bill cunningham, city of god, frozen, grand budapest hotel, gravity, robot and frank, sharknado, the lego movie, veronica mars
I have fallen far behind on movie reviews. There are too many to catch up on, so I’m doing a post with a bunch of short reviews of all of them.
Veronica Mars (2014) – If you liked the TV show, you’ll probably like it. It’s amusing in the same way that the show was, with a lot of inside jokes and references. The main mystery isn’t very compelling, but that’s sort of how it was on the show too. It was always more about Veronica getting the best of everybody who underestimates her. 7.4/10
The Lego Movie (2014) – Fun, but chaotic. I didn’t always know what was going on, but when I did, it was pretty good. 7.1/10
Gravity (2013) – I’m sure seeing this on tv at home instead of in 3D in the theater hurt my enjoyment of it. At home it was a little underwhelming. Not just the visuals though, the plot too. There are moments where I was on edge a little, and it was pretty to look at, but there was nothing about it that really grabbed me. The last 10 minutes or so was the best, but that wasn’t quite enough. 6.0/10
Robot & Frank (2012) – Not a bad premise…some good performances…but ultimately it just drags along too slowly. 5.5/10
Bill Cunningham New York (2010) – This one was a pleasant surprise. It’s a documentary about a guy who has been taking fashion photos on the streets of New York for a long long time. He is an entertaining character. 8.2/10
City of God (2002) – This was a rough one. Good, but tough to watch. 7.6/10
Frozen (2013) – I am now among those that have seen this movie. That is to say, I am now at the risk – at all times – of having one of the songs from it stuck in my head for hours on end. It’s a decent movie…has some funny moments…and a couple of the songs are catchy. Oh, and the snowman that comes to life, Olaf, is the best part. Still, the story isn’t all that interesting, and neither are most of the characters. 6.8/10
Sharknado (2013) – No. Just no. 1.2/10
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Another good one from Wes Anderson. It doesn’t jump to the top of my favorites of his, but it’s enjoyable throughout most of it. So many cameos! 7.8/10
Jer, how in the world can you trash a great movie like “Sharknado”. I mean come on; it was so good they did another. I think it is a classic SyFy Channel movie. It deserved at least a “2” based on the premise alone.