I also wanted to watch Kingdom of Heaven, but it’s gone off suprisingly quickly, the only place left showing it is KLCC…which we proceeded to on Friday, only to find all the seats gone (only the front 2 rows, remained). So I watched The Intepreter[/url] instead.The Interpreter
Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a US Secret Service agent (Penn) is assigned to protect an interpreter (Kidman) who overhears an assassination plot.
This was a reasonable movie, a little more than medicore, rather slow passed, convuluted and nothing much original either, no crazy twists, it was transparent from the start. Nicole Kidman was good as always, and Sean Penn was well, Sean Penn…he can only play one role so that’s what he did (The silent, ‘cool’, emotionally traumatised, bad-boy kinda thing).
It’s mostly about politics and the ‘moral’ of the storyline being a cliche itself, something along the lines of the inability of ‘peaceful’ organisations like the UN to actually make a difference, you really need to grab a rifle and shoot some shit.
There was no action to speak of, no sex and no nudity in the shower scene.
Plus a trio of monkeys behind us kept repeating the script, or scenes through-out the movie in Malay so simplistic even I could understand it..
The film was ok, I wouldn’t highly recommend it, but it’s watchable if there’s nothing else, it is a little on the boring side though and rather tepid for a movie trying to make big political statements, I felt no outrage nor symphathy.
Definately could have been better, 4.5 out of 10.Madagascar
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, three animals from New York Central Zoo escape in search of their friend and find themselves on route to Madagascar
This was a funny movie, as expected, Dreamworks still can’t match Pixar though (I don’t think).
It’s entertaining, good for the kid and the adults, gave me a few good laughs that’s for sure. It’s not destined to become a classic however, but it’s definately worth watching.
Saw a trailer for Ice Age 2 aswell, might be good, first one was cute.
It’s a good story aswell, concerning the welfare of animals in Zoo’s and how they feel about it, I’ve personally always been torn when it comes to Zoo’s. I think there’s something very wrong about keeping animals in captivity just for the purpose of looking at them…agreed they are well kept, healthy, well fed and to all pretences seem happy.
The other side is that I think it’s a truly fantasic experience for kids to be able to experience these animals, real ones, not on TV..Especially those inner city kids like myself, who would never have a chance to travel or go on safari, school trips to the zoo were awesome. It just so happens I’ve changed my own circumstances, so it is possible for me now.
But for the rest of those kids, it’s a great thing.
There was also some other moral stuff as with most movies nowdays about friendship and loyalty and blah blah.
Anything featuring Chris Rock or his voice has to be funny, so that’s also true in this case.
The psycho penguins were COOL! and poo throwing monkeys.
Cute, funny and fun, worth watching 6.5 out of 10.
So I’m still left….Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars III and Mr & Mrs Smith (I have no desire at all to watch House of Wax).