age difference with all so well. All the actors were great for their rolls, and I really liked the scene with Gollum. That turned out really well.
The beginning is a little slow, I do admit, but it builds up the story nicely and I never got bored with it. Maybe it’s just because I’m a huge Tolkien nerd but whatever. I didn’t see this in 3D, yet, and definitely not the 48fps so I can’t say much for that. I do plan on seeing it again but in 3D this next time, yes I enjoyed it that much, plus it’s a tradition of mine with the LotR movies. So anyways, even with seeing it in 2D it was still stunning, the effects were awesome. The score was made by Howard Shore and like the film, fits right in with the other LotR scores. It was really good and I can’t wait to get my cd in the mail. XD
[spoiler] There were two things I didn’t care a whole lot for, one was the Goblin king and the other was the pale orc side-plot. The Goblin King looked more like a troll that had a scrotum stuck to his chin, it was just really gross looking and they made him a bit too goofy. I didn’t like him and I found how he was portrayed could have been better. The other thing I found a bit eh was the pale orc that killed Thorin’s grandfather. Didn’t happen that way in the book, and yes I know movies aren’t the same, but I thought the book did it better. Ok, it does add more drama to his story I suppose but I didn’t really find it was needed. Oh and I missed that the wargs and eagles didn’t talk… or the fact that there wasn’t much about the eagles at all. Maybe it would have felt out of place since in the other films they never talked, but it was still something I kinda hoped for.
Now this one’s not a complaint just wanted to add, I liked how they introduced Smaug, you never fully see him and that made it more fun.[/spoiler]
Overall, despite my few complaints, I thought it was a great adaptation. This is a very enjoyable film and if you liked PJ’s LotR trilogy I think you’ll like the Hobbit as well. I admit when I had first heard they were splitting this movie up into segments I was a little worried how it would turn out, especially since they didn’t do that for the each book of LotR, but after seeing this first installment I think the next one will be even better. I’m curious to see what they’ve added, changed or left spot on. I really am looking forward to next year. Now I just have to convince my hubby to finish reading the book since the movie “leaves you hanging”.