Movies

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed by: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and more.

The movie presents adventures of Gustave H, famous concierge from the Grand Budapest Hotel, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who will shortly become his best friend.

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The movie is great. There is a lot of action, humour and plot twists. From murder accusation, through escape from prison to chase scene that begins in a monastery located in high mountains, I laughed loudly watching another absurd action.

Also, great acting performance, everybody did an amazing job, but Ralph Fiennes was incredible in his role of Gustave H.

One of my best movies ever.

My rate: 10/10

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E

Directed by:  Guy Ritchie
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant and more.
 
In the early 60s, CIA and KGB join their forces to stop a mysterious organization from making a nuclear bomb.

The movie is amazing. It has everything that good movie should have: a lot of humour, great dialogues, and sudden plot twists.
I heard that it is more like a “Bond” movie, that recent Bonds, and I totally agree!
One of the best movies I have recently seen.

My rate: 9/10
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Captain America: The First Avenger

Directed by: Joe Johnston
Starring: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci, Samuel L. Jackson and more

The origin story of Captain America in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Steve Rogers is determined to join the army during World War II. However, due to his feeble posture, he keeps being rejected by the military. When he gets an offer to join the secret project that will allow him to participate in the War, he does not hesitate to join.

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I did not watch this movie as soon as it was screened, but much later. So firstly I watched a bunch of other movies from MCU and then decided to go back and watch the missing one.
Comparing it to other MCU movies, I could see that it was one of the weakest movies of their production. A lot of flaws made this movie boring.
I feel like this movie had a lot of potentials, but failed to deliver. Still, I do not regret watching it.

My rate: 6/10

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Lord of War

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto and more

The movie tells a story of arms dealer Yuri Orlov, his rise and fall.

It is an amazing movie. The fact that is based on true stories, made me shiver.

The story-telling is perfect. Acting performance and realization are top notch.

Interesting fact: the guns they used were real, because they were much cheaper than using the fakes. I knew about it before watching the movie, and the scene in which hundreds of weapons are pilled on in the room made a huge impression on me.

Kudos to Andrew Niccol for making such an impressive movie.

My rate: 9/10

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My neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring (voices): Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Pat Carroll, Frank Welker and more

Two girls move to the countryside to leave closer to her mother, who is in hospital. After arrival, they find a hidden world of forest spirits, who live nearby. Soon they become friends and have a lot of adventures.

Beautiful story and animation. The main characters are very realistic. You can actually see the kids playing around, their emotions and motivations.
The movie left me with a smile on my face, singing around Totoro-Totoro for a couple of days.

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

My rate: 10/10

 

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The Great Wall

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal and more

Two companions travel to China to find the Black Powder. Once they are captured by the army stationed in the Great Wall, they find out about monsters from behind the Wall. The army is constantly trying to protect the human race from those monsters.

The movie really entertained me.  There was a lot of action, the characters were well presented. Great acting performance. Great special effects.
Overall really good movie.

I can recommend it without a doubt.

My rate: 7/10

 

 

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Aquaman

Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren and much more

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The story of Arthur Curry, half human half from Atlantis. As his half-brother threats the world, Arthur decides to go to Atlantis to claim his rights to the throne.

There was a lot of bad things in this movie, such us the scenario, dialogues and even jokes.  But despite that, I really enjoyed this movie. Maybe, because I went to the cinema with the ‘it cannot be a good movie’ attitude.

What was good in this movie: fight scenes and the fact, that it was really hard to tell when the CGI was used (of course you would know during the obvious moments, but apart of the logic it was hard to tell;) ). The great chase scene in Sicily.

I must admit that I had a lot of fun finding motives from other movies within this one, like The Little Mermaid (not only the obvious main female character ;)), The  Goonies, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Assasin’s Creed.

Despite all the bad things, I really enjoyed it.

My rate: 7/10