Archive for September, 2013

1108146 - After Earth

7/10

5

Evolution: The change in the inherited characteristics of a biological population. What would happen to the plant and Breakdownanimal life if man kinda ruined Earths Eco-system so bad that humans had to leave? Would they die off? Evolve and adapt to the new environment? Well in “After Earth” you get to find out and experience just that!

As the second “Father-Son” movie together, Jaden Smith (Kitai Raige) and Will Smith (Cypher Raige) make a fantastic team in this sci-fi action thriller. You can tell Will Smith definitely lets his son take the lead in this movie, given for the majority of the film you are focused on Jaden, but they still make a pretty good pair through out the movie, bringing that real life father-son drama to the screen.

The Original idea for this movie was to be a father-son camping trip gone wrong when their car goes careening off the road and the son would have to make his way threw the woods to find help for his injured father. But producer Will Smith and screen writer Gary Whitta decided to take the film on a much larger, sci-fi scale!

After Earth receives a 7/10 for overall performance. I found my self at the middle of the road with this movie, because the graphics and CGI are some of the best I have seen in a long time, but they go to great lengths to make sure its just the two of them on Earth and it felt a little rushed. Great movie to put on your wishlist, and its even kid friendly which is a plus!

By: Jeremy Kerber

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6/10

5

“I’ll be back”, “Yippie Kay Yay”, “I only work a lone”. Just a few of the catch phrases that come from some of the legendary action movie stars that you are gonna see in “Expendables 2″.  Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger Expendables 2 Breakdown(god he has a long last name to spell) actually have a more substantial role in this film compared to the first Expendables. Since every one is curious of the “Top Cast Members” here is a list: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude van damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Terry Crews. During production one stuntman died and another was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

If you are looking for a major change from the first Expendables, you will be disappointed. Its still just a movie with the most famous action movie actors doing what they do best, kicking ass and using their overly used and cheesy lines. But occasionally its nice to have a mindless movie with lots of explosions and testosterone!

Expendables two received a 6/10. The plot wasn’t horrible, flowed well, and didn’t bore me! Of course the acting was epic, and with all the explosions, special effects, and ass kicking, I found it hard not to give it a 10/10, but due to its similarity to the first, I had to knock a few points off.

By: Jeremy Kerber

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9/10

Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, couple gets engaged, couple has a crazy wedding with their even crazier families! That’s the basics of the plot behind this hilariously funny romantic comedy, but with a twist setting it apartThe Big Wedding Breakdown from every other crazy family movie!

Robert De Niro plays “Don”, the father of Alejandro (Ben Barnes) whom is the groom to be. Don cheats on his wife with her best friend which adds that extra level of drama during his sons wedding! You also get to watch Robin Williams play a priest again like he did in “License to Wed” adding the same silly, light hearted attitude to this movie!

I gave this movie a 9/10 because I found it hilariously funny, and it hits home in many ways! Sprinkle some real life drama and scandals in with some great characters, equals out to be a fantastic movie! I would not consider this movie kid friendly due to its adult content.

By: Jeremy Kerber

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9/10

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What would happen if aliens came to invade earth and claim it as their own? Well as a scientist in the film “Battleship” so elegantly puts it, “If there is intelligent life out there ad they come here, it’s going to be like Columbus andBattleship Breakdown the Indians, only we’re the Indians.” Battleship is actually loosely based off the battleship board game, and is sponsored by Hasbro.

There hasn’t been a good Naval movie since “The Hunt for Red October“, so it was refreshing to watch a well done, and authentic Navy movie! The writers did a great job with character development, giving you more than enough detail to appreciate each of main characters you follow. The movie is action packed, keeping you on the edge of your seat, and with the fantastic special effects, you feel as if your a sailor in the United States Navy on board a destroyer fighting off aliens!

I decided to give this movie a 9/10 for outstanding graphics, and a plot that keeps you entertained and in suspense. Its also pretty cool and unique knowing the background of this movie came from a board game we all grew up playing!

By: Jeremy Kerber

Riddick-2013

8/10

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“You’re not afraid of the dark, are you?” One of Riddick’s famous lines used threw out the Riddick franchise, and without fail, Vin Diesel delivers the bone chilling line! “Riddick” was originally exposed to be titled “The Chronicles ofRiddick breakdown Riddick: Deadman Stalking” but during production the film was put in jeopardy when there was a delay in financing, but Vin Diesel funded the film until the loan came threw and they renamed the movie to “Riddick”.

The movie was very well done and has some amazing graphics. But with that being said, the plot is also a little slow. They spend half the movie focusing strictly on Riddick, and don’t spend much time developing a background for all the other characters. It also has a comparable plot to the movie “Pitch Black“, where Riddick must put aside his lust for killing and team up with the people hunting him to survive an attack from the indigenous, blood lusting creatures.

All in all, “Riddick” was a solid movie worth seeing on the big screen! Guaranteed to keep you entertained and focused, leaving you satisfied at the end of the movie. Riddick receives an 8/10 rating, but is not kid approved.

By: Jeremy Kerber