Monday, July 9, 2012

Hint Reviews (Movie reviews in 25 words or fewer)

          Pixar tries its hand at making a Dreamworks movie, and it succeeds. Beauty and artistry mixed with well-worn plotting. 

          Mark Wahlberg proves yet again that he's one of the funniest men in Hollywood;  Seth Macfarlane proves he can write without tangents. 

          Not even a silly lizard can get in the way of this unnecessary, yet unnecessarily good, reboot of the popular comic. Garfield and Stone shine. 

          McConaughey gives the performance of his career in Soderbergh's under-written and over-directed crowd pleaser. 

      Excellent performances and direction try, but ultimately fail, to make Prometheus anything more than an okay Sci-Fi tentpole. Charlize Theron's character is wasted. 

          Mark Ruffalo raises the bar for Hulks everywhere; Whedon reminds us that superheroes are supposed to be fun. 

          Kristen Stewart falls victim, yet again, to lousy writing and poor direction. Nice visuals don't make up for another wasted Charize. 

1 comment:

  1. It's funny that I was most disappointed in the two that I was most looking forward to (Brave and Snow White & the Huntsman). Expectations kill.