The Incredible Hulk

I needed a little focus switch, so I went to the cinema to see “The Incredible Hulk“.  I didn’t particularly liked the first part – “Hulk“, but there was nothing better to choose from anyway.

Not a lot of improvements I must say.  Special effects are pretty average.  There are a few sparks, but overall – too cheap and unrealistic.  It would have been a lot better to use photography for scenery and background objects rather than to render them.  Operator’s work was pretty average.  Scenes of Brazil towns were especially disappointing, since those were so reach with details, which were lost by operators and their equipment (shaky helicopter shots and such).  The story is still boring and way over dramatic.  It pushes for Forest Gump or something.  Edward Norton and Tim Roth were acting good, and that improved the filim a lot.  Liv Tyler tried as usual, but I am not a big fan of her.

Overall: 6 out of 10.

Mr. Brooks

Mr. Brooks

A random pick off the shelf this time – “Mr. Brooks“.  Once again, I’ve been proven to miss lots and lots of nice movies that were released in the last two or three years.  Gladly, I am catching up.

This film features some of those actors, who I know very well, appreciate, but will try to avoid.  I don’t know why I am not a bigger fan of either Kevin Costner or Demi Moore.  They are both very talented and all, but somehow I find myself trying to skip a movie if it has one of them in it.

Since I took a random movie of the shelf, I wasn’t checking the cast or the pictures at all.  I have to say that I should do it more often, since I tend to end up with better movies than those that I pick after careful consideration.

Acting, story, and photography are the strong sides of this film.  7 out of 10 (or 7.5 if you like fractions)