martes, 21 de julio de 2009

Okuribito (Departures)

This is a brilliant Japanese movie that you can taste like a cup of tea. It's a good way to reflect about life and death, the slow rhythm and the typical long silences of these movies are well fitted, the drama are well mixed with a few points of comedy, and you can learn a lot about the broken dreams, the moving on in the life, the respect for traditions, the respect for people and jobs, and it's a good example to know more about the Japanese society. It's a good movie.

My score: 8 (out of 10)

lunes, 20 de julio de 2009


I was waiting for a long time to see this movie, and the only word to describe it is.. Awesome!! Pixar movies are better and better every summer. The quality of the animation of "Up" is as incredible as usual, but the best thing is the brilliant beginning... the first 10 minutes showing the amazing, tender and wonderful love story of a full life exceptionally well summarized... Simply a jewel of the cinema! The film is quite adult and full of symbology that you can taste. The 3D is used with mastery and the characters are great... All work like a clock! An essential film indeed.

My score: 10 (out of 10)

jueves, 16 de julio de 2009

Brüno (Bruno)

I saw this movie yesterday, knowing that it was not a very good comedy and I confirmed this. The story line and the basic structure as a false documentary is quite similar to "Borat". It's less eschatological than the previous film and some moments are laughing, but the formula is already slightly hackneyed. Without a doubt there are better options to see.

My score: 5 (out of 10)

miércoles, 15 de julio de 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Just brilliant. David Yates made a great job. In my opinion this is the best movie of the saga at the moment. The fx are perfect, the environment is great and the story is dark, dramatic and adult... more adult and "less fantastic" than the previous films... You can see even violence and jealousy. There are several things of the original story that are not shown during the movie, but however this is the best Radcliffe's performance as Harry Potter, and indeed Watson and Grint (and the rest) did also a good work. Very recommendable!

My score: 8 (out of 10)

jueves, 2 de julio de 2009

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)

This is a good third part. Technically the graphics and fx are slightly better that the first and second, but the basic line of the story is quite similar. I saw this movie in Digital 3D with a very good quality of sound and the result is great. The weasel Buck is a breath of fresh air in this saga, but anyway the parallel story of the squirrel Scratch (now in love!) is the best part of the movie. This is not a masterpiece, but it's a cool film to enjoy an evening (and of course specially if you go to see it with some nephews and nieces) ;)

My score: 8 (out of 10)