Since that cliff-hanger last time fans and audience members have been waiting a while for this one. We all knew they would return somehow but after a long wait Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are finally back to together to stop evil doers and solve mysteries in ....opps, my mistake. Its Smaug not Sherlock.
Nine years ago, director Peter Jackson threw a "precious" gold ring into the fires of Mount Doom and out came 17 golden Oscars. Jackson's three-film theatrical adaption of author J.R.R.
Alice Sebold's best-selling novel, The Lovely Bones, is many things: a sentimental ghost story, a literate crime novel, and, in its best moments, an intimate character study set in 1970s American suburbia. Director Peter Jackson's adaptation grasps the first two aspects but, unfortunately, fails to capture the third.
Tired of sci-fi movies where a species of hyper-intelligent, superhumanly strong and technologically advanced aliens attempt to wipe out the good people of planet earth? South African director, Niell Blomkamp's District 9 turns the genre on its head, characterizing the humans as villains who subjugate and abuse a marooned ship of insectoid aliens.
I have trouble with movies that are three hours long - the Skittles never make it to the end, and unless you get the jumbo drink for eleven dollars, you get thirsty. Having said that, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was time well spent. The movie keeps moving, with only one or two slow parts.
By all accounts the first film installment of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a cinematic success.
One would think that in preparation to write a review for one of the biggest movies opening this year, one would have prepared a little. Perhaps one would have read the book that said movie is based upon. Or, given that there wasn't enough time to read the book, one may have done a little research to make up for one's ignorance on the subject.