Inception, Salt, and more Summer Flicks Reviewed

I haven’t posted a review in a while, and for that I apologize. After bilingue read my review for Twilight: Eclipse (it wasn’t very nice) he banned me from Kalibre for a few weeks. I’ve watched plenty since then so I’ll just quickly go through it all.

Inception (Trailer Here) has had everyone talking this week and with good reason. The movie had a lot of hype and it didn’t disappoint in the least. Christopher Nolan and about as good of an ensemble cast as you can get put out by far the best movie of the summer.

Entertaining, gripping, and mind-bending (not literally of course), it’s a rare summer movie that truly delievers (last years Star Trek comes to mind).

Watch it and you’ll probably want to watch it again, I know I do. If you can, watch it in IMAX or RPX or any other kind of upgraded movie watching experience. The sound/music in the movie is definitely worth paying more.

In Salt, Angelina Jolie stars as a CIA agent that is accused of being a Russian spy. I read that the script was initially intended for Tom Cruise but was rewritten for Jolie. I assume that the script was also created 30 years ago when a Russian spy story would be relevant at all.

It’s a decent action/spy movie when you ignore how unbelievable the plot is and some of the ridiculous action scenes. I actually liked Jolie in this movie and I’m not really a fan of hers. Still, I’d only recommend watching this if you already have a interest.

Robert Rodriguez (Soon: Machete) for some reason thought it was necessary to remake/reboot Predator and make his own Predators. Regardless of the lack of logic behind it, it was actually a pretty good action flick. Adrien Brody and company did a solid job and the movie was enjoyable. Check out the trailer here and watch the movie if you’re into aliens hunting humans and vice versa.

As I alluded to earlier, Eclipse sucked. I have no idea why all these chicks dig those movies so much. Perhaps bilingue can explain that to me…

Speaking of remakes reusing old ideas, Jackie Chan and Will Smith’s son got together to make The Karate Kid about a kid who learns Kung Fu… Well, ignoring that the movie was touching and the story was nice: If kids cannot learn to coexist due to cultural differences, then teach them to fight each other. Or something, I wasn’t really paying attention. The movie was like two and a half hours long! Just watch the original, it’s a classic.

There isn’t much to say about Toy Story 3. Pixar continues it’s streak of making awesome animated movies that everyone can, and should, enjoy. While it’s not nearly as good as the original, this Toy Story shouldn’t be missed unless you just don’t have a heart.

Despicable Me might not have a big name animation studio behind it, but it’s another really entertaining family movie. It might not be at the same level as anything Pixar puts out, but I still liked this one a lot.

Lastly, we have a couple action/romance/comedy movies that just weren’t that good. Knight and Day started off really well. Lots of ridiculous action and Tom Cruise being pretty funny. Then towards the end it took itself too seriously and ended up kinda sucking. Trailer here!

Killers was very similar. It started off OK and was enjoyable and then the ending was just too stupid to make the rest of the movie worth it. Also, more of a side note, the awesome Talking Heads song that was in the trailer wasn’t in the movie at all! That was the best part of the trailer!

So what should you take from all this? Just watch Inception.

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6 Comments

  1. bilingue /

    Predator was not a remake …. WTF are you sniffing?

  2. bizarroAndres /

    The original is more than 20 years old, its more of a reboot than a sequel.

    Just get over the Eclipse thing, jeez…

  3. Project_Xii /

    Have to agree: Predators is a sequel. Rodriguez wrote the script for it back in 1994, intending it to be the “Aliens” of the Predator saga. It took 15 years to get it through. How on earth did you derive “remake” from the experience?

    Majorly looking forward to Machete!

  4. bizarroAndres /

    fine, its not a remake…

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