Who can forget such films that influenced eras and generations of film enthusiasts? Even the young filmgoers today would probably know “Star Wars,” “King Kong” and “Jurassic Park.”
The film follows the tale of star-crossed lovers and their families’ reignited conflict after the discovery of oil.
This epic war drama is a compelling adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s best-selling, semi-autobiographical novel.
“District 9” is a hybrid of a film: a Hollywood material that looks like a successful anti-Hollywood venture and a brilliant social commentary.
Director J.J. Abrams and his crew build this “Star Trek” franchise into a truly glorious new enterprise.
With the kind of plotting and the pretty good utilization of the medium for the novel, translating the material into a two-hour audio-visual flair is really a tough path to take. On a more positive route, the film’s strong points as a commercial cinematic offer is that it combines religious, scientific, political, art, historical, and academic issues in one package; thus, making it an entertaining blend capturing many kinds of moviegoers.
“Watchmen” is visually brilliant but flawed in certain ways. Nevertheless, this eye-poppingly faithful adaptation is a carefully crafted as a lavish cult movie.
For its time, “Beowulf” takes tremendous artistic license to blend CGI and motion-capture technology, then renders it in IMAX 3D to bring a level of hyperreality for the audience to enjoy.
The Shrek franchise comes up with its third installment quite inferior to the first two. Shrek the Third tries to do its best to bring out some laugh-inducing slapstick from the can. At least, it has the very humor that Shrek fans have come to expect.
Darker, a little more mature, and a little less magical, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” primarily deals with rejection and hormones as Harry and his friends struggle through transition from childhood to young adulthood.