Adam's Recent Reviews
Kar Wai Wong's lavish and colorful epic is remade, (but I didn't see the original), in this seasonal retelling of the tale of a lovelorn assassin who is forced to live in a desert after his best friend wanders off upon getting amnesia after drinking an elixer to forget his past.
Adam's Favorite Movies
Nicholas Meyer reenergized the Star Trek franchize starting the "Genesis Trilogy" with this action adventure movie, a more militaristic submarine chase than space adventure, which worked on many levels, and which pits the hero, Captain Kirk, against his greatest enemy, a genetically engineered warlord, Khan Singh. This movie is also easy for non-fans to follow, and carries the series to a level the film series never really gets to again.
Transformers, The Movie was so big, so exciting, so beyond imagination, as they said, that it was just perfect. Arguably the best American animated film that year. Transformers concerned the characters from the madly successful TV series, post second season, but before third season, set 20 years after the second year, where Optimus Prime and his heroic Autobots are low on energy and trying to get Cybertron back from Megatron and his evil Decepticons. When a planet sized robot thing starts gobbling the solar system, it's up to all Transformers to spring into action! Orson Welles ironically played the giant planet! Leonard Nimoy played Galvatron. But the coolest thing was Judd Nelson as Hot Rod. That was just totally legit. The rocking 80s metal score was just what one would think Transformers should be.