Posts Tagged ‘Gerard Butler’

How to Train Your Dragon

March 31, 2010

Rousing. Like ET in some ways.

I rose from my seat, slow, deliberate. I moved outside, my head in a fog and can hardly remember my walk from the theatre to the train station, except for seeing a billboard high above the Hollywood city streets with a young man riding atop a dragon as they burst through a circle of fire with the title scrawled above it How to Train Your Dragon.

It’s true. I have an affinity for fantasy, but a very grounded fantasy. Rules have to exist as do emotions. Simply because you carry a sword and wear a loin cloth doesn’t mean I’m automatically going to love you. In fact, I love fantasy so much, it has to work even harder to impress me. I feel that I can continue now with this review with absolute sincerity.

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RocknRolla: Highly Entertaining

November 20, 2008
The train is already here.

The train is already here.

Here I finally sit forcing myself to write only because I enjoyed Guy Ritchie’s new movie RocknRolla so much! A little rusty and I saw the movie about a month ago, so bear with me.

You may remember his other films Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, both enjoyable but somewhat flimsy models of what cool is (Brad Pitt was the best part of Snatch). For every great portion or moment there was an equally awkward and heavy handed moment that showed Ritchie to be a purveyor of style but lacked the true tools to tell a completely engaging story. I haven’t even found the time to watch his complete misfires Revolver or Swept Away. Alas, I am here to proclaim to you that RocknRolla may simply be one of the most enjoyable movies I’ll see this year.

 

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