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It's summer time again, and what do you get during summers? Well you get a whole lot of summer movies of course. (cheesy cheesy line, worthy of a summer blockbuster :D) And of course the mania will continue till the end of the year....

So the key words and comments of summer movies are: It's awesome dude!, Great, simply great. Fcking stupid, dont go please dont go, oh god not M.Night again!, WTF, 2 hours of crap!, Not another Disney..., Kungfu by a Panda?!, Indy 4 what when? Batman is the best ever, ever! Please kill me now, hulk suck!, Iron Man is an Elitist!, Blockbuster, blockbuster, blockbuster, the popcorn was nice, what the...they still make Harry Potter?, Wall-EEEEEEEE, you watched a movie alone?, no...noooooooooooooo, Transformers was still the best...

The thing is, there's 90% chance that you wont get what you expect from summer releases or any releases for that matter. But then if you are a true fan and can see between the plots, and love more that just planted heroins and explosions, maybe a few will make you happy...
The Happening - Everyones dissing MNight months before the movie was event released. Proves time and again, why we should not make movies for lesser minds. I think MNight should just go on with his formula, let 9/10 ppl dont understand what he makes, there are people who loves his style and story.

Batman (The Dark Night) - Only for Christian Bale, but more than him, this is about a human comic book hero not a fantasy and Chris Nolan is a genius, enjoyable, visually stunning, little CGI = A Very Good Movie. If it will ever be a trilogy, it will be the best superhero movie of all time. And it will be a Bale and Nolan Batman that made it so.

James Bond (The Quantum of Solace) - Yes, 007 finally becomes a professor and explains string theory to you. While experimenting on a few female foreign lab assistants. Hey! :D And they said Pierce Brosnan was the best, duh! Daniel Craig is a spy more than a real spy! Enough said!

X-Files - I Want to Believe - No reason, I watched the first ever episode in 1993, and those were the times we get the same timed released as States; Wednesday nights, where the real hard core Prime Time series we're aired. So we watched as America watched and there is only great things to say about this series. Apart from the brain Duchovny Fox Mulder and Gillian Dana Scully, don't talk about chemistry, just seeing them together is enough to satisfy sci-fi fans. So the first movie was excellent and follows the canons of X-Files, and this 2 movie is...For fans only, maybe.

Wall-E - Okay, this seriously looks good and its a robot 'human' loving a robot...what kinda fetish is this? nah...its not that. This is a serious kiddy animation for adults. And who doesnt love robots...when they dont kill?

HellBoy 2 - Should be good, the CGI looks realistic, and creature designs are amazingly original.

Others that Might be...Religulous, Choke, Burn After Reading, City of Ember, American Teen, War Inc, Blindness, Wanted - Looks and sounds good...might wanna try.
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The ones that is 'Critically Acclaimed', 'Inspired by something, someone great', 'Trailer was inspiring', 'Has that one great star from yesteryear', 'The dude who played Gandhi still acting (in it)!', 'A Movie by Steven Spielberg' - Might be good, Might be bad, One mans meat is another mans Salmonella nursery, will be too good that it wont release in your country. Go if you're a movie fan.
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Foreign Language Films, Art Films, First timer movies, 'I made my first movie using an 8mm camera' movies - We've been here before...you know the results, it will win an Oscar and a million other awards, but it will be slower than grandpa in an old Volvo and basically the visuals doesn't compensate the fact that its a different language and the subtitles are stupid. But if there is one thing to love in art movies in general...their stars are not pretenders and they don't need tonnes of makeup and an ego in the form of Christiano Ronaldo ego (huh!).

Animations (and movies with Animal Stars); Madagascar 2, Ice Age 3, Clone Wars, Space Chimps, Igor, etc - get a DVD, not worth a cinema ticket coz the cinema will be packed with kids, noisy kids and sleeping snoring parents. (Not to be mistaken with ANIME which is better than real life movies anytime).

Hulk!, Hancock, The Mummy: Tomb of somebody, Iron Man, Indy4, Harry Potter, etc -- Are All FANTASY movies. Fantastics, Fantastico movies, leave yuvar brain at home kind flicks. So how come you get too many reviews? Good ones mostly? Coz its reviewed by movies nerds who have no brains to leave at home, that being that, they think using other organs. Not to say any of this sucks, but you will be left thinking..."is that all?" When there is Will+Smith on a toilet paper, you know they'll cut down whole forests to satisfy the craze, so enough said.

Comedies, and 'Stay Away from this at all cost' Movies: Anything by Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, Tom Cruise, Shia LaBeouef... oh just do something better, volunteer somewhere, read a book, donate blood, etc.

Horror - NO. NO. NO. If there is a single synapse in you that still has the ability to get scared by remakes of Jap, Korean horror movies...please go to a gun store near you and...

Indian movies (Tamil, Hindi, etc) - I have no luck with this (Tamil movies), I try and try but seldom like them. I love Tamil movies because they speak my language. I don't like Tamil movies because they try to follow foreign styles. Movies should never be fusion, art cannot be fusion. I almost never watch Hindi movies unless its a ARR flicks. But yet again, purely for entertainment purposes and to get the thing going with same colored chicks, satisfy clan men and brothers...well you get the picture...ENJOY!
The rest of the stuff - There is gold to be found in the movie mountain heap, there is also diamond to be found if you dig deeper... :) Usually this takes months or years after the movie had limited released for you to realize its gems.

All said...Movies are made to resemble us for what we Could have become, what we should have become, what we might have become. They are written based on us, based on heroes, based on imaginary characters. Try and try they might, driving you to tears they can, they still don't touch you. Never will. There is no perfection in this art, there were perfect movie makers, but once it hits the mass market, the bits and pieces doesn't thrill anyone anymore. The art is lost in visual translation, it is remade, made to swallow by bloated movie studios. There are strong directors and movie makers who dare to make movies their style, and then there are committee movie makers who are open to whore themselves for a shot at box office funds.

The best movie makers are non conformists, thats why their styles stay remembered. Our expectations for movies is to sway us, to change a bit of us, but these days that doesn't happen anymore. Flashy movies are too expensive to make, so they have spew loads of fire power, big stars to bring back big bucks. The Happening was made for ~ USD 50 mil, and Hulk was like USD ~150 mil, so where does all this add up? One has a better story a more human movie, another is a comic book character. There are more comic geeks than traditional moviegoers. We are loosing our opinions, because the Big studio's wont listen to us. They have target groups and target audiences, and product placement up to their nose to even think about a satisfying movie. A hero don't die, because he was not a hero in the first place in this movies. A hero did not die in past movies because he is made to be a remembered as a Hero. A movie hero in a celluloid world and they used to be beautiful...

Beauty and Style, what are they? Beauty is for beautiful actors and actresses...they don't exists anymore. The fact is you have to dig movies from 30 or 40 years back to even find beautiful movie stars. Isn't movies supposed to defined by them, thats why they are there. Getting a man on the street into a movie because he looks like 'us' is not the spirit of the movie. This is not a politically correct medium, this is motion picture art in all its glory. Style is that one small moment, maybe even one minute of a 2 hour movie where your soul was grabbed forever. Moments like that are natural, it comes from a simple genius of a movie maker. They might be influence by past legends, but they know how to make those moments to say their name. It doesn't exists anymore, at least not most of the times.

And movie critics, the American Movie critics especially are losers. Definitely the majority of them has the power and they realize it, to kill a movie before it hits the editing room even. They are hounds, vultures of mass media and new media. How they follow every track of the movie, admirable in their circles it seems, are like poison for honest movie makers. The day a movie is announced to be made, there will be photos everywhere of those things that 'will be in the movie'. Why? because they say so and what happens next? You loose interest or if the critics are paid, planted such the case of big movies, you are made to like it more that its worth. Every pop movie will have a cliffhanger, will be cooked beyond need, will not have strong female characters, will have undeserving clowns like Shia LeBeouef as stars, will portray Western style of 'democracy', etc etc etc. We as movie fans, movie goers will never win this game, they have won it before it even starts.

And finally. If you plan to watch any movie, PLEASE DON'T READ ANY MOVIE REVIEWS.

[+] But if you value your ticket dough, there are unsung heroes who get their hands dirty for you, and there is only one place I get movies reviews I absolutely trust for speculative fictions: [scifidimensions.com]

[#] Happy Weekend!

Comments

Miladysa said…
Daniel Craig is yummy!

I am looking forward to Prince Caspian - only two weeks away now :-D
Ghost Particle said…
[milady] he is! Caspian is already released here I think...or maybe not...heheh...been long since I went to local theaters.

Waitdaminute...does this mean you stopped reading at James Bond? :(
brocasarea said…
hmm...waiting for the dark knights and the happening....
Alok said…
how I agree with u .. if u have to enjoy a movie, never read its review .... make ur own call after watching a movie ... liking or not liking a movie is such a personal thing ...

I btw caught up on Kugfu Panda yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it :)



alok
Miladysa said…
lol Why did you think that Ghosty?
Keshi said…
I really dun fancy Daniel Craig. yeah strange :)

Keshi.
Jason said…
I haven't followed movie released lately, but this summer releases really seem good.
Nachi said…
ooooooooooo, the Dark Knight!!! more like the Joker!! Yay!! and yeah, what's the deal with M.Night bashing???

but i do want to see Kung Fu Panda. and Hulk 2 and Hell Boy 2!!

...bro, all the movie plans??? you sure got a lot of time on your hands...
tulipspeaks said…
eh. lets go watch The Happening. wan? wan? :P


ammu.
Jeevan said…
"PLEASE DON'T READ ANY MOVIE REVIEWS." I agree bro, if we know what comes next it brings down interest. Everything in search of us, what we look for entertainment, fantasy, love…. Movies fail to feel forever whoever start act if there is no reality.

A top tamil director said recently, movies can done for stories get any hero because the characters are main and with little budget, just to commercialize u go for any top hero with heavy budget.

I like Pierce Brosnan as James Bond and felt Daniel Craig an old man look.
Some1 is 2 busy watching movies :P Yet 2 c any of the mentioned moviews. Which1 wud u recommend as the 1st watch?
Are you ok now? No, I don't read any movie reviews before watching. Rave reviews usuall mean shitty movuies!

:D
Solitaire said…
How can we be a couple if you don't like horror movies and hindi movies?

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