DVD review entries

July 25, 2005


4 out of 5 stars

A very good action movie with a story (Wahey!) with morality as added value.

A normal clean polite L.A. cabbie (called Max) stumbles apon a fare carrying around a cool gentlemen (called Vincent) to his business meetings through the night. Turns out he is a cold contract killer with 5 hits on his list. As the title suggests there are many connections and coincidences. But the random and sudden partnership of two very different people causes a few personal reflections on life and significance.

Max has no choice but to cart the killer between his targets, torn between rights and wrongs, extortion and a midas-type-touch, where anyone he meets uneccessarily will get killed.

Certainly something different and worth watching. And the music soundtrack is just great, adding a real splash of colour, contrasting the cold anonymity of Vincent.

June 13, 2005

Back To The Future

4 out of 5 stars
The coolest film I watched as a kid. Dude a car with flip open doors! The story is great idea and is fairly decent. Gotta love the Doc and his variety of facial expressions. And you boggle your mind with why is it possible to be in the same place twice – arghh!

April 20, 2005

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

2 out of 5 stars

I'm sorry but, it wasn't as funny as I remembered it to be. If I was 9–12 years old again, I would have laughed at everything and gave it 5 stars. But turned out to be dissapointing.

Yes it was funny at times, but not to the same gut-wrenching pain you'd get whilst watching "Life of Brian." I was expecting a bit more.

At least it is better than "meaning of life" – that was dire.

April 03, 2005

The Incredibles

4 out of 5 stars

Pretty fun movie for everyone. I didn't find it as funny or as spectacular as Finding Nemo (why do we have to compare it that movie all the time) but it was just as good. The family-parents-teenager fueds were funny and the film answers that question that has been on the forefront of everyone's minds:
"What happens when two superheroes get married?"

Story tells of superheroes' quest for normalisation, and many previously inconceived problems like stalking fans.

Animation wise, you don't ask yourself "is it real?" anymore, I'm not sure if that's because the marvel of animation quality was used up watching Nemo or just that its harder to animate "real life" than aqauriums and the sea.

DTS and bundle of extras that you don't watch are also included.

December 27, 2004

Shrek: The Big Green Ogre

4 out of 5 stars

Fun (that doesn't stop) for absolutely Everyone.

You forget that these are "kids" movie. But you do wonder how they get away with what they can convey with a Univeral rating. The stories are unorthordox and a bit basic, but involves all the fairyland characters for added amusement.

Great clean humour and wit, following the travels of Shrek (Mike Myers with a weird scottish accent) and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) on their trials to save Princess Fiona. And their quest for happiness in the sequel (aka getting along with the in-laws, without being assasinated by a feline). With tonnes of fun music and jokes along the way.

Animation quality can be described as amazing: The lifelike movements of the characters, the environment and the shading and textures of objects such as the big gingerman. Both films served with top rate soundtracks.

Bundled with a few extras, such as a Far Away-idol singing contest in the Shrek 2.
Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1

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