JD ........ (lilshorty69er)
JD's Recent Reviews
I'm just going to start off by saying that Rio 2 sucked; I know the first Rio film was this fun animation movie that was good for a onetime watch, but Rio 2 is not even good for a onetime watch. Rio 2 is a movie that is filled with clichés, bad jokes, boring characters, sloppy storytelling, horrible writing and terrible direction. In the first Rio film the two main characters Blu and Jewel were kind of interesting characters, who worked pretty well off each other. Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway return in Rio 2 as Blu and Jewel and I can tell there trying to make their characters likeable and interesting, but the movie is so poorly written they failed at that. The rest of the characters in this movie were all generically clichéd and extremely annoying. Seriously every character in this movie are characters you've seen before in a hundred other movies, like you have the disapproving father character, the whacky friends, the energetic children, the menacing voiced villain and the douche bag guy who's trying to steal the main characters girl. I can't stand when a movie can't think of original characters, it's annoying and it's been done to death. The voice actors in this movie didn't even do good jobs, so Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, Will. i. am, Bruno Mars and Andy Garcia were all annoying in this movie. Another thing that was annoying in this movie was its musical numbers, I know this movie was trying with its songs, but none of the songs were catchy or memorable. I can easily blame this movie on a lot of people, but I think the person who should get the most blame is the director. Carlos Saldanha directed this movie and he was the guy who directed the first Rio film and as the first one goes he did a job with that, I guess, but with this one he did a terrible job. I guess just because it's a sequel the director thought he should throw more stuff in the movie and make the movie busier, which is understandable because with the sequel you want to try to be better than the predecessor, but this movie wasn't better than its predecessor. With everything going on in this movie it all just ends up being a mess, a boring and clichéd mess. Sure the animation and nice colors look pretty cool and I guess kids might get a kick out of this movie, but for adults they'll probably find this movie annoying. This is a kind of movie you throw on for your kids while you watch something better. So as a kid's movie, I guess it kind of holds up, but as an animated movie, I found it very irritating and at times really unwatchable. I would never recommend this movie to anyone, just because you liked the first Rio movie doesn't mean you will like this one, trust me on that.
I enjoy watching football and I enjoy watching movies about football, but since Kevin Costner has done two shitty movies already this year, I was a little skeptical about Draft Day. Thankfully this movie didn't suck at all; I would actually say this movie was really good. I don't think there was a moment in this movie I wasn't interested in because even know this movie has a lot of sports talk and statistics information I still found it interesting. I think this films strongest aspect's was its strong leading performance by Kevin Costner, its writing and it's editing. The writing was very good in this movie, Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph wrote the script for this movie and I think they did a great job. I can tell they knew a lot about the game of football and they could also write dialogue very well. The direction was also very good in this movie, Ivan Reitman, who has directed other great films, like Ghostbusters, Stripes and I Love You, Man, also did a good job. Now surprisingly, Kevin Costner was very good in this movie, which isn't a huge shock because he is a great actor, but because he did the movies Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and 3 Days in Paris just this year and they both sucked, I was kind of worried that he was going to suck in this movie, but he didn't. I think Kevin Costner should keep doing more sports movies, I loved his sports movies back in the 80's and 90's and I enjoyed this movie too, so I think sports movies are his thing. Now I got to talk about the editing because the editing in this movie was just incredible. I loved how they transitioned each scene together and I loved how smooth the editing was. Plus every scene when they showed two people talking in different places, I thought they edited those scenes very well. When it came to the support cast members in this film, I thought most of them did a pretty job, sure Terry Crews and P. Diddy looked a little out of place in the movie, but the rest of the cast members were good. Jennifer Garner plays a decent part in the film; she plays a very likeable and charming character, which was good. Denis Leary plays the Cleveland Browns' Head Coach and his character is kind of unlikeable, but at the same time you kind of agree with him. Denis Leary's performance was obviously really good because he can always play this kind of character. Chadwick Boseman, who did a pretty decent job playing Jackie Robinson in the movie 42 last year, does a pretty good job playing a College football player in this movie. Frank Langella and Ellen Burstyn were also great in the film, but like Denis Leary I kind of expected them to play good parts. This movie as a whole, I didn't really expect much from it, I knew it wasn't going to be horrible, but I didn't expect to like it this much. I really enjoyed Draft Day; I thought it was a good sports/drama with good writing, good acting and top notch editing. I would've liked to see more football in the movie since the movie is about football, but again the movie is also about the drafts, so it only focused on that, which is understandable. Still, I would've liked to see some more football, but whatever I still enjoyed this movie and I would most definitely recommend this film. Football fans will enjoy it more, but other sports fans can appreciate it as well.
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.