In this entry: my opinions about Unleashed, Hitchhiker's Guide and Black Hawk Down.
I haven't been in a writing mood lately, and I've fallen behind on my movie reviews. So I will fill in the gap and briefly tell you about the three films I watched last week.
Unleashed (known as Danny the Dog everywhere else in the world) - a french film by Luc Besson. The worst film of his that I've seen. Plot holes are everywhere, the action is little and fits in badly and the dialogue is pathetic. The actors are very good, yes, but that just isn't enough. My main problem - that film talks a lot about child psychology and everything it says goes against what I've been taught since highschool. So I didn't agree and didn't like it.
Hitchhiker's Guide - decent film, but didn't deliver me the amount of enterntainment expected. Since I still remember the books rather well, I knew every joke before it came, so when the punchline was delivered, I was aldready done snickering. So I didn't laugh even once. Finally, turning the entire film into a romance story was a rather silly thing to do, in my point of view. And the film made so many references to the book (unexplained in the film) that it left me wondering, what were the people who haven't read the books supposed to think of those.
Black Hawk Down - very good. I'd even say the best American war movie I've seen. It's about the 1992 armed incident in Somalia. Not cheezy, not stupid, not gory, not too tear-provoking. A very nice touch with killing Orlando Bloom in the first few minutes. Really well made and enjoyable film. Leaves you wondering whether the US military knows anything about basic military strategy, and if so, where was it in the film. According to the local history experts - the film is extremely accurate in terms of showing what really happened there.
And that's it! Now that I wrote these up I can go ahead and watch more! Mwaa-ha-ha-ha! :)