Friday, 10 February 2012

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2011)

Film #375

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011)

I'd like to say that director Eli Craig is going far in his career after this film. I mean dammit this movie was freaking hilarious, full out ridiculous, very entertaining, heartfelt and even politically correct! It's definitely being added to my favourite comedies of all time. The film tackles horror film cliches in a way that is just so damn entertaining and it was hard to really point out any of the flaws as it was purposely ridiculous. The fact that it tries to send out the message that "people are individuals, not just easy regional stereotypes." made me love it even more. This is a damn good movie that deserves to be known by more people. It's kinda genius in a way to be honest. (You have to really think about many of the various aspects such as the significance of the title, the characters and their motives,etc). Then again, this is no perfect film. It's got it's share of flaws, such as a weak last quarter, the technical aspects could have been stronger, and for a film like this, more shock factor would have made it better. STILL, it's a damn good movie.


-Alexson Philipiah

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest (2006)

Film #369

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest (2006)

If there's one thing I stand by it's that Gore Verbinski really knows how to handle visuals. I mean WOW. The costumes,CGI and cinematography are just fantastic in this film. It's a real treat to watch in glorious HD quality. ANYWAYS, the film OK. Rather disappointing as the first film was actually really good. This one goes for surface over substance. It does get darker with the appearance of Davy Jones but the story is just really thin. It's also WAY too long for it's own good. 2 hours and 20 min is a LONG running time. None of the actors really brought anything special other then Johnny Depps character "Jack Sparrow" due to certain "reasons". If the film had a stronger story with better character development this could've been an amazing film. Oh well I had fun with it for sure but here's hoping the third ends this series satisfyingly...oh wait for some odd reason there's a 4th...-_-


-Alexson Philipiah