Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Am Number Four (2011) - Imdb Review #205

Reminds me of Twilight and Super man and other movies, but tries to make up with fast pace and action sequences.

Rating: 5/10

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This movie is about a teen who is always on the run, suddenly discovering his inner potentials. He and his guardian are always on the run because some bad guys are hunting all the them, "The gifted nine". Already three down, and he is number four.

In the initial part of the movie, he discovers his super powers. The scenes resembled like any other super hero movie, like Super man ,Spider man or Fantastic four. No big difference. The Experiments with his newly gained powers in the wild and typical initial hiccups in controlling the power, these are no different from the age old super hero movies, still , it was interesting.

And the movie as overall, reminds me of Twilight, though not as boring like as Twilight. The Small town, the rainy climate, the wilderness , the good old trucks and the nosy sheriff and the human girlfriend - no different from Twilight. And the big lizard creature, I remember seeing similar ones in Underworld and the big bull dog, reminded me of Harry potter.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Source Code 2011 - Imdb Review #245

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Rating - 9/10

I heard about this movie as a good one from a friend and decided to give it a watch. I thought it would be just another action movie with some computers stuff involved,obviously judging by the name of the movie. The movie starts out with Jake Gyllenhal as Colonel Colter Stevens, being in a Chicago commuter train. He is not sure of how he came there and he does not recognize the girl talking to him. Soon to his astonishment, he finds that he is living as someone other person. Before he understands anything, the train blows up and he finds himself in a pod. And he is being briefed that he was in a mission and he needs to undergo the same till he finds the bomber, so that he can stop yet another explosion in the REAL WORLD!

So, what world is he in? Is he alive? There pops numerous questions in his mind. And he finds that Captain who is briefing him is reluctant to give answers that he needs. Source code, the artificial world he is in, comes from the concepts of Quantum physics and parallel universe theory. He is living the last eight minutes of a guy who died in the train accident already. Soon he realizes that he is already almost dead and just one part of his brain is active. Will he save another disaster by finding the bomber? Is it possible to save the girl he is with? Or is he just living a shadow of the past?..