JD ........ (lilshorty69er)
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12 Years a Slave has a brutal and emotional story about slavery and about one man's freedom. When I heard about this movie I knew this movie was going to be good, but I was afraid it was just going to be Oscar bait. I've seen many movies with this kind of story, so I thought this movie would be the same as all of them and it was just trying to get Oscar nominations, but now after seeing this movie I can say that is not true. 12 Years a Slave is a well told story, with solid direction and amazing performances by its cast members. Seriously the performances in this movie were incredible; there wasn't a single weak performance in the movie. Chiwetel Ejiofor is a great actor and in this movie he played the best role. He plays the main character Solomon Northup and his character is very strong and really determined and Chiwetel Ejiofor's performance was incredible, so I know for certain he's going to get nominated. Michael Fassbender was also very good in this movie and unlike his performance in The Counselor he actually makes his performance realistic. His character in the movie is probably the most evil character in the film, but Michael Fassbender plays the character so well he might get an Oscar nomination as well. Benedict Cumberbatch is also in the film and man oh man he has been in a lot of films this year, but unlike the movie The Fifth Estate, Benedict Cumberbatch picked a better movie this time. His performance was also really good and I think people will like him. Paul Giamatti plays a really small role in the film, but anyone who's seen a lot of Paul Giamatti films you know he's good in everything he does and of course he's really good in this one. Paul Dano is also really good, I think this actor is getting better and better each movie he does, so I'm curious to see what he does next. Now as for Sarah Paulson she gives a good performance in this film and she plays a very evil character like Michael Fassbender's character and just like Michael Fassbender she plays her character really well. Now lastly Brad Pitt is in the film and he probably plays one of the more likeable characters. Brad Pitt was very good at playing his role, I liked his character very much and I thought his performance was very good. So basically this entire movie was filled with talented people and all of them did fantastic jobs. The direction was also fantastic in this movie because it was well paced and all the shots were done so perfectly it gave the film such great atmosphere and emotion. Steve McQueen has made great films in the past, but I think 12 Years a Slave is by far his best film and yes I think he will also get an Oscar nomination. The cinematography is also incredible and the writing was top notch. I think the only problems I had with the film was maybe it was a little too disturbing, I know it was trying to be realistic and it succeeded at that, but sometimes the movie was a little hard to watch. Another minor problem with the film was the score, the film was composed by Hans Zimmer who's an amazing music composer and has done lots of great work in many films, but his music in this film was really dull and it didn't feel like Han Zimmer music. Now other than those minor flaws this movie was really good, it's actually one of the best films so far this year. Yeah! The movies Gravity and Prisoners were better than this movie, but 12 Years a Slave is still one of the better films this year.
Not nearly as good as the first Thor movie, but Thor: The Dark World is still good enough. Now this movie wasn't at all a bad, it was well acted, well directed and the visuals and special effects were really impressive. I think the only problem I had with this movie was that I wasn't amazed by it. When I usually watch comic book movies I either get amazed by them or get really bored by them and with Thor: The Dark World I was neither bored nor amazed, I was just entertained by it. Yes! There some scenes in the movie that felt like filler and I also found Kat Dennings really annoying in this movie, yeah she was annoying in the first Thor movie, but she wasn't in it as much as she was in this one. I don't hate Kat Dennings as an actress, but she in the Thor movies is just pointless, if they make a third Thor movie I hope they keep her out of it. Now as for everything else, this movie did a good job. Alan Taylor does a good job directing this movie, obviously Kenneth Branagh did a much better job with the first Thor film, but Alan Taylor still did a good job. The writing was also very good, along with the great visuals and the action scenes were also a lot of fun to watch. The acting was done very well too, like Chris Hemsworth once again plays a great Thor, which is no surprise there and Natalie Portman plays a great part in this movie as well. Idris Elba was in the movie a little bit more as Heimdall and he was awesome and Anthony Hopkins as Odin was also awesome. The elf villain Malekith was pretty bad ass, he was no Red Skull or Loki, but he was still cool. Now speaking of Loki, Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki and he pretty much stole every scene he was in, which was great to watch. Thor: The Dark World is a really good movie to watch, I know many people will love this movie, I even heard from some people that they think it's better than the first Thor movie, I don't think so, but I still did enjoy it despite its few flaws. When it comes to a comic book movie it's very entertaining, there are of course better comic book movies out there, but I still recommend this movie because it's a lot of fun and you have to watch Thor and Loki kick ass.
JD's Favorite Movies
Pretty much one of my all time favorite movies. First thing it has Russell Crowe who is my favorite actor, next it has incredible action scenes and finally it has amazing acting performances and not just by Russell Crowe, but also Joaquin Phoenix and Djimon Hounsou.
Probably one of the all time greatest movies ever made! I can't think of a single thing that is wrong with this movie, Gone With The Wind is pretty much a perfect movie. Clark Gable is an amazing actor and his role in Gone With The Wind is just outstanding. So of course Gone With The Wind is a classic, but it's also classified is a masterpiece.