Movie Review #7 – Gattaca

Movie Review #7 – GattacaGattaca is one amazing sci-fi movie that I’ve ever watched. Though it doesn’t necessarily focus on science fiction that much. The focus is more on the reality of the world, a simple love story and a struggle to do something that you’ve dreamed of, when everyone is against you or simply doesn’t believe in you.

Starring Ethan Hawke as Vincent, Uma Thurman as Irene with Jude Law as Jerome Morrow. A cast that is sure to tingle your eyes with their acting skills. And directed and written by the all talented Andrew Niccol.

The character of Vincent Freeman teaches you that there is hope for everyone, even for the outcasts, if you dare to dream big.

This is a world where everything is decided based on what DNA you are born with. A person conceived through natural means is called an invalid, an outcast and isn’t provided with opportunities that he wants to have.  There is no more discrimination based on caste, color or religion, now it all comes down to science.

This may be what our future will be one day. It’s quite possible. But this movie is pure fiction so we gotta wait for the future then.

The subtle romance between Vincent and Irene is the beauty of the movie. Vincent’s lifelong goal ever since he was a child was to go into outer space. He is rejected from every interview and he ends up as a cleaner in the end. So he is forced to assume the identity of a genetically superior person. So he needs a person who is willing to lend him his identity and that is Jerome who is now a cripple but the system doesn’t know that. Being a different person than who you really are is not as easy, in this future. Blood tests, urine tests are conducted every now and then to verify the identity of people.

A strand of hair can mean the difference between life and death for a person, if you have assumed a fake identity. So you should be so careful that you don’t let even one of your hairs to fall away from your body.

More of all, the overall theme here is simple and I will sum it up in two sentences.

It is what you dream and dare to achieve and not what you are that makes you that person. That one in a million.

I recommend this movie to everyone. There’s a beautiful message here that needs to be heard. And a beautiful movie that needs to be watched.

That’s it. Tell me your thoughts here in the comments if you’ve ever watched this movie or are going to watch it soon or later.

Movie Review #6 – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower is something I loved more than I can describe. I watched this movie because I read the book and wanted to know how it would be like. It was amazing. I loved it.

There are some differences between the movie and the book. But who cares. Anyone who has read the book and watched the movie know, both have the ability to stand on their own.

As you should know the director himself is the author of the book and he is the one who also wrote the screenplay for this movie. It’s a wonder how he did all that and still did it so wonderfully.

The soundtrack of the movie was awesome. I loved the songs.

The characters were more colorful than they were in the book. But the book has its own trademark and the movie can’t come to touch it because the movie has one of its own.

Teenagers and everyone must watch this movie, so that you won’t forget that once upon a time you were a teenager and life was good and bad at the same time.

Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and everyone else deliver a great performance throughout the movie.

Mostly I love the story. I keep saying that too much.

Watch it now and you’ll love it. It’s sweet, sad and brilliant.

Movie Review #5 – Les Misérables (2012)

Movie Review #5 - Les Misérables (2012)Well, Les Misérables is a film I needed to watch.

I cried in between some scenes and the end, I’m not ashamed to admit it. If you didn’t, you need to get your heart checked. It has been turned to stone without you knowing.

I keep remembering, the singing voices, so many voices and those beautiful words.

The most beautiful and the best musical I’ve ever watched in my life.

Hugh Jackman with his strong voice, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and all the others who starred in this movie did brilliantly. No comparison can be made to their acting. They were the cast this film needed, without them it would be good but not this.

The flowing emotions, the endless tears, the hope for freedom, the promise of love and the fate that follows people around, the hard reality of the world makes you want to rethink your own opinions and choices.

A must watch. I’ve heard it is the best adaptation of this Victor Hugo’s novel they’ve ever watched and I tell you so too though I haven’t watched the others, I know they are right and true.

Maybe it will change you for better or maybe it won’t. But watch it, it is something beautiful and maybe just maybe, it’ll melt your heart.

Movie Review #4 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Movie Review #4 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyAs I write this I’ve gained some knowledge in the art of writing stories. I haven’t yet read the Hobbit by J R R Tolkien. But I’m going to and soon.

But mostly I want to trouble you and tell you how good this movie was.

The Hobbit is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings. And you must not miss it. I’m amazed and wonder why I waited so long.

Mostly I’m more amazed how a 310 page book, could be divided into two parts. The first part is the one I just watched. I realize maybe it is for the best. See, when you turn a novel into a movie, it loses a lot of content and power and this one just kept me occupied because as I guess, almost none of it was cut out.

Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman is my favorite character, mostly because he is perfectly fit for playing Bilbo Baggins and maybe also because I love to watch his exploits as the modern day Dr. Watson, in the BBC TV show Sherlock.

It greatly intrigues me and makes me question, on how great a story teller Tolkien was. More of all, Peter Jackson, the director, just made it happen, the movie, he did it. The same way he did with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. He is an amazing director and for what he has achieved with his films, is something to be never forgotten.

Mostly I want to praise the epicness of this movie. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ will delight you, shock you, astound you and take your breath away with every second that passes watching the movie.

For an almost 3 hour movie in today’s world, it wins. Hands down. Hats off.

Eagerly waiting for the next movie ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, which is going to be released at the end of this year.

A note for Sherlock fans: Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be in it, which is perfect because he acts as the modern day Sherlock just as Dr.Watson. Two great actors of a popular TV show, together. Coincidence? I think not.

Movie Review #3 – Iron Man

iron-man-coverAs I had already watched Iron Man 2. I decided I should after seeing that Iron Man had scored more in IMDB ratings and Tomato Meter.The opening scene, perfect. A nice way to begin the story of a movie. We already love Tony Stark. Mostly, we all love Robert Downey Jr. His acting skills are awesome. Like Johnny Depp has many personas that have won so many people’s hearts. We also know Downey Jr. is perfect for playing Tony Stark and his other great role that is Sherlock Holmes. I admit it, I didn’t know how Tony Stark became Iron Man and I was curious. And it blew my mind (Well, figuratively) after I finished watching it and found out just that. I can’t believe I watched Iron Man 2 first. Maybe it was for the best. As they say, always leave the best for the last. Or maybe it was the other way around. Well, who cares? All in all, the movie was awesome and everyone who likes a good action + superhero movie should watch it.

Movie Review #2 – Skyfall

Movie Review #1 – SkyfallWhen Adele singing Skyfall comes on at the beginning of the movie, you’ll be shocked how much it makes sense with the scene. It’s the perfect theme song with the perfect singer, what more could you ask for. The intro of the movie and the song playing together makes for the music video of the song, don’t need another one. Not asking for another one.

The beginning is like ‘This is what happens when you get old’. This mostly applies to M. Though Bond is older, he hasn’t lost his nerve yet, he is smart and promiscuous as he ever was but there is something else that you have to see, in the movie and I’m not going to say what.

Bond is awesome in this movie because you get to see Bond’s character in a whole new light for the very first time.

It’s amazing what you can do with mirrors and komodo dragons these days. I don’t get why they are used only for decorations.

As much as I like Bond, M’s character is quite interesting.

A must watch if you are into the computers and love to watch hackers take over the world and stuff.

The visual effects are seriously mind blowing.

In the end you realize, there is a reason he is called 007 instead of just James Bond.

A must watch for all the James Bond fans as well as all the other movie buffs out there, like me.

Movie Review #1 – Argo

Movie Review #1 - Argo

My hands are itching to type in this review, so I’m going to do it.

For me, Argo is the best movie of this decade. My first favorite is and always will be, The Shawshank Redemption (If you haven’t watched it, go do it now. Of course, not all will like it) but here is something to be fond of and cuddle with. So that makes me wonder whether I’m addicted to historical movies that have stories of hope and redemption, like the short stories I’ve written.

One word to describe it would be ‘brilliant’. Just brilliant. A movie that gets your heart racing faster and faster with every scene that goes by. By the end, you are on the edge of your seat. You want to know what’s going to happen.

Ben Affleck is a ‘brilliant’ director himself. Hell, I would give him all the best director awards myself, if I could. What’s surprising is he himself is the main hero of this movie. It amazes me, how he managed to pull it off. Acting and directing together, that’s some crazy stuff right there and yet he pulled it off and wonderfully.

The story of Argo is a story, you do not want to miss and it is a story that will not be forgotten. For your sake, go watch it, maybe you’ll love it, maybe you won’t.

But then remember, this is something that really happened, once upon a time in our history. And this movie itself will not be forgotten in our future.