Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Disaster Movie

Disaster Movie is a film about a young man experiencing a disaster foretold in his dream.

"Your favorite movies are going to be destroyed." Disaster Movie did just that. This gag movie destroyed everything for a laugh; so there's no use getting serious with this film. The challenge is how to make just a little sense in a nonsensical genre such as this. The only problem is that it did not deliver the laugh it even conceptualized in the first place.

"Laughter is the best medicine." It's just hard to laugh when there's utterly no sense in the object of laughter, when the punch lines and beats just failed to deliver, when the audience desperately tries hard to cooperate by smiling. Every sense is lost forever and watching becomes a waste. Be forewarned in watching this film. You might lose even your common sense.

Rating: 2/5

Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye is a film about a young man who is ordered by a mysterious caller to do things beyond his will and he has to free himself from her powerful grasp.

The script is almost perfect and suspense is at a level high! There's a balance between fast and slow paces. The only thing that bothers is the anti-climactic ending.

There must be a moment when science ends and philosophy begins, for human intelligence to admit its limitations and for faith to proceed. The film aptly reflects this, a timely reminder for man to admit his limited state, proclaim his independence from his own creations, and recognize the gift within - his power to choose what is good and follow it.

Rating: 3.5/5

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Righteous Kill

Righteous Kill is a story about two respected detectives out to hunt a serial killer from among their ranks.

Nobody would dispute the terrific tandem of veteran actors Al Pacino and Robert de Niro. The cinematography, choice of scenes, the music, etc. are all excellent. However, the plot seems to be so thin that it tends to kill the very thrill of the film.

With those who are tasked to uphold the law, they are the ones who violate them and put the law into their own hands. For the sake of real peace and order, may the police force safeguard and observe the law at all times, for no one is above the law. Moreover, human law reflects the Divine law which if lived by all, will be serve the common good and benefit all.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Babylon A.D.

Babylon A.D. is a futuristic film about a mercenary who is paid to deliver a gifted girl safely from Russia to the U.S.

To create an environment of a world devastated by global warming is the greatest challenge of this movie. It is also its greatest advantage. Other than that, the other film aspects are confusing like the cast, the script, and their roles. The film is relying heavily on Vin Diesel's action stunts, nothing more.

It is unfortunate that the concept of the Messiah has to be fabricated, invented, or humanly designed. It is for this reason that this film should be treated with a grain of salt. The human mind may be rich with creativity, but it should also give due regard to existing religious themes that people hold so dearly. Otherwise, enjoy the movie simply because of its entertainment value.

Rating: 2.5/5