I love this movie! It is one of my favorites. Will Smith (Detective Spooner) plays the part to a tee. He's believable,emotional, and funny. I like that. and most of all, he's smart. He doesn't trust the robots, and he's not backing down. Dr. Lanning was his friend and he smells a rat when the Doctor ends up dead. "Looking" like a suicide, Spooner begins to investigate, finding robots at every turn trying to kill him. Of course, no one believes him because of the 3 laws that all robots are programmed with which prevents them from hurting a human. This movie is smart, sharp, funny and sticks it to hard core believers in the "god of technology". In the end, "Sonny", the unique creation of Dr. Lannings, saves the day by turning against the evil robots and helping the humans. Bravo! I don't see how one couldn't like Sonny, he's awesome!
Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, "Bobby" is impressive in many aspects. The first one is the excellent screenplay, showing the lives of more than twenty characters in an objective way in less than two hours, recalling the style of Robert Altman inclusive the camera work. The story is directed and related to the North America history and culture, but is very well developed in a perfect language. The stars are certainly the second point that calls attention. There are very few movies with the participation of such number of great actors and actresses, and most of them in lead roles, split very fairly. The music score, with classics from the 60's, is the third point that deserves to be highlighted.Although I do fear that this movie may not hit home for some people, it is definitely going to leave a lasting impression on the majority who see it. It's a movie that presents a magnificent cast, superb directing, and flawless scriptwriting.
I was surprised to find this to be so easy to like. Sure, it's not a "high-concept" action movie, but it provides a good time. The characters are likable enough to spend 2 hours with, and Shia LeBeouf works well in his CGI surroundings. This is a better-than-average Michael Bay movie. (I give it 2 paws, since I can't give it 2 1/2, and three seems borderline.)
Most of action and a bit less of the charm of the original are on display here. You get more or less what was advertised: a loud, CGI-heavy, hit-or-miss humor-filled action movie. It's fun, but less so than the first.
This is a fine piece of work - three bones at least. Some of the cutting and backtracking can seem gratuitous, but on the whole it's a felt evocation of the "escape the neighborhood" theme, admirably done and very well acted by the performers.
Not good by any standard, but watchable.
Reviewed by NWRdr4 for Transformers at 2010-01-31 16:07:28
The entire movie revolves around giant CGI robots fighting each other--nothing else. And for providing these fun, entertaining robot fights, I give it some credit. The movie doesn't deserve anything more, however, for the mediocrity that surrounds the lame acting and idiotic script (which, for the most part, lacks characterization and intelligent dialogue).
So if you're looking for a dumb, loud popcorn movie, look no further than Transformers. If you're in the mood for something a little classier, skip it. That's all there is to it.
I didnt feel like I was watching the sequal to the movie I loved. I was a little dissapointed. I kind of felt like I was watching a different movie all together than what I expected. Besides the throw back I thought the action was breathtaking and Shia was amazing but I was dissapointed in all the perverted material. I was set agast at all the bad humor.
there is only one word for this movie, fantastic. way better than the first and just as humorous. great action good cast and awesome special effects. if you havent seen it yet, your missing one of the summers and the years biggest and best movies.
Brilliant!! I have seen this movie atleast 20 times and each time there is something new that i am awed about. The concept and the transformations are just out of this world. Amazing level of detail taken care of.
Okay, Mr. Lucas, intellectually, I understand what you claim you were trying to do here. If the first three Indy movies were an homage to 1930s adventure serials, then 'Crystal Skull' is an homage to 1950s sci-fi B-movies. Okay, but the problem is, you're still making an Indy sequel, and the two genres don't blend well. Add to that the over-use of CGI (digital ants are just not creepy like REAL snakes, giant bugs or rats), and this kinda fun movie just falters.
We needed this flick 15 years ago, before the idea of what an Indy film should be got so diluted.
Brief periods of decent action and tries to be compelling & fun as the former films -- but the overdone, over-the-top action sequences just ruin these movies for me now! Can't you make action/chase scenes with some of the gritty and quasi-realistic flavor of the first Indy, and not be so "Matrix" ridiculous?
Hey, Dr. Jones, what happened to your adopted son, Shorty? What did you leave him back on the streets of Shanghai with Willie Scott and a promise to return after you went out and grabbed a pack of cigarettes? Not cool, man. Not cool.
More about the times than the man
Reviewed by KHL for Bobby at 2008-03-10 16:18:13
I didn't know what to expect from this star-studded picture, but if you're looking for a biopic of RFK, this is not it. But the intertwined stories of various characters on the fateful day work nicely to provide a compelling background story that is emotionally moving. The use of historical footage is well done and doesn't detract or stand out too unusually. I couldn't keep dry eyes at the end and of note in the extras is a panel interview with various people who were at the hotel at that time.