Monday, June 23, 2008

Get Smart

Get Smart is a film about an analyst who was long-kept in the main office and now has a break to do actual investigative job.

Casting is superb as Jim Carell gets the main role of a witty but error-ridden agent. There is a danger that he might follow the footsteps of the Pink Panther of even Mr. Bean, but his is far from these two. The comedic lines come out at the right moment; this is truly an entertaining film.

More that solving cases is putting a human element in the world of crimes. Even the hardened criminals are persons who are hurting deep inside. Even those that are tasked to be the good guys have a soft and tender spot inside of them. Thus, this film is recommended for all ages.

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Narnia: Prince Caspian

"Narnia: Prince Caspian" brings back the four children to the world of Narnia a hundred years later to find its people going extinct and the next king in danger of being killed.

The story seemed to drag at the first part but it is important to set the context and define the emotional tone of the story. Overall, the second episode is in complete harmony with the first one if not even better. The music was livelier, the action parts more exciting, and the emotional aspects are more engaging.

The Narnia series, carefully written by C. S. Lewis, contain rich symbolisms that transcend time and bring out the "eternal." The role of Aslan's unfolds more meaningfully as the one who keeps the peace, order, and the harmony between the humans and the "other-worldly." As every human is in danger of losing his innocence, his invited to see things through the eyes of a child and recover what was kept hidden through the ages.

Rating: 5/5

Monday, June 02, 2008

What happens in Vegas

"What happens in Vegas" is a film about a hurriedly married couple who after winning a jackpot in Las Vegas wants the loot for himself/herself.

Developing a comedic script for two superstars could really be challenging. Nevertheless, what came out was a masterpiece for Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. Though there were spectacular loopholes in script, the film would be commended for its entertainment value.

On the moral plain, it's almost impossible for two people to risk their lives to get married after exchanging debaucheries for about four hours. But in real life, there are those who actually don't know what they're getting themselves into and yet jump in sea of married life. So as to warn against trivializing the sanctity of marriage, this film is not recommended for the young viewers.

Rating: 3/5