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Sunday, July 29, 2007

July 31st, 2007 Releases





300



Kate Says: What can i say, this movie is an awesome watch. The graphics are just amazing; the story is, of course, really cool, heroic, action packed etc. but it's the special effects and overall graphics that make the movie uniquely great in its genre. If you're looking for an accurate, historical docu-drama, this is not the movie as it's a comic based film intended to entertain - and entertain it does. So, whether you're watching for the adrenaline-charged action, intense fight scenes, or the scantily clad Spartans, "300" will not dissapoint!





Hot Fuzz




Kate Says: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright are back with their slap-stick, dry, dark humour, awesome! Honestly, I still like "Shaun of the Dead" better. However, "Hot Fuzz" is a ridiculously funny yet action-packed satirical comedy that delivers on the laughs as well as the action scenes. The final scene, had it not been intended as a spoof, would probably earn the title of one of the best action sequences out there; even with the intentional humour, it's still a pretty sweet scene. If you enjoyed "Shaun of the Dead" you'll enjoy this film. If you haven't seen either, make sure to watch both!





Pathfinder




Kate Says: I'll begin with the good: "Pathfinder" has some artistically intense and gory battle and fight scenes. Had the movie been more primarily action-focused, it would have been really awesome; I mean, Native Americans and a native-raised scandanavian dude kicking vicious Viking ass, you can't go wrong. But they sort of did. The problem with this movie is that they tried to include a nice little dramatic story and romance, but I'm pretty sure everyone going to see this was looking just for the action. Not to mention, with the exception of a few, the acting was not really great (decent, but they should have stuck to fighting and not talking). One thing that I don't like is how many people seemed to hate this movie for its historical innacuracies and for portraying Scandanavians (specifically Norwegians) as bloodthirstie killers. Like "300", "Pathfinder" is not intended as a historical docu-drama; in fact, the opening scene states that what follows is a legend, not fact. As for the negative portrayal, well, they were Vikings. They were supposed to be portraying some of the nastiest, scariest bloodthirsty pillagers in history. So, the action is great in this movie but they should have left out the romantic/drama sidestory; the ending is admittedly very cliche and if they had put some nice scandanavian black metal on the soundtrack, the movie would have been pretty sweet.





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