What can I say about Thor 2? Well, it wasn’t great. With that said, even Thor 1 wasn’t great, even Captain America wasn’t great but both these movies served a purpose, introducing these characters for the Avengers movie. So in that sense those movies were nice to watch, no complicated plots, simple story and some good VFX. But Thor the dark world on the other hand, has a complicated plot introducing some new characters and some scientific terms that are just plain over the head. The movie did have some positive sides to it, it was kind of funny, and as usual the VFX was pretty great.
A beautiful visual experience. The movie has some amazing visuals, about half the credits goes to the visual effects team and the other half goes to Sandra Bullock. Personally, I love Sandra Bullock, she has a charm about herself and she’s an amazing actress. The entire movie rides on her shoulders and she gives one heck of a performance. The story is pretty straight forward, a space shuttle mission goes horribly wrong when a Russian missile strike a defunct satellite which causes some debris to float around in space.
A simple thanksgiving dinner goes horribly wrong when Keller Dover’s (Hugh Jackman) and Franklin Birch’s (Terrence Howard) daughters go missing. Keller Dover is a good hearted religious man with a struggling carpentry business. He goes to his neighbor Franklin Birch’s house for thanksgiving dinner, their daughters Anna Dover and Joy Birch go out to play, and when it’s time for the Dovers to head home they realize that both the girls are missing. Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) investigates the case, the only lead he have is an RV near which the girls were playing.
As human being we are born slaves to many things, from the society we are born in to the land that we live in. In a sense we are never truly free, we are bound by our obligations and our choices. But we pretend it’s not true, we believe we are free and we look down upon those who do not share our views. We hate change, we hate difference, we brand people by the things they like, the things they do, the things they eat and the color of their skin. What does this have to do with the movie? Well, this movie portrays these human behavior beautifully. The only difference is that this movie is set in a time when all these were a lot harsher.
Off the bat it's pretty much a typical "Stallone" or "Schwarzenegger" movie, with minimalistic dialogues and utterly meaningless smalltalks. Without diving in further, let me tell you the story, it's pritty simple, Ray Breslin (Selvester Stallone) is the co-owner of Breslin-Clark, a security firm that specializes in testing of maximum security prisons. So yeah, obviously a great career choice, worst thing that could happen is that you could get beaten, stabbed or raped to death. Anyways, Ray willingly gets locked up in a prison and makes sure that it's escape proof.
Why another movie in the series you ask? well, I don't know either. This movie is pointless, it kind of makes the previous movie even more pointless, the only thing that really happened in the previous movie was switching from the .44 Magnum to the .44 AutoMag, in this movie he uses the .44 Magnum again. Well, I guess this movie was just a retirement party for Dirty Harry. Just some good old Dirty Harry flavor, if you will.
I guess it's an appropriate title for the movie, it's been seven years since the last move, Clint Eastwood looks visibly old, as if he's been pulled out of retirement, hence "Sudden Impact" :D I guess, this movie is ok, I mean it's been seven years right? But it's the same old Dirty Harry flavor, so you kind of know what's coming up, robbery in the beginning, partner killed, and kill or be killed ending. Frankly I don't know why in God's name they had to kill the partner in this one, it's just sad.
This movie picks up more or less where the first movie leaves off, Harry (Clint Eastwood) is put on stakeout for his behavior in the first movie, not that you have to watch the first movie to know what's going on but if you haven't, you should watch it! The movie starts out with a mobster driving away from court and an angry mob after being acquitted on a technicality. On the way he is being stopped by an SFPD motorcycle cop for a minor traffic violation. Suddenly the cop pulls out his gun and shoots everyone inside the car.
The movie starts out with a murder in San Francicso, a mad man calling himself "the Scorpion Killer" (Andy Robinson) claims the murder and holds the city for ransom. Now it's upto Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) to find out who the Scorpion Killer is and bring him to justice. The movie is very fast paced, action from beginning to end and it's not that crazy WTF just happened action, it's that classy this s**t could happen action. What I like about the movie is Inspector Harry himself, a cop who is willing to do any and every job that comes through his way, his only objective is to keep the city safe.