Okay - Here's a thread where you can come to and disembowel or pontificate upon your most recent screenings - Be it a film you would recommend to
others or one you would highly suggest against being called an "art form"
When I took a couple film courses in college I had to write a few papers on films, so maybe I can give you guys a few brief pointers on issues you
might want to discuss when reviewing your film:
- Social Implications
- No spoilers please!
I'd like to kick things off with my "review" (albeit a little short) of Ocean's Twelve....
Ocean's Twelve Review
Here's a link to the critic's reviews of the film (which I haven’t read through yet...I usually like to read those afterwards)
This film straps you in for a ride at 100mph that isn't even quite sure where it's going yet. At the end, we're simply treated to a
"Sixth-Sensesque" ending where we have to replay the past 45 minutes of confusing action one more time, only to have that last clue
The cinematography is beautiful, with unique camera angles like an upward-arched pan of a plane landing and highly choreographed crane shots...But it
all becomes lost to the rapid editing and mixed moods the director is trying to convey...A lot of rough dialogue that appears unrehearsed and raw is
meant to draw us in, but it only seems to separate us further...The characters feel less fleshed out...It fills like the typical sequel, where more
emphasis is placed on giving the fans what the expect rather than treating them to a new experience....
Much of the dialogue during the busy scenes are made by characters that are off camera, which lets us see everyone's reactions to some good
one-liners and jokes that get flung around every two seconds.
At times you just have to wonder how it is that George Clooney and his crew are able to retrieve access to all of these incredible floor plans, or
build precise models to scale....but I guess that's all meant to be part of the fun the movie offers...
If you're ready for a film that will launch you at one end and send you to another at the next blink, then get ready for a ride! It has a lot of
great little quirky humor to it and makes you stop and think about what you saw earlier....It bears a little resembles to its predecessor in the
planning scenes, but most of the likeness is separated at the reintroduction of our primary characters....
I'd give this movie a 3.5 out of 5....
[edit on 12/14/2004 by EnronOutrunHomerun]