martes, 18 de mayo de 2010

Robin Hood

I saw this film expecting to see a spectacular version of this classic and legendary hero, hoping the great Ridley Scott could make a new “Gladiator”, but this time the result is not so good. You can’t see anything new that you didn’t see before in the old versions of Robin. But anyway, the movie is a good adventure film and the medieval scenery is very well done. Although I felt that Russell Crowe has the automatic pilot during the full projection, repeating most of the points of the “Gladiator” film. However Cate Blanchett made a good role as a classic and harsh and long-suffering Lady Marian. The rest of the characters are quite typical and topical, but I suppose it’s not easy to do anything new with this story that was filmed a lot of times along the history. So, I continue liking much more the Errol Flynn version of 1938 and of course the Sean Connery’s film of 1976 with Audrey Hepburn.

Well, if you want enjoy a good evening of popcorn and coke, and live a classic adventure, you can go to see it. It’s a good product but it’s really far away of the best works of the master Scott.

My score: 6 (out of 10)

martes, 11 de mayo de 2010

Fish Tank

I read some good reviews about this film. It has some nominations for the European cinema awards and it won the Bafta award to the best film last year 2009. The director Andrea Arnold made a brilliant work showing some points about the real life, and filming a kind of social cinema quite similar to the work of Ken Loach.

The film takes place in the suburbs of London and it shows a lot of very interesting things like, for example, the life of a worker family, the lack of communication and the respect, the facing up to deception, and specially the contradictions of the adolescence or the looking for a place in the world. The young actress Katie Jarvis is a real hurricane and her work is amazing. She supports the 80% of the movie and the result is very good. One of the other actors, Michael Fassbender, appears making also a great work in the movie.

For me, this is the best film of this week. Without a doubt I’ll follow the career of this director. Brilliant movie.

My score: 9 (out of 10)

lunes, 3 de mayo de 2010

Iron Man 2

Two years ago I enjoyed the first film of this new saga. The action and the story were good, and I went excited to see this new episode. Well the movie is a decent second part, but effectively… it is a second part, and not more.

Anyway the film is quite good, with a pretty solid story. Robert Downey Jr makes a fun role as the very boastful millionaire Tony Stark, and Mickey Rourke works very well being the bad boy this time although I begin to be tired to see him always so dirty and scruffy in his last movies. The rest of characters are okay, especially Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow.

The special effects are great and you can enjoy explosions, spectacular pursuits, big and very bad robots, evil guys, voluptuous girls and some winks to the future “The Avengers” movie. So it’s a good entertainment product, a good film to enjoy an evening with pop corn and coke.

My score: 7 (out of 10)