Update May 8th 2013.
Downloaded "I Am" from iTunes a couple of days ago and finally watched it today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth a look, especially if you're frustrated with the way our society is heading and are looking for hope, and reassurance that 1 person can make a substantial difference without substantial effort.
Watch this Doco!
I have to be honest with you. I have not seen this movie, but I have seen the trailer and I saw Tom Shadyac on Oprah last week and it all grabbed my attention. I often find myself asking the same questions, and sincerely look forward to seeing what people like Desmond Tutu have to say. There's a lot of new science, new theories and maybe, just maybe there's a message, a clue or two that we can take from this documentary that will help us all make this world a better place. If anyone know's if it's playing in NZ or when it'll be available on DVD please let me know. I know that as of 15mins ago, amazon.com have a "notify me when it's available" page and all the other usual vendors have nothing.
Anyway check out the trailer below. Maybe we can make it a movie date sometime soon.
This is going to be quick and easy. This movie quite simply put is Michael Bay doing what Michael Bay does best, big budget no brainer effects fests. Great effects, great sound, the Decepticons are dicks, the Autobots are memorable and dear I say it, the movie probably isn't. That's no to say I didn't enjoy it. In factI found myself quite in-grossed despite never planning on going to see it on the big screen.
The plot is... well... the plot is Decepticons Vs. Autobots with humans and earth in the middle. We find that the autobots had tried to send a great weapon away in to hiding during the war on Cybertron and the Decepti.... Oh crap it's just not worth it...
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There you go. That pretty much sums it up.
1: The opening scenes
2: The white dress
3: the opening scenes
If you liked the other 2 go and see it. There are a couple of twists you may or may not see coming. The new love interest in this movie is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and she makes her acting debut in this cinematic masterpiece. To be completely honest with you, I'm pretty sure her acting was OK but, I think she'll be around for a bit due to the fact her acting didn't completely suck (see Paris Hilton) and the also due to the fact that she is so incredibly, stunningly gorgeous!
All in all I'm glad I saw it however, I think if you have a nice Hi-Def, surround sound set up at home I'd probably wait for the blu-ray. I'm gonna give it 3 choctops as it was entertaining and this score may have been helped by the fact that I went with a bunch of friends and they're all awesome. Thanks Phil, Samantha and Krysta.
Where: Small town anywhere, U.S.A.
Who: Bunch of kids on summer holidays (and some key adult characters)
What happens: ...
A group of (slightly socially outcast) friends are making a movie with a super 8 camera when they witness a train de-railment whilst filming. They soon discover the de-railment was no accident and confronts the culprit at the scene who offers up a stern warning about keeping quiet or dying. What ensues involves U.S. military, some local deputies, a couple of dads, a bunch of missing dogs, unexplained thefts and (SPOILER ALERT) an alien. The innocent fun of summer break turns to custard in no uncertain terms as our heroes struggle with life, love and grumpy alien life and a broken camera.
J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg have done a fantastic job of taking us back to the days of E.T., Close Encounters, Stand by Me and The Goonies. This movie is funny, at times suspenseful, has wonderful characters, a bossy director type, ever loyal friend type, slightly mental pyromanic type, dreams of stardom type, wrong side of the tracks type etc., great effects, a (young crush) love story and brings with it a peasant nostalgia that I really appreciated.
There is absolutely nothing new or groundbreaking about this movie, but it is thoroughly enjoyable and the young actors do a spectacular job. Each and everyone of them successfully brought to life the character they were playing and it has to be said Elle Fanning (Dakota's little sister) who plays Alice has some particularly amazing moments. That Fanning family have some incredible talent. New comer Joel Courtney who plays Joe Lamb (the male lead) produces a stella performance and should be in the acting game a bit longer after this, and the rest of the cast really complete this movie.
This movie probably won't cause any life changing epiphanies but it's a bloody good wee watch! I rate it higher than I rate ya mum, 4 choctops for this cracker. And, I'd go see it again. But then I was 6 when I went to see E.T. at the movies.