I have another round of Movies of Interest for today! Again, any specific questions about the films I am completely open to answering if you have them. (I cannot always recommend the movies I highlight.)
The Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was an enjoyable film, which I saw New Year’s Eve. While it was more about how The Lone Ranger became the masked rider, it gave a decent back story to the character. Johnny Depp was fantastic as always in the role of Tonto, who had some back story too, which was neat. The action and cinematography was well done and there was several humorous moments. I liked hearing the theme song during the climax of the movie. As a fan of the old show, I enjoyed this movie a lot, although I think it proves to be on the less memorable side.
Murder by Death. After being so pleased by Clue, I decided I had to watch more mansion murder mysteries, so I found this satire from 1976. The movie plays and makes fun of the whole murder mystery genre; you really can’t take any of the film seriously. The five detectives are based after such famous detectives like Sam Spade, Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan and Miss Marple. Being a big fan of Charlie Chan and Hercule Poirot, the satirical versions of them in the film were hysterical to me. However, unless you are familiar with at least a couple of the characters in this film, you will not find it as amusing. The movie’s plot was interesting enough with some fun plot twists and jesting, but no slapstick humor that Clue has, so in that area they differ. The end really surprised me and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride it provided, even though it is not for everyone.
Upside Down. This was a unexpected gem. I’m talking visually stunning, guys! WOW! This could be called a science fiction-romance and I thoroughly enjoyed it, although it’s plot isn’t the strongest. If you can except the gravity theory and not try to make it logical in your head, you should be able to fully sink into this fascinating and original world. The plot follows the love story of two people who are separated by the prejudice of two different worlds… and gravity. I was so surprised by how enraptured I was by the film, it’s so visually gorgeous and one of the sweetest romances I’ve seen in a while. Recommended to all science fiction/fantasy/romance-loving gals.
The Cabin In The Woods. I’m going to admit that I had the end spoiled for me online, long before I thought of watching this movie. But I decided to watch the film for three reasons; since writing my own horror story, I’ve become more interested in watching highly praised horror movies, such as this one; it has Chris Hemsworth in it; and then I found out Joss Whedon, the genius behind The Avengers, was behind the movie. Even though I knew the ending, I still got an awed feeling as the film began to wrap things up and it all pulled together at the end. It was quite horrific, especially at the end, not just the amount of blood but what it all came down to being all about. I was really impressed and it made the hour and half of sitting at my computer worth it. (This film is rated R for good reasons.) The heart of this one is that Joss Whedon rarely disappoints. It was certainly a fantastic horror/thriller/mystery experience that I can’t really recommend in good conscious to most of you. 😛