July 11th, 2007


surf's up

saw this movie over a week ago, I really liked it. Wasn't horribly stupid (actually suprisingly intelligent for a kids movie.)

I have never really understood the attraction of surfing...well, I do now. I get surfing as a sport now, which is kinds cool.
the plot was a bit predictable, but that is to be expected from a kids movie. So, overall not bad. I willprobably own it.

Also, the framework of the movie is as a reality show/documentary which worked quite nicely.
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I have seen a couple of reviews that say that ratatouille was this great pixar movie. I must disagree with them. I felt like it was very "eh". Sadly, I think Cars worked betteras a movie than this one did. It suffered from lack of vision in story-line and the characters felt more 2-d in this movie than in most pixar films. Also, most pixar films have a very unified director/writing team, Brad Bird came in too late to save the movie from mediocrity. Plus... Rats? In a kitchen? Who thought that was a good idea??
I feel like some of the subplots could have been developed better to give the story and the characters some more depth.

For those who know me, I would probably rank this right about on the same level as Bug's Life. I was not impressed. But the effort was there...
make of that what you will...
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(Btw - yes, i am catching up on my movie reviews, why do you ask?)
FYI - I saw Ratatouille, Transformers, Silver Surfer and Live Free Die Hard on July 4th. It was pretty spiffy. I hadn't done a movie marathon like that for awhile. :)

The effects rocked.The large alien robots that turned into cars? Definitely more than meets the eye. he script....um....emphatically did not rock. In fact it sucked.
Was the cartoon in the 80's that badly written? Probably. But a new movie now should not have that painful of a script. I literally wanted to spoon my eyes out of my head because of some of the dialogue.
And the humans...argh. Again with if the title of the movie is something specific...I expect a movie to involve the title character or characters in meaningful ways for more than 50% of the movie. Call me crazy.... :)

Ya know, for a movie about alien robots that turn into cars - the plot actually isn't that bad. its just the dialogue and stupidness of the humans taht make it a B movie. Sad really.
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