Sunday, August 10, 2008

Movies III

A brief synopsis on some movies that I have seen lately

Stander

I was 14 and still living in South Africa when the Stander gang caused all sorts of mayhem. This movie attempts to be faithful to the original story but like almost every screen adaptation from the Rainbow nations turns into a mini rant about Apartheid. It is worth seeing but is not spectacular by any means.
Rating: 6/10

Amateurs

This film about some small town losers making a porno is essentially another version of the Jeff Bridges show. As much as I like JB, the rest of the cast (including Ted Danson) appear as ornaments. The story is predictable, and although funny in parts, did not live up to expectations.
Rating: 5/10

The Happening

Pure tripe and by far the worst M. Night Shyamalan movie of all-time. There is nothing redeeming by this movie which falls well short of the high standards that the director set for himself in the Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and the Village (I didn't care much for Signs).
Rating: 3/10

Green Street

I am not a big fan of Elijah 'Frodo' Woods but this movie was tremendous. The storyline (which deals with English Football hooliganism) flowed toward a logical conclusion and the acting was spot on. Definitely worth the rent.
Rating: 8/10


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