Friday, August 17, 2012

Mini Movie Reviews: Resident Evil & Chronicle

Again, just a few quick thoughts on movies.

Resident Evil

Rated:  R

Quick Thoughts:
This is the first movie where we go into the hive unknowing what waits for us, and why.  In the end we learn of the zombies created by virus.  And in the end, well, you know what happens...you have to watch the next movie.

This was rather slow for me to begin with.  I liked the way it unfolded for the Alice and for her to learn what happens.  Then she kicks arse when the zombies attack.

Of course in the end I'm curious to see what happens in the next movie.  The kid likes these movies, and the husband didn't say much (I think he's on the wall with me).  But this is only the first movie, building for more to come, which I felt with other characters disappearing.

I'll admit, I'm not much of a zombie person.  But I might have to watch the second movie.  This one was just the beginning, setting the stage for whats to come.  What do you think?  Worth watching the next one?



Chronicle

Rated:  PG-13

Quick Thoughts:
Three teenage boys manifest excelled mental powers of levity, and learn to do many things with it, but life gets confused along the way.

This was a movie the kid wanted to watch, and didn't end up watching with us.  It starts Rather slow.  Rather.  We learn that one boy is from a difficult home; the father is abusive toward him and his mother is dying and they can't afford the medicine she needs.  Then we get to know who the other boys are as well.  But the main character, Andrew, as he purchases a movie camera and starts videoing everything.  The film seems to be from Andrews camera, so gives crooked clips and jerky movements.  Not really what I like to watch.

My husband agreed with me completely, a really slow movie.  Even the plot was slow growing.  There was only one great scene at the end of the movie and that was about it for me.  Not a movie for me.

9 comments:

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I haven't seen Resident Evil in it's entirety. I keep coming in somewhere in the middle and leaving before it ends. Don't know why. I didn't expect Chronicle to be so slow. Very surprised!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melissa (Books&Things) I really didn't think Chronicle would be such a let down. Especially since I really didn't go in with any expectations. It was disappointing. Sad to say.

Blodeuedd said...

I only watch Resident for Oded Fehr, and close my eyes when zombies come cos they give me nightmares, lol

Melliane said...

I don't think I saw any of them but I might I have them to see. I'm just so late with movies. Oh I didn't tell you but I really liked Abraham Lincoln, not what I expected but beautiful fights.

Nina said...

Yes, you have to watch the movie that comes after Resident Evil. It's so good. You will love it. I only have watched the first two movies, but it's so good. Creepy! :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, lol. Sounds like me! I closed my eyes a few times as well. :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Melliane, thanks! glad to hear Abraham Lincoln had some great fight scenes. I told the husband so he knew. :) Don't think we'll go to the theaters for it, but maybe when it comes out on DVD. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Nina! Glad to hear it's a good one. :D I'll definitely add it to the list then. :D

Resident Evil said...

thanks for the trailer.
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