Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Here's a couple of very short write-ups I've posted on Facebook of 2014 movies I haven't seen while in theaters.

300: Rise of an Empire was really not very good. The scripting is horrendous, and the overcooked nature of the action becomes brutally redundant rather quickly. That being said, I still enjoyed the movie. Eva Green gives a performance reminiscent of Raul Julia in Street Fighter, making her movie better with every line she says. Trouble is her movie isn't as bad as Street Fighter and she's not as good at it as Julia. But she's still awesome. The rest of the cast actually aren't too bad either. -- 45

Finally got around to watching The Grand Budapest Hotel. I have no qualms about calling this Wes Anderson's best movie, overtaking Moonrise Kingdom. It's a wild, completely engrossing ride helmed by Ralph Fiennes's 5-star performance. Anderson's dialogue flows effortlessly, and his direction is pitch-perfect. -- 93

The Lego Movie was just as good as everybody's saying. No, it's not on-par with the best animation has ever had to offer, but it's child-centric take on 21/22 Jump Street humor is downright intoxicating and hysterical. The voice acting is superb, especially Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, and Will Ferrell. The animation is brilliantly executed for great comedic effect, and the message is perfect in every way. -- 88


  1. 300: Still have not seen it although I might just for Green. How much is David Wenham in this one? As I thought he was easily MVP of the original.

    The Grand Budapest: So much fun glad you liked it as well.

  2. 300: I haven't seen the original in ages, so I can't really remember but I think he was my favorite part as well. I really was only watching for Green, but if I remember correctly I think he had nothing more than a glorified cameo unfortunately.