Sunday, June 29, 2008

To the Movies!

Ah! The last unemployed weekend was spent trying to relax for the big day. To completely take my mind off of being nervous about starting a new job and just being working again it was off to the movies. This summer is really turning out to be a great blockbuster summer.

Movie: WALL-E

Genre: Animated, Family

Rating: G

Movie Blurb: After hundreds of lonely years doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short of Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E had inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy a sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. See preview here.

Review: How do those creative geniuses at Pixar do it? They managed to make another unforgettable film. The poor little WALL-E robot is alone on earth, except for his pet cockroach, and is charged with the directive to clean-up earth while the humans are away on a luxury cruise of the galaxy. In all his time alone he has discovered a personality and is lonely for company. His whole world changes with the arrival of EVE. As to be accepted of Pixar, the story is both unique and entertaining, a perfect blend of comedy to entertain every member of the family delivered in out of this world animation. WALL-E is both a great love story and a commentary of where the earth is heading without some changes. How our lives have been taken over by machines and how easy it is to go with the status quo. Pixar has also manage to add its little bits of its hometown. Those familiar with Emeryville (home of Pixar) and Oakland California will easily recognize it as it would be if pollution manages to run amuck.

Rating: 5 of 5

Movie: Mongol

Genre: Drama, Historical, Foreign Film

Rating: R

Movie Blurb: Award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS) illuminates the life and legend of Genghis Khan in his stunning historical epic, MONGOL. Based on leading scholarly accounts and written by Bodrov and Arif Aliyev, MONGOL delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of hoary stereotype, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader. MONGOL shows us the making of an extraordinary man, and the foundation on which so much of his greatness rested: his relationship with his wife, Borte, his lifelong love and most trusted advisor. See preview here.

Review: Truly an amazing film. A story of love and devotion even in the worst of times, of vengeance and persistence and making of a fearless leader. The cinematography is spectacular and the story revetting. It gave humanity and heart to one history's most ruthless warlords, Genghis Khan or Great Leader. As with most, his past most likely colored his future and made him into the power that ruled the largest empire every seen in history. Although accurate accounts of his life are not found, this wonderful depiction gives an account of what his youth might have been like using what little is known about him. The movie gives an excellent portrayal of his cunning and revolutionary tactics that made him the most powerful warlord of his time as well as his ruthlessness both to friend and foe alike.

Rating: 4.75 of 5


Katie(babs) said...

WALL*E is one of the best movies I have scene this year! I love it to pieces. The robots were so adorable and EVE and WALL*E holding hands! AWWWWW...

little alys said...

Woooo...more movies. >_<

Congrats on work! How's your first day? :D

Sarai said...

Okay so I have to see both of them Mongel looks fantastic can I go out on a limb and say it's in a foreign language which = subtitles which = contacts while watching not glasses

Aymless said...

First day of work = very boring. Reading documents, training, blah, blah, blah. But it is work and I made it on time and made good impression *g*

Yes Mongol = Foreign Film with subtitles and at time you have to read fast. Have no idea what language they are actually speaking!

Christine said...

I really want to see both of these films!!! Wall*E because I love Pixar and the message in this film looks exceptionally well done. And Mongol because I love epic films like this--for both the cinematography and the extreme drama. Great review!

Aymless said...

Thanks Christine. And they are both worth seeing!


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